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Grouper's Waterfront Restaurant

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400 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4965
+1 252-331-2431
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Marietta, GA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Delightful lunch on the dock which was a surprising possibility for the end of November. All entries shared by the 3 in our party were great though totally different. Fish in all cases was fresh. Waitress was most accommodating, available for what was needed but not hovering. We were thankful the restaurant had a big banner out front of the... More 

1 Thank GeorgiaTraveler30062
Hot Springs
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Waitress was very good, however my pasta was not very apetizing and my husband had the grouper and he said it was mediocre. Would not recommend.

Thank Larene A
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Went recently with my family of 6 and a friend and his family of 3, so we had a pretty decent size party, but were seated immediately. Our server, whom I believe may have been the owner, was by herself (a waitress did not come to work that night) serving the whole dining room, and could not have worked harder... More 

1 Thank Eric D
Caledon, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

this was a very comfortable restaurant. We stayed indoors due to our night-time tiredness - but the patio looked lovely. Delicious coconut cake for dessert

Thank CanadianBarb2014
Brandon, Florida
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Food is ok, pleanty of it. reasonable service and dingy bar. Seems more like a place to meet the person your having an affir with...just an impression based on witnessing it on a couple of occasions.

Thank jrtravers
Chelsea, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We ate at Grouper's (despite its poor reviews) because it was on the water. We ended up eating inside because the music was very loud. Food was decent. Our waitress was great. The service was slow but it was not our waitrss's fault. She clearly was doing the work of three people. I would come back.

1 Thank Loraine C
Charleston, South Carolina
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271 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Great view and good service, but what else could you expect with only 3 tables taken in the whole restaurant. The cook was in the dining room worrying about his traffic ticket instead of cooking the food. The beer was mildly cold and they were out of several kinds listed. The food was mediocre at best.

Thank SCBlossom
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

ate there last night view on river wonderful , food just ok , service alright , priced too high for the quality of the food. Shame since its such a nice place to sit

Thank sarahken58
Danbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Took my family while in town for a visit. Was surprised to find frozen seafood and canned oysters. They were out of a lot of items and when I commented on this the server said "welcome to Groupers". Food was nothing great and service was so so. Avoid if possible.

Thank Dan D
Manassas, Virginia
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

I had the lunch special of two soft shell blue crabs with cole slaw and hush puppies. The crabs were very small and a little over cooked. The hush puppies were great and the cole slaw - eh. The waitress was very nice and kept my iced tea filled. Bottom line, for $14.95, the crabs were too small.

Thank MarcW38

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4965
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-331-2431

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