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The Colington Cafe

1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
+1 252-480-1123
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (144 reviews)
“she crab bisque” (61 reviews)
“coconut pie” (17 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For many years the Colington Cafe has been our go to spot for our family dinner night. As has been our experience over the years the food was delicious and the service was top notch again this year. Certainly a great spot for great food,...More

Thank AHawk79
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We so appreciate you letting us know you all enjoyed your time at the cafe.. We try our best to accommodate large parties. Our chefs make every thing to order so at times all the dishes can't come out at the exact same time, but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been going to Colington Cafe for years. Every time we go to the outer banks we make sure we go there. The food and atmosphere and staff have never been anything short of perfect. Their appetizer platter allows you to...More

Thank kellymckinney416
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Can't thank you enough, Kelly, for taking the time to share with others about The Colington Cafe.. This means so much. As owner of 30 years and with our chef who has been there 20 years, we work hard to get only the best and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend The Colington Cafe to anyone looking for a relaxing dinner, great service and a delicious meal. We tried the appetizer platter, which was spot on. Four of us shared it and there was enough of the crab cake, shrimp and crab...More

Thank mirmmoe
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 on the Cafe. We all love having our guests happy and work hard to make sure everything is top notch.. With a French mother and Irish father, feeding others is in my blood.. and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best restaurant we visited during our 4 day stay. The food was fresh, well seasoned, prepared thoughtfully. It may be a little expensive, but worth every penny if you're a foodie. Great wine selection. As well. Highly recommend. We will see you...More

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

Thank you so much for your review on The Colington Cafe.. We love that "foodies" love us and both Bryan and I work hard at the wine list, so thank you for your appreciation.. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my husband and I took a spare of the moment trip to OBX just for the day - we were headed home Friday night around 6:30 and looked up a place to get a nice dinner before heading home - The Colington Cafe had great...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write on The Colington Cafe.. As the owner of 30 years, I must first apologize that we were not able to seat you on time.. That is very rare, and I am sure Bryan felt just...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went along with my sister and brother in law to celebrate my sisters birthday. What a gorgeous cheery atmosphere! Gorgeous setting, both outside and in. The maintenance on the property was a good indication on how the interior and excellence in so far as the...More

Thank Janice472
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Janice for taking out the time to write on your experience at The Colington Cafe. We really appreciate it, and my husband especially did as he also does the gardening and the grounds ( and as he reminds me daily, keeping...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG, what a great dinner we had! The hostess was welcoming, the Cafe is uniquely & interestingly decorated & even the music was perfect! The Salade Composee was a taste explosion, my medium-rare filet & crab cake was perfect & outstanding; my husband's medium-rare filet...More

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

Thank you so much, Avalon (LOVE that name) for your review on our restaurant.. That means so much to all of us.. We LOVE Jamie, and she is as genuine and lovely as she comes across.. We are so glad that you enjoyed all. The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Colington Cafe is a very special restaurant. They have been in the OBX for over 30 years. They are open only from 5-9 daily. This is a very unique operational times, however they do prepare an outstanding dinner menu. I had the Le Grande trio,...More

Thank Ron K
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about The Colington Cafe. We are honored you celebrated your birthday with us. Courtney loves her "guests" as much as we all do. She has the sweetest little 2 yr.old daughter in the world and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

by far the best meal we had during our trip to Outer Banks! southern hospitality to the max. and outstanding food. started with a bacon wrapped scallop appetizer. wife had a perfect filet mignon with fresh shrimp she raved about. and i chose a top...More

Thank mlpbjm
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I can't tell you how much this means. Thank you so so much. After 30 years I am not in the restaurant like I used to be so seeing how great everything is running makes my heart so happy.. (it has been tough leaving my...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise for us, yet has a 30 year heritage. We’ve experienced high end dining across the USA and internationally. Colington Cafe provided Michelin and Forbes level meals. I personally asked to speak briefly with the chefs to thank for their excellent selection...More

Thank CtheSea
Carlen P, Owner at The Colington Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Colington Cafe. What wonderful compliments putting us on Michelin levels.. We can't thank you enough. We love nothing more than having our customers leave happy. And, to know you enjoyed the Artemis Cab really...More

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tlc02
7 August 2017|
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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Meals
Dinner
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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