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Start Planning for the

Holiday Season


With Thanksgiving Just around the corner and Christmas soon to follow, it’s time to start making your Holiday plans.  Back by popular demand our Thanksgiving Dinner will be served buffet style this year.  You and your family can enjoy all the flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with a coastal flare, and no time wasted in the kitchen cooking or cleaning.  Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe Pamlico is always a hit, and served by reservation only, causing us to introduce a 3rd seating time this year.  We will seat at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Small and Large parties are welcome.  You must call in advance for reservations.


If you are looking for the perfect place to host your Company or Family Christmas Party look no further than Cafe Pamlico.  We can accommodate Private Parties of any size, Offsite Caterings, or Platters to-go.  Our team has years of experience turning special occasions into lasting memories and taking the stress out of events so you and your guests can enjoy what really matters… Each other.  The time to start planning your Holiday Event is now, so give our team a call today.

Please call our restaurant reservation line at 252-995-4500 for reservations or more information on our Holiday Services.



Welcome to Cafe Pamlico at the Inn on Pamlico Sound, Hatteras Island’s premier casual fine dining restaurant. We offer exceptional cuisine, wedding and special event hosting and gourmet catering on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We are open year round to the public and lodging guests for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is served each morning regardless of season. Our dinner schedule is seasonal, ranging from five nights a week in offseason (early November through mid March) to seven nights in shoulder and peak season.


Breakfast Daily   8am-10am                            Dinner Wed-Sun    5pm-8pm


Dinner reservations are highly recommended, as the restaurant is often filled to capacity by reservation. Breakfast reservations are recommended for guests not staying at the Inn. Please call our restaurant reservation line at 252-995-4500 or our hotel front desk at 866-PAMLICO (726-5426) for reservations or for more information on Cafe Pamlico and our services.

Please note that the Inn presents a relaxed fine dining experience, which may not be well suited to small children. Large parties of 10 or more, including large parties with children, can be accommodated by advance reservation.

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“At Cafe’ Pamlico at The Inn on Pamlico Sound, tables spill out from the window lined dining room onto a soundfront deck…dishes like crab cakes with chive whipped potatoes, sweet corn succotash, and lemon horseradish aioli or duck breast with roasted potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, and arugula, and balsamic fig reduction…all beautifully presented.”
-Taste of the South Magazine, August 2012


Hatteras Island Style

Our mission at Cafe Pamlico 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.

“Our visit to Cafe Pamlico was beyond delightful. The setting is lovely, the food is delicious and beautifully presented, as are the cocktails, and the service was perfect… It was a perfect end to a perfect day in the OBX.”


“We spend every Valentine’s Day at this place because we are locals. It is very romantic and the food is very good. The price is in-line with a place of this caliber. I would recommend it if you are trying to impress your date or your spouse.”