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Sidney's Cafe and Bistro

507 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4497
+1 252-331-1944
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“sandwich” (11 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
507 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4497
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Sidney's has tasty appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. A little slow on service. Tasty soups of the day. It's located in downtown Elizabeth City. After diner, you can take a walk around the downtown and along the water. Great spot to grab diner on 1st Friday...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Good food and good atmosphere. Service was great and I liked the menu. Try the Wyatt ERP, loved it. Highly recommended!

Thank David C
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

High quality, fresh, very attentive staff, a little slow in food prep but worth it prices reasonable. Best restaurant we've found in E for lunch

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Nice, mid-sized establishment downtown in Elizabeth City. You can sit at the counter, or pull up a table for two, four, or more! Grill, sandwich and salad choices round out the menu.

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We have been in there twice in the past few weeks and enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. The Ruben is delicious and the homemade chips are to die for. There burgers are super juicy and there sandwiches are hardy. We will most definitely be...More

Thank Nicki B
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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...More

Thank Maridale2013
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank Spudpug
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...More

Thank WindandWaterGal
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...More

Thank MrsBelleallover
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,...More

Thank ArthiRaga
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Response from seemomster | Reviewed this property |
They do! I dined there twice during Splash! in June...and it was fine. I have Celiac disease...so if there had been a problem I would have known. Food was good, staff attentive and careful. Just be certain to let the front... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 15:00
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
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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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