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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%
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“seafood” (310 reviews)
“flounder” (110 reviews)
“cornbread” (80 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I had dinner here 4-5 times but hadn't been in the area for over 4 years. The food was just as good as we remembered. I had a grilled/broiled seafood trio: scallops, shrimp & fish - all delicious. Sides of whipped sweet...More

Thank bluehighwaysPA
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and my cousins ate here and we all had delicious meals! The atmosphere was great (right on the water) and the prices were good for the quality of food.

Thank NatGirl64
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fried shrimp, grit cakes, and succotash - as good as it gets! Love this place and come everytime we visit the outer banks. I don't usually eat fried food but their fried shrimp is always great!

Thank DCSVirginiaBeach
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for always making us a part of your Outer Banks visit! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner of fresh fish and shrimp plus excellent service. I was surprised to see the fisherman who caught the fish listed on the menu. It doesn't get much fresher than that.

Thank Vincent P
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed dining with us! We like to give credit to our wonderful fisherman who supply us with freshness. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at the Lone Cedar on every trip to the outer banks. You can even see the gardens where they grow their own tomatoes, okra, and spices. We took our family of 7 for dinner. We ate everything from steamed shrimp, trout, crab soup,...More

Thank Stan222
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for dining with us and for sharing your experience! We are delighted to know you enjoyed many of our fresh seafood entrees. We hope you'll come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

While vacationing from Florida, we were looking for a local restaurant and friends suggested Basnight's. The food was delicious with a wide menu selection including a variety of local seafood. There were some on the menu that listed the fisherman that caught the fish for...More

Thank Davistravels
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We so appreciate your five-star review! You captured our essence so well, and we are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked for a seafood restaurant on the water and the Lone Cedar was recommended. We were very happy we asked. We were seated at a window overlooking the sound and, even better, there was an osprey nest just outside with two young osprey. Even...More

Thank BuffaloTravluvr
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for making us a part of your visit to the Outer Banks! It's great for us to know that you enjoyed our fresh seafood and vegetables. Your review is much appreciated! Please come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a nice din din with the husband. We had dined here many many years ago (pre-TripAdvisor, hah!), and remembered it to be a good choice. And all these years later it did not disappoint! The restaurant is huge, if there is a line, I...More

Thank VABuckeye_Girl
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are looking forward to your next visit, too! Thank you for taking time to write a review...and a five-star review, at that! We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed our fresh seafood. PS...Those "reading glasses" come in handy for lots of folks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service, reasonably priced. A bit loud but easily overcome. We will definitely go back.

Thank BobOZee
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I went to Lone Cedar early on a Friday Night. We were seated promptly by a window so that we could enjoy "Ricky and Lucy", the Osprey's feeding their chicks. The view of the sound was lovely. The menu sounded delicious but...More

Thank sharon c
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for dining with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed the crab soup and crab dip, and we do hope you'll save room for dessert on your next visit! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Jennifer H
1 August 2017|
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Response from Laurie M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. They do usually have a fresh catch of the day that could be grilled as well as vegetables.
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JaneBoydt
22 May 2017|
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Response from jimwilkins | Reviewed this property |
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Peggy L
20 April 2017|
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Response from june39 | Property representative |
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
US$ 8 - US$ 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
16:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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