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Carolina Dining Room

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80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374
+1 910-295-6811
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Buffet breakfast here while in Pinehurst, while staying at Carolina Hotel Buffet food good, but service a little spotty Dinner one night during stay; good service, nice menu, and very good food

Thank txbride
Forest, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was outstanding, the waitress was very knowledgeable, made recommendations, and all support staff were very quick to refill tea or bring additional items requested. Cannot say enough good things about the total dining experience

Thank Mark G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined with friends at the Carolina dining room after golfing at Pinehurst. All of our meals were great and service was outstanding. Enjoyed the steaks, lobster tail, shrimp and pork. We were on the meal plan with Pinehurst so appetizers and desert was included.

Thank GolfGuy26
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good breakfast with a talented pianist playing while you eat. Dinner was not as great of food compared to the 1895 Grille, but was still good for a resort that offers meal packages.

Thank WillTravelForWine
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the breakfast buffet at the Carolina Dining Room on my recent visit to Pinehurst Resort. Nothing short of outstanding. A fantastic array of options. Any guest could find somethign appealing to enjoy. Attentive and friendly waitstaff. Highly recommend if you are staying at the Carolina!

Thank vicki k
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a member of Pinehurst Country Club, I love the charm of both the village and the world-class Carolina Hotel. So when I dine at the Carolina Dining Room, I set my expectations very high. Given this I was a bit disappointed with dinner. Specifically, both appetizers, the Fried Green Tomatoes and the Farmstead Plate (Meat Charcuterie), were not very... More 

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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me to Pinehurst Spa Resort for my birthday and we dined at the Carolina Dining room... Even though it was a weeknight we enjoyed the intimate and romantic feel. The food and drinks recommendation were on point and very helpful. Totally worth spending the money for the experience.

Thank Beverley C
Howell, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I had the Lamb...but of the seven of us there on business and some great golf. The food and service was terrific!

Thank barfoot164
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

2 night stay and had dinner here both nights. Ordered the same meal. Yep, it's that epic!! The staff is AWESOME! Definitely a southern charm with a modest and blended contemporary flair.

Thank Gidge01
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The is the most historic of all the restaurants and hotels in the area. you will need to wear slacks and collered shirt to dine here. The oysters pinehurst is out of this world and the best oyster dish I have had in a long time. The veal oscar is superb and is is very fresh and tender. I have... More 

Thank U9960SUscotts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $50
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pinehurst
  • Phone Number: +1 910-295-6811
Step back in time in Pinehurst's most expansive dining room, offering breakfast and dinner daily. Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul's amazing menu features hand-selected aged beef and signature dry seasoning rub for our steaks and chops. Menus change seasonally, invoking the fresh flavors of the area and our local farmers' picks.
The legendary breakfast buffet is known as the best in golf, and with good reason. Piano music sets the tone as you feast on made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and Southern favorites.

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