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Serving lunch & dinner Monday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday in the heart of Colington Island! Stop on in to taste an array of eats from Chefs and Owners, Randolph Sprinkle & Amanda Wolf. You won't be disappointed We accept reservations!
$15 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood, Fusion
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read reviews before heading to OBX. The Salt Box Cafe was our choice for Sunday Brunch. Staff was very friendly and service was very fast. Highly recommend the Crab Benedict. Can't wait to return for dinner!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated my 40th birthday at the Saltbox, and we’re not disappointed! Everything was fabulous from the service to the food to the atmosphere. Also, a major bonus was that the menu was labeled clearly to indicate whether an item was gluten free or vegetarian. Highly...recommend The Saltbox!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the crabcake sandwich, and my husband had the fish of the day sandwich. Both were super! And we had sweet potato fries, that were hot and tasty! Our server, April, was very sweet and efficient. We're just passing through, otherwise this would be...a regular haunt for us!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020

The reviews were excellent and the Saltbox did not disappoint. The sriracha brussels sprouts were delicious and the foie gras appetizer was out of this world. I highly recommend the sweet potato vindaloo as well. There was live music which wasn't too loud and added...a great ambiance to our visit. Our server was pleasant but average and the rest of the staff was friendly. Will definitely make this a yearly stop on our Outer Banks vacation.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful tiny restaurant with outstanding food and excellent service. Choose between inside dining or outside dining on the screened porch where you are also listening to some wonderful music.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Simply amazing! From our first bite to the last, it was exquisite! Cannot say enough about the quality of the food, the service, the atmosphere (on the porch)... beautiful night and class act! Randolph even took the time to speak to each table. Pumpkin Risotto,...Brussels Sprouts, Corn/crab Chowder, Grilled Tuna, Shrimp and Grits... topped off with the best Key Lime Pie ever! We will be back... every trip to OBX! And even this week!❤️More

Date of visit: October 2020
AmandaW538, Owner at The Saltbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Thank you so very much! Y’all were awesome and we look forward to your return! :)

Reviewed October 4, 2020

We went because of the rave reviews on TA and were underwhelmed. The service was good but the food was just average. The salad and hummus plate featured the seediest cucumbers (no effort to seed them) and typical spring mix. Maybe this place is different...at dinner but I don't recommend it for lunch, there's so much better food available and this place is a drive off the beaten track. Hummus app was barely 2 TBS of hummus. Everything very average, salad dressings seemed commercial.More

Date of visit: September 2020
AmandaW538, Owner at The Saltbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Dear Victoria, We are very sorry to hear your lunch was "disappointing". We strive to provide not only "good" service but also serve excellent food. We prepare everything to order and make ALL dressings and sauces in-house. Since you were unhappy with that particular dressing...More

Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner. The food is too notch, and the live music was a nice touch. We ate on the covered porch and had a wonderful time.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

We dined here twice, lunch and dinner, while visiting Kill Devil Hills and loved the food! The menu is creative southern food. The fried green tomatoes were delicious. There were so many items I wanted to try and the specials all sounded so tasty. Another...plus is the screened outdoor porch for dining. The cafe seems popular with the locals. Highly recommend when in the area!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

Great, quaint little restaurant. Dinner on the screened porch as the sun set behind us. Live, relaxing lone musician. Mike was superb in his attentiveness & service. 1st visit to OBX & supporting the small business owners/chefs was the RIGHT idea!! You won’t regret anything...about your time here! Excellent!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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October 12, 2018|
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Response from AmandaW538 | Property representative |
Yes, we do :)
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March 24, 2018|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
Takeout is avail!
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September 4, 2017|
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