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Carolina Dining Room

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in the Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, NC 28374
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

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  • 62
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 0
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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
Breakfast Buffet is Good not Great

I heard a lot about the breakfast buffet. Maybe because I heard so much I just expected more. Don't get me wrong it was good, just not great. At $32 per person for breakfast it should be great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I heard a lot about the breakfast buffet. Maybe because I heard so much I just expected more. Don't get me wrong it was good, just not great. At $32 per person for breakfast it should be great.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We dined in the Carolina Dining Room each day of our stay and were consistently impressed by the level of service and quality of food. The breakfast buffet had a bit of everything you may need to start your day at the spa or on the links.

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Elkins, West Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a very good breakfast before a round of golf on No. 2. The service was outstanding as the staff was right there whenever we needed anything. The selection of food was very good and pretty good to the taste. Enjoyed our breakfast and it was a good start to the day.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We're local Pinehurst residents and visit the Carolina at least once a year. We had an excellent dinner this evening, as usual. My wife ordered the steak Diane and I asked our waiter (Cleveland) what he would recommend between the scallops, scottish salmon, and lamb chops. He jotted something down on the note pad he was holding and then turned... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ranging from brusque and efficient at the beginning to overly familiar and relaxed at the end service was disappointing. When the server asked a 90 year old matron what "mamma" was having for dinner, it was a bit too much. Tip included in the bill of fare. If not the waiter would have been tipped substantially less. Kitchen was slow... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The breakfast buffet is great....known as the best breakfast in golf. I loved the food but the service was a bit spotty. At a breakfast buffet, my expectations aren't that high. Fill my OJ and coffee and take my dirty plates. I had to flag down the staff to do these small tasks. But the food and selections were wonderful.

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Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a serene and exquisite setting for a pre-holiday celebration in the Carolina Dining Room at the Pinehurst Resort. Personally escorted to our table, we were immediately welcomed by a most charming and well informed maître d'hôtel. Dinner menu selections were varied and what one would expect from an excellent dining room. Wine pairings were plentiful, appetizers were delicious and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Enjoyed a very tasty meal, but had to ask twice to get the pianist to lighten his touch enough that we could converse. Staff were otherwise attentive and the room was lovely with the Christmas decorations. The business lunch the next day was nicely presented, served quickly and staff were great. They managed a decent sized group very efficiently.

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Toronto, Canada
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213 reviews 213 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This year, the bride rated Pinehurst's American Thanksgiving dinner buffet "to die for". She loved the many versions of turkey and prime rib on offer. Personally I did not get beyond the multiple varieties of oyster on the half shell and the sweet jumbo shrimp. The dessert selection was spectacular, especially the spiced pumpkin cheese cake and the pecan pie.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I loved the atmosphere and the food was very good. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. I would have liked to have other options for beverages besides tea.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: in the Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, NC 28374
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pinehurst
  • Phone Number: 910-295-6811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 50
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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