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C & H Oyster Bar

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1524 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-3244
252-338-3300
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Drove one hour one way to come here. Came at 5:00 pm when they opened to find the bar seats were already taken! Lesson learned: the doors open at 4:45 pm so be here then to get a seat at the bar. Second lesson: they only serve beer and soft drinks but you can bring your own bottle of wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Virginia Beach, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Drove one hour one way to come here. Came at 5:00 pm when they opened to find the bar seats were already taken! Lesson learned: the doors open at 4:45 pm so be here then to get a seat at the bar. Second lesson: they only serve beer and soft drinks but you can bring your own bottle of wine... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

had oysters on half shell were large , and shrimp dinner, wife had oyster dinner. It was a great meal and as cooked great. We had a pleasant night out, the service was very good . Many friends. come from VA. once or twice a week to eat here.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I always have my eye open for a "off the beaten path" place. C&H Oysters is certainly that. They have steamed oysters by the peck and half peck and half-shell oysters by the dozen and half dozen. You can tell that this is a local only place but they greeted me and took care of my like I go there... More 

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Louisville, KY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

So glad the Oyster bar was recommended Service and food were excellent says a boy from New Orleans Loved the large oysters

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

At C & H you want to sit at the bar. That's a must. Because at the bar, they shuck the steamed oysters right in front of you. With that in mind, plan to arrive no earlier than 8pm because there is always a wait. Many other menu items are offered, but you really want to go for the oysters.... More 

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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270 reviews 270 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I am not an oyster fan, but I figured if they are known for their oysters, they must also have good shrimp and scallops - WRONG! I ordered a split plate of fried shrimp and scallops. The shrimp were small, did not have much flavor and were on the tough side. The scallops also were overcooked and also did not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My parents brought me to C&H last year, and now I crave their steamed oysters! We always get here early so that we're waiting for the first seating because the secret is out, and this place gets PACKED! If you're a small party and lucky enough to get a seat at the bar, it's a great experience to chat with... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

They are open from October through May, it varies. You have to order oysters and pay at the oyster bar. The rest of the meal is waitress service at a table. Except for the oysters everything is fried. Had the 1/2 peck of steamed oysters very good. Had the flounder was good too. We will return. Small place and very... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Awesome place to get fresh oysters. Tonight we had shrimp and steamed oysters. They were both great. The waitress was awesome and very accommodating. Will definitely come back and sit at the bar next time.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The fried oysters were good however you have to be wary not to get caught in the apparent ongoing fued between the watiress staff and the guys behing the oyster bar. Also you are not allowed to order steamed oysters at the table--you have to order at the bar and pick them up yourself and pay a $1 extra as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1524 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-3244
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: 252-338-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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