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 with the locals. It is often the experiences at out of the way eateries and hidden gems you might just drive by that will give your trip the most flavor.READ MORE ».
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 re-opens from October through April.READ MORE ».
European-style ‘small plates,’ and authentic Italian pizza and gelato are menu centerpieces at two new downtown restaurants. »
With a nod to the cafés and brasseries of Europe, The Mills Downtown Bistro (200 N. Poindexter St.) plans its opening in mid-August in a portion of a historic building, circa 1890s. The bistro will serve tapas, crepes, flatbreads, and salads with wine and craft beer.READ MORE ».
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 and simple yet satisfying ingredients.READ MORE ».
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, over a bed of red sauce.READ MORE ».
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 MORE ».
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 MORE ».
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for good food, Elizabeth City has plenty of affordable restaurants to experience. In fact, we have dozens of independently owned restaurants that provide quality food and excellent service for a low cost.
Here are some lunch options that are less than $10:READ MORE ».
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 warm up over a cup of tea or a southern dish.READ MORE ».