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Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4500
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'd like to thank the entire staff at Inn on Pamlico Sound and Cafe Pamlico for being such terrific hosts for the Dare County Arts Council's Rock The Cape concert on May 28. It rained torrentially ALL DAY but the event was still super fun...More

Thank DareArts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous sunset dining of the Pamlico Sound. Live entertainment, great food and service made this repeat visit top notch. I would highly recommend!

Thank NadineDeason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough about this place. Food was amazing, view was spectacular and staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Melissa and Dallas were great servers and went out of their way for us. We did brunch and a sunset dinner and can't...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting cocktails, fresh seafood selections, and a delicious variety of desserts! I had trouble with an entree brought out cold. They tried again, but still not hot. I took it home and it was perfect once heated thoroughly in the oven. All the other dishes...More

Thank DDPerks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant catered our wedding along with serving us breakfast during our stay! The morning of our wedding, Dallas was our waiter and after asking what room we were in, knew I was the bride and treated me and my daughter as princesses! Breakfast every...More

Thank Christain80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time having dinner at The Inn on Pamlico Sound. First time we were just a couple, this time 4 of my HS buddies and I ate there with our wives. We all ordered off the menu (which offered adequate choices, although they were...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 50 miles to have an early dinner at the Pamlico Cafe and weren't disappointed. We had a window table overlooking the sound. The duck was cooked to perfection and the broth on the garlic shrimp was to die for. If you are in...More

Thank Lee0812
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there 3 of our 6 nights. Great food, we loved the seafood bisque. The breakfast came with our room rate & was really good. Sterling was our waitress several times & we had wonderful service as well.

Thank Catharine G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Noticed that Cafe Pamlico parking lot was packed every evening when driving by and decided it must be something we should try as well and we weren't disappointed . The food was fabulous and Dallas our waiter was fantastic!! Can't wait to visit again :)

Thank mackenziesmom
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We were delighted with our dinner. Even though the prices are higher than other restaurants on the Outer Banks, everything - from the food to the service to the atmosphere- commands that higher price. Melissa was our server. She did a fabulous job. Thanks so...More

Thank sgarriques
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Priscilla M
24 May 2017|
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Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We do not have lobster as a regular menu item. We do have it on special from time to time, but you would have to call a week or so before your visit to know for sure.
27 November 2016|
Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Paula: Below appears of our email to you on 7/19/16, which was also part of our review response. Note that the end clearly states that you are invited to call when returning to the island so we could provide you with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 252-995-4500
  • E-mail
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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