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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, Vegan Options
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My son and his fiancé got married here. Very beautiful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. A bit pricey but if you want a night or day out and money is no object.

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our wedding at the inn. We had a small party of 10 and everyone’s food was great. We also stayed at the inn which included breakfast, it was the best French toast I have ever had. The food was so good that even...More

Thank Spasko3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a complimentary breakfast every morning when we stayed at the Pamlico Inn and although I normally never go to complimentary breakfasts, theirs was awesome! Great food, awesome menu. I would absolutely go back!

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I get the chance to unwind cafe pamlico is first pick. Living on this beautiful island is 2nd to none unique small town atmosphere is comparable to the inn. The owner gives back to the community in more ways than one. We hit it...More

Thank jarvislwilliams3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 8:00pm exactly. The sign said 9pm and walkin welcomed. We arrived to a half empty restaurant and were immediately greeted by a very rude lecture about not serving people without a reservation and that they are always too busy for walkin customers...More

Thank garborfarm2
OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As readers who follow our organization frequently comment, when we are in the wrong, we so state and immediately make recompense. This is not one of those cases. The number of vitriolic and erroneous statements by this reviewer are impressive. It is worth noting that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited while on vacation, for our 23rd anniversary. I could not be more pleased! We ate outside on the patio, with a great view of the sound and live acoustic music. Our server was Dallas, and he was SO friendly and...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday evening around 6:30. Not crowded at all although we did make reservations. Very unique property. Great setting. View was awesome and food was also. Service was also great I got the filet- done perfectly- and my husband got scallops, which...More

Thank angeck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner tonight at the Inn. My husband, daughter and I dined inside with a great view of the water. We split the Caesar salad and the clam appetizer. Both were delicious. I had the fillet and it was cooked to perfection....More

Thank IslandGirl874
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While vacationing in Rodanthe I did some research to find a restraunt for my husband and I to have a much needed date night while my parents watched the kids. It was our second night out in almost a year since having our second child...More

Thank lbasnight
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of amazing foods, well presented, good service and delicious! Nice view of the sound and music outside during the week! Ate there for 3 dinners and four complimentary breakfasted with our room. Perfect !

Thank PerfectionPreferred
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Questions & Answers
Priscilla M
23 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.
27 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
US$ 20 - US$ 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
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
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
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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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