Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Colington Cafe

Back to writing about where we ate on vacation in NC! I had many restaurants on our Outer Banks dinner list, but it turns out our hotel location limited us a wee bit. One night, we drove 30-40 minutes to Kill Devil Hills to dine at The Colington Cafe. It's a cute house turned into restaurant with casual, country/beach decor.
We ordered wine and munched on some warm rolls while waiting for our food to arrive. SP started off with She Crab Bisque. It was delicious and warming on a blustery, rainy day. I loved the trail of paprika across the soup and there was a nice sherry flavor and lots of crab flakes.
We shared the Scallops Rumaki appetizer. Bacon wrapped scallops topped with teriyaki ginger sauce.
These were delicious! Five plump, juicy scallops wrapped in crispy bacon and topped with a sweet, gingery sauce and sesame seeds.
SP had the Grilled Shrimp with garlic smashed potatoes and succotash for his meal. He said the shrimp had a nice grilled flavor and were cooked just right.
Of course I was the more decadent one: Shrimp & Scallop Napoleon. Shrimp & scallops in a sherry cream sauce. It wasn't as creamy & heavy as I expected but it definitely tasted rich and delicious.
I got fries instead of garlic potatoes and dipped my fries and leftover bread in the sauce because it was so good. SP even gave a few of his grilled shrimp a quick dip in the sauce. Plump, juicy scallops and perfectly cooked shrimp.
We shared 2 desserts. One was a Chocolate-Raspberry Cake and the other a Lemon-Raspberry Cake. The chocolate one was chocolaty but not a super rich, thick chocolate. The lemon was light and fluffy and lemony. Both were tasty.
We couldn't quite finish them, so we took the leftovers back to the hotel to finish later that night.

Definitely a place we'd return if we are again in the area. The food was very good and the service was very good, too. They were very helpful with quickly getting me out of the wind and rain while SP parked and up the ramp on the side of the house when we arrived and just as helpful when we left. Our server happily answered our questions and was just a cheerful person to be around.

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