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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” (123 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 2 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner here the last night of our trip. I wish we had tried it earlier in the week, we definitely would have made a second trip. I had the filet with crab and it was fabulous. Cooked perfectly! My husband and daughter both...More

Thank Nicki Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Colington Café last year for the first time and decided to go back this year and take my husband's boss and his wife. We were not disappointed. When we arrived promptly for our reservation, we were told there would be a delay because...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with a big group, we go here every year, and it never disappoints. Can't go wrong with the fish or steak, their famous for their crab meat as well. I always get the grilled chicken Cesar and it's absolutely delicious! Be...More

Thank Dani K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the food delicious but the service friendly but not overbearing. We continue to enjoy this special spot each summer when we are at Nags Head. Every meal has been outstanding!

Thank Flora333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rave reviews are true! Make a reservation before you go because this place is busy from the time they open the doors until closing on the weekend. The food and service were very good and the were accommodating to our family that included an...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have only one night for dining out while at the shore you really need to make a reservation for Colington Café. What a tremendous meal. The food was so good, the menu had something for everyone, and the service was perfect. Fresh seafood...More

Thank Walter O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came back a year later and the food quality and service is still top notch. We had a couple of glasses of wine, a scallop appetizer, the mixed grill, and shrimp & scallop Napoleon. All top quality food. Our waitress was super nice. Expect to...More

Thank ToddintheRidge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner, Sunday, May 28, 2017 Excellent food and superb service in a charming atmosphere. It had been almost two years since eating here last which was one of our most outstanding dining experiences of 2015. Our most recent visit did not disappoint! Equally wonderful! Food...More

Thank leftypicker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I treated ourselves to this place for a special dinner. What an awesome place to eat dinner. They are only open from 5p to 9p. Make a reservation! They have steak, pork, seafood, and chicken. The best filet I have ever had...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Nags Head. On the recommendation of our host Mae at the Colington Inn B&B we came to the Café to eat! Mae did recommend that we have reservations as it was a Friday night but not knowing when we...More

Thank loribo6862
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take reservations? We are coming down to Kitty Hawk this coming Sunday, 4/8 through Wednesday, 4/12. We would LOVE to come there for dinner one night.
4 April 2017|
Response from Carlen P | Property representative |
yes we take reservations, give us a call at 480-1123 after 3. thanks
Do they offer a full bar?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Earl F | Reviewed this property |
No physical "bar", but offer beer, wine and cocktails.
Are you open from April to November every year?
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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  • Value
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
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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
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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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