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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%
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“seafood” (313 reviews)
“flounder” (110 reviews)
“cornbread” (81 reviews)
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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 via mobile

May have changed ..but our last time in...the food was so bad..we paid the check and went to another restaurant,swear to God.

Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food is very good. And service was excellent. The menu doesn't have a lot for "non seafood" eaters but if you like prime rib you will enjoy this place.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 3 days ago

The view from this restaurant is worth the visit. I had the crab soup and a salad, both left a bit to be desired, but the view and service were good.

Thank 411Vacationer
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a delicious meal with great views and attentive service. This restaurant had been recommended to us and we were not disappointed.The staff is very gracious regarding food allergies or substitutions as well, which was much appreciated. The scallops, shrimp and Prime Rib were...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were at the same banquet fundraiser that was previously reviewed, and thought the food was amazing. I, in particular, really enjoyed the garlic mashed potatoes with the chicken cacciatore, as I have to eat gluten-free due to a strong reaction to gluten. I wouldn't...More

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Attended a banquet fundraiser last evening where the dinner was a preset meal. Our salads were very good and the cornbread was also moist and warm. I knew the meal was going to be some type of chicken, but it sure was a combination that...More

Thank OBX123
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are happy to help with local causes, and we thank you for supporting this cause. With set menus for fundraising groups, we try to serve something everyone would enjoy. We are glad you did like the salad, bread and dessert. Once again, thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was phenomenal. I know because I sampled something off everyone's plate at our table! We love that you know which fisherman caught your fish and the vegetables and spices were all grown onsite. Our waterfront view was complete with an active osprey...More

Thank Brian W
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for dining with us whenever you are visiting the Outer Banks! We love that you love all the local food, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again we had the most marvelous food at Basnight's Lone Cedar Café. It is always our first stop when we get to OBX and once again we were not disappointed! There was a private party so we sad out on the desk overlooking the...More

Thank Jackie B
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for making us your first stop when you visit the Outer Banks! We are delighted that you enjoyed our crab cakes, and we agree, our she crab soup is awesome! Please come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Sunday Brunch. Wow! Off the chart food, service and atmosphere! We were served corn bread while we were waiting...boy! ...it was like dessert!! Ordered the seafood crepes...my oh my...outstanding! Highly recommend this...will definitely go back!! 😊

Thank Cindy C
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow! Thank you for dining with us and for writing a five-star review! The seafood crepes are one of my favorites, and I'm glad you agree that they are delicious! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had high hopes based on ratings and found the seating good, view to sunset outstanding from one side and awesome bird's eye view to the Osprey nest, exactly that, awesome! Regrettably the food was only middle of the road and although our server was nice...More

Thank Happyvisitor106
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Happyvisitor106, We appreciate your review, and we will certainly review your comments with our staff. We want your dining experience with us to be the best from start to finish! We serve only local seafood, and our chefs season just enough to enhance the...More

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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
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  • 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
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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
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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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