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Downtown Dining Options

Our downtown is full of delicious, quality options for a variety of food cravings. Whether you need shrimp and grits or a steak--or even tapas-style selections of everything in-between and more--we can satisfy! Come visit over a weekend when the downtown evenings are filled with live music to enjoy with local craft beer or a glass of wine. 

2 Souls Wine Bar
512 East Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

2 Souls is a premium wine bar brought to life by 2 friends, who want to bring you the best there is to offer in wine, charcuterie boards and moments spent with the people you love.

Big Boss Burritos
110 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 6 Reviews


The secret ingredient is always LOVE and downtown's brand new Big Boss Burritos does not disappoint! With burritos worthy of the name, no one walks away hungry. Be sure to try out their desserts too - the sweet, crispy churros are amazing.

Coasters Downtown
216 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 4 Reviews


This small town bar has a surprisingly large number of brews on tap. Great selection of delicious and quick meal options.

Colonial Café
418 East Colonial Avenue
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 27 Reviews


Serving classic American breakfast and lunch 7 days a week in a casual diner atmosphere in historic Elizabeth City, North Carolina. We specialize in filling your belly with delicious home-cooked food. Some of our local favorites are our homemade sausage gravy on freshly baked biscuits and our shrimp & grits.

Cypress Creek Grill
113 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 274 Reviews


A family-owned dining destination for innovative American cuisine with hometown charm, with a gorgeous view of the waterfront. Dishes crafted with fresh seafood, local ingredients, and distinctive flavors to take you on a culinary journey you’ll want to relive again and again.

Ghost Harbor Brewing Company
602 E. Colonial Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 10 Reviews


We are passionate about every detail of our craft beer and hope you enjoy the results. Cheers!

Groupers Waterfront Restaurant
400 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 137 Reviews


Groupers Waterfront Restaurant is a local favorite in Elizabeth City. From seafood to pasta and great burgers, they have something for everyone's taste.

Hoppin' Johnz New South Cuisine
606 E. Colonial Ave.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 125 Reviews


Delicious southern cuisine with a modern twist offers lunch, dinner, and drinks. Stay after dinner to enjoy the frequent live bands performing!

Island Breeze Grill
220 N. Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 56 Reviews


At last – a restaurant where it’s okay to order one of everything. Whether you go with the slowly roasted tender Curried Goat or the Jerk Chicken Salad, you simply can’t lose.

Muddy Waters Coffeehouse
100 West Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 103 Reviews


Committed to serving excellent coffee & espresso since 2000.

Paradiso Roma Ristorante
35 Camden Causeway
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 45 Reviews


Paradiso Roma Ristorante features local produce, steaks and seafood, and all pastas are tossed in a giant bowl of Romano cheese. Delicious fresh food and a beautiful waterfront location make Paradiso a local favorite! 
Seven Sounds Brewing Company
112 North Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Elizabeth City's second microbrewery has opened! On the waterfront in a renovated historic building, Seven Sounds Brewing Company has been worth the wait. With gorgeous views of Elizabeth City's beautiful downtown on one side and the Pasquotank River opposite, Seven Sounds is a great spot to meet with friends and relax with a brew, enjoy live music, and more.
The Kraken Coffee House
615 E Main Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Are you ready to be served nautical-themed coffee and espresso? This new trendy coffee house is ready to show off its delicious baked goods and refreshing drinks. From coffee to matcha, this coffee house has something enjoyable for everyone! 
The Market
102 North Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

The Market sells a variety of grocery items, including deli items, fresh produce, beer and wine, and tobacco products. They also offer grab-and-go breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as made-to-go sandwiches and salads during lunch hour.

The Mills Downtown Bistro
200 N Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 19 Reviews


The Mills features crepes and tapas with diverse ingredients and Southern inspiration. They are all delicious so try multiple options to share! 
The SweetEasy
112 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

The SweetEasy quickly became a downtown staple as locals love the drinks and desserts at this downtown spot! Stop in to sample our creative daily specials - chocolate / potato chip cookies, fresh fruit push-pops, fun flavored macarons, seasonal scones, and anything else that strikes us and is delicious. Our coffees, bubble teas, and lemonades should not be missed.

Toyama Japanese and Sushi Bar
218 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Based on 101 Reviews


What a great place to eat! Toyama serves delicious, Japanese-style food and extra fresh sushi. Excellent Japanese food is fresh, tasty and healthy.

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