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Cafe Pamlico

4.6
4.6
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 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

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Outer Banks

    Most Booked

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  1. SG

    SethG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food even through a substantial storm.
  2. KB

    KarenB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food and service were excellent! I would recommend sitting inside though as the outdoor high top chairs are quite uncomfortable and the deck enclosure cut off the view and connection with the beautiful property. Still loved it though overall - expensive but worth it for any occasion .
  3. TR

    TarraRausch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved our night. Eric, the bartender was happy to oblige our requests for off the menu drinks. We were lucky enough to get seated earlier than our late reservation as well. The prices are ridiculously high but we knew that going in. Besides that, I have no complaints about our experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. The staff went above and beyond for us and made us feel very special! The food was delicious from the main course to the veggies! Many Thanks!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good, great place to stay also.
  6. DB

    DianneB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary dinner. Food was outstanding, nice wine list and wonderful service.
  7. JR

    JohnR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Appetizers were great; main courses not very good (overcooked seafood). Service was poor (2.5 hour mean without dessert). Ambience great. Our prior two experiences here were very good in all aspects
  8. m

    michaelc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great meal, great service, and great atmosphere, Dallas is a fabulous waiter and the story and mission are awesome. Put it on the list if you are anywhere near this place, it is worth the trip
  9. DG

    DonaldG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!!!!! Breakfast or dinner, you will not be disappointed. Great food and atmosphere!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our dinner! Hands down the best shrimp and grits I’ve had! We lucked out and caught the sunset from the perfect spot at the inn. We can’t wait to return!
  11. AT

    AmberT

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, service and atmosphere! 10/10 recommend and we will be back!

    Cafe PamlicoResponded on September 3, 2022Amber, thank you SO much for your review. Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to TripAdvisor and Yelp.

  12. BT

    BTKDiner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was absolutely amazing and the staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Bravo!

    Cafe PamlicoResponded on September 3, 2022Thank you SO much for your review. Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to TripAdvisor and Yelp.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Pamlico is such a gem. From appetizers to entrees the food was excellent and well prepared. I got got that filet and my boyfriend got the catch of the day which was grouper. We made a reservation which is a definite must because this place fills up fast. We went a little before our reservation time, got drinks from the bar and caught the sunset on their little pier. They do have dining seating with sunset views but you just adjust your seating time accordingly. Our server Ashley was so sweet and gave us great service. We will definitely be back as we stay in Avon every summer. I can’t believe we didn’t find this place sooner!

    Cafe PamlicoResponded on September 3, 2022Thank you SO much for your review. Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to TripAdvisor and Yelp.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is always on our list for one nice dinner every time we vacation in the Outer Banks - great food, service and location. Can’t beat the sunsets from here

    Cafe PamlicoResponded on September 3, 2022Thank you SO much for your review. Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to TripAdvisor and Yelp.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Must have a reservation! Excellent service! The view of the sound is fabulous! Outdoor seating us covered, we had an ominous cloud cover that poured and it was nice to be out side and protected frombthr elements.

    Cafe PamlicoResponded on August 21, 2022Thanks SO much! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to TripAdvisor and Yelp.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit, both times for our wedding anniversary. We have been so very pleased both times! We made the reservation this year pretty much on spur of the moment and were delighted to be able to make this a new tradition! The food was as delicious as the first trip - my scallops were superb and I loved the vegetable hash! Hubby loved his bucatini too, and the cocktails were especially delightful. Can’t wait to return next year!

    Cafe PamlicoResponded on August 21, 2022Thanks SO much! Please come back, bring friends, and post your review to TripAdvisor and Yelp.

  17. LS

    LuciaS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lovely staff, lovely view. A lovely place to have breakfast.
  18. C

    Chess

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We love this place...having said that last time we visited we were given the runaround saying we needed reservations due to staffing etc...etc...so i made a reservation 25 mins later i had a table. Excuses only go so far. It is paramount that repeat guests get better and better food and service every repeat visit. We will keep coming simply because its the only casual fine dining in the area. Best wishes

    Cafe PamlicoResponded on August 19, 2022Chess, it would be appreciated if you could touch base directly at steve@innonpamlicosound. It sounds from your note that we were not able to seat you when you walked in but were able to seat you later in the evening. We seat no more than two tables per 15 minute increment. Am hopeful this was nothing more than a misunderstanding. With no advertising, we live by word of mouth, referral and review. Under no circumstance do we want our repeat guests to feel less than highly valued

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went on Monday for our anniversary, it was so good we went again on Friday for our last night on vacation. The scallops were the very best I’ve ever eaten! Although it was at a higher price point, not much more considering the quality. The place was clean and service was efficient.

FAQs

Cafe Pamlico is rated 4.6 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
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–11:00 am Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • 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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