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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (64 reviews)
“seafood” (319 reviews)
“flounder” (122 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head, NC 27959-9164
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Since we've never been to the Outer Banks we asked Teresa at the front desk of the Surf Side Hotel for dining recommendations. Being close by and near the top of our list we decided on Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe. Arriving in time to see...More

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Fantasy RV Caravan tour was able to book a special lunch for us at this restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed our tasty shrimp salads. Other choices included chicken salad or burgers, both of which were very good. Dessert was either key lime pie...More

Thank Moitime1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food and service. Not really worthy of the price or the wait for a table when there were clean, empty tables in abundance. Lots of neat artifacts everywhere and interesting photos. Have had better food in OBX for less money.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for dinner with the family. Started strong with some delicious light and fluffy cornbread.So far so good. It was a busy night so it took a while for the food to arrive. Not a problem, however I received my order and it was incorrect....More

1  Thank pugmug1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location on the causeway, views of sound were a treat. Flounder was fresh and delicious, as was fried shrimp. Cole slaw was very tasty! Wait staff was friendly, but busy.

Thank Greenakrz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place for brunch, drinks or dinner. Great food, staff and atmosphere! The crab dip is the best!

Thank Getaway792568
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here with 3 others. Two of us had the shrimp pasta in a tarragon cream sauce, one had sautéed scallops and the fourth had prime rib. The shrimp pasta was delicious, although there was way too much pasta. I ended up picking...More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the crab dip was the best we had all week; omlettes, breakfast specials were outstanding; hash browns were a bit of a dissappointment, more like home fries

Thank tkristoph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time eating at this restaurant and overall it was a good experience. The views are amazing and the food/drinks were good. Wait staff could have been more attentive as they didn’t offer any refills on drinks during the meal. This restaurant is very large...More

Thank Swanie3a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Basnight’s Lone Cedar is just terrific! It is one of the reasons I like be the Outer Banks. Food and drink are always good. This week the seared red drum with life locally sourced peppers, corn, and tomatoes was superb. The martini...More

Thank rj0hns0n10
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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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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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
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 Café, we specialize in fresh and local Outer Banks 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 Café.
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