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Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
+1 252-441-5405
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Ranked #7 of 72 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Seafood
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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
Description: Waterfront dining, outside seating available, 100% fresh local seafood, fresh local vegetables, family owned and operated.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thank you for an AWESOME Thanksgiving dinner!!! That was unbelievable. The food was absolutely amazing and the fact that you served that many people, as smoothly as you appeared to, is something to be proud of. Great Team Effort!!!

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

Thank you for celebrating your Thanksgiving with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our buffet! More 

Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I ordered the fried oysters which were not an appetizer, just to have fried oysters. The she crab soup, stuffed flounder with crabmeat and green beans were delicious. The fried oysters were light and tasted delicious. The corn muffins are extremely good too, we did not even try the roll. This restaurant is busy and it is because the food... More 

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

We serve only local North Carolina oysters, and we are so glad you liked them! Thank you for dining with us. More 

Nags Head NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everything was wonderful! Staff was very attentive and friendly. Everything from traditional Thanksgiving food and to the freshest seafood. Highly recommend this restaurant during the holidays or just a night out.

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

Thank you for spending part of your Thanksgiving with us. We are so glad you enjoyed our fresh seafood and traditional Thanksgiving fare. More 

Nags Head, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food and great views of sound. What else can you ask for? Prices are pretty good for the amount you get! Enjoyed my visit here!

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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. We are so glad you enjoyed our fresh local food and our fantastic views. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Newport News, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I loved the broiled crab cake. Tons of lump crabmeat and very little filler. Delicious! The only down side would be the condiments that were brought to the table in in squeeze bottles. The restaurant is pretty nice and this took away from the feel a little.

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

Thank you so much for dining with us. Our crab cakes are made with fresh local jumbo crabmeat and very little else! We are always open to suggestions, and we thank you for yours about the condiments. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Eddie Z here again. Let's start with the good. My wife ordered the sea scallop dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables which was very good.On the other hand , I was going to order the yellowfin tuna but at the last minute ordered 2 crab cakes.what a mistake that was!! I've had crab cakes from Maryland to New England to... More 

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

We are delighted your wife enjoyed her dinner, but are disappointed the crab cakes were not what you expected. We are very proud to serve only fresh local seafood, and that includes our crabmeat. We believe the natural fresh flavor is the main feature of seafood, and our chefs use seasonings only to enhance the natural flavor of the seafood.... More 

Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Ate here the night before the Obx Marathon and the Southern 6 10k. Not too crowded, the food was plentiful and good, and not too overpriced. We both got the broiled shrimp with seasonal local veggies and a mushroom cheese grit cake. The grit cake was the best part of the meal.

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

Thank you for dining with us! Our chef creates many different flavors of grit cakes...I think all of them are yummy! So glad you enjoyed yours. Please visit us again soon. More 

Pfafftown, NC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Based on all the other glowing reviews, my wife and I decided to try Basnight's Lone Cedar Café and were not disappointed. I had the blackened Red Drum entrée, and my wife the broiled platter. Both were excellent, and after sneaking a scallop and a couple of shrimp from her plate, my taste buds reminded me of what really fresh... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed our fresh seafood so much, you returned for a second evening meal! We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

One of the very best in the Outer Banks. Margaritas were on-the-spot and oysters are outstanding. Shrimp and fish could've had a little more seasoning on the broiled seafood platter but the crab cake and scallops were delicious. Love the cornbread, too.

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

Wow! We truly appreciate your 5 star rating of Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe. Looking forward to serving you again soon! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The broiled combo platter was fresh and delicious. It was perfectly cooked and more than enough food. My husband ate the scallops, I ate the flounder, shrimp and part of the crab cake. We also had peanut butter pie for dessert. Thankfully, we shared. It was huge and very rich. We will definitely be back!

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

We are so glad you enjoyed our broiled seafood platter, and we appreciate your review. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

Address: 7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
Phone Number: +1 252-441-5405
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Seafood

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