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Elizabeth City Insider's Guide & Blog

It’s one thing to see a destination. It’s another to experience it from a local’s perspective. Our locals share with you where to grab a bite, see a show, get creative, dock your boat, shop, take a tour and much more.

Happenings in Elizabeth City, North Carolina!

Uniquely E-City Happenings in 2023!

Posted on 01/09/2023 by Visit Elizabeth City
We’ve complied all the best that Elizabeth City, North Carolina has to offer, so you can plan 2023 accordingly! With exciting annual and inaugural events, you’re sure to find something new to discover this year in Elizabeth City!... Read On

friends drinking beer and laughing at ghost harbor brewing company

Tastes & Toasts Around Town

Posted on 10/12/2021 by Breanna Brower
Whether you’re craving Mexican fare, a burger, surf & turf or anything in-between, our charming city is sure to have the perfect option to satisfy your tastebuds. While you’re exploring our Harbor of Hospitality® we invite you to sip and savor all th... Read On

two girls and their dog dining outdoors in downtown elizabeth city

Outdoor Dining in Downtown E-City

Posted on 05/19/2021 by Breanna Brower
Whether you’re visiting in the warmer months and just enjoy a nice breeze or the temperature is dropping and you want to enjoy the brisk, fall air (overhead heater optional), Elizabeth City’s dining scene has you covered. Here is a list of places in ... Read On

2021 is set to be another exciting year here in Elizabeth City!

What's New in Elizabeth City for 2021?

Posted on 02/16/2021 by Visit Elizabeth City
2021 is set to be another exciting year here in Elizabeth City! With exciting new places to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and unique events, it’s going to be a year to remember in the Harbor of Hospitality.... Read On

cypress creek grill pesto chicken

Our Quaint, Coastal Town Offers Diverse Dining Experiences

Posted on 08/31/2020 by Breanna Brower
From Japanese-style sushi and Caribbean cuisine to southern cooking and seafood, our quaint, coastal town has something for every taste.... Read On

Where to Eat: Locals' Faves

Posted on 07/09/2020 by Breanna Brower
There are a variety of options all throughout town, so no matter where you are, there’s sure to be a tasty meal right around the corner. By popular vote, these are the top places for local fare in Elizabeth City.... Read On

Recipes from Celebrated Elizabeth City Chefs

Posted on 04/08/2020 by Breanna Brower
You may not be able to go sit down at your favorite restaurant right now but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy delicious food. Bring the flavors of some Elizabeth City restaurants to your own kitchen with these delicious recipes from the chefs themse... Read On

Gear up for 2020 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina!

Gear up for 2020 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina!

Posted on 02/12/2020 by Visit Elizabeth City
2020 is officially here and Elizabeth City is geared up for a great start to the decade! With exciting events, new Downtown developments and great accommodations for all types of visitors, you’re sure to find something new to discover this year in El... Read On

C & H Oyster Bar

‘O’ is for October and oysters at Elizabeth City’s C & H Oyster Bar

Posted on 10/16/2019 by Simone Cooper
Founded in 1967 with a roster of famous people who have visited over the years such as Walter Cronkite, Catfish Hunter, Wolfman Jack, and Chet Atkins, the independently-owned C & H Oyster Bar...... Read On

6 Drinks Exclusive to Elizabeth City

Posted on 05/13/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City
North Carolina’s “Harbor of Hospitality” wouldn’t be complete without great beverages to give you a warm welcome, and, on your next trip, you will be pleased with the unique offerings available. Read on for the 6 Drinks Exclusive to Elizabeth City, N... Read On

Cupid provides inspiration for Elizabeth City’s chefs in February

Posted on 01/28/2019 by Simone Cooper
Prefer dinner for two or with a posse of friends for Valentine’s Day?  Special dinner menus are available at several Elizabeth City eateries. With great food and ambiance, a fantastic night is guaranteed.... Read On

International and Regional Flavors Influence Signature Dishes at Three Elizabeth City Restaurants

Posted on 12/10/2018 by Simone Cooper
Many restaurants have a defining, celebrated dish that represents their raison d’être. Here’s what the chefs and owners of three popular Elizabeth City eateries.... Read On

You’ll be Smitten with Oysters in Elizabeth City, NC

Posted on 10/09/2018 by Visit Elizabeth City
Seasoned travelers know one of the best ways to truly experience a destination is to acquaint yourself with the native food and eat like a local. As you don’t fully experience a destination until you've savored the regional cuisine and rubbed elbows ... Read On

There’s a Catch: Seafood Dishes in Elizabeth City

Posted on 07/11/2018 by Simone Cooper
With Elizabeth City's close proximity to the sound and sea, it's a prime location for trying coastal seafood. Whether you’re craving Asian specialties, a salad, pasta, or a southern-style fry up, there are several area dishes that showcase tasty fish... Read On

Elizabeth City Waterfront Dining: Paradise on the Pasquotank

Posted on 06/04/2018 by Nelson Disla
Beyond the deck, boats sway on the other end of the Pasquotank, a seagull flies overhead, and a turtle bobs surreptitiously on the water’s surface. A server delivers fried ravioli to a table beside me. They rest there like a line of fallen dominoes, ... Read On

Happy Hour: Signature Cocktails in Elizabeth City

Posted on 04/24/2018 by Simone Cooper
Whether sweet or tart, shaken or stirred, there’s no denying residents of Elizabeth City love a well-crafted cocktail. Here are a few signature standouts to order during your next night out on the town.... Read On

Ghost Harbor Brewery—Getting Elizabeth City Together

Posted on 03/23/2018 by William Broussard
One step inside Ghost Harbor and I observed a detailed and considered décor that is comfortable and modern, belying its more humble early to mid-20th century “historic downtown main street” exterior appearance.... Read On

Elizabeth City Shops and Restaurants for Your Holiday List

Posted on 11/02/2017 by Visit Elizabeth City
You’ll find personalized gifts, thanks to art stores, home décor, and specialty shops located in our downtown area and throughout the city. And when you are ready to take a break or celebrate Thanksgiving, we have wonderful restaurants where you can ... Read On

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