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Cafe Pamlico

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49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
(252) 995-4500
17:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in by chance & it was Taco Thursday - great meal - fish tacos, shrimp tacos & steak tacos - $5.00 each. The meal came with some nice home made chips & dip. And I believe they have different specials on different nights. Very good service as well. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Barbara K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Inn for the weekend and enjoyed several meals here at Cafe Pamlico. It is waterfront dining with a beautiful view. The service was excellent! Everyone was so nice! They had a musician playing acoustic guitar on Friday night by the bar ~ drinks were excellent! The food was so good we ate here 2 nights for dinner!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner and breakfast here with my husband as we were staying at the Inn. The dinner was the quality of fine dining, with an atmosphere defined by comfort (which is what we love). I had the shrimp and grits and I was not disappointed! Breakfast was a great way to start the day. There is not an exhaustive... More 

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Franklin, NC
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my birthday, and we were visiting in the dead of winter. Not a lot of options for first class dining! Came here after driving for a while. My poor husband almost stroked at the bill, but anything for me I suppose lol. I wasn't a big fan of the ceaser salad, but the soup on the other hand... More 

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OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this review

We are glad for this guest's observations on the quality of our food, that they loved their entrees, and found our desserts quite tasty. We are a bit perturbed by her reference to their dinner bill causing a medical emergency; our menu costs for food and drink are comparable to all Outer Banks restaurants in our review peer group. We... More 

Stafford, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, friendly servers. Stayed two nights at the Inn while on a house-hunting trip and had both breakfast and dinner there each night/morning. Definitely will return.

Thank George T
Harbinger, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying at the Inn on Pamlico Sound. We were literally steps from the Cafe. Sound views were amazing! Our server was impressive, quick to respond to any requests. The food was excellent. I had shrimp and grits..Yummy.. Plenty of shrimp! My husband had beef tenderloin that was great! Definitely want to return. Breakfast the next... More 

Thank Jackie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were guests of the Inn so we were able to eat both breakfast and dinner during our stay. Breakfast was great! During our stay we tried most breakfast options, it was a hard decision, but the omelette ended up our favorite. We reserved dinner for one night. We ordered the flank steak and the special (Mahi with coconut rice... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't underestimate this restaurant by is size. It's menu is quite amazing, full of flavor and the wine menu is exquisite. Definitely on to try when at the Outer Banks. My wife & I loved it!.

Thank pdstokes
Cooper City, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had and early Saturday Night Dinner (6:30pm). After a day of driving up to Corolla for and ATV tour (2 hour drive from the Inn at Pamlico Sound), we were both hungry and thirsty. We were staying at the Inn and in hindsight we should have eaten here any chance we could. Food was reasonably priced, locally sourced (including... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a number of dinners at Cafe Pamlico on our trip to the Outer Banks, including the Valentine's Day set menu. Every meal was delicious and the service was always excellent. The menu was different each night so it was no problem eating there multiple times. They have a nice wine selection and the cocktails were very good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
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
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
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: (252) 995-4500
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?