Luncheonettes and Coffee Houses

Start your day in Edenton with a fresh cup of coffee at one of our non-chain coffee shops or enjoy a tasty lunch served by friendly folks.

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Downtown Café and Soda Shoppe

Soda Shoppe Milkshake

This lively place on Broad Street in the heart of downtown Edenton, specializes in familiar lunch-counter favorites, such as chicken salad, tuna salad, pimento cheese, BLTs, burgers and hot dogs. A chalkboard lists daily specials. Whatever you order, save room for a hand-spun milkshake, float or hot fudge sundae. 

301 South Broad Street
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Edenton Coffee House

Edenton Coffee House

The Edenton Coffee House is a friendly family-run business with a faithful local clientele.

Pair a cup of fresh-brewed coffee, iced coffee or espresso drink with gingerbread, cookies, a slice of cake or other pastries for a sweet start to the day or an afternoon pick-me-up. The shop also features a wonderful selection of teas and fruit smoothies. The lunch counter serves a variety of hot and cold sandwiches.

302 South Broad Street
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Emilio's General Store

Emilios, Edenton, North Carolina

Emilio’s General Store is a specialty-food shop with locally produced, international and organic food items. The shop is particularly known for specialty sandwiches available at lunchtime, served in-house or to go. Outdoor dining now available! 

206 S. Broad Street

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Leon Nixon Catering

Twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays (11 AM to 2 PM) – this catering company opens to the public for a hearty homestyle buffet lunch. It’s quite popular with locals and is a hidden gem for tourists looking for a good lunch with lots of options for everyone in the group. 


749 Virginia Road
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The Freeze

The Freeze, Edenton, North Carolina

This quick-service restaurant is a local go-to for hand-pattied burgers, and soft-serve and hand-dipped ice cream. The menu also includes sandwiches, salads and fried chicken. Now with a new drive-thru option!

For a fast lunch or an afternoon ice cream treat, The Freeze has you covered. 

320 West Queen Street
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Westover General Store

Westover serves hot and cold fresh subs, sandwiches, deli meats, cheeses and sides by the pound. Other sandwich options include wraps and paninis. All Westover customers have a favorite soup; flavors rotate daily. Some specialties include lobster bisque, clam chowder, red chili, cream of potato, and shrimp and corn chowder. Deli trays are available with advance notice!

801 West Queen Street
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