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The Saltbox Cafe

1469 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8028
+1 252-255-5594
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“salt cod” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1469 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8028
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited due to Trip Advisor reviews. I ordered the crab cake - delicious. My husband ordered the ribs - a little dry. We did not have reservations, but were able to be seated at the bar very quickly due to the fact that we were...More

Thank dsmit23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because you amazing people deserve it! As you drive down Colington Road you might think that you missed The Saltbox Café. (It's about a mile past another great Colington restaurant. Never eaten at that one, but, hear good things.) Back to this very special place....More

3  Thank DK B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in Colington. We have eaten great Sunday brunch, dinners and last night an Italian wine dinner. Their food is excellent. The wine dinners sell out very quickly. A must eat on the OBX.

Thank VirginiaBoater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Saltbox Café is small and non-pretentious in a somewhat cottage type building, set a few miles off the main OBX road. It is well worth the drive. Our service was excellent and the food was well done, well presented and very tasty. It is...More

1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at 9am. A stack of pecan pancakes and a shimp etouffe. Both were generously portioned, hot, well presented and made for a tasty brunch. Arrive at 10am if you want something from the bar such as a sake Bloody Mary! Will go again.

1  Thank cprrogers1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here on our recent trip to the Outer Banks. Saw the chef throwing a football with one of the cooks in the parking lot before entering. We exchanged pleasantries, but pleading for him to go in and get cooking!...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Excellent huge crab cakes and a nice menu fo such small digs. Will be back to try other selections. Fair wine list

Thank billycoe
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. We have been there several times already but plan on making it our go to special place.

Thank Carla G
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I had heard many good things about the Salt Box Cafe (hereinafter, the "SBC") on Colington Island, so my wife and I decided to have a late lunch there just after Thanksgiving in November of 2017. We were very pleased with our experience. The SBC...More

1  Thank cptcwk
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Expecting a local cafe, we were pleasantly surprised to find an out of the way spot with upscale food in a cozy atmosphere. We went for lunch before a movie having a crab cake sandwich and their delicious versions of a BLT. BOTH excellent as...More

Thank PeteVa
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Pattie D
5 September 2017|
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Response from 9,095 | Reviewed this property |
Call the spot: 252-255-5594
Jeanette W
25 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda W | Property representative |
Absolutely! Come in anytime during the hours of operation or if you cannot make it in, call us at 252-255-5594 and ask to speak with April the manager or myself, Amanda. We can hold it at the restaurant for pickup or mail... More
Debby T
3 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda W | Property representative |
We do not have a gluten free menu. However, that being said, the majority of our menu is gluten free. Including our crab cakes, soups, ribs, steaks and most fish dishes. Also, items that are not gluten free can sometimes be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1469 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8028
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-255-5594
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Serving lunch & dinner Monday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday in the heart of Colington Island! Stop on in to taste an array of eats from Chefs and Owners, Randolph Sprinkle & Amanda Wolf. You won't be disappointed We accept reservations!
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