The walls of Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café are adorned with nets, rods and rakes that are used to catch fish and crabs. Large nets hang from the ceiling. Stunning water views are available from every table, as well as a bird’s eye view of the nest of resident ospreys, Ricky and Lucy.
The Osprey Lounge is dedicated to the charter fleet — the bar is the made from the stern of a fishing boat — and a mural of the fleet that fishes out of Oregon Inlet graces the wall.
There are plenty of reasons to visit the Outer Banks, and one of them is the incredible just-caught seafood served at area restaurants. Any seafood-lover will tell you that it’s very easy to taste the difference between previously frozen fish and something fresh from the boat — regardless of how a chef prepares the dish.
The restaurant does not serve fish that has been imported; it must be caught by local fishermen to be served on the menu: The menu even notes the name of the person who caught the fish on its seafood specials of the night. Basnight's takes pride in being a "green" restaurant, and all of its vegetables on the menu are grown on local North Carolina farms.