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The Colington Cafe

1029 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” (138 reviews)
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1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Wonderful return visit to The Colington Café for my parents wedding anniversary. Once again exceptional service and food and such a beautiful location. This really is a special place and my family & I highly recommend it. Please check out this Outer Banks treasure.More

2  Thank 00Treasure
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience and it makes me especially happy to know you all celebrated your parent's wedding anniversary. Our staff loves to add to special memories. We try hard to make it special for each and every customer so thank...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Seems like the place to go for a gourmet meal. Southern service. Ambiance is an old house. Go check it out.

1  Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed your time at The Colington Cafe. We really appreciate you taking out the time to share with others. Happy Holidays.

Reviewed 14 November 2017

I took college friends there recently while gathering for a reunion. We hadn't been there in probably over 10 years... each of us was very happy with our meal. The service was super and we will definitely return. We were also happy with the pricing......More

1  Thank Ginny M
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It means so much to us, especially when we hear about reunions that make them even better. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 13 November 2017

As others have stated the pretentiousness here is in fact real. This establishment seems to be making do on reputation and regulars. I can't rate the food because I've never tried it and I no longer wish to. If the service is any reflection of...More

Thank RVAFoodTourist
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear Sir, We are so sorry about your experience but to be honest with you, you are the most vindictive customer we have had in 30 years. You failed to mention your reservation was at 7:30 and you stormed out at 7:28. My gracious daughter...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

We have been coming to the Outer Banks every year (more than once a year) since 1994. We just discovered this hidden gem on our latest trip in Nov of 2017. It is a charming, family run place that caters to their guests. Food was...More

Thank Barbara A
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking out the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I know others appreciate it too. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal and I am so sorry that everything was piping hot. Our entrees are made to...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Colington Cafe is tucked away off the beaten path but worth the search. The atmosphere, menu, and wait staff make eating there a pleasure. We have gone for years and do not feel our trip to the Outer Banks is really complete without the Colington...More

Thank phillele
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking out the time to write on the Cafe. We really appreciate it. It is so nice that we are a special part of your trip to the Outer Banks. We all love and appreciate our customers so much.. Thanks...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

While on a weeklong trip to the Outer Banks in October, my husband and I experienced the local cuisine at a pub, a cafe, and a seaside fish shanty. But we wanted to treat ourselves to dinner at a restaurant with tablecloths and matching dishes...More

4  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We like this restaurant and have eaten here for several years. It has a nice ambiance and the wait staff is excellent. The food has always been good. This trip I had red snapper with grits and ratatouille. It was excellent and a nice change...More

1  Thank CatherineHW80
Reviewed 29 October 2017

First time diner but will be back! Great food and amazing desserts (make sure you save room as they are all made in-house). Only drawback is the tables are close together so while this isn't a romantic meal, it is delicious.

Thank moconnor2416
Reviewed 26 October 2017

First time eating at The Colington and we were not disappointed! The seafood was fresh and delicious and the dessert was heavenly. The atmosphere inside this large old home was quaint with several different rooms for dining. Although the tables were a little close, we...More

1  Thank mimi242017
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Response from Melodie T | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't wear denim to Colington Cafe, but smart-casual works. My husband wears a button-down cotton shirt or polo with his khaki 'dress' shorts. It's not overly stuffy, but there is a formality to the place. Victorian... More
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Response from Melodie T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it depends upon the kid. Ours was always well-behaved with a refined palette and a love of fresh seafood, and he has been going with us since he was 4 or 5. He's now 15 and the owners are always happy to see him... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 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.
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