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American, Seafood, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 13, 2022

Super friendly staff, the wine list was good, the food was excellent!!!We sat at the bar and had a wonderful fun time. If I could give more stars I would

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

We visited a couple of weeks ago and were lucky enough to sit out on "the porch." The food was excellent. My daughter has celiac disease and is very sensitive to any cross contamination. The waiter was very mindful of this and the chef made...sure everything was prepared safely. We both had the crab cakes which were amazing. We had the NOLA shrimp appetizer and split the creme brulee. We really loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and the staff was awesome!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food, pet friendly & exceptional waiter, Mike! Visiting from VA but will make this a favorite stop at the beach.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

Unique dishes that tasted great. However, the Best was the Crab Benny. Only negative, the kitchen was Slow. Service was great. Outdoor seating in the screened in porch would be preferred in nice weather. The inside dining room is nothing special.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Great wait staff. Very good food. We had the crab cake sandwiches and were thoroughly pleased. The menu is full of fresh and inviting dishes.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 23, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food with great, personable service and atmosphere. Our multigenerational family of 6 all found something delicious on the menu! I highly recommend this spot.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2021

Very enjoyable lunch, and so we returned for their tapas evening. The food was mostly disappointing and not very tasty; the wait staff on both our visits were really nice.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2021

This was one of the best we went to while on the Outer Banks. Local catch (witch was tune) was very delicious.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

We go to the OBX once a year and meet family. One of the highlights of our trip is The Salt Box. We dined there since they opened. Each year it gets even better. We were a large party of 8. Brandy was our server....She was amazing! The best service anywhere. My husband ordered the steak. He said it was amazing. Others at our table had the lamb, ribs, and seafood. All excellent. I had coconut cream pie for dessert. Ah mazing!!! All the desserts are great. Cannot say enough about this restaurant. The food, the atmosphere, and superb service. An OBX must try. Love it!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

Innovative and flavorful food fit for foodies in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss the key lime pie. Fabulous!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

We loved our meals. I had a delicious crab cake with roasted brussel sprouts and husband had great burger with the best sweet potato fries with honey I have ever tasted. He also had fresh brewed ice tea and a shrimp appetizer with a tomato...broth. Broth was very flavorful. Service was excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021

We totally enjoyed this restaurant! So quaint and the jazz guitarist was awesome! Staff was super attentive and friendly. The chef even came out to talk with us. We had the BBQ shrimp as an appetizer, which was so delicious. I had the lamb loin,...which was cooked perfectly and served with roasted potatoes, cherry tomatoes and carrots. My husband had the duck, which was served over spicy noodles— awesome! Great desserts to end the evening. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside. I guess that is how the locals keep it a secret. The food and service were very good. Soups and salads made a great lunch. The desserts were top notch.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 18, 2021

My wife and I had great meals here and spent less than on our disappointing meals on the main strip. She had the duck and I had the tuna (fish of the day). Both were prepared and presented very well, and both were delicious.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

If you stay near or around Kill Devils this restaurant was our favorite on OBX!!! Wonderful service and cute little place tucked away from the main road. Everything our 2 families got was excellent!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Saltbox Cafe

Yes, The Saltbox Cafe offers takeout services.

The Saltbox Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4