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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (316 reviews)
“flounder” (117 reviews)
“cornbread” (87 reviews)
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4:30 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
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 5 days ago

This is a really beautiful place and the seafood was amazing! My family had a variety of fish including flounder and mahi mahi. Each dish was wonderfully presented and the quality of the seafood was exceptional. We visited in November so cooler temperatures but there...More

Thank 00Treasure
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant for many years when we lived on the OBX. Our grandson is now part of the well trained staff. We miss not being able to see our friend Mark, as we did when we ate there in the past. We...More

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always our favorite spot to eat dinner at the OBX. Ate dinner there twice in our week visit. Enjoyed local caught seafood.

Thank sharonrobertb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our FAVORITE dinner spot on the island. The food and service were excellent and it was wonderful to be seated at the window on the bay watching the pelicans on their roost just outside the window with the full moon reflecting on the...More

Thank lindastorknurse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned to this farm/sea to table restaurant after a few years hiatus. And it lived up to our expectations. Tuna bite appetizer, pecan crusted trout and blacked dolphin fish servings tasted as though they were pulled minutes before from the ocean. An extensive wine list...More

Thank Jtdunnm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh GREAT food... best part all seafood is local.. and vegetables grown right out back. Excellent service.

Thank travelgirl2017nc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our latest meal was again excellent. We have eaten here while on vacation for years, and have never been disappointed. This trip I had a trio dish - grilled wahoo, swordfish and tuna, each served with its own salsa. My husband had the stuffed flounder....More

Thank CatherineHW80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed an amazing meal on Halloween weekend here in the Outer Banks! Service by Carolyn was perfect! My wife had the Flounder and I had the the Red Drum. Very good! $$$

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A oung man working in a local coffee shop recommend this place...because it served their coffee. He said it was really good and the prices were OK. He nailed it. It's a nice spot on the sound with a pretty good view of the water....More

Thank BillP1215
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you joined us for dinner, and even more delighted that you enjoyed everything! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large welcoming Seafood Restaurant with water views on two sides, informal seafront decor with comfortable seating. Food was excellent - FRESH fish and plenty of side dishes etc to eat. Salad were generous. We skipped dessert. You will not leave hungry. Service was prompt and...More

Thank Maxine2012
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are delighted that you enjoyed our fresh fish and glorious views! We hope you'll come back soon!

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Jennifer H
1 August 2017|
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Response from Herdman68 | Reviewed this property |
No, not to my knowledge.
22 May 2017|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 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
  • E-mail
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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