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Carolina Dining Room

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80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374
+1 910-295-6811
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6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Step back in time in Pinehurst's most expansive dining room, offering...
Step back in time in Pinehurst's most expansive dining room, offering breakfast and dinner daily. Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul's amazing menu features hand-selected aged beef and signature dry seasoning rub for our steaks and chops. Menus change seasonally, invoking the fresh flavors of the area and our local farmers' picks. The legendary breakfast buffet is known as the best in golf, and with good reason. Piano music sets the tone as you feast on made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and Southern favorites.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We stayed at the Carolina Inn so ate breakfast in the Dining Room each morning. Buffet selection was excellent and service was friendly and efficient. We also ate dinner there one evening but nothing special. It is a large dining room which can be noisy with large groups that stay at Pinehurst... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Striker709
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Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed at the Carolina Inn so ate breakfast in the Dining Room each morning. Buffet selection was excellent and service was friendly and efficient. We also ate dinner there one evening but nothing special. It is a large dining room which can be noisy with large groups that stay at Pinehurst. Service was very good - food very average.

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La Jolla, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

While the staff was welcoming and attentive, this was not up to what we expect of a dining room in a "grand old hotel." The pasta was good not great but the rib eye was poorly grilled--rare as requested but not charred on the outside like a fine steak should be. Both the dining room and the hotel look much... More 

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United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a beautiful dining room. The atmosphere is lovely. There was a wonderful piano being played at just the right level. Not too loud, not too soft. All the tables have nice views of the grounds and small garden with a fountain. The decor of the resturant is subtle and elegant. Our server was lovely...Angela. A very funny, knowledgable employee,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Prepare to overindulge in an extensive, fresh, and well prepared buffet. The staff is friendly and accommodating to a fault. My coffee was never allowed to be cold or my cup empty.

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Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had breakfast here daily and one dinner. Breakfast buffet was well presented and food was hot. Very nice selection and quality. Dinner was also excellent. We enjoyed the pianist at all meals. They all played well but did not smother conversation. Wait staff was very pleasant but not in your face, which I really appreciate at dinner. Manager was... More 

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White Plains, NY
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Did the buffet breakfast in the Carolina dining room each day of our golfing trip to Pinehurst. Highly recommended! Everything is fresh and tasty. Dinner is a bit more formal but suspect the food is just as good. Staff very attentive and exceedingly friendly!

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Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The breakfast is simply the best you will ever have the good fortune to be able to enjoy! The buffet is out of this world! Thomas makes the worlds best omelets hands down! Angela is fantastic and she always greeted me with a smile and called me by name!

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Troy, Michigan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had breakfast as part of a packaged deal, so not sure the price, but it was good quality. Egg station and plenty of bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits, fruit, etc. Went around 8AM on a Friday and Saturday morning, no wait. We stayed at the Carolina hotel, so it as a very convenient and quick breakfast before going out to golf.

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This breakfast buffet reminded me of a recent cruise ship I was on only with fresh biscuit and pecan casserole. There was a huge selection of breads, meats (including smoke lox with appropriate accompaniments), freshly made french toast and omelets made to order. My only problem was choosing what to eat, so I ate too much. This was included in... More 

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Trier, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had our breakfast here every morning and I have to say that is the best buffet I've ever had.. Dinners are also excellent, Filet was perfect and sides more than enough. Be sure and try the key lime pie... the best I've ever had and I'm from S. FL and lived in key west...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pinehurst
  • Phone Number: +1 910-295-6811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 50

Description

Step back in time in Pinehurst's most expansive dining room, offering breakfast and dinner daily. Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul's amazing menu features hand-selected aged beef and signature dry seasoning rub for our steaks and chops. Menus change seasonally, invoking the fresh flavors of the area and our local farmers' picks. The legendary breakfast buffet is known as the best in golf, and with good reason. Piano music sets the tone as you feast on made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and Southern favorites.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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