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“ENCCG- Eastern NC Civic group Banquet”

Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe
Ranked #8 of 85 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Lone Cedar Cafe, we specialize in fresh and local 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 Cafe. For generations, Outer Banks families made their livings - and their daily meals - from the bounty of local waters, caught fresh every day. Our family, the Basnights, were part of that history, and we continue the tradition today by serving only the freshest Outer Banks seafood, caught in local waters and brought to our docks daily by local fishermen, then cleaned and prepared right here at the Lone Cedar Cafe. Our vegetables are "just picked" from North Carolina farms, we serve only all-natural beef and poultry and even our herbs and greens are grown in our own chemical-free garden on-site. Come enjoy delicious food, gorgeous sunsets and panoramic water views, the antics of our resident ospreys and our warm Southern hospitality.
Manteo, North Carolina
1 review
“ENCCG- Eastern NC Civic group Banquet”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had GREAT food and service at our banquet. Our server Carolyn was professional, knowledgeable and fast. The food was hot and delicious. Thanks Basinght's Lone Cedar and Carolyn.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank NSkyee
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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for allowing Lone Cedar Cafe to serve you at your banquet. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, and we will pass along your compliments to Carolyn.
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Manteo, North Carolina
1 review
“Christmas Party ENCCG”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had our first ever eastern north carolina civic christmas party here, and WOW! The spacious large room, decor and fresh seafood was the best ever!! Our food was hot, fresh and delicious. All fifty of us was very very satisfied with the entire night of food, fellowship and fun. Our event planner Amy was awesome and made our special event a memory to be treasured.
To our waitress, Carolyn and Angie....you were fabulously and thank you for the best service ever! h. Carolyn thank you for your guidance.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank ToniSelby
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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thank you, ENCCG, for allowing us to cater your Christmas party! We are delighted you enjoyed your food and fellowship. Thanks, too, for complimenting our staff. We will pass along your kind words to Carolyn, Angie and Amy.
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Ringwood, New Jersey
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“Perhaps is was the buffet”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Perhaps this isn't fair but I found this place to be pretty average based on the buffet. We were surprised that that was what they were offering for the day after Christmas but my father-in-law was happy to stay and try it having had good meals there before.

Sure the food was tasty but so unhealthy. There were no reasonable options for a light meal. I am just not a fan of buffets, I guess. So much more thought goes into individually prepared meals. So the buffet just seemed thrown together, uninspired, full of fat, easily prepared. Just average.

Service was ok, a little slow. Had to ask for cocktail sauce and utensils but our waitress did bring around bowls of she crab soup without being prompted. It was initially on the buffet line but removed I think because she said it wasn't being kept hot enough. Soup was good. Full of crab meat. Best thing we had.

I found the decor distinctly cafeteria like. No charm at all. It was dark so maybe water views would have helped.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank WhoWantsToGo
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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
We appreciate your review. Our served buffets, which we have four times per year, are prepared with attention to quality, and we always offer healthy choices with our broiled seafood and fresh vegetables. We are opening for our 19th season on February 14 with many new dishes. Please visit us to try some of our new individually prepared specials.
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Waynesboro, Virginia
2 reviews
“If an entree cost $30 than you expect $30 service”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Fine dining restaraunts need to hire and train fine dining servers. Our group of five included our 3 year old. Our dinner included appetizer, soup, and entree. We ordered our kid's pizza with the drinks, saying we need it right away, but it came with our entrees. The kid's pizza wasn't anything special just a frozen pizza. We didn't get rolls until after our entrees came so we only had oyster crackers to appease our toddler who was growing impatient, escpecially since we were eating. Rule one of taking care of families is if the kid is happy the parent is happy.

Second service issue was that our server never pre-bussed our table. I hate when they bring your food but have not cleared your previous course. To make matters worse this restaraunt obviously does not have the rule that you must come back to the kitchen with somethiing in your hand.

Regarding the food it was great, escpecially the she-crab soup. However service makes this place not worth the price.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Michael H
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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your meals, but the service you described is unacceptable to us. We have addressed our staff, and we expect first-class service from every employee. Please visit us again.
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Manteo, North Carolina
1 review
“A yummy Christmas treat”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Four of us went there for are yearly Christmas party. The was hot and delicious - a yummy treat. The atmosphere a fun and laugher of joy had a lovely time. A big thank u to the wait staff for doing a great job and scenically Ryan, Carolyn, Cody, and Jessica

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Iesha G
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june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
We appreciate your comments, and we are so glad you enjoyed your Christmas party at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe. Thanks for taking time to write a review on TripAdvisor.
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