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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and the service was great also. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend for couples. We ordered a grouper dish and what came close to a vegan vegetable dish both pretty good.

1  Thank Lavorato
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had our daughter's wedding at the Inn at Pamlico Sound on December 31,2016. Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff is so friendly & helpful. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the Inn was & how delicious...More

Thank Carol_AG1
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Head over and have yourself a blood orange jalapeño margarita, they are incredible. The fried chicken is out of this world, too!

Thank boohetz
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic sunsets can be seen over the sound from the inside and outside seating. Make sure you ask for table with a view. Not all tables get a view of sunset! Wonderful food. Not a lot of staff the night we were there so was...More

1  Thank paulagale
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Cafe Pamlico catered our wedding and we had a wonderful experience! Food was amazing and the staff was great! They came to our beach rental and took care of every detail! Would highly recommend!!!

Thank Chassity C
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Family dinner to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and sons birthday. Food was fantastic and service was excellent!! Great for special occasions or just a nice quiet dinner for two. Great sound views with a window table

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I had a table with a view of the sound. opted to eat indoors the first time. Forest salad was delicious and interesting. Short Ribs were melt in your mouth and they had my favorite dessert. what more could I ask? Service was excellent too

Thank khickey2017
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The setting is lovely if you have a table looking out over the Sound. Our server was fairly attentive. I was hoping for the best based upon the reviews. Got our wine and we were served warm bread that was very tasty, but then it...More

Thank kldoor
OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

We are glad this guest enjoyed our facility and server, though we are distressed their grouper was overdone. We offer no excuse, only an apology. We wish the guest had brought it to the attention of their server or any manager rather than expressing it...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We have been coming to this area for over twenty years and we found this to be the best restaurant in the OBX. The food and the service was outstanding! A cozy atmosphere paired with an impeccable Sound-side view.

Thank Garland B
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We stayed at the Inn the first week of May and reserved a table by the window for dinner our second night. Our meals were excellent. I had shrimp and rock fish and my spouse had shrimp and grits. The waiter was attentive and friendly...More

Thank Mengerrie
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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
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Average prices
USD 20 - 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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 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
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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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