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Cafe Pamlico, Buxton, NC

Cafe Pamlico

4.9
4.9
234 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Cafe Pamlico's mission is to provide a world class 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. The fish we serve each evening is frequently taken from the nets of friends that very morning. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. The Cafe serves elegant gourmet dinners prepared by our world class chefs from four to seven nights each week, depending on season. Dinner reservations are highly recommended, as the restaurant is often filled to capacity by reservation. We are open to the public every morning for our famous casually elegant breakfasts, called "Best on the Outer Banks" by National Geographic Traveler. Cafe Pamlico is committed to extending gracious hospitality beyond the walls of our restaurant and into the community. We manage our organization in an ecologically sensitive and economically sustainable manner, driven by genuine concern for our environment and the jobs we create in our community, and always in accordance with the customer satisfaction policies of our business model. We invite you to learn more about Cafe Pamlico by downloading our current brochure, or by getting in touch with us. Whether dining in one of our intimate well appointed dining rooms, at our elegant copper topped bar, or al fresco on one of our soundfront decks, you will experience exceptional food and service which the Times of London described as "Fabulous" while surrounded by the natural beauty and grandeur of the Pamlico Sound and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–1:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (252) 995-4500
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Buxton
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tequila Cocktail Dinner

    $120.00 per person

    May 6, 2024 only
    Cafe Pamlico's 2nd Annual Tequila Dinner! Grab your friends and join us for an unforgettable evening of Mexican flavors and festive spirits. Our Chefs and Mixologists will serve you a specially crafted 5-course Mexican inspired menu, expertly paired with a selection of unique tequila cocktails, complete with a lively and festive atmosphere with Live Music by Brian Surratt! Dinner starts promptly at 6pm Price: $120 per person Reservations: Required

What 234 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Neighborhood gem

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Outer Banks

    Most Booked

234 Reviews
  1. DianeK

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Pamlico was absolutely a step above in every respect! The staff was welcoming and so professional. The food was fresh and fabulous! The ambiance was perfection. They really knock it out of the park and over deliver. Highly recommend to every discerning foodie!
    Cafe PamlicoResponded 2 days ago
    Diane, thank you SO much for your review! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to the Cafe Pamlico TripAdvisor page :-)

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  2. yvonnec

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    start to finish a wonderful experience: friendly, delicious food and drinks
    Cafe PamlicoResponded 7 days ago
    Yvonne, thank you SO much for your review! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to the Cafe Pamlico TripAdvisor page :-)

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  3. SuzC

    Massachusetts

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food variety. Appetizer of shrimp, buffalo sauce and gorgonzola crumbles excellent. Lamb well cooked and crab cake done perfectly, each served with unique salads. Dessert also excellent, superb bakery quality. All professionally served by Ashley.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! A must try! We always look forward to meals here.
    Cafe PamlicoResponded on April 5, 2024
    Thank you SO much for your review! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to the Cafe Pamlico TripAdvisor page :-)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a table of 6, we all loved our meals. Some of us had salmon, and some had the filet. One had the tuna. Everything was great!! This was our first time here. I highly recommend this restaurant. The staff was very friendly too.
    Cafe PamlicoResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you SO much for your review! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to the Cafe Pamlico TripAdvisor page :-)

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  6. JanD

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great new brunch menu for the new season! We thoroughly enjoyed the Eggs Benedict ala Neptune (crab meat and lobster) and the Avocado Toast. For Easter the “Bunny Mary” was tasty and the lemon lavender mimosa was sublime. Lovely music that didn’t overpower the conversation and fine service from Willow rounded out a delightful experience:
    Cafe PamlicoResponded on April 1, 2024
    Jan, thank you SO much for your review! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to the Cafe Pamlico TripAdvisor page :-)

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Molto caratteristico e cibo anche della zona. Consiglio una cena senza dubbi!
    Cafe PamlicoResponded on March 30, 2024
    (Translation - Very characteristic and food also from the area. I recommend a dinner without doubts!" Thank you so much! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to TripAdvisor. Grazie mille! Per favore torna, porta amici e pubblica la tua recensione su TripAdvisor.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal - great service , beautiful view - great spot for a special occasion
    Cafe PamlicoResponded on March 17, 2024
    Thank you SO much for your review! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to the Cafe Pamlico TripAdvisor page :-)

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  9. RickAC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service by Willow, great atmosphere with live must by Rory, outstanding food from soups to dessert and cocktails, will definitely be back and highly recommend
    Cafe PamlicoResponded on March 16, 2024
    Rick, thank you SO much! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to the Cafe Pamlico TripAdvisor page :-)

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  10. MichaelS

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there with friends who dine there every year when visiting. Fantastic meal. Dallas, our server was great and an overall enjoyable evening. We will be back!
    Cafe PamlicoResponded on March 9, 2024
    Michael, thank you SO much! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to the Cafe Pamlico TripAdvisor page :-)

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FAQs

Cafe Pamlico is rated 4.9 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, Buxton, NC 27920

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Buxton
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–1:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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