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Sidney's Cafe and Bistro

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507 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4497
+1 252-331-1944
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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176 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting gem. Stopped in for lunch with the wife I ordered up the French onion soup and their juicy Lucy Burger. My wife ordered up a turkey Reuben sandwich. Soup was good and full of flavor, the juicy Lucy burger was outstanding which was very enjoyable and tasty. My wife commented about her turkey Reuben sandwich that she enjoyed and... More 

Thank Maridale2013
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute restaurant with a nice menu. Worthwhile to visit. My favorites are the breakfast!!! Interesting location and very friendly.

Thank Spudpug
Rockville, Maryland, United States
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This place offers everything you want for a mid price casual dining experience for breakfast lunch or dinner. They even have dessert and wine, breakfast sandwiches, lunch wraps and have specialty dinner items that are not boring --that hostesses are extremely friendly. Also the atmosphere is very warm and cozy.

Thank WindandWaterGal
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Bold and smooth coffee hit the spot along with their French toast. Sausage patty was flavorful with just enough spice. They also had a pumpkin cake with chocolate chips and a cream cheese icing... Any excuse to go back is worth it. Look forward to going back soon.

Thank MrsBelleallover
North Carolina
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A small but a welcoming board is all you can notice as you walk through downtown Elizabeth City. It is very near to the Port Discover attraction, so you are likely not to miss it. We went in for an evening snack and had Panini, french onion soup and ice cream, all which were excellent. Since we were vegetarians, the... More 

Thank ArthiRaga
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We passed this really nice place driving through downtown and decided to stop in for lunch. It was around 12:15pm and there was only two other people in the restaurant. We were quickly seated and the waitress immediately came and took our drink order. The food is cooked to order so there is a wait but I love food cooked... More 

Thank Duquesnegirl
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a small hole in the wall that is worth the spot. The food is great, service is attentive, and the specials are great!

Thank carecob
Outer Banks of North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

There were no other customers in the restaurant, yet the service was slow and unattentive. Fish was over cooked even after I advised I wanted it medium. My wife got a hamburger. It appeared to be a run of the mill 4oz burger well done, not medium as requested. With one beer, the check was $36 bucks!

1 Thank Insman
Cape May NJ
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Drove down to Elizabeth City to check out a used car. Decided to have lunch before we started to the dealership. Went to the downtown area of Elizabeth City to find a locals spot and found Sidneys. Restaurant was quiet but it was past 2PM. Greeted immediately and was offered a drink. A small, but rather impressive, craft beer list... More 

1 Thank JAGUAR1756
Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I had the fajita salad and husband had the juicy Lucy which is a hamburger patty filled with your choice of cheese. Iced tea is delicious. Best we'd had all week. Cute place, attentive staff.

Thank Goldenboys G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4497
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-331-1944
Sidney's Cafe & Bistro is located along the beautiful shore of Elizabeth City harbor, just 2 blocks north on E. Main St. We serve fresh homemade fare that is both, health conscious and delicious. Our hearty breakfasts and lunches are made with only the finest and freshest ingredients with daily homemade soups being a local favorite. Sidney's Cafe & Bistro creates uniquely satisfying salads, sandwiches and daily specials to satisfy a variety of palates. And of course, we can't forget to mention our famous Cheesy Bacon Meatloaf Sandwiches and our fresh baked Tuna Salad Melts. Come join us for breakfast, lunch, light snack or for dinner on Thursday, Friday or Saturday! You can even enjoy our fresh brewed coffee, cappucinos or a glass of wine, as you breathe in our small town friendly atmosphere!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?