Pine Crest Inn Restaurant

4.6
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Dining & Events
From our famous Sunday breakfast buffet, to our pub and dinner menus, and the special events we host, Pine Crest Inn provides delicious food in a unique atmosphere. Mr. B's Pub consistently ranks as one of golf's best 19th holes. It's a perfect blend between locals and hotel guests. Located just off the lobby, this watering hole is a local favorite and a must-see for all who visit the Sandhills region of North Carolina. The memorabilia alone in the bar and lobby are worth a stop-in! And of course, the fireplace chipping board is something everyone should experience - a Pine Crest Inn tradition. Click here to view our Sunday pub specials.
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vipjoek
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great landmark restaurant in Pinehurst

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jlcd
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here for the first time 2 weeks and liked it so much we brought a friend with us and dined again

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JimT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud, mediocre food. History of the place was cool.

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choice1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Lacked a little atmosphere and server seemed in a hurry for us to be served,eat, and leave.

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EmmaEl
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We are a mom and daughters making our first visit to the Pinecrest dining room as one daughter recently bought a vacation home in Pinehurst.
Comfortable porch and patio. Traditionally cozy dining room with carpet, fireplace, and white napery. Menu offerings are traditional meats, poultry, and fish. Nice wine list. Excellent service from Ciera. Atmosphere oozed conviviality. A mix of golfers, tourists, locals, and horse people.
One of us ordered the 6oz beef filet which she said was excellent. Unfortunately, two of us ordered the Chilean Sea Bass special which was...not.
But everyone had room for the delicious creme brulee, so there was that.
We will definitely be back!

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vipJennifer
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our food was not that great. The fish was extremely fishy tasting and no one at our table ate it. Cute place for drinks maybe.

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LeeS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Heather was terrific

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vipKT2120
Pinehurst
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. We had an underage server, who could not deliver alcoholic beverages,so there was a considerable delay in delivery of beverages…to the point of reminding each time that we had not gotten the beverages. We weren’t offer what the soup du jour or dessert offerings were.
Could have used more training we feel.

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LisaL
Pinehurst
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Rather old Fashioned, but well prepared, well presented “country club” food. Really a pleasant and low key evening! Will visit again!

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AyrD
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was very good and service was great. Part of our party was held up due to a parade in the Village. The waitress got our order into the kitchen before it closed at 10:30am. All of the food came out warm. The waitress was so helpful in taking care of our party of 10. Planning on going back next time in Pinehurst.

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vipMary
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is quaint and lovely. The waitress was a staff sgt in the army and so awesome.

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Buck
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pinecrest offers solid food in a down home old school Southern atomosphere. Definitely not fine dining but a decent choice. Famous for their pork chop which is delicious. Also had the stuffed trout. It was decent.

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Luckyman
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food. Relax in the chairs on the porch or listen to music inside.

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Tami
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good American menu! Great service!
Food was delicious and very reasonable prices. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Been here tons of times never had the experience we had before. Set reservations at 7 pm, called to notify will be 15 min late. Once we got to the restaurant the hostess was extremely rude! Telling me my party needs to sit down and order because they were going to close the kitchen. Then as we all sat down, she then tells me now that we are seated since we were 15 min late, we are going to have to wait to put the order in. Terrible hostess, just plain rude and hospitality is something she shouldn’t be doing at a fine dining restaurant like that! Our server was amazing very patient and polite, no issues with food or server.

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AnneKimberly
Pinehurst
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at the Pine Crest Inn never disappoints - my favorite place to bring out-of-town guests because I know the food, service, and ambiance will be of the highest quality but at a reasonable price.

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SteveL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 22oz pork chop and it was delicious. Service was spot on. Great venue.

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JakeE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Short staffed. Food portion for price pretty small.

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JimW
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal
Loved the crab stuffed mushrooms & the pork chop was to die for!!!
Great service
Wonderful ambiance
Definitely recommend

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AnneKimberly
Pinehurst
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch and were very impressed with the COVID protocols in place for the brunch. Delicious food and attentive service!

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vipBusinessMeal
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked on open table for breakfast at 10:00am. We arrived at the restaurant a little early Luckily we did because they close for breakfast at 10:00. They do not take reservations on Saturday. Open Table or the restaurant doesn’t know what the other is doing. Food and service was excellent.

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MikeD
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow and impersonal but not to the point of annoyance nor did it detract from the meal. Charming old building

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AnnM
Pinehurst
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great corned beef and cabbage meal for St. Patrick's Day. Delicious sundae and Irish coffee for dessert. Heather did a great job taking care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude people.

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vipJoshC
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly charming place with a rich history. Cant wait to go back!

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vipGreatFood
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We had a 6:30 reservation on a Saturday evening. For most of the time we were dining, we were the only customers. I’m sure this was influenced by the current Coronavirus panic, but suspect it was also because word has gotten around about a drop off in the dining experience here. There were 4 of us. Two of us got steaks. It appears they were cooked with the sous vide method - which results in a very bland taste. Mine was also slightly undercooked. A companion got the traditional pork chop and thought it was good. They have eliminated the traditional “relish tray” which was greatly missed by our party. Service was excellent — but then again our server only had one table to take care of.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have dined here many times, but was disappointed all around this time. Instead of excellent ratings in all areas, could only rate this average experience.

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BevP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk through the door you feel the warmth and charm of days in history. As you are seated at an elegantly set table you feel special yet very comfortable. From omelets made with your favorite ingredients to the fluffy waffles and tasty muffins, I highly recommend this Sunday morning buffet for everyone to enjoy.

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charlesm
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pine Crest Inn never disappoints . After 30 years my wife and I still love and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine dinner— the food was absolutely amazing! I’ve heard about their wonderful brunches— our first time trying dinner. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff were very attentive and accommodating. We would definitely go back.

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time here. Enjoyed the food and drinks. Decent prices. The bar area is lovely. Service was great. Bonnie was our server, she was very friendly and pleasant. Try the short ribs, so good.

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ELMOSMOM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pinecrest Inn is a very quaint place to visit with loads of golf history and once owned by Donald Ross. The dining room has been refurbished and is bright, white and clean. The prime rib was good and roasted to our liking. Service was excellent -- we were waited on immediately and greeted with a very nice waitress.

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NancyC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were very disappointed. We had high expectations from the online reviews, where this was supposed to be a great 'locals' restaurant. The restaurant itself had great curb appeal, and the bar was fun to sit at before being seated at our table. But the hostess was rude to my husband when we arrived, our waiter was unprofessional and rushed us to place our order, my filet was so undercooked it arrived purple, and the mashed potatoes that were served with it tasted like they were 'instant'. We would definitely not return.

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WilliamS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful Holiday setting in a Historic Southern Inn. Would have given the experience a 5 Star rating however, because of their popularity the crowd overwhelmed the staff by days end and the perfect ambiance faded with the rush to keep up. Note to self - enjoy the Pine Crest Inn early on Holidays when the atmosphere is compatible with the old Inn and the pace is Southernmost.

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heckek
Pinehurst
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible experience we had... the service was great, and the food was top notch! Well done, Pinecrest Inn, we will be back and we are bringing our friends!!

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Shanem
Greensboro
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staple restaurant, don’t expect inventive or cutting edge. I’d bet menu hasn’t changed in 15years. Service very good and food comes out prompt and correct.

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KarenT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very disappointed that you took away relish tray before dinner. Some of our meals were good but 2 were not. Short ribs over cooked and tough

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Steve
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great nostalgic place. Golf history and the food was excellent.
Enjoy chipping into the fireplace while imbibing a drink

FAQs

Pine Crest Inn Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 295-6121.

Pine Crest Inn Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.