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Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
252-441-5405
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Ranked #7 of 67 restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is on the causeway to Manteo. It has a nice outdoor waiting are. You should be prepared to wait to be seated during the warm weather. The dining are is wide open and noisy. Reminds me of a cafeteria.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went the 15th of April 2014 and as usual the food and service was outstanding. Our waiter, Cody, was quick to come to our table and very knowledgeable concerning the menu and specials. He kept returning to check on us throughout our meal. Very nice experience. The Osprays that nest there are there and, I think sitting on this... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My father - in - law has gone here before and enjoyed it in the past...so he took the family out to treat us for dinner. Waiter...waiter.... never really saw him much. The bread he brought was 4 day old corn bread. Basically a basket of dry bricks. Other complaints about the food include nasty spiced shrimp (is that even... More

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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review

We are so sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience with us, and we are baffled by your comments. Our cornbread is made fresh every evening...we make new batches throughout the evening, as needed. Our seafood is 100% fresh and local. Our servers work in teams to provide constant service. We want to provide the best dining experience for... More

Chester, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Dinner at Basnight's is always very good. The seafood is always fresh with good friendly service. We always spend at least one evening dinner at Basnight's.

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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Lone Cedar Cafe on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed dining with us. More

angiebd
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we have a variety of local eateries to choose from. Basnight's Lone Cedar is always a favorite. Great Sunday brunch today! Awesome calamari freshly caught by local commercial fishermen and cooked to perfection. My husband and I chose the turkey and dressing special (always a bargain at $8) and our daughter a... More

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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Angie! We are so glad you enjoyed your meals and the jazz! It's always a pleasure to serve you and your family. More

Nags Head, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We had calimari for an app and it was outstanding. Both of us had shrimp and scallops, I had the small and could've finish it and my husband had the regular and he couldn't 't finish it. Everything was very fresh. The staff was friendly and efficient. The place was very nice and very clean. View was amazing.

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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our fresh seafood. Thank you for dining with us, and please come again soon! More

Golden, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had dinner at this restaurant tonight and were delighted. The She-Crab soup was absolutely delicious with large chunks of crab and just the right consistency and flavour. We both had fish -- flounder and redfish -- and it was moist and very tasty. It is local seafood and the menu even has the name of the person who caught... More

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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing Lone Cedar Cafe on TripAdvisor! We are delighted you enjoyed our she crab soup and fresh fish. Please visit us again soon! More

Burlington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We visited this restaurant for Sunday brunch on our way out of town, based on the recommendation of a friend. The location was great, with ample views of the water (and an Osprey nest, which was my favorite part). And the service was very good. But the food was just so-so. Rather than order the shrimp and soup, as originally... More

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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for Sunday Brunch. We are known for our 100% fresh local seafood. Please visit us again and try some fish, shrimp, scallops...any seafood from local waters. More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had Dinner twice last week , and both times the Oysters we Outstanding , and Fresh , also Scallops , and Flounder we awesome . We had a waitress named April , and she was so Up , and really showed that she was enjoying her job , Very nice Lady , 2nd night we had Waitress named Hanna ,... More

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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review! We are happy you enjoyed our food and had good service. We look forward to seeing you soon...and we'll have the she-crab soup ready for you! More

Yorktown, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Wow, what can we say. This is a great place to eat. The atmosphere is so peaceful, the views are beautiful, the staff is great, the food is beyond delicious...what else is there to say?

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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you liked everything from food to service to views! More

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