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Cafe Pamlico

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49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4500
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a table with a view of the sound. opted to eat indoors the first time. Forest salad was delicious and interesting. Short Ribs were melt in your mouth and they had my favorite dessert. what more could I ask? Service was excellent too

Thank khickey2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The setting is lovely if you have a table looking out over the Sound. Our server was fairly attentive. I was hoping for the best based upon the reviews. Got our wine and we were served warm bread that was very tasty, but then it seemed that we waited a long while for our meal, which means that I ate... More 

Thank kldoor
OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this review

We are glad this guest enjoyed our facility and server, though we are distressed their grouper was overdone. We offer no excuse, only an apology. We wish the guest had brought it to the attention of their server or any manager rather than expressing it in a review, as our log indicates they did not. Had we been aware the... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to this area for over twenty years and we found this to be the best restaurant in the OBX. The food and the service was outstanding! A cozy atmosphere paired with an impeccable Sound-side view.

Thank Garland B
Charlotte, North carolina
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218 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Inn the first week of May and reserved a table by the window for dinner our second night. Our meals were excellent. I had shrimp and rock fish and my spouse had shrimp and grits. The waiter was attentive and friendly and our meals were served in a reasonable time frame. The restaurant is not large... More 

Thank Mengerrie
North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Pamlico is a fantastic, fresh, and enjoyable dining experience with a relaxed and attentive atmosphere, a delicious menu with options for all kinds of diets, and a wonderful staff who make the experience very personal. My husband and I ate here every night for a week and never had a meal that was less than unbelievable. Thank you!!!

Thank Merediva88
Charlotte, North Carolina
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321 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had both dinner and breakfast here recently. Atmosphere is very nice with views of the sound from many tables. Breakfast was good. Dinner was excellent. Shrimp and grits presentation was a little different (good) and was extremely tasty. Maybe best I've ever had. Fish dish I had was also excellent. Just great seafood, very nicely presented. Service was good. Portions... More 

Thank Andy C
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great and the service is wonderful. We had the new menu - Ribeye, Tenderloin, Salmon, Flounder & Shrimp. I did not see anyone without a clean plate! Breakfast was great too. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a place to eat in the outer banks.

Thank Caitlin W
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love seafood and I have eaten up up and down both coasts and in Alaska. The Carolina Coastal Cioppino is the best that I ever eaten. I also sampled my wife's oysters and the were also excellent. She also enjoyed a caesar salad created with greens from the gardens on the ground. Its hard to get any fresher than... More 

Thank Carl A
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we walked through the door, to the moment we left, we could not have anticipated a better reception. The food was phenomenal, the staff admirable, and the ambience superb. A special "Thank You" goes to Krystal for making us feel "at-home" and special. We loved her personality and looked forward each day to seeing her. Thanks Krystal

Thank Bill P
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is literally one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The food is out of this world and the service can't be beat. I'm a vegetarian and my husband is not- they accommodate both of us beautifully!!!

Thank catherinehowe112

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-4500
Cafe Pamlico provides a world class casual fine dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitality. Our contemporary coastal cuisine is driven by locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. Our menu changes frequently in accordance with the fresh ingredients our chefs discover on the island, most notably the fresh local seafood we feature. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?