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Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, P.O. Box 737, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-7030
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary, International, Organic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Pamlico provides a world class dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitalityOur 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.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Pamlico provides a world class dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitalityOur 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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English first
Douglasville, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Inn for 4 nights and we ate breakfast and dinner in the café. The food is wonderful and service is superb! The chef even made us a picnic lunch and left it in the fridge for us to pick up on our way out to sightsee! The coffee at the Inn was so... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We ate here both nights of our stay. It was so convenient to just go downstairs for dinner. The food was delicious. Steak cooked exactly the way we asked. The wait staff is very friendly and efficient. The chef is a gem.

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Katy, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Had breakfast here both mornings of our stay at the Inn on Pamlico Sound. The breakfast buffet had so many items to choose from. My favorite was the made to order omelets. I personally loved the crab, roasted tomatoes & spinach omelet. Best EVER!!!! All the food was fresh & tasted wonderful! We would definitely eat here again & highly... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The restaurant was even supposed to be open, but we were staying in the Inn and they had another "in room" couple to serve so they offered to make us dinner. It was SO good!!! Everything was well presented, well served, and incredibly delicious. We shared the crab cakes and the steak and it was some of the best food... More

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Manchester, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I really would like to give a higher rating but due to such a difference in the first time to the second visit, I cannot. Our first meal there was lovely. We were outside, lovely atmosphere and great food. The second time-everything seemed off. The service was slow, waiting too long for drinks and and each course. A couple of... More

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OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this review

We apologize that this guest's experience in August of 2013 did not measure to the standards set by their first dinner with us. Unfortunately, with a review 8 months after, we're unable to deconstruct any issue that may have led to a less than satisfactory experience on their dinner last season. We can only be grateful that their first wonderful... More

Wilson, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We only had breakfast here while staying at the Inn but if the breakfast is any indication to the quality of food and service then I am sure dinner would be outstanding!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We have driven past Cafe Pamlico for many years on the way to our beach rental. We stayed at the Inn this time and I am sorry we drove past it all those years. If you are looking for food that is fresh and prepared and presented well, this is the place to go. The menu is small, but comes... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I had my rehearsal dinner at the Inn on Pamlico in October and they also catered my wedding as well as some of the food for my day after wedding brunch. My guests raved about the food and I was so pleased with their customer service. Forrest was fantastic, Jennifer was always quick to respond and Steve assured me that... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food and service were outstanding. We had two meals served in our room and two in the restaurant. The New Year's Eve dinner was well presented and we made it through all 6 courses (and the secret 7th course) without becoming overly stuffed. They did a great job with portions and that gave an opportunity to sample many of... More

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Ballston Spa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We ate breakfast and dinner on each of 3 days, including New Year's Eve, at The Inn. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Of particular note, we especially enjoyed the scallops, ahi, NY strip and duck as entrees. The only criticism, and it is a mild one, is that the restaurant ran out of vanilla ice cream... More

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