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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%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
Closed Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 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 3 September 2018 via mobile

Attentive staff, imaginative and changing menu. Great bustling vibe inside and outside there was live music - and all the tables were inside a giant gazebo with insect netting so no bites! Chef walked around asking us what we liked etc - really engaged. Our...More

2  Thank stevec321
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Just the two of us for this one. We had heard great things and, despite the fact that I don't eat seafood apart from shrimp, we went and were delighted. Beer and wine only, though they do some very clever things with sake. My husband...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wedding lunch here for seven of us. The staff was friendly and happy to serve. Food was great. Had tomato basil soup and the fish of the day.. Tile fish, very large portion and really fresh tasty fish... Had with sweet potato...More

1  Thank Rosanne D
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Fancy. Fancy. Fancy. Tiny food place with prices only a touring will tolerate. 30 bucks for steak - maybe 10 oz before cooking. Wife is Marylander born n raised on crabs n crab cakes. She wouldn’t finish hers. 2 meals. 2 drinks. 2 salads. Goodbye...More

1  Thank CWODW
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I had the Shrimp and Grits for Sunday brunch, and I have to say they were the best I have ever had, and I've had them all over the south.

2  Thank denniso582
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We are in town for only 2 nights and didn't have a reservation but I was dying to try Saltbox Cafe. We managed 4 seats at the bar with our 2 kids (I love that they have a kids menu)! The menu was everything I...More

1  Thank RLP144
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Last night of vacation, left the kids to clean and the 5 of us were treated to an amazing dinner. We shared barbecue shrimp and poke, both excellent. Can’t say enough about the red curry crab soup. It had that forward sweetness with a perfect...More

1  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

On a rainy Tuesday evening, the two of us stopped here for some local seafood. What we got was a choice of seating at the bar or waiting forever, I suppose. There were 2 tables open in the deck area but that was for "larger...More

1  Thank Ronald M
Amanda W, Owner at The Saltbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear Ronald, After walking in during our dinner rush with your wife, you are offered seats immediately at the bar or told it would be a 30-40minute wait for a table (most definitely not a “forever” wait). Instead, you demand to sit at a table...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing food! Had the Vegan French Toast with chocolate sauce that is totally addicting !!! and Crabmeat /egg Benedict !! Great specialty drinks like the “sake” Bloody Mary and the Pomgranette Mimosa.

2  Thank RTVRJL
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We only go out one night for dinner while on our family vacation and we chose the Saltbox Cafe this year. Everything was delicious and our waitress was super. I would highly recommend dining there.

2  Thank chocolate1181
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12 October 2018|
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Response from AmandaW538 | Property representative |
Yes, we do :)
Yurii B
25 March 2018|
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Response from cprrogers1 | Reviewed this property |
Takeout is avail!
Pattie D
5 September 2017|
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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