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Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4500
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 6 min
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate there 3 of our 6 nights. Great food, we loved the seafood bisque. The breakfast came with our room rate & was really good. Sterling was our waitress several times & we had wonderful service as well.

Thank Catharine G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Noticed that Cafe Pamlico parking lot was packed every evening when driving by and decided it must be something we should try as well and we weren't disappointed . The food was fabulous and Dallas our waiter was fantastic!! Can't wait to visit again :)

Thank mackenziesmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were delighted with our dinner. Even though the prices are higher than other restaurants on the Outer Banks, everything - from the food to the service to the atmosphere- commands that higher price. Melissa was our server. She did a fabulous job. Thanks so...More

Thank sgarriques
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recent visit to the Café Pamlico was a great time. The food was excellent inside and outside dining. Bar foods in the evening on the deck were superb. The room was best experiences we have ever had. Great atmosphere, fun and...More

Thank sirrahBarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t say enough about our dining experience at Cafe Pamlico. Both my wife and I agreed that we would definitely eat here again when we come back. The service is superior and we really love the casual approach to fine dining. The view is amazing...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to have Melissa wait on you!!! Food beyond description-best meals my wife and I have had in a long time and Melissa is the best. Thanks for a most enjoyable dinner!

Thank Pritch M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, fun and inviting staff. Incredible deserts! One of the best sunset views around. What more could you ask for? Definitely A must find

Thank jessica k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, wine selections and attentive management and staff - Tasha, Krystal, Jen, Dallas and Josh! Every need met and special requests honored. The restaurant makes all customers feel like royalty...

Thank Billicus3013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here twice while staying at the inn. Also had breakfast here three times. Dinner was outstanding both times....especially the fresh wahoo special. Service was great. Good wine. Nice ambience. The restaurant was out of a few menu items...probably to be expected for...More

Thank Sweetie Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only bright spots to this dinner were the view and the beet and spinach salad. All three tables by the windows overlooking the bay were over air conditioning vents that blew uncomfortably cold air with force. We were the first couple seated at 6:15,...More

2  Thank mikey0327
OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad this guest enjoyed our view and their beet salad. We are a little stumped by some other observations, which differ from their communication with our staff last evening. As we guarantee the satisfaction of our guests, we maintain a detailed recording and...More

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Priscilla M
May 23, 2017|
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Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We do not have lobster as a regular menu item. We do have it on special from time to time, but you would have to call a week or so before your visit to know for sure.
November 27, 2016|
Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Paula: Below appears of our email to you on 7/19/16, which was also part of our review response. Note that the end clearly states that you are invited to call when returning to the island so we could provide you with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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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