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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed yesterday

Outstanding food & service. Our servers, Dallas & Dave, made us feel very special on our 43rd wedding anniversary.

Thank Roxanne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dallas, Melissa, and Tashe all top-notch servers. Knowledgeable and helpful but definitely not overbearing. The steak was beyond belief... cooked to perfection. Bar menu outstanding as well!

Thank clevee442
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister-in-law and I visited Cafe Pamlico last night for dinner. Our waitress, Melissa, was great, she was very friendly and attentive to us. We enjoyed the holiday decorations throughout the property. We very much enjoyed our meal. We both live here in Buxton and...More

Thank Smithsk57
Reviewed 1 week ago

No surprise that this beautiful Inn has a wonderful Cafe. We had Breakfast 3 out of the 4 mornings we were there and it was phenomenal each time. Dallas was our server throughout our stay and he was so personable and even played with our...More

Thank kellp1876
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef is very talented and menu is varied. Chef and staff will work with you to give you an excellent custom meal. The staff is wonderful. A special place.

Thank HopefullyHelpful1978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us headed to Cafe Pimlico for our last evening group dinner together. We all ordered appetizers and mains and with guidance from our friendly server, everyone was pleased with their choices. There were many local options. We split a few...More

Thank canadianfamily2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Cafe Pamlico and each and every time is wonderful... so wonderful we had our Wedding there. Every trip we visit the Outer Banks has to include Cafe Pamlico...

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just perfect, from start to finish. Three dinners and three breakfasts while staying at the Inn last weekend. Still dreaming about the seafood bisque. Thanks to Dallas for such a warm welcome, and to Sarah and Krystal for the lovely chats - and the best...More

Thank GetLessDumb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food and amazing service!!!! Dallas and Sarah made every meal very special. They are absolutely amazing!

Thank tracyt858
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, charming atmosphere. Take a seat at the bar and enjoy a delicious meal with great company. Not sure what to order Sara at the bar can help you with that! Lovely experience dining at the bar with her.

1  Thank Tiffany M
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Questions & Answers
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$35 - 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 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
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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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