Fodor's Expert Review Basnight's Lone Cedar Café
Despite a modern rebuild after a fire, this classic seafood house directly on the water (there's an osprey nest mere feet from the dining-room window) feels old-school, thanks to nautical decor and the laid-back atmosphere. North Carolina produce and seafood star here, including OBX-style clear clam chowder and whole fried flounder. Soft-shell crabs come from an on-site shedding facility, and an extensive herb garden provides fresh seasoning.
7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, North Carolina 27959, USA
- Local seafood and produce
- Extra-friendly service
- Massive glass-walled wine rack