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Colington Cafe

1029 Colington Rd, 1 mile west on Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
+1 252-480-1123
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“filet” (114 reviews)
“coconut pie” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1029 Colington Rd, 1 mile west on Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8020
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Reviewed yesterday

There's not another place at the Outer Banks that makes the effort that this one does - and it pays off in big ways. Fresh flowers on every table, their own growing garden, several smaller dining areas so that you're not sitting right on top...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was scrumptious! Very quaint little place, with several small "dining areas". It was very busy, I would recommmend reservations. At must if you're in OBX!!

Thank Karen V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to the OBX for seven years and finally decided to try the Colington Cafe. Now we are kicking ourselves for waiting. The location, the ambiance, the service and the food were all wonderful. We made a reservation and glad we did...More

Thank FiveOaks61
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food simply melts in your mouth. Have eaten here many times over the years and have never had a bad meal. Service is top notch. This place is a special hidden gem. A favorite of locals such as myself! If you want to treat yourself...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for couples night out and were not disappointed. Service was wonderful. We were all in the mood for filets- prepared differently- all were cooked correctly with fabulous flavor. Veggies flavored with fennel we're good- and I don't normally care for fennel. Rolls were fresh...More

Thank Virginia F
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I visited the Collington Cafe for our Friday night date night and happened to hit it during OBX Restaurant Week so there was an excellent special running for $35 for an appetizer, entree, and dessert. We were able to order six different...More

Thank 501suzyl
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was great, service superb, and the ambience unequaled. Our "dining room" only contained two other tables! This is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went during OBX restaurant week and were not disappointed. Dishes were plentiful and very tasty. Menu was not different but the price fixed items were just regular items at good prices married up with good appetizers and some deserts. We were treated attentively and...More

Thank George C P
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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I both had the Filet Mignon and Crab Cake, absolutely amazing! From presentation to taste. Best Filet I've ever had, cooked perfect and the sauce on top was great. We will definitely be back again. Atmosphere was great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolutely mouthwatering dinner. Best bottle of wine we've had! Incredible service & beautiful location!

Thank FromTheNest207
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take reservations? We are coming down to Kitty Hawk this coming Sunday, 4/8 through Wednesday, 4/12. We would LOVE to come there for dinner one night.
4 April 2017|
Response from Carlen P | Property representative |
yes we take reservations, give us a call at 480-1123 after 3. thanks
Do they offer a full bar?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Earl F | Reviewed this property |
No physical "bar", but offer beer, wine and cocktails.
Are you open from April to November every year?
27 February 2017|
Response from chupakilldevilhills |
Yes they are open from around April 1st through Thanksgiving weekend. Also open Christmas week through New Years.
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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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Colington Rd, 1 mile west on 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
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.