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Cafe Pamlico
Cafe Pamlico's mission 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.

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  • GayleMvip
    Virginia •6 reviews
    Dined 2 days ago
    We always make sure to eat here when visiting our son and daughter in law in Wilmington. Visited twice this week and both visits were amazing as always! The food, drinks and service are always spectacular! Don’t change a thing Ceviche’s!
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    Ceviche's$$$$• Seafood• Wilmington
  • WlliamE
    1 review
    Dined 2 days ago
    Parking is difficult and on-street for the most part. Restaurant has great curb appeal and is welcoming. Reservations are highly encouraged. We had a six o’clock reservation and arrived on time to be greeted at the door by a hostess with a warm smile. Our server was a young man with a very friendly manner. The food was delicious and very generous.
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    Tarantelli’s$$$$• Italian• Wilmington
  • PatM
    1 review
    Dined 2 days ago
    One of the best dining experiences I’ve had:-) truly remarkable flavors and exceptional service. Don’t miss out!
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    Kipos Hellenic Cuisine$$$$• Greek• Wrightsville Beach
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •3 reviews
    Dined 2 days ago
    Caleb was an excellent, knowledgeable server. The food was exceptional and timed perfectly. The GM was very kind and gave a personal touch to end our evening. I highly recommend.
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    Seabird$$$$• Seafood• Wilmington
  • GailM
    Boston / New England •9 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    The food was outstanding. Steaks and burgers to die for. The salads were great too.
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    True Blue Butcher & Table - The Forum$$$$• Contemporary American• Wrightsville Beach

Discover Coastal North Carolina

The coastal region of North Carolina is a vacation magnet, and food is big business all along the shoreline. Fresh seafood establishments abound in this area, with many of them catering directly to the visitors as much as the locals. Steakhouses are also very common along the coast for those looking for a great cut prepared just right. The South is barbeque country, and you can add the North Carolina coast to the list, as barbecue smokehouses are plentiful and usually found in a bar-and-grill setting. International food is also a very popular choice along the North Carolina coast. Selections include Thai, German, Indian, and even Peruvian cuisine. Of course, there are many national chain establishments as well as locally owned family restaurants and combination eateries for those wanting something quick.

Frequently asked questions

The best reviewed restaurant in Wilmington is Kimball's Kitchen

The best vegan restaurants in Wilmington are Ceviche's, Seabird and The Green House Restaurant - Wilmington

The best vegetarian restaurants in Wilmington are PinPoint, Seabird and Tarantelli’s

The restaurants with the best service in Wilmington are Kimball's Kitchen, The Sorrow Drowner and The Village Table and Tavern

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Wilmington are Kimball's Kitchen, The Sorrow Drowner and Cafe Pamlico

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