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Cafe Pamlico

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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-7030
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 20:00
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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

All the produce is grown in and around the Inn and property. The seafood is right out of the sound! There isn't a single item of food that I had here over my 4 day stay that wasn't amazing. I wanted to try everything they had. You should absolutely be eating here when you're in the Outer Banks!

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Thank Frenchwj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Food was outstanding as well as service. Server was particularly attentive to us when weather turned a little chilly after sunset. The owner came to our table to inquire as to our satisfaction. I love that the herbs and vegetables are grown on site.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great place located at the charming Pamlico Inn. Food was delicious. We had shrimp and grits, grilled scallops, fish of the day (swordfish), steak, and calamari appetizer. They even customized a dish for a very picky eater. Every dish was perfectly prepared. Our server Dallas was super friendly and just plain awesome, and did a great job serving our party... More 

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Bloomingburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Because of flooding in area couldn't get to original restaurant we wanted to go to. Good for us because we found this restaurant instead and what a pleasant surprise. Greeted by a the most pleasant hostess, Shelby. Had a wonderful chat. Sat at bar for a drink first. Autumn surprised us with a wonderful talent in mixology. My sister was... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Best meal on the island. Not cheap but worth it. Everything I had was delicious. I had the grilled Ceasar salad, the filet, and the cheesecake. Yum yum and yum. I can't wait to go back when we come back in August so we can sit outside on the deck. This will be a must do every time we come... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Great food great views and wonderful service. Tops anything in Hatteras island and Buxton! Suggest reservations. Small and probably caters to prop staying at the inn. Ps. For Tesla people it has a Tesla destination charger so you can charge while you eat.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Although the area abounds with many choices, this is the only restaurant we visited during our recent stay at the inn on Pamlico Sound, with absolutely delicious and wonderfully presented dishes showcasing the chef's talent and use of vegetables and herbs grown in the surrounding gardens. Fresh ingredients and masterful combinations provide a superb dining experience, with perfect portioning and... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We dined at Cafe Pamilico while preparing for our wedding at the Inn. We loved every meal there. The chef does a great job of incorporating fresh seafood into the menu. The staff is friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to going back soon!

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Thank bris2lsavage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We came to Cafe Pamlico tonight for dinner. It was lovely, and dinner was fantastic. The views of the sunset are a must see if you are in the area. Our server Dallas was great and his girlfriend the hostess was sweet. She helped us move our table under the overhang once it started to rain. My husband had the... More 

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Ft Worth. TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Really enjoyed the vegetables grown all around the attractive property. Could tell when the chef was cooking rather than the sous chef - a disappointing difference. Overall the food was tasty, if not always warm enough - sent several things back for a reheat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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: +1 252-995-7030
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?