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Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
+1 252-441-5405
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I luv seafood.....BUT when we stopped here on our way back from the Hatteras lighthouse and I saw primerib on the menu on a week night I had to have it.And it was delicious, cooked just right, tender juicy and mouthwateringly good.Service was great ,...More

Thank jamhaj1
Reviewed 2 days ago

After our private wedding ceremony on the beach, we wanted a nice dinner to celebrate. We picked Basnight's Lone Star Cedar Cafe through a referral. We were so pleased with our choice! We were greeted by staff who were waiting for our arrival, we received...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a farm to table restaurant with as much local food as possible. This was a delightful experience. They grow the most amazing greens and herbs right on the premise, providing lovely landscaping, even in the early spring. The food was outstanding,...More

Thank 50statetraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had dinner with family. Good service, clean restaurant, good location and plenty of parking. Plate with lots of shrimp. You will not leave here hungry if you get the fried shrimp.

Thank BBVacation2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For us,this is the best seafood on the Outer Banks. The scallops and shrimp are outstanding and the portions are generous. Their sides are fantastic all on their own. Like most people, we like watching the ospreys.

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service were all top-notch Sonia our server was quite knowledgeable food was all prepared perfectly and everybody left miserable eating too much

Thank cplchip
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel and they were right. A great experience. The restaurant is at the water's edge and a special treat was the osprey nest outside. Our waiter Jeff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We began with the She...More

Thank dillism
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are delighted that you enjoyed our food and our views! Thank you, too, for complimenting Jeff on his good service. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews and getting a recommendation from a local we were excited to eat here. It's a gorgeous building in a gorgeous location. That's it. We were told 15 min wait. 45 min later we were finally seated. That was a bummer because the...More

Thank sandcmom
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us. We apologize for an experience that you feel was less than perfect. We take great pride in serving fresh local sesfood and in providing an awesome dining experience. We hope you will give us another chance to impress you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was recommend to us by our hotel staff, and it did not dissapoint. We ordered shrimp tacos for appetizer. Before our appetizer, rolls and cornbread were served. The cornbread literally is so warm, moist, and sweet, that I couldve eaten it all for my...More

Thank delwaydarling88
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are beyond pleased that you enjoyed everything...and, yes, our cornbread is a real treat! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed dinner here tonight. Their kids meal is great and the food was great! It is local and grown right there in the garden. They did not have crab because it wasn’t in season and even though I was disappointed it...More

Thank Toni W
june39, Owner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many many thanks for dining with us and for taking time to write a glowing review! We appreciate your patronage and hope you'll dine with us again soon!

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Jennifer H
1 August 2017|
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Response from Herdman68 | Reviewed this property |
No, not to my knowledge.
22 May 2017|
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Response from jimwilkins | Reviewed this property |
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Peggy L
20 April 2017|
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Response from june39 | Property representative |
Thank you so much for being a loyal guest! We hold our staff and ourselves to the highest standard, and we appreciate your vote of confidence.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-5405
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At Lone Cedar Cafe, we specialize in fresh and local seafood. If you're craving the freshest fish, clams, crab, shrimp and oysters from local North Carolina waters, you'll find them at the Lone Cedar Cafe. For generations, Outer Banks families made their livings - and their daily meals - from the bounty of local waters, caught fresh every day. Our family, the Basnights, were part of that history, and we continue the tradition today by serving only the freshest Outer Banks seafood, caught in local waters and brought to our docks daily by local fishermen, then cleaned and prepared right here at the Lone Cedar Cafe. Our vegetables are "just picked" from North Carolina farms, we serve only all-natural beef and poultry and even our herbs and greens are grown in our own chemical-free garden on-site. Come enjoy delicious food, gorgeous sunsets and panoramic water views, the antics of our resident ospreys and our warm Southern hospitality.
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