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The Colington Cafe

1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
+1 252-480-1123
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“filet” (145 reviews)
“she crab bisque” (62 reviews)
“coconut pie” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been coming here for close to 30 yrs.now, and it is still the top restaurant on the Northern OBX in our entire families opinions.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just now getting around to leaving a review from a month ago. My wife and I had dinner here three times during our week long vacation. That will tell you how much we like the place. Excellent food and friendly owners and wait staff.

Thank don b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well Hurricane Florence...the highlight of our 24 hour vacation was eating here with friends before our mandatory evacuation. As always our meal was delicious and our server was great. Can't wait to return.

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've celebrated several birthdays at the Colington Cafe, and it was the spot my husband chose for this year's celebration as well. It gives one a chance to dress up just a bit at the beach and enjoy a relaxing, elegant, and delicious dinner in...More

Thank SWCSnowflake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with family while vacationing in Outerbanks. I ordered the pear salad and coconut shrimp and it was delicious. Daughter had a chicken dish, and her fiancé had a delicious pork chop and shrimp. We all had dessert; lemon cake, coconut cream pie, and...More

Thank Lazlo44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our date night. We live in KDH and were thankful to snag a last minute dinner reservation! Enjoyed a full four course dinner. All was great-can’t wait until next time! (I missed the Biltmore Bubbly - I am a Biltmore...More

Thank bembris1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husbands family and I try to get where as often as possible however with a larger group (8), the service wasn’t great and the food was okay. HOWEVER, I have been there when the service was great, however there were only the two of...More

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Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so so sorry that you didn't receive good service. We have had a tough season with staffing this year so i give you my sincerest apologies. I hope you will give us another chance. Our chef is the same for 20 years so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far, this maybe the best fine dining @ OBX!. Quiet, quaint, perfectly cooked meal. Must make reservations, we went for our 20th wedding anniversary. Great service, great food. Never disappointed, well worth it! Coconut pie is to die for!!More

Thank Greg B
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Greg. This means so much, especially this time of the year when we try our hardest but some things just aren't perfect. But our baker loves to know that our customers love her desserts.. She works hard 6 days a week.....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh food made from scratch. Delicious food as always. We visit every year, same week, same day (Friday) same waitress (Cindy) same table at 5:00. See you next year... Only negative is they only serve coke products out of a can and its pay per...More

Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write on The Colington Cafe.. It is so appreciated by all of us but especially Cindy who has been with us for 23 years and loves her customers like we all do. And, if you want...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was impeccable however the decor was...well....interesting. It honestly threw me off a bit. I had coconut shrimp that was totally overdone; that was disappointing. Not a great selection for non seafood eaters. I mean I know you come to the beach for seafood,...More

Thank erinkbrown26
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry you were disappointed with your dining experience. With various chicken, Filet and pasta dishes normally non seafood eaters are happy with the choices but I am so sorry you couldn't find what you wanted. We can do pork dishes is you...More

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Dawn B
September 12, 2018|
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Website says they open mid-March
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Melodie T | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't wear denim to Colington Cafe, but smart-casual works. My husband wears a button-down cotton shirt or polo with his khaki 'dress' shorts. It's not overly stuffy, but there is a formality to the place. Victorian... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-1123
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Nestled off the beaten path in a Victorian house surrounded by 400 year-old oak trees, we are a local's favorite. Our seafood is brought in fresh daily, and we use locally grown ingredients.All the locals love our filet dishes as well as our large menu.All desserts are homemade. We are a family run restaurant with most of our staff having been with us for over 15 years.We do everything to make sure all of our customers leave happy.
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