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C & H Oyster Bar

1524 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-3244
252-338-3300
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Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Sitting at the bar watching these men shuck a peck of oysters is a fall favorite of ours. We drive from Chesapeake for their oysters. I am the forth generation keeping C & H a traditional favorite alive. My children love the frog legs here too. Best of all BYOB.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is one of those hidden gems that you hope to find when visiting a small town. This place is legit, the real deal, road food, diners, drive-in & dives material. Love sitting at the bar & watching the guys shuck the oysters. The suckers really enjoy their jobs & the customers. They joke everyone as they shuck an unbelievable... More

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FKL
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

What a great local landmark.great food and one of the best oyster bars around.As always one bad employee spoils the stew.when you go there just stay clear of Mike,he thinks he's the table police and is quite arrogant.He is anything but an assets to the business.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Visiting C & H over the Holidays has become a family tradition. We rent a limo and 12 of us party for the 45 min. ride from Chesapeake - knowing the freshest oysters and friendly servers will be greeting us. "Georgia" took great care of all the ladies while the men sit, sip and slurp around the raw bar. Delish!!... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We drove to Elizabeth City just to eat at C & H and it was worth every mile. Arriving at 4:15 for a 5:00 opening we were second in line and by 5:00 there were at least 30 people standing in the drizzle to enter. We had oysters raw and fried, fried shrimp and lump crab with melted butter and... More

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Charlotte, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

This is not fine dining. That said it was great! Full of locals, it looks a bit iffy from the outside. Inside as well, no frills. We sat at the counter immediately greeted and brought drinks. We decided on oysters on the half shell. They were prepared right in front of us and they were fabulous. Very clean and very... More

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Love the character and it is a must to sit at the counter! Not cheap by any means, but well worth it! Only open during oyster season, so don't miss out -- it is the real deal!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Ok, I know the outside isn't much to look at, neither is the inside decor, and some may even say its a dive, but give this place the chance, it'll knock your socks off! My husband and I have been coming here regularly ever since our neighbors let us in on the secret...sit at the bar and watch the show.... More

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

You get exactly what you expect here. Nothing has changed in this place and that is actually a good thing. The best oysters of my life! Nothing fancy. Actually a little back woods but oh so simple and good!

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New Hampshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stooped in here for a quick dinner during a trip to Elizabeth City. The place is not much to look at inside or outside but i didn't come for the decor. I love small local restaurants with great food and this place fit the bill perfectly! I sat at the counter and enjoyed super friendly service and some of the... More

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