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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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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 2 days ago

Went here on my anniversary week and it was so enjoyable! We wanted to have a nice dinner and this place fit the bill better than another place our host suggested! The selection of food was so great that it was tough to decide what...More

Thank econotraveller41
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visit Lone Cedar every year as a special evening for our group of approximately 15 people. They are always very accommodating to large groups and the food is always fresh and great tasting. Our server this year, April, was exceptionally friendly and professional. We...More

Thank kbdelapaz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family & I have been going to Basnights for about 15 years or more and it is always wonderful! The food is always great - never overly done, so you can taste Carolina seafood the way that is best. Always fresh and now they...More

Thank Jenwodny
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of a handfull of awesome restaurants on the beach. Everyone else is trying to keep up with their standards of excellance. Spend the extra cash, drive the extra mile, and treat yourself to Basnight's. You won't regret it.

Thank m m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called ahead because we had a group of 22. Got there right at 5:00 pm and they sat us almost immediately. This place is huge, there's a ton of seating. The service was awesome, everyone who helped our group was very attentive, kept our...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The locals are not lying when they tell you that this is a fantastic place to eat. The food is so incredibly fresh, it can take your breath away. Our party of four enjoyed four different dishes and several appetizers. The she crab soup was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife got the shrimp pasta and she said it was delicious and the Rasberry cheesecake was amazing!! Won’t be disappointed. There really is a view of the water from every table in the restaurant. We had a party of 15 people and we were...More

Thank Nathaniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that their Sunday Brunch is popular but maybe because there are not many other places that offer Sunday Brunch. I was there Sunday July 29th and what I got was outrageous. $12.00 for 4 slices of fried green tomatoes ( I ate 2),...More

Thank Marylou288
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an early supper. Visited the outer banks many times, the first time to eat here. Huge restaurant with lots of seating. Great seafood. Outstanding service. Will definitely eat here again. We're able to watch an osprey nest with chicks outside the window. Interestingly the...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big seafood restaurant with as diverse menu featuring locally sourced fish and seafood with the fisherman who procured it listed. I have eaten here many times, with never a bad meal or experience.

Thank wbschamp
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Jennifer H
1 August 2017|
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Response from Herdman68 | Reviewed this property |
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Peggy L
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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
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:00
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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