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Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4500
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I were coming back from a day at Ocracoke Island and were hoping to find someplace that was open during the off season. We were thrilled to see Cafe Pamlico was open for business. Because it was February, we walked in and...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our "something special" choice for our weekly dining out experience. We've never been disappointed and the wait staff is always top-notch. Our server this week was Melissa who, even after what was likely a busy Valentine's Day, treated us like we were the...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Cafe gets 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!!!!! By far the BEST food I have EVER had. The quality and taste is off the charts! The Chef "Seth Foutz" outdid himself for the Valentine's Day menu. The Crab Bisque is the creamiest! And the cheese blend in the bisque...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu, something for everybody. After the hearty breakfast, take a walkon the beach. Or take a nap

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is top notch...the food is scrumptious out of this world...Steve is absolutely the best...and huge thanks to all the staff especially...dave and melissa they were truly amazing they took great care of us...after a long day...much appreciated😁

1  Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Wow! We had breakfast at the Café Pamlico every morning during our stay and it was delicious. The eggs hollandaise with steak tips was to die for! The chef is there on-site both am at times and pm and he puts a lot of hard...More

1  Thank Denise S
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The Inn on Pamlico Sound is a little gem on Hatteras Island and we couldn't be more happy with our experience there for our wedding day! The staff was accommodating, caring, and just fun to be around (shout out to Gina and Natasha for being...More

Thank Carmela B
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

One of the few fine dining restaurants open this time of year, so be sure to make a reservation, even in winter! Lovely view of the sunset over the water from our table by the window. Quiet and romantic at our arrival, but packed and...More

Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Fantastic as usual, our second time back this year. Need go at sunset next! We visited with our family for an anniversary dinner in May 2017 it was outstanding. This is our second time in an off season and it was outstanding again!!

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Outstanding food & service. Our servers, Dallas & Dave, made us feel very special on our 43rd wedding anniversary.

Thank Roxanne H
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Priscilla M
24 May 2017|
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Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We do not have lobster as a regular menu item. We do have it on special from time to time, but you would have to call a week or so before your visit to know for sure.
28 November 2016|
Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Paula: Below appears of our email to you on 7/19/16, which was also part of our review response. Note that the end clearly states that you are invited to call when returning to the island so we could provide you with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-4500
  • E-mail
Cafe Pamlico provides a world class casual fine dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitality. Our contemporary coastal cuisine is driven by locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. Our menu changes frequently in accordance with the fresh ingredients our chefs discover on the island, most notably the fresh local seafood we feature. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. Reservations are highly recommended.
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