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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 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Reservations, 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, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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EDMOND
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Best she crab soup and crab cakes I've ever had by far!!! Wish I had went here every night in OBX! Was disappointed everywhere else.

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Wassenberg, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Probably the best restaurant on the Outer Banks! We have been coming here for yeas and have never been disappointed. I had one of the specials: shrimp in a basil-garlic cream sauce and it wa truly outstanding!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tapas was out of this world!!!! The fish tacos special was one of the best I've ever had. Thank you joe the bartender for making my experience special.

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

Many thanks for dining with us! The fish tacos are a new addition to the menu, and we are glad you enjoyed them. More

Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I hate to say this, Lone Cedar has always been one of our favorites in the past, but I found the meal disappointing. In fact, given the cost of the meal I'm not sure we will be going back. Such a shame as the restaurant is beautiful and has gorgeous water views.

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

We are so sorry you were disappointed with your meal. We hope you let our manager know what did not meet your expectations...we always want every guest to be a happy, well-fed guest. We would appreciate another chance to serve you. More

NC
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98 reviews 98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a great seafood supper here on a recent trip to the coast. We had not made reservations, but were seated promptly, and by a window with a view of the osprey nest! The food was great. The menu is varied but of course offers good, basic seafood. What more could you want? A child in our group has... More

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

Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed our seafood...it's fresh and local. We are glad to know your server and our chef made accommodations for dietary needs. We always want to meet every need of our guests. More

Richmond, Virginia, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We arrived about 5:30 on Sunday night. I ordered the broiled seafood platter, my wife ordered she crab soup. We swapped a. It and she got the crabcake of her dreams while I found out the soup was absolutely the best I had ever had! I enjoyed the fish, shrimp, and scallops. I will go there again. Good value for... More

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

We appreciate your review! We are so happy you enjoyed our fresh local seafood...especially the crab cake and she crab soup. We think they are the best! We look forward to serving you again soon. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Waitstaff was excellent with a large group. Food was very good, seafood was fresh. While I didn't get steak, others in my party has great things to say. We've been here 2x and will return.

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

We thank you for dining with us! Please join us again soon. More

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful early evening meal our last night in the Outer Banks. Arrived at 5pm and were immediately seated. Hostess was taking us to an inner table but we asked for a water view...she did re-check and seated us at a corner table in the furthest dining room from the entrance. It was perfect! A little crazy walking back... More

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

Thank you for spending part of your vacation with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our seafood, especially the blackened tilefish. We look forward to serving you again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Just ate at Bassnights Lone Cedar Cafe! Food was fresh and delicious! Be sure to ask for Cody as your server. As someone who has worked in the service industry for over 10 years I can truly appreciate and take the time to recognize an awesome server!

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

Thank you for dining with us. So glad you liked our fresh local seafood, and we are happy to know Cody served you well! More

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have visited Basnight's every time we have come to the beach. This is our go to restaurant when we get to Nagshead. We look forward to a seafood meal that is always fresh. The local fish and seafood is featured on the menu. The menu mentions the fishermen who caught the specials of the day. It is a great... More

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

We are delighted to be your "go to" restaurant in Nags Head. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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