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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 good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 May 2017

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...More

Thank Carl A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The pictures look great, but when you get there the tables are crammed together in small window-view room and it's noisy. Very uncomfortable for dining because the sound travels across the room and you can hear what everyone is saying including other guests and staff....More

2  Thank Gerhard G
OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

This review has been posted by a particularly challenging guest who stayed with us a single night. He was challenging when making his reservation and throughout the course of his stay. We ask the reader to contrast his statements with the pages of reviews which...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

You can not beat the view overlooking the sound. You can have drinks outside on the porch and then go in for dinner. They grow a lot of their own vegetables and herbs. The food is fabulous and the wait staff are wonderful.

Thank kwr05
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were guests at the Inn so breakfast was complimentary ... take advantage, it's wonderful!!! We had originally planned to have dinner there one evening during our stay but ended up doing so twice. The food was excellent both times, as was the presentation and...More

1  Thank Joe L
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had an ocean view table which was amazing. The meal was outstanding. I had the short ribs with fresh spinach and mashed potatoes. My husband had a seafood dish with mussels and shrimp and clams. Both meals were outstanding. We each had an alcoholic...More

Thank rpstrobel
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Café Pamlico. It was an upscale dining experience with very professional staff and an extensive wine list. The food was delicious and the servers were very attentive. It was the hi-lite of our visit to Buxton.

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 28 March 2017

First of all, if you are a guest at the Inn at Pamlico Sound, breakfast is included in your room rate. What a treat it is with fresh muffins or scones every morning, along with excellent breakfast fare. We had dinner at the Cafe twice...More

Thank Pete-Jean2090
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Stop what you are doing and get to Cafe Pamlico. Seriously. The staff and chefs here are amazing. We had breakfast here every morning of our stay and there are so many wonderful things to say. 1, the staff is amazing. Melinda is one of...More

Thank Andrea P
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Priscilla M
23 May 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.
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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  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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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