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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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Waterford, Connecticut
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I loved the old house that was transformed into a quaint looking resturant. The food here was very good and the staff was super friendly. The prices were a little on the high side for what you get, but worth it for the service and the atmosphere. Everything was good. Try the crab dip!

Thank Meghan C
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We made a mistake not making a reservation so had to wait patiently outside in the bug free gazebo for the promised table some 50 minutes later. The wait was rewarded with excellent service but more importantly the best fish supper we have found since arriving on the east coast a week ago. Unusually for us we enjoyed it so... More 

Thank Holidaytimeagain
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Our servers, Billy and Angela were a wonderful team and made the evening with a group of friends one of the best nights dining out that we spent at the Outer Banks. Specials were reviewed and suggestions were given as to what they felt were favorites. It was a tough decision. The menu had so many choices. We ordered wine,... More 

Thank Gail S
Annapolis, Maryland
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310 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We raved about this place for days after our meal! It was so good! We will always dine here when in the area again. Scallops, pork chops, she crab soup were amazing. Worth every penny. Waitstaff was great and helpful with suggestions! Not just the most expensive entree was her favorite!

Thank SMF2_On-The-Go
San Carlos, California
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Great seafood, service and ambience. The crab cakes and seafood pasta were wonderful and we loved the home-like atmosphere of a restaurant with multiple small rooms. A similar meal near San Francisco where we live, would have been almost double the cost!

Thank dlh22
Beaverdam, Virginia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Great setting, very romantic, excellent service, delicious food! I can't say enough good things about this place. I can't wait to come back and try other things on the menu. I really wish I had had room for the desserts--they looked wonderful.

Thank Nancy J
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Little white lights in the trees, candles and fresh roses on the tables and great food. It looks like an expensive place but prices are very comparable to places which much less character. Great staff and the chef works around my allergies.

Thank Tracy P
Waynesboro, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We first visited Colington Cafe last summer at the instances of my wife. It was a most delightful experience and have returned twice. The last two times I have ordered the eight ounce filet with mashed potatoes and my wife has received the special. Memory does not serve me as to what she ordered but I know she found it... More 

Thank Robert H
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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234 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

My wife and I celebrated our first meeting anniversary at Colington Cafe and had an excellent experience. It was "Restaurant Week" on the OBX, so there were several multi course specials. We enjoyed all aspects of our celebration dinner, all of which was priced reasonably. The wine list is prertty good in terms of selection, but very good in terms... More 

Thank Johnsotr
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Great dinner, excellent presentation and attention to detail! Close to Wright Bros Memorial. Exquisite desserts also!

Thank JohnnySpeed

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?