"The best food for the price in an Outer Banks Restaurant!" - Southern Living Magazine
RATED IN TOP 20 OF ALL NC RESTAURANTS BY ONLY IN YOUR STATE
"It’s a hidden gem off the beaten path. The gardens surrounding it are gorgeous. I felt like I was in a movie in a small town. The food was amazing. I tried something I’d never had and loved it."
meagan73wood Reviewed October 11, 2018
"One of the best meals I have ever eaten. Filets would melt in your mouth and Tuna was just as good. Save room for desert too!"
dwaynem733 Reviewed October 7, 2018
"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."
kellymckinney416 Reviewed July 10, 2018
"The atmosphere, menu, and wait staff make eating there a pleasure. We have gone for years and do not feel our trip to the Outer Banks is really complete without the Colington Cafe."
phillele Reviewed November 11, 2017
"Everything was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. It was quite out of this world. Sauces to die for, simply stunning. Our server was fantastic, knowledgeable and answered all our questions."
00Treasure Reviewed November 1, 2016
"One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. My family has been dining at the Colington Cafe for 28 years"
infrequentcritic Reviewed September 3, 2016
"Colington Cafe is nothing short of magical. My whole family had a great experience!"
"The place was quaint. It's set in an old house and has a warm welcoming feeling. The staff were really friendly! The food was stellar!"
Shane S. 6/1/2018
"Please do not leave OBX without having dinner here! This is a quaint atmosphere with absolutely amazing food."
"When my wife and I want a really special dinner in the OBX we look no further than Colington Cafe. We have been enjoying there food for 21 years now"
J David 8/16/2013
"I am a HUGE foodie. And I really recommend this place. A MUST go when in OBX or near here. #delicious"
Kristen H. 8/20/2016
Our State Magazine
November 23, 2015
"You’d like The Colington Café to be a secret known only to you and a select few, but the word is out on this Kill Devil Hills restaurant. The menu, packed with fish like mahi, grouper, or tuna fresh off the boat in Wanchese, and produce from the Inner Banks, is an eye-opening take on Outer Banks seafood, often combining incredible ingredients with French-inspired methods. But it’s the atmosphere that separates The Colington Café from other seaside eateries. Servers know their menu, the wine list complements it, and the cozy rooms of this former home add a welcome intimacy to your dining experience."
December 1, 2014
"The Colington Café’s prime coastal location allows it to be not only farm-to-table, but also boat-to-table, sourcing crabs from nearby Lake Mattamuskeet and shrimp and scallops from the Atlantic Ocean. “If you know what’s in your food, you have confidence in it. If you want to ride over to that farm, you can,” says Ken Pearl, who co-owns the restaurant alongside his wife, Carlen. Though The Colington Café is primarily closed in the winter, it does open its doors for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Seasonal produce like winter squash and brussels sprouts will be sprinkled throughout the menu, but come New Year’s Eve, expect lobster and seared rockfish to be the real show-stoppers."