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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 good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not intend to have dinner at the hotel. I am so glad we choose to. We ended up dining both nights, You will not find better seafood and certainly not better service. We dined on the deck outside. I am wearing a back...More

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is even more inventive and delicious with the new chef's influence. Seating at high tables on the deck are our favorite to see the stunning sunset over the expanse of water. Everything is delicious so order what appeals to you - fresh seafood...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Inn on Pamlico Sound for four days and enjoyed daily breakfast and 2 very special dinners prepared by the Cafe. The full breakfast menu was accompanied by a muffin of the day ( served warm). The dinner menu was thoughtfully prepared:...More

Thank Jlr2205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular view and setting. Staff very friendly. Only complaint was the temperature of the food was lukewarm for both our dinners. Our waitress never came back to check on us after we received our meals or we would have commented. The dinner and presentation was...More

Thank Helene-Mike
OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are honored you found our view exceptional, the caliber of food and presentation great, and our staff friendly. With that said, we cannot sufficiently apologize if your order was not fresh from the line hot and your server insufficiently attentive. As noted in response...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here the very first night on our vacation, we sat on their deck (high top table for two) for 20 minutes. The waitresses (2) walked by maybe 6 times and not once said anything or recognized our presence. We left feeling like we...More

Thank Wallace L
OBX_Innkeeper, Owner at Cafe Pamlico, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

While there is no excuse for poor service in our establishment, there is a reason service was unacceptably slow on the evening you tried to dine with us, which fortunately was unrelated to accepting or not accepting you. The locally popular band Soul Rebel performed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was skeptical at first of finding a true, three course, fine dining experience on Hatteras Island. I've been coming to Hatteras for 30 years and every restaurant we've dined at has used the "get them in, get them out" mentality for their patrons. Until...More

Thank vtwincowboy1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather was beautiful during our visit to Hatteras, so we took all the breakfasts and dinners on the deck with a gorgeous view of the sound and often a cool breeze blowing. The inside dining area is inviting as is the small bar, but...More

Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, world class food! Definitely eat here and make sure you save room for the dessert! Bravo to the chef!

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant. Right on the water. Food was great and our server, Dallas, was awesome. If you want the perfect spot then eat here.

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come to OBX every other year with an extended family of 14 people spanning 3 generations. The middle generation enjoy a rent free week in an amazing house each visit and our only payment is a nice dinner out. This was our third visit...More

1  Thank Gary H
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Priscilla M
23 May 2017|
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Response from dchalhoub | Reviewed this property |
There wasn't lobster on the menu. Good luck at that restaurant
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$ 35 - US$ 50
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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: +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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