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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“caprese salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was skeptical at first of finding a true, three course, fine dining experience on Hatteras Island. I've been coming to Hatteras for 30 years and every restaurant we've dined at has used the "get them in, get them out" mentality for their patrons. Until...More

Thank vtwincowboy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was beautiful during our visit to Hatteras, so we took all the breakfasts and dinners on the deck with a gorgeous view of the sound and often a cool breeze blowing. The inside dining area is inviting as is the small bar, but...More

Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, world class food! Definitely eat here and make sure you save room for the dessert! Bravo to the chef!

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant. Right on the water. Food was great and our server, Dallas, was awesome. If you want the perfect spot then eat here.

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to OBX every other year with an extended family of 14 people spanning 3 generations. The middle generation enjoy a rent free week in an amazing house each visit and our only payment is a nice dinner out. This was our third visit...More

1  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want fine dining in the Hatteras area this is probably your spot. Unique food with a great ambiance. We liked it so much the first night we came back the next. A standout spot amongst the average. The caprese salad and tiramisu were...More

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and the service was great also. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend for couples. We ordered a grouper dish and what came close to a vegan vegetable dish both pretty good.

1  Thank Lavorato
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our daughter's wedding at the Inn at Pamlico Sound on December 31,2016. Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff is so friendly & helpful. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the Inn was & how delicious...More

Thank Carol_AG1
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Head over and have yourself a blood orange jalapeño margarita, they are incredible. The fried chicken is out of this world, too!

Thank boohetz
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic sunsets can be seen over the sound from the inside and outside seating. Make sure you ask for table with a view. Not all tables get a view of sunset! Wonderful food. Not a lot of staff the night we were there so was...More

1  Thank paulagale
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Priscilla M
23 May 2017|
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Response from dchalhoub | Reviewed this property |
There wasn't lobster on the menu. Good luck at that restaurant
27 November 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
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Average prices
US$35 - US$50
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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
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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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