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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Cafe Pamlico's mission is to provide a world class 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. The fish we serve each evening is frequently taken from the nets of friends that very morning. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. The Cafe serves elegant
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed May 10, 2021

Best food on the island, and a very comfy space. Staff is over the top. Hunter, Caley and Ashley tended to us splendidly.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 9, 2021 via mobile

Here’s my take. 1. Food was unbelievably good. Might have been one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Compliments to the chef. Fish special and shrimp/scallops and grits were our entrees. Ended with a key lime pie piece. Here is what...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

the server was awesome! Great music, good food ,beautiful atmosphere! It was super romantic and my husband and I enjoyed ourselves.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 7, 2021 via mobile

Make sure you call for reservations. We called a day before and Barry got the last slot of the day. I am glad we did. The seafood was excellent. From the mussel appetizer to the fresh catch. However the star was the shrimp and scallops...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 8, 2021 via mobile

WOW! What a meal!! The fried green tomatoes and the shrimp and scallop grits were mind blowing. The view was incredible as well. But seriously. I’d drive 8 hrs back here JUST to have dinner. You must go here to eat!!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 24, 2021

The service was excellent. Melissa checked us in, came right back with some water, took our entire order, and in the perfect amount of time we went from drinks to starters, to the main meal. We quit before desert quite satisfied. She checked in at...More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 21, 2021

As as always the food and service was impeccable! Second time in a couple weeks we have come to have dinner here. First time was for my anniversary. Food was amazing and the service was great. Unlike some restaurants where the wait staff hover over...More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 20, 2021

Went to dinner with friends for my birthday. Had a great meal and the view of the sound was fantastic. I recommend dinning there for not only special occasions but for a nice dinner out.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed March 20, 2021

During these difficult Covid -19 challenges for restaurants this place has gone above and beyond to allow for an amazing meal, beautiful atmosphere and above all a safe dining experience! The filet is by far the best filet on the island! The seafood is fresh!...More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed March 20, 2021

I will have to start out by saying that I am now a regular here again, having moved back after many years. My wife and I are huge foodies, and food is all we ever talk about when we plan vacations or a night out....More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Bob W
December 18, 2019|
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Response from bestnanaever | Reviewed this property |
First, make sure the Inn is still there after the Hurricane!!!
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.
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