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Review of The Saltbox Cafe

The Saltbox Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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!
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
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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 is a small, very intimate little restaurant and quite informal in appearance. It is owned and operated by a local couple, who as Chef/Owners, are highly regarded in the local community for their culinary skills. The SBC is known for preparing locally sourced, fresh, seasonal ingredients in interesting ways and we were not disappointed. Our meals were nicely prepared and presented and the dishes were delicious. BTW, if you dine at the SBC, you absolutely must try the tempura battered French fried onion rings -- they were awesomely good! The SBC offers a variety of artisanal beers on tap, as well as a limited but reasonably priced wine list. The service was good and the staff was attentive and friendly.

I gather that the SBC is a favorite of the locals during the off season (for good reason, it appears) and I expect that it is patronized by the more sophisticated vacationer during the summer season -- this is not a glitzy beach bar, loud music, and drunk patron sort of place. The restaurant is quite small by beach standards, so I expect that it would be wise to make a reservation if you wish to dine at the SBC during the spring, summer and fall seasons.

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the SBC and plan to return on our next trip to the Outer Banks.

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1  Thank cptcwk
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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 was the service. Wine and beer looked very good too.

Thank PeteVa
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Family owned and operated. Handcrafted food with a menu that changes weekly based on seasonal mostly local ingredients.
The entree vegetable pairings were creative and on point. Portions are generous and a great value. The Mediterranean Salad at lunch was unexpectedly special with homemade curry hummus and a huge portion of local sushi grade tune cooked perfectly rare! Nice wine and beer list

Thank mburroughs2
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We heard about this little cafe from a fellow traveler. The location is great, out if the way so you have to be looking for it. I had a smoked salmon sandwich with basil aioli and it was wonderful. Fellow diners had a.crabcake sandwich that we believe had an herb or spice that we don't believe enhanced the fresh crab at all. They did not use much filler but the flavor wasn't our cup of tea. The black bottom coconut cream pie and carrot cake were amazing! Our server was FANTASTIC (young man). Atmosphere is nice. The AC was way too high. We ordered our dessert to go because we were freezing (inside was 70° and outside was 75°)

1  Thank Kathleen H
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