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1029 Colington Rd, 1 mile west on Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
+1 252-480-1123
17:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This has been a family favorite for years. Slightly off the beat & path but easy to get to. Quaint atmosphere with great food. We love finding family businesses that are special.

Thank Cathie L
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visit the Outer Banks annually, and the Colington Cafe is our FAVORITE restaurant. The food and service are both excellent, and the menu is unique. As a small plane pilot, we have flown from Raleigh to Kill Devil Hills (First Flight Airport, 1/4 walk away) for a special occasion (birthday/anniversary) dinner on a couple occasions.

Thank wlfpckrs
Manassas, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Covington Cafe is very charming. Renovated old home. Several separate dining areas. Decorated with quaint beach flair. The food is outstanding! A little pricey but well worth it.

Thank 830joyg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Love thus restaurant for the perfect special occasion dinner! Gourmet and delicious! Outstanding service and cozy atmosphere. Great gift shop also.

1 Thank Bethany H
Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I believe I have eaten at almost all of the top spots now on obx. I think this is the best food out of all of them. It does not get better. I cannot wait to return!

1 Thank Robby F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Our family recently convened for the holiday and stumbled on this lovely restaurant that offered our own private room, just because... We were blessed to have April who more than took care of us and shared other places to visit during our stay. The food was exquisite, especially the Fish du jour & Mixed Grill. Thank you! You all made... More 

1 Thank Denise N
Gloucester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went to the cafe tonight and were not surprised by the great service and delicious food. Our server, Courtney, was knowledgeable,efficient, pleasant and right on time. I got the petite fillet with jumbo shrimp and my wife got salmon with crab. Both were expertly prepared and served hot. Great place to dine.

1 Thank flipper13357771
Forest, VA, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Having attended the traditional Owen's Restaurant Thanksgiving buffet (superb), Owen's being the restaurant I use as a reference for others in the neighborhood, followed by a very disappointing trip to Pamlico Jacks, my wife and I made reservations and attended Collington Cafe the night before our departure in celebration of her birthday. One word: Outstanding!! Service, ambiance, appetizer, entree, wine... More 

1 Thank Earl F
Winterville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Wonderful place! Been going to OBX for decades and just discovered Colington Cafe this year...one of our new favorites! Consistently up to par and nothing negative to report! Can't wait to visit again!

1 Thank kjrsinganewsong
Grapeview, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to have our Thanksgiving dinner here a day early and loved our meal. The setting was very comfortable, sitting in a quiet corner looking out the windows. Our entrees of shrimp scampi and Napoleon shrimp and scallops were both excellent. To top it all off, our service from April was wonderful!

Thank Jim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?