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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“filet” (126 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 3 days ago

Had dinner here on a recommendation of visitors center at Outer Banks. Called for reservation and was lucky to get an early one. A house converted into a restaurant, The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. Would definitely return to this restaurant again.

Thank Tennisbag
Reviewed 3 days ago

At now 60 years old, I find there are dining establishments with which connections are easily made. Colington Cafe is just such a place. It is for people who seek a nice, relaxed dining experience centered on good food, quality service, and an enjoyable ambiance....More

Thank chazcorey
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always save our final dinner for the Colington Cafe and it never disappoints. My wife had the petite filet and shrimp which was terrific. I had the blackened grouper, mashed potatoes, and broccolini. We started by splitting a salad which was sizeable. We shared...More

Thank timjc46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went here for the first time to celebrate my birthday. The food was by far the best meal I've eaten in OBX! The service and ambiance were great as well. Highly recommend checking out this hidden gem!

Thank sarahsP1299FR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 14 have been dining at Colington Cafe for many years. We look forward to the night we dine at the cafe. The food and staff are always excellent! We would highly recommend a visit during a stay in the Outer Banks.

Thank AHawk79
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to try a new place at the beach and were pleasantly surprised. It was a really nice place with great food and service. I will definitely be back! It is unique in comparison to most restaurants in the area and is very nice...More

Thank GREG B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on Colington and decided to try this cafe. Call for reservations. We barely got on for the next day at 5pm. It was worth it though. We were escorted to the upstairs. The tables, chairs and silverware might make you think that this...More

Thank revmom2david
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another summer vacation and another visit to the Collington. The food here is by far the best in the area. There were 6 of us in our party this uear and we each had something different. The steaks were cooked perfectly, evem my daughter's well...More

Thank MW196
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would score this restaurant higher if we did not take until 9 p.m. to be seated for our 8:30 p.m. reservations. The food was good, especially the filet. The prices seemed lower than other fine dining restaurants in the area. I thought the unique...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was fine but not great. However, the portions were generous and the wine by the bottle was priced very well. Interesting little rooms and service was very friendly.

Thank mrormrsjakester
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Questions & Answers
4 April 2017|
Response from Carlen P | Property representative |
yes we take reservations, give us a call at 480-1123 after 3. thanks
29 March 2017|
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Response from Earl F | Reviewed this property |
No physical "bar", but offer beer, wine and cocktails.
27 February 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
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Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
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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