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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (328 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and prices were even better. My whole family loved there dinner and we will all be back next year!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NancyDunn1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to go to the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving 2018. Since our lodging for the holiday was to be an ocean front condo, no one in their right mind would spend time making a meal when you can enjoy the ocean. After...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Annealma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Great service. This place never disappoints. The quality of the food is excellent. Service is always courteous and efficient. Our family generally doesn't miss a chance to eat here whenever we're in town, which is generally monthly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GoNow s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time here. The staff handled the huge crowd very well. Our server was friendly, and very accommodating. The food on the buffet was extensive, with great variety. There was everything for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner plus lots of seafood and delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brendaw39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full buffet with traditional food plus lots of seafood including scallops, fish, fried oysters and shrimp. I personally thought it was expensive, as I don’t and can’t eat a ton of food. Turkey was very very salty and I couldn’t eat it. The carved beef...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bethmI1586GT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our third year here and just as wonderful as ever. So much more than just the traditional dinner..which they have...all the seafood you can think of here plus pork and prime rib! Waitress were pleasant and right on top of things. Will definitely be back...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beatrice A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we are strung in Rodanthe, we drove 30 minutes to get my fried shrimp fix here and will come back one more time before we leave. I love fried shrimp and order it a lot but I don’t know what they do to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shannonpurple823
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Bright's Lone Cedar Café several times. We went there Sunday night after working the OBX Marathon and we were very disappointed with the food and the service. The Calamari we ordered for our appetizer was so tough that we could...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Phillip5
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Very wide menu choices for dinner. The portion sizes were very good size. This was our choice for the fair well dinner of the trip and was a great place to enjoy the last dinner and evening sunset view.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank estp5
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We stopped here for dinner after spending a few hours bear watching in the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge. We expected just an OK meal, but we were very surprised by the variety on the menu and the quality of the food. I had Tuna, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bob67215
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Jennifer H
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Herdman68 | Reviewed this property |
No, not to my knowledge.
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Peggy L
April 20, 2017|
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Response from june39 | Property representative |
Thank you so much for being a loyal guest! We hold our staff and ourselves to the highest standard, and we appreciate your vote of confidence.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-5405
  • E-mail
At Lone Cedar Café, we specialize in fresh and local Outer Banks seafood. If you're craving the freshest fish, clams, crab, shrimp and oysters from local North Carolina waters, you'll find them at the Lone Cedar Café.
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