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Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4500
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We have visited Cafe Pamlico on multiple occasions and most rently this past weekend. The food and drinks are consistently fantastic. The view can't be beaten -- especially if you're there at sunset! The service is impeccable and that was true this weekend with Melissa!...More

Thank Annette P
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite place to eat annually when we come to OBX and we are never disappointed. Our server, Jennifer, was fantastic; friendly, kind, attentive and just plain wonderful!!! The food and drink menu didn’t disappoint!!! We go every year for my mothers...More

Thank kk2978
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The food is delicious, the setting is wonderful, all of the wait staff at the restaurant are attentive but not overbearing. Just a great place for a leisurely breakfast or well prepared diner. We had pleasant conversations with Josh, Gibbs, Taylor and Gigi. If you...More

Thank windjammer2000
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We have been going to the cafe Pamlico for years during our yearly OBX trip. Amazing views during sunset make for an unforgettable family dinner or a romantic couples dinner. The service is above and beyond expectations. The meals are prepared to perfection whether its...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

This was the best Tuna and fillet mignon I’ve had in a long time. Dallas and Jake were so nice a accommodating. Great martini and wine. Perfect for a romantic date night:)

Thank Sarah3884
Reviewed July 24, 2018

If you ever come to the beautiful and pristine Outer Banks of North Carolina, you will find many restaurants, seafood and otherwise. But you will find none as classy, elegant, and proficient in fine dining as Cafe Pamlico at the Inn on Pamlico Sound! Steve...More

Thank justhman
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Made reservations for dinner here and sat outside on the deck. The meal was the best we had in the Hatteras area. A lot of good selections on the menu, we both chose local seafood options. The location overlooking the sound was also a great...More

Thank kevps133
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

The duck was delicious, the scallops delicate and tasty. View spectacular. We love this restaurant we only wish we could have stayed at the inn as well this year, which is really special as well!!

Thank Up69
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The food here is like what you would expect from a fine NY restaurant, but with fresh local seafood and home-grown seasonal ingredients. Our dinner was so delicious we came back for breakfast in the morning. We loved both and will definitely be back when...More

Thank Apex_Fallstaff
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

The food was good, very pricey, bring your wallet. It has a pretentious air, if you want quiet dining this is the place!

Thank Marcia E
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Priscilla M
May 23, 2017|
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Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We do not have lobster as a regular menu item. We do have it on special from time to time, but you would have to call a week or so before your visit to know for sure.
November 27, 2016|
Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Paula: Below appears of our email to you on 7/19/16, which was also part of our review response. Note that the end clearly states that you are invited to call when returning to the island so we could provide you with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-4500
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Cafe Pamlico provides a world class casual fine dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitality. Our contemporary coastal cuisine is driven by locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. Our menu changes frequently in accordance with the fresh ingredients our chefs discover on the island, most notably the fresh local seafood we feature. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. Reservations are highly recommended.
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