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Savor the Flavors of Elizabeth City, NC

We have 14 delicious reasons why you won't go hungry here.

By Kevin Litwin on March 3, 2022

Cypress Creek Grill in Elizabeth City, NC
Cypress Creek Grill

Don’t feel like cooking? You’ve got plenty of great choices among the independently owned restaurants in Elizabeth City, where you can enjoy everything from Southern cuisine and sushi to seafood and steak. Let’s sample some of the city’s finest:

Delectable Downtown Restaurants

Let’s start our savory journey in the downtown district, where you can find restaurants that can satisfy any craving.

CYPRESS CREEK GRILL: Here, you’ll find innovative American cuisine while enjoying a beautiful view of the waterfront.

HOPPIN’ JOHNS: Get your fill of scrumptious Southern dishes (and drinks!) as well as live music and outdoor seating that you can enjoy all year long.

COLONIAL CAFE: The name says it all. Get ready to feast on classic American breakfast and lunch fare here.

THE MILLS DOWNTOWN BISTRO: Crepes, tapas and flatbreads (and chocolate fondue!) fill the menu of this establishment tucked inside a historic building.

Go Global

Big Boss Burritos offers a wide selection of Mexican dishes, and Toyama has several sushi options, along with a range of Japanese fare.

Around Town

Be sure to venture beyond downtown to sample these great options:

QUALITY SEAFOOD MARKET: You’ll quickly get hooked on the great selection of fresh seafood and a full menu of North Carolina homestyle dinners.

MONTERO’S: Venture into this beautiful historic home to enjoy creative cuisine in a casual, welcoming atmosphere.

CURRITUCK BBQ COMPANY: Hope you’re hungry. Prepare to feast on hickory-smoked pork barbecue, beef brisket, pork ribs and barbecue chicken.

Pizza Fans?

Great options include Itza Boutza Pizza and Van’s Pizza House, which also has subs, salads, soups, pasta dishes and Greek favorites.

ANDY’S PANCAKE & STEAKHOUSE: This family-style restaurant has a little bit of everything, from breakfast favorites, like French toast and waffles, to melts, burgers and open-face hot sandwiches.

HOMESTYLE BAKERY & CAFE: This is a must visit if you have a hankering for chicken and waffles, French toast, omelets, burgers, signature sandwiches and more.

IN & OUT CAFE: You’ll be in and out of here often after tasting their New York-style bagels and tall sandwiches. It is located north of town on North Road Street.

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