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Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
+1 252-441-5405
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (61 reviews)
“seafood” (314 reviews)
“flounder” (118 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the most amazing meal with one of the nicest servers I have ever had! I believe his name was Jeff and it was such a pleasant and enjoyable time! We will definitely return!

Thank patrickcallum
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a little pricey, but WELL WORTH IT! Seriously, how often do you get to eat at a restaurant where the specials menu gives you the name of the actual fisherman who caught the fish that ends up on your plate?! I had...More

Thank CoachS04
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love going to the bar and looking at the sound. They have an osprey nest that's so nice to visit and see the baby ospreys. Asian shrimp is a must. The bartenders are all so nice.

Thank obxtuna09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at Basnight's Lone Cedar on a Wednesday night and he did in a very large comfortable booth with a great view of a beautiful egret bird couple on their nest, affectionately named Ricky and Lucy by the restaurant family. We loved watching them...More

Thank LindaW60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All good. We each selected a different menu item, there were 4 of us, so that we could taste several different items. We were seated at a window as requested and watched the osprey also have dinner with her youngsters. All fun.

Thank texanna2018
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for joining us and the ospreys for dinner! Please come back to see us soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the Lone Cedar after picking up friends from the airport. We were delighted that we stopped. There were ten of us and we were seated right away. It was a little early so we enjoyed a leisurely drink before ordering dinner. We ordered...More

Thank FiveOaks61
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for stopping in to dine with us! Soft shell crab season has just started, and Vicki sheds our crabs and brings them in fresh every day! We are delighted you enjoyed everything, and we are looking forward to serving you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I luv seafood.....BUT when we stopped here on our way back from the Hatteras lighthouse and I saw primerib on the menu on a week night I had to have it.And it was delicious, cooked just right, tender juicy and mouthwateringly good.Service was great ,...More

Thank jamhaj1
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making us a part of your Annual Spring Getaway! We are so glad you enjoyed our prime rib, but please do come back and try our local seafood!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our private wedding ceremony on the beach, we wanted a nice dinner to celebrate. We picked Basnight's Lone Star Cedar Cafe through a referral. We were so pleased with our choice! We were greeted by staff who were waiting for our arrival, we received...More

Thank Jennifer W
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our thanks for choosing us to help celebrate your wedding day! We are honored and so pleased you loved everything. Our best wishes to you, and we're looking forward to celebrating your anniversaries!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a farm to table restaurant with as much local food as possible. This was a delightful experience. They grow the most amazing greens and herbs right on the premise, providing lovely landscaping, even in the early spring. The food was outstanding,...More

Thank 50statetraveler
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for dining with us! We appreciate your five-star comments, including your praise for our staff. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner with family. Good service, clean restaurant, good location and plenty of parking. Plate with lots of shrimp. You will not leave here hungry if you get the fried shrimp.

Thank BBVacation2015
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for dining with us! We are delighted that you enjoyed the shrimp! Please come back to see us soon!

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Thank you so much for being a loyal guest! We hold our staff and ourselves to the highest standard, and we appreciate your vote of confidence.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-5405
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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.
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