Fodor's Expert Review Basnight's Lone Cedar Café

$$$$ Nags Head Seafood

Hearts were broken when this restaurant, owned by powerful North Carolina senator Marc Basnight and family, burned in 2007, but it was rebuilt in a contemporary style with simple pine tables, large windows with waterfront views, and a huge glass-walled wine rack. North Carolina produce and seafood star here, including OBX-style clear clam chowder, she-crab soup, catch of the day, and whole fried flounder. Soft-shell crabs in season come from an on-site shedding facility, and an extensive herb garden provides fresh seasoning.

Seafood Views Lively Dinner Brunch $$$$ Family

Quick Facts

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, North Carolina  27959, USA


Known For:
  • Local seafood and produce
  • Extra-friendly service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.–Wed. and Jan.–early Feb. No lunch

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