In Edenton, North Carolina, you can enjoy a good meal at one of our locally owned restaurants. Specialties include fresh seafood pulled from local waters and farm-to-table produce and meat from the region’s abundant agricultural resources. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a date-night on the town or dining together with family, Edenton offers a setting to accommodate your outing.
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The Herringbone On The Waterfront – an upscale casual dining experience with a full bar and event venue. Their menu features modern American cuisine, wood-fired pizza, and fresh interpretations of classic Southern dishes using seasonal ingredients indigenous to this area.
Originally a 19th century herring icehouse, today The Herringbone is one of Edenton’s favorite dining destinations for locals and visitors alike.
427 South Broad Street
Sunday - Thursday, 4pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday, 4pm - midnight
119 W Water St.
Waterman's Grill occupies one of Edenton's many historic buildings, which in the 1960 and ’70s was home to the Tynch & Toppin Fish Market. Since, then, Waterman's has become a local landmark for visitors and locals alike.
Featuring two dining areas (one upstairs and one downstairs) as well as a bar, Waterman's offers a lively, casual elegance. So whether you're looking for a romantic dinner by candlelight, treating the whole family, or having a couple of drinks and watching the game, Waterman's provides a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
The large menu serves a variety of salads, sandwiches, steaks and pasta dishes. But the star here is the seafood, particularly the offerings from the steamer and raw bar. Waterman’s is open for dinner only.
Located off the courtyard of the Inner Banks Inn in a converted carriage house, The Table serves seafood, steaks, salads and pastas in an upscale atmosphere, with a menu that rotates seasonally.
The Table sources fish and shellfish from local waterways, and meat and produce for area farms. Choose to dine indoors in the intimate well-appointed dining room or outside on the patio adorned with market lights and a fire pit. Outdoor dining is pet friendly.
Reservations are recommended. The Table also offers catering for weddings and other events.
309 Bistro & Spirits, located in the heart of downtown Edenton, is a frequent stop for locals and visitors. Signature dishes include steak, chicken, pasta and seafood specialties.
Executive Chef and Owner Kevin Yokley and his wife Jennifer invite you to come dine with us, where each dish is prepared with personalized detail. Serving only the finest quality seafood available, we source our products from the most reputable and respected purveyors and fishermen, giving preference to local seafood that’s sustainably caught.
The bar offers handmade cocktails, along with a great draft beer and wine selection, including many local options.
Located on the water about a mile from downtown Edenton, the oyster bar offers indoor and outdoor seating with a view of the bay. Start with the creative oyster lineup, from traditional raw or steamed to Southern-style, fried with creamed collards, or grilled-cheese style with pimento cheese and country ham.
Those familiar with North Carolina fish houses will recognize the fried seafood platters of shrimp or flounder served with fries, slaw and hushpuppies. Other specialties include crab cakes, fish tacos and seafood chowder. The menu changes with the seasons and depends upon the availability of what’s coming off the boats, so the food is as fresh as possible. Make sure to peruse the drink list, complete with an assortment of specialty cocktails.
621 W Queen Street
Known for authentic Mexican cuisine, Mamasita’s has an extensive menu of specialties. Choose from fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and salads. For a real treat, explore options in the chef’s favorites section.
The kids menu has a variety of Mexican and American options to please picky eaters. And the lunch menu is a great value with fresh dishes that arrive quickly. Margaritas have their own section on the menu with a variety of flavors and sizes from small to “monster.”
Known as “Edenton’s living room,” Governor’s Pub is a friendly neighborhood joint where out-of-towners quickly feel like locals. Traditional pub/sports bar fare includes wings, burgers, subs, soups, and fish and chips. The extensive beer list offers domestic drafts, as well as rotating craft beers and international imports.
More than just a local sub shop, this fast-casual eatery is known for good service and tasty, consistent food. In addition to a long list of subs (served hot or cold), the menu features lasagna, fried chicken, wraps, salads, spaghetti platters and more. Local tip: The Philly cheesesteak is said to be one of the best around.
Eat in the small dining room or take your order to go.
Mouthwatering BBQ entrees, and also breakfasts and smoothies!
Soft serve, burgers, hot dogs, fries and more. Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun 11 am-9pm.
320 West Queen Street
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