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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 18 January 2017

The Inn’s restaurant was absolutely amazing. My wife and I are foodies and we were both stunned to find such great cuisine coming from the kitchen of a small inn during the off-season on the Outer Banks. The used many of their own home grown...More

Thank brucespeicher
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My husband and I came to the Inn at Pamlico for my birthday celebration, and we were very impressed by the Cafe. We loved getting up and coming to breakfast every morning. Everyone at the Cafe were so sweet and helpful. We also enjoyed dinner...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife Jennifer and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary dinner at the best restaurant on Hatteras Island, hence our drive to Pamlico Café. From the wait staff to the food to the beverages, we were treated to a really great night out. My many...More

1  Thank blairm79
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had driven by Café Pamilco many times and finally decided to try it during a recent visit to Frisco. The menu is small, as is the restaurant. It is upscale, a bit pricey and not really what I am looking for when I go...More

Thank OhioBuckeye826
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Café Pamlico was amazing. Our favorite meal was breakfast and we couldn't wait to try every specialty gourmet meal. I would be happy to discuss further why the The Inn on Pamlico Sound & Cafe Pamlico should be the choice for your next magical event....More

1  Thank louiszeppieri
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After last night's late arrival to Hatteras, my daughter and I headed to Conner's for provisions at the end of a long day of running on the beach, reading on the back porch, and watching a great thunderstorm. On our way back we decided to...More

1  Thank Dianemmckinley
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an upscale experience for dining, there is only one choice on Hatteras Island. The executive chef has created a fantastic menu that is sure to please. The menu changes from time to time, but I've never been disappointed. I've has...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The food was OUTSTANDING! The chef is a master at creating dishes with complimenting flavors. Wait-staff were friendly and pleasant to talk with. Perfect for a night out with someone special.

1  Thank davepdavis
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We used the Inn to cater our company's annual Christmas dinner party. From the appetizers to the deserts, the food was delicious! The wait staff friendly and attentive. This was all accomplished at an offsite location so they could accommodate our large party.

Thank susanfX8480TJ
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Cafe Pamlico recently catered our company Christmas dinner and did an excellent job. From start to finish, the event planner and executive chef made planning the dinner easy. They took care of set up and break down and transformed the space into a festive holiday...More

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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$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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
  • 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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