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Sidney's Cafe and Bistro

507 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
+1 252-331-1944
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bistro, Pasta, Soups, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: 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 or Friday. 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: 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 or Friday. 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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English first
Elizabeth City, NC
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went there for dinner the other night and were disappointed that there were no gluten free dinner options. We both had to order salads and add grilled chicken. Every offering had either pasta, or was fired with some type of "breading" that neither of us can consume. Some meat/fish/chicken items + vegetable and salad options would be nice, as... More

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Sorry you were disappointed in our selection. We are a Very small kitchen, and I tell my staff if we have customers with special request, we will try to accomodate, but it is a very small Common Kitchen, and I would never want to mislead anyone thinking otherwise. We serve poached chicken, shrimp, as well as a number of proteins.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The manager (I have forgotten her name) was amazing! Pleasant and very accommodating. The food was good. I was disappointed that one of the specials was sold out at 6:00 p.m. It was an eggplant dish. We had crab cakes, which were very good and the Tuscan chicken special. The butter cream berry cake was "to die for!"

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining at Sidney's. Sorry you missed out on the eggplant Parmesan, but being a small bistro we only prep a handful of any special. This adds to our ability to have variety and keep the specials fresh. Like us on Facebook and get our daily specials at you fingertips. Glad you enjoyed the triple berry... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited there for dinner tonight. Very nice place! Food was very good, staff was friendly and helpful and attentive! Glad we found this place. I would visit again if I was in the area again.

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for spending part of your holiday with us. Our goal is great food, service and atmosphere! Hope to see you next time you are in the area. More

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Sidney's is a cut above most of the area restaurants for my money! It not only has exceptional quality food and a diverse menu, but a friendly and knowledgeable staff that makes your dining downtown a more than pleasant experience. As a widowed "regular" who does not cook, it's a lifesaver for me serving not only breakfast and lunch, but... More

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Glad to be of service, and that you continue to visit. Look forward to seeing you soon! More

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Me and my wife like to support local establishments that support the Military so when we heard that Sidney's offered a Military discount we made sure to stop in and give them a try. From the moment we walked in we were promptly greeted and seated. I ordered the Meatloaf panini with bistro chips and my wife ordered a fajita... More

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positives words. I am glad Sidney's staff are giving great service, as that it the goal! Yes, we give a 10% Military discount, so please spread the word, though I know we get great support from our Military families already. Hope to see you soon! More

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Delicious, fresh food. Friendly staff. Loved the charm of the old building. There are so many items on the menu we wanted to try, making a choice was difficult! The "Everything cookie" was amazing!

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Sidney's during your visit! The everything cookie is our most popular! Hope to see u on your next visit to Elizabeth City. More

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have visited Sidney's Cafe on many occasions for breakfast and lunch. The service is always friendly and the food is served hot. The menu is varied and they offer a few items that you can't get elsewhere. The only draw back to eating here is the restroom is not inside the restaurant. It is located in an old building... More

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Odella Thanx for your comments. We are not fans of the building facilities as well. Our landlord unfortunately does not care about the bathrooms and we try our darnedness to keep them clean and serviceable for our customer. We appreciate your patronage. Thx again. Karen More

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a delightfully friendly place to dine. We were a party of three and stumbled onto Sidney's purely by accident; however, we were happy we did. They answered all our questions and helped us with directions. What a friendly group and the food was delicious so I would highly recommend you try this Bistro if you haven't already.If you're headed... More

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing Sidney's while you were in town. Great atmosphere and good food is our goal. Hope you will visit again if you get the chance! More

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Every time I go it makes me think of Cheers where everyone knows you name. Even if you are not a local you will feel like it after a meal. The food is good the location is gorgeous a old building with as much charm as the city it resides in.

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words.. and for your time in giving us feedback. The only way for us to make sure our customers are receiving the service they are looking for, is by them letting us know how we are doing. Hope to see you soon! More

Hertford, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Six ladies visited Sidney's Cafe and Bistro for the first time together to celebrate a birthday today. What a warm welcome, good service and delightful lunch we enjoyed. All of us felt it was a wonderful spot to return to......and there are fun shops in the area to incorporate into a fun outing!! We had a variety of different salads,... More

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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Ladies, Thanks so much for choosing Sidney's for your celebration. Appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to serving you in the future. More

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