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All the Things

Tucked away in a cozy corner of Elizabeth City, All The Things is a vintage lover's paradise. As soon as you step through the doors, you'll be transported back in time thanks to the store's retro-chic decor and curated selection of one-of-a-kind treasures. The owners have an incredible eye for finding unique vintage pieces, whether it's a vintage-inspired new item for The Nerd Nook or a mid-century decor find. Every visit uncovers something you've never seen before, whether you're a first-timer or regular customer. There's always a new reason to stop by All The Things.




For foodies and cooks alike, Kitchen Kuriosities is a must-visit shop in historic downtown Elizabeth City. This funky and charming kitchen store curated by Pam has something for every culinarian. Browse through the delightfully eclectic mix of new and antique kitchenware, from baking tools to serveware, plus plenty of quirky and colorful gifts any food lover would adore. Kitchen Kuriosities also features a wonderful pantry section stocked with local North Carolina spices, olive oils, teas, baking mixes, and other specialty food items. And ethical shoppers will appreciate the earth-friendly cleaning supplies and Fair Trade products. Whether you're outfitting your kitchen with new gadgets or searching for that perfect hostess gift, Kitchen Kuriosities is a true gem in Elizabeth City for cooking enthusiasts.



Allecious Restaurant
Allecious Restaurant in downtown Elizabeth City is a local favorite for its soulful comfort food and welcoming atmosphere. The aptly-named eatery honors owner John Wilson's mother Allecious, an amazing cook and hardworking single mom. Her talent and love for food shine through in dishes like the popular cornbread chicken stuffing, a recipe straight from Allecious herself. Alongside Southern classics like meatloaf, frog legs, and prime rib specials, the diverse menu has something for every palate from seafood to burgers. Regulars rave about the signature pork rinds, too! With its motto "Faith, Family & Food", Allecious Restaurant truly feels like dining with family.



Harbor Treatz
For a delightfully sweet experience, head to Harbor Treatz in Elizabeth City. This whimsical candy paradise excites kids and adults alike with its overflowing selection of sugary treats. Look for famous North Carolina ice cream flavors, fudge in every variety, candies of all kinds, and even hot candied nuts for a savory twist. Don't miss their signature freeze-dried goodies that capture flavor in an astronaut ice cream-like form. Beyond candy, Harbor Treatz offers toys and nostalgic throwback items sure to please. Kids adore choosing their own stuffed animal to create, while parents reminisce over childhood favorite gadgets. Visit for irresistible free samples, stay for the smells of chocolate and cotton candy wafting through the air.


SAGOS on the River
SAGOS on the River is a refined yet inviting waterfront restaurant in downtown Elizabeth City. Diners can soak in panoramic views of the Pasquotank River through floor-to-ceiling windows while enjoying an artful mix of classic and contemporary American cuisine. Menu highlights include playful twists on regional favorites like the shrimp cocktail served in an Old Bay-rimmed glass. Cocktail lovers will delight in the bar's creative concoctions like the Pineapple Aperol Sour. With its breathtaking riverfront setting and inspired food and drink menus, SAGOS on the River offers an upscale but approachable dining experience that pays homage to Eastern North Carolina's rich culinary traditions.



Juniper Cocktails
For an elevated cocktail experience in Elizabeth City, head to chic Juniper Cocktail Bar tucked away off Historic Pailin's Alley. Juniper pours creative, handcrafted cocktails in an intimate yet elegant atmosphere. The drinks menu evolves with the seasons to continuously offer new flavors using regional spirits and ingredients. Popular picks include the Espresso Martini with beans from Muddy Waters Coffeehouse and the Old Fashioned made with housemade coriander syrup. Juniper also collaborates with local businesses like Ghost Harbor Brewing Company on specialty cocktails like the House of the Juniper. The cozy lounge is the perfect choice for a nightcap or a festive gathering over finely crafted drinks.




Tooley Tavern at the Boathouse
For a lively night out in downtown Elizabeth City, there’s no place like Tooley's Tavern. This cozy, friendly tavern offers an extensive menu of comforting pub fare like wings, burgers, and nachos alongside delicious craft beers, wines, and unique cocktails. Talented local musicians often play live music in the evenings, letting patrons sing and dance the night away. Before heading over, be sure to check out their "fun cam" online for a peek at the action. With its chill atmosphere, tasty food and drinks, and great live entertainment, Tooley's Tavern is an ideal spot to grab a bite, enjoy some drinks, and soak up Elizabeth City's vibrant downtown scene.



Water’s Edge Boutique
For fashion-forward looks in downtown Elizabeth City, head to the aptly named Water’s Edge Boutique on Main Street. This charming shop invites you to “dip your toes” into their selection of versatile clothing perfect for any occasion. Find stylish dresses and separates that transition seamlessly from day to night, along with accessories and gifts to complete your look. Whether you’re shopping for a vacay, date night, or just everyday ensembles, Water’s Edge offers chic and affordable pieces you’ll reach for again and again. Stop by this lively boutique to explore their latest inventory brimming with on-trend silhouettes, prints, and colors.



Small Town Trendz
For on-trend fashion and accessories in downtown Elizabeth City, check out Small Town Trendz. This shop started out local in 2015 and has since grown to two storefronts plus a thriving online store, offering brands like Reef, Vera Bradley, and Simply Southern. Small Town Trendz carries stylish yet affordable clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and kids. Their inventory is always changing so download their app to stay updated on the latest arrivals. Whether you shop in-store or online, Small Town Trendz makes it easy to find your new favorite pieces from brands you won't find elsewhere in town.



Shut UP & Listen Records

Vinyl lovers, rejoice! Shut Up & Listen Records brings its extensive selection of new and used records, turntables, and retro music collectibles to Elizabeth City. This groovy shop owned by a local veteran boasts over 6,500 vinyl albums spanning all genres, plus thousands more 45s and CDs. Beyond the rows and rows of musical finds, they also stock turntables, posters, and other memorabilia sure to delight music enthusiasts. Shut Up & Listen's knowledgeable staff can help you find that perfect addition to your collection or simply peruse the shelves and see what gems you uncover.



Lilly Pad Pottery

For a uniquely creative experience in Elizabeth City, visit the upbeat local shop Lily Pad Pottery. This veteran family-owned studio provides all the supplies and guidance for you to craft your own personalized pottery pieces. Choose from a wide selection of bisque pottery blanks like vases, ornaments, kitchenware, and more. Then let your inner artist shine by painting designs with over 60 color glaze choices. Friendly staff cheer you on and can assist if any mistakes pop up. Once your masterpiece is complete, Lily Pad fires and glazes it so it's shiny, dishwasher-safe, and ready to enjoy. Stop by this little gem to find your new favorite hands-on hobby while supporting local artisans.



Main Street Tea House

The charming Main Street Tea House transports visitors to a bygone era of genteel manners and refined taste. Prepare to be swept away into an experience fit for English royalty. Crisp linens and polished silver adorn each table awaiting guests who've reserved a coveted spot for High Tea service. Once settled in, you’ll sample freshly baked sweets, dainty tea sandwiches, and more exquisite offerings. For an afternoon taste of timeless sophistication, the Main Street Tea House steeps patrons in the very best of Elizabeth City.



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