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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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1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I like my filet mignon well-done. It’s very hard to get it well-done while also moist and flavorful. This one was to die for. My husband ordered Chicken Normandy, telling me that he had had enough seafood this past week and wanted a change. The...More

Thank Trip563283
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dinner destination for my wife’s birthday and my only regret is that in all the years we’ve been coming to the Outer Banks, this is the first time we have eaten here, a converted private residence. The four of us shared the delicious seafood appetizer...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently had the pleasure of dining at The Colington Cafe with several other close couples. We have dined here before and had a great experience then. The restaurant is located off the main tourist areas and is in a very charming building surrounded be...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We fell in love with this place. It’s a hidden gem off the beaten path. The gardens surrounding it are gorgeous. I felt like I was in a movie in a small town. The food was amazing. I tried something I’d never had and loved...More

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Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at The Colington Cafe.. And it is so kind of you to take out the time to share your experience with others. We have owned the restaurant for 30 years, and I love nothing more than to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner here is wonderful. The vegetables are grown locally and fresh. The meats are my favorite and that is saying something in a seafood town. The wine section is expansive and reasonably priced. If you have room , the deserts are awesome. There is a...More

Thank Melissa K
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking out the time to write about our restaurant.. My husband was so worried about your beautiful jacket so i am glad you got it. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner (and desserts :) )..(all the locals love our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vacationing with Friends in the OBX. As always, I spoke to some of the locals at church this morning. The usher recommended his favorite restaurant, the Colington Cafe. We decided to make reservations for 7:30 on Sunday 10/07/18 The restaurant ambiance is very quaint and...More

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Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner, John and company, at The Colington Cafe. That means so much to all of us. From the hostesses, wait staff, chefs to the baker, we all love having our customers leave happy.. (And the baker really loves...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to give it a try. One of the best meals I have ever eaten. Filets would melt in your mouth and Tuna was just as good. Save room for desert too.More

Thank Dwayne M
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is always so nice to read our reviews, especially ones like yours.. It honestly means so much to both me, my husband and staff who work so hard. And what an honor to say it was one of your best meals ever... A million...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colington Cafe is the go-to place. It is out of the way from the main drag and the lot is always full, for good reason. The food is excellent and well presented and the wait staff is generally very good. My reason for not giving...More

Thank David P
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, David, for the review.. And I honestly cannot apologize enough that you were next to a large party.. I totally agree with you how hard it is to be next to a large party. Unfortunately we only have one table downstairs...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for close to 30 yrs.now, and it is still the top restaurant on the Northern OBX in our entire families opinions.More

Thank Jeff R
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awwwwww. This warms my heart so much. With a French mother and Irish father, I love nothing more than to make people happy with their dining experience. My husband, son and staff feel the same.. So, Many Thanks..We hope you will continue your tradition.. Carlen...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just now getting around to leaving a review from a month ago. My wife and I had dinner here three times during our week long vacation. That will tell you how much we like the place. Excellent food and friendly owners and wait staff.More

Thank don b
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Don for such a nice review... And what an HONOR.. THREE times in the week.. We all love our customers and our chef of 20 years works so hard (along with the others) to make sure everything is perfect... So, once...More

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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