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Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Menu

APPETIZERS‎
12.00
Lone Cedar Jumbo Lump Crab Dip
A warm blend of jumbo lump crab and cheeses with a hint of horseradish. Served with toasted buttered French crostini for dipping. Fresh local crabmeat from the Alligator, Croatan, Albemarle and Pamlico waters.
Cup 8.00
Bowl 14.00
Jumbo Lump She Crab Soup
Fresh local jumbo lumps of crabmeat from the Alligator, Croatan, Albemarle and Pamlico waters in sherry-laced cream.
Cup 4.00
Bowl 7.00
Wanchese Clam Chowder
Mama's chowder – a clear broth with clams, potatoes, onions and bacon.
BRUNCH ENTREES‎
Served with buttermilk biscuit and your choice of home fries, stone ground cheese grits or fresh fruit.
10.00
Home fries
Stone ground cheese grits
Fresh fruit
Goat Cheese Omelette
Three eggs with fresh sauteed spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and goat cheese.
10.00
Home fries
Stone ground cheese grits
Fresh fruit
Southern Benedict
Housemade buttermilk biscuit topped with country ham hock, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
9.00
Home fries
Stone ground cheese grits
Fresh fruit
Farmer's Frittata
Country sausage, caramelized onions, potatoes and red peppers, topped with white cheddar cheese.
9.00
Home fries
Stone ground cheese grits
Fresh fruit
Applewood Bacon Omelette
Three eggs with applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions and sharp cheddar cheese.
14.00
Home fries
Stone ground cheese grits
Fresh fruit
Seafood Crepes
Two‎ crepes filled with fresh shrimp and sea scallops, baked and topped with a mornay sauce.
8.00
Home fries
Stone ground cheese grits
Fresh fruit
Belgian Waffle
Fresh Belgian waffle served with whipped cream and blended maple syrup.
LUNCH ENTREES‎
8.00
Roast Turkey
Turkey breast served with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and southern green beans.
15.00
Shrimp and Grits (Very Spicy)
Sauteed shrimp, andouille sausage, peppers, onions and scallions over stone ground cheese grits.
14.00
Native Shrimp (Broiled or Fried)
Fresh, local greentail shrimp from the Pamlico sound caught by Wanchese fish company and Sammy Williams’ boats. Served with fries and slaw.
15.00
Fresh Flounder (Broiled or Fried)
Our‎ flounder are hand selected and filleted on premise. Caught by local fishermen, they are the finest and freshest in the world! Served with fries and slaw.
10.00
Double Bacon Cheeseburger
Two five ounce angus burgers topped with applewood smoked bacon and sharp cheddar.
12.00
Beer Battered Fresh Local Catch
Beer battered fresh local catch served with fries and slaw.
CHILDREN'S‎
10.00
Uppowoc's Shrimp
8.00
Agona's Cheeseburger
6.00
Chief Wanchese's Hot Dog
9.00
Wally Wano's Chicken Fingers
6.00
Chief Manteo's Cheese Pizza
7.00
Wingina's Linguine with Marinara Sauce or Butter
SIDES‎
2.00
Home Fries
2.00
Stone Ground Cheese Grits
3.00
Country Sausage Links
3.00
Applewood Smoked Bacon
2.00
Buttermilk Biscuit
3.00
Fruit Bowl
2.00
French Fries
2.00
Slaw
BEVERAGES‎
2.00
Coffee or Tea
2.50
Milk
2.50
Yoo Hoo
2.00
Soft Drinks
Includes one refill.
2.50
Stewart's root beer 12 oz.
Stewart's orange cream soda 12 oz.
Cheerwine 12 oz.
Bottled Soft Drinks
6.00
Smoothies
3.00
Orange
Ruby red grapefruit
Fresh Squeezed Juices
3.50
Nantucket nectars lemonade 17.5 oz.
Nantucket nectars apple juice 17.5 oz.
Juices
2.50
Aqua panna (still).500 ml
San pellegrino (sparkling).500 ml
Waters
WINE LIST‎
76.00
Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, Champagne, France
Bottle.
45.00
Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, Champagne, France
Half bottle.
72.00
Moet and Chandon White Star, Champagne, France
Bottle.
252.00
Krug Grand Cuvee, Champagne, France
Bottle.
Glass 4.75
Bottle 18.00
Louis Perdrier Brut, Champagne, France
22.00
Banfi Rosa Regale, Italy
Half bottle.
33.00
Roderer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley, California
Bottle.
7.00
Mumm Cuvee Napa Valley, California
Splits bottle.
WHITE WINES‎
Glass 7.00
Bottle 26.00
Banfi '11 San Angelo, Tuscany, Italy
21.00
Tiefenbrunner '11 Italy
Bottle.
20.00
Inacyal '10 San Juan, Argentina
Bottle.
24.00
Erath '10 Dundee, Oregon ~ (86 Ws)
Bottle.
17.00
King Estate '11 Pinot Gris, Eugene, Oregon
Half‎ bottle.
28.00
Ponzi '11 Willamette Valley, Oregon ~ (87 Ws)
Bottle.
28.00
Sokol Blosser '10 Willamette Valley, Oregon
Bottle.
34.00
Elk Cove '07 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon ~ (89 Ws)
Bottle.
38.00
Pascal Jolivet '07 Sancerre, France ~ (87 Ws)
Bottle.
24.00
Pascal Jolivet '07 Sancerre, France ~ (87 Ws)
Half bottle.
PINOT BLANC‎
20.00
Hugel '08 "Cuvee Les Amours", Alsace, France
Bottle.
22.00
Hopler '09 Burgenland, Austria
Bottle.
34.00
Louis Latour '10 Pouilly Fuisse, Burgundy, France
Bottle.
41.00
Louis Jadot '10 Pouilly-Fuisse, Beaune, France
Bottle.
42.00
Tribut Lechet '11 Chablis, Burgundy, France
Bottle.
32.00
Leflaive '08 Les Setilles, Burgundy, France
Bottle.
Glass 8.50
Bottle 34.00
Sonoma Cutrer '10 Russian River Ranches, Sonoma, California ~ (87 Ws)
20.00
J. Lohr '07 Riverstone, Arroyo Seco, California
Bottle.
Glass 5.00
Bottle 18.00
Canyon Road '10 Modesto, California
54.00
Saintsbury '06 "Brown Ranch" Cameras, Napa Valley, California
Bottle.
RED WINES‎
57.00
Soter '07 "Beacon Hill" Yamhill, Oregon (91~Ws)
Bottle.
28.00
Erath '07 Willamette Valley, Oregon ~ (88 Ws)
Bottle.
30.00
La Crema '10 Santa Rosa, California
Bottle.
39.00
Fess Parker '10 Santa Barbara, California
Bottle.
Half bottle 28.00
Bottle 49.00
Adelsheim '10 Willamette Valley, Oregon
44.00
King Estate '10 Eugene, Oregon (87~Ws)
Bottle.
Glass 6.00
Bottle 22.00
Omaha Springs '09 "Falveys", Marlborough, New Zealand
Glass 7.00
Bottle 24.00
Estancia '11 "Pinnacles Ranch" Monterey, California
47.00
Cristom '09 Mt. Jefferson, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Bottle.‎
86.00
Merry Edwards '08 Sonoma, California
Bottle.
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
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, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a larger group, and received excellent service, ordered some of almost everything and tasted away from all the plates, each dish perfectly prepared great Seafood, great steak, wonderful, fresh sides still crunchy veggies and mouth-watering desserts! We wanted to dress up a bit...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank BeachBabeOBX
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family was on its way down to spend the week in Kitty Hawk and we wanted our first meal to have a great view. Basnight's definitely has a great view. The restaurant basically sits on the highway joining the mainland to the Outer Banks....More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Jason M
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! We are pleased to have served you your first meal of your Outer Banks vacation! We are delighted that you enjoyed our food and views! Please come back soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Resturant was recommended by locals, but was not the excellent dining it was touted to be. Husband had mixed platter with chicken, steak and flounder. All was cooked well, but was missing any hint of seasoning and was tasteless. I had the fish and grits....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Beverly H
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We hope you will give us another try, so we can become a “HaveTo” on your list of Outer Banks stops!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cuisine from appetizers, main course to sharing a dessert was outstanding. Great waiter, too. The decor was very exquisite, too. Just a fine place to dine.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank lndillon1223
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate your great review! Thank you for dining with us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt that this establishment tried to be kind to the earth by using local everything and even growing vegies and herbs in its own gardens. Seafood caught daily by known local fishermen. A good sefood lunch for two with tip was $56. A bit...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank AdirondackTom
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and for recognizing that we are trying to be kind to the earth. We believe in fresh and local, and we believe in recycling. We are so glad you enjoyed your seafood lunch, and we hope you’ll join us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely building and location with an osprey nest visible from the bar. Unfortunately, the food was not as good. Only 1 out of 4 could claim their meal as good.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BarbJ827
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very disappointed to learn your meals did not meet our high standards. Our seafood is always sourced from local waters and our vegetables come from North Carolina farms. We would appreciate more details if you will send them to info@lonecedarcafe.com. We thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on a recommendation from fiends. Lunch for 2 cost over $80 including the tip...a bit pricey. The food was above average, but not far enough above to warrant a return visit.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Shirley R
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us for our Sunday lunch/brunch. We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch, and if you tried our seafood, you could tell it was fresh from local waters, I’m sure. We have menu items in all price ranges...our “famous”...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals took us to eat here. Why? Because it is one of their "go-to" places! Not disappointed at all!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank john1963479
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

A group of friends & I were on a shopping trip to Nags Head & decided to try this restaurant for dinner....so sorry for the choice. Once our waitress took our order, it took between 45-50 minutes to get our food...a couple of us had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank gretasmom1833
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

We are so sorry your dining experience with us was not spectacular. We have the highest expectations for every aspect of a guest’s dining experience, and our first order of business will be to address our servers and kitchen staff. Thank you for your comments,...More

Reviewed January 30, 2019

We have sampled she crab soup all over the OBX and this soup is head and shoulders above the rest...it is rich, delicious, full of crab, and so thick your spoon will stand up! All foods are delicious, especially the softshell crabs, and the salads...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 950edd
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thank you so much for this fabulous review! Our She Crab Soup is a favorite, and we are so glad you love it! Hope to see you when reopen for 2019 on February 14!

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