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Colington Cafe

1029 Colington Rd, 1 mile west on Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
+1 252-480-1123
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“filet” (114 reviews)
“coconut pie” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1029 Colington Rd, 1 mile west on Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

Everything is delicious. You should try this place! Our whole family went back this year because the last vacations visit was so amazing. Pricey but very worth the treat!

Thank Marissa B
Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner on Tuesday night. I had the special which was Tuna steak. Absolutely the best fish I've had in a while. My wife had the fillet and crabmeat, which she said was delicious. The sides were also very good, I had the...More

3  Thank Paul D
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very nice restaurant, nice ambiance, very popular - make a reservation! One caution - another review said there are nice views; and there are nice views of the grounds and gardens, but not of the ocean or the sound.

Thank MoAnderson
Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have been visiting the Colington for years now on annual trip to Nag's Head. The atmosphere is unique (an old house) and this year I was pleasantly surprised to see a little gift shop and place to buy drinks while our large party waited outside....More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Made reservations for party of 5 at 515pm. Was seated as soon as we walked in. Our waitress Timarie was amazing! Menu explained Wine selection questions answered Beverages served Appetizers chosen were Crab dip Caprese Heirloom Tomatoes and Brie Plate. Not disappointed! Dinner was delayed...More

Thank EarleneBrad
Reviewed July 16, 2015

This restaurant always seems to be the favorite on the outer banks. My husband and I thought the food was average, nothing really special to distinguish it from other restaurants. We much prefer the restaurants in Duck and Corolla and Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk.

1  Thank rebajane22
Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in OBX. Excellent food & service, every single time we've been there, throughout the years. Tucked away in Colington Harbour, it's an escape from all of the crowds. Make sure that you skip lunch and save room for...More

Thank Hippo48
Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband I got married at the OBX on 6/6 and I had found this restaurant prior and we had decided that instead of a reception we were going to treat ourselves here. We called for reservations and when we got there- we were greeted...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Every year we go to the Colington Cafe and are never disappointed. The atmosphere is completely unlike all the other restaurants along route 158. Quieter and more sophisticated-- excellent service by trained and knowledgeable hostess and waiters, amazing menu. The specials always win the day,...More

2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

There were 9 of us for dinner. Originally didn't have space for us until 8:00, but called us and changed it to 7:15 when they had a cancellation. Had to wait a bit while the previous group paid, and the table was set for us,...More

2  Thank Sheila W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take reservations? We are coming down to Kitty Hawk this coming Sunday, 4/8 through Wednesday, 4/12. We would LOVE to come there for dinner one night.
April 4, 2017|
Response from Carlen P | Property representative |
yes we take reservations, give us a call at 480-1123 after 3. thanks
Do they offer a full bar?
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Earl F | Reviewed this property |
No physical "bar", but offer beer, wine and cocktails.
Are you open from April to November every year?
February 27, 2017|
Response from chupakilldevilhills |
Yes they are open from around April 1st through Thanksgiving weekend. Also open Christmas week through New Years.
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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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 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, 1 mile west on 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.