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Carolina Dining Room


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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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.
$18 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From cocktails, to appetizers, to dinner and dessert, the meal was outstanding. My filet was cooked to perfection and the very attentive service was a plus!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gail H
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

All the food is spectacular! The desserts are sublime. I imagine this is what it was like eating at a nice plantation years ago. First class all the way!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DocvB0609
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here this past weekend when we were staying at The Carolina Hotel. As we suspected, it didn’t disappoint. We both got an 8 oz filet with different sides. Our meals were incredible. We then opted for dessert which we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ejc37604
Reviewed January 11, 2019

I have always enjoyed the breakfast buffet. There is a chef who will cook you a omelet, waffles or pancakes. There is a great selection and I like the lox.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SoilDoctor
Reviewed December 26, 2018

I wanted to give this a 5 star because the food was absolutely fantastic! However, we had a glass with a chip in it with lipstick on the rim. Ugh... Piano player and guy working the omelette station were very nice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank superman2177
Reviewed November 8, 2018

A bit pricey at $33/each, but offerings are well done and the buffet is well maintained and fresh. Easy to move about the buffet line.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Laurie A
Reviewed November 7, 2018

My wife and I stayed at the Carolina Hotel and we could not decide where to go in Pinehurst to eat. We decided to try the hotel dining room and we were not disappointed

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Y19MUdavidp
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had the golf package so it came with the Buffet Breakfast which was so good, if you had any food allergies or anything else you can eat at this buffet they have thought of everything. We booked a dinner reservation and had a terrific...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank karlar333
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We had a package at Pinehurst which included all meals. The food is fabulous and you will not get tired of it, even if you eat at this restaurant every night. BE SURE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE, even before you arrive at the resort....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Joyce N
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The largest buffet selection I have ever enjoyed. everything was fresh, and hot. The piano music was heavenly

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank 473annv
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November 11, 2018|
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Response from Sylvia315 | Reviewed this property |
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June 12, 2015|
Response from Sarah C | Property representative |
Hi George, The dress code is dress slacks and dress shoes for men; corresponding attire for women. Tasteful denim is allowed. Thanks. We look forward to hosting you. Best, Sarah Guest Relations Manager
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