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Carolina Dining Room

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80 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst, NC 28374
+1 910-295-6811
06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Carolina for their Easter brunch. It was sumptuous and beautiful, but pretty expensive. I'm not a member of the Country Club, so we had to pay full price. The selection and quality of the food was superb, and the service was impeccable.

Thank Jacamojoe47
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had breakfast and lunch in the Carolina Dining Room for a work conference. The grits at breakfast were AMAZING!! I wish I had gone back for more! Everything was fresh and delicious. For lunch we had sandwiches and the bread, meat, and other toppings were very fresh. The red velvet cupcake was one of the best I have ever... More 

Thank Miranda P
Park City, Utah
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waitress was not attentive and the food was not good except for the meats lobster tails and truffle potatoes (all pastas, sides, salads, and apps were very sub par). Not a strong wine list although there were some good half bottles. Not worth the price, but hotel convenience...

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is big-resort dining -- a bit like that one might find on a cruise ship. The service means well, but pretty rough. The food is adequate. I don't think one returns to Pinehurst for the food in the Carolina Dining Room . . .

Thank Psp63
Burlingame, California
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Overwhelming buffet, and omelette station with nicest chef ever (I cannot recall his name). easy and friendly service

Thank R P
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to Easter Dinner with my family. It was very disappointing. The menu was average. The menu was no where to be found on line. The sides were limited. Fingerling potatoes but no mashed or scalloped to accompany the ham (which was good). The decorations were lovely. At $70.00 per person I expected a much better... More 

Thank Regina P
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had an exquisite lunch at The Carolina. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere, even if you aren't and avid golf enthusiast, is surreal.

Thank Linda S
Clark, New Jersey
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

great menu and food was excellent for breakfast and dinner.no complaints.nice haing a superior restaurant right in your hotel where you stay.

Thank aprinceesq
Greenwich, CT
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the sumptuous breakfast buffet both of our mornings there and had dinner one night as well. Classic white linen service and all of our group enjoyed their three course meals. Service was excellent too.

Thank glenelg35
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My son and I often go here often for Thanksgiving lunch. The presentation is beautiful, the waitstaff is gracious and the atmosphere is beautiful. We try to go every holiday (Thanksgiving, Mothers Day, Easter) just to enjoy a relaxing and luxurious meal. I use to go often for brunch, but haven't been in awhile. The brunch was always outstanding.

Thank priscillag2u

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst, NC 28374
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pinehurst
  • Phone Number: +1 910-295-6811
Step back in time in Pinehurst's most expansive dining room, offering breakfast and dinner daily. Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul's amazing menu features hand-selected aged beef and signature dry seasoning rub for our steaks and chops. Menus change seasonally, invoking the fresh flavors of the area and our local farmers' picks.
The legendary breakfast buffet is known as the best in golf, and with good reason. Piano music sets the tone as you feast on made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and Southern favorites.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?