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124 West Water Street, Plymouth, NC
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quite downtown restaurant, good home cooking

This was recommended by our hotel receptionist. It was a good local choice, down by the river section of town. We had a quite, relaxing dinner after a long day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
ncskierguy
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was excellent, cooked well and very enjoyable. The shrimp was cooked perfectly! I have been a few times and their salads are very good also, nice crisp vegetables and homemade dressing.

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Thank gallen001
Independence, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a gem. The service was good. I had the pork chop and it did not disappoint. They were busy, but I saw they take reservations. I would call ahead.

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Thank Chemistrygirlie
NC
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This was recommended by our hotel receptionist. It was a good local choice, down by the river section of town. We had a quite, relaxing dinner after a long day.

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Thank ncskierguy
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I travel a lot between Raleigh and the Outer Banks. Until recently, I ate fast food. But, dieting forced me to look for something healthier. I finally found it at this restaurant. I had an amazing Shrimp Louie salad - Lemon pepper shrimp served on a bed of greens. Very good value; the dish cost $8.95. The greens were a... More 

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Albany, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Mack, from the Sportsman's Inn recommended we try the Garden Spot - and it was just as he promised: good food, cheery atmosphere, and even the other customers were friendly - they commented that anything we tried would be good. That's a great commentary on any eating establishment!

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1 Thank Lauri W
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Great place. Got surf and turf. Best steak. So much we had to take home. Service was outstanding. Homemade coconut pie want to eat more but was to full. It had to be the best I have eating hands down. This place is a hidden jewel.

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1 Thank Marlene J
West Point, Georgia
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a small, but very good place to eat. The selection is very good and the staff very friendly. We try to eat there on most visits. You must check their hours since they are not open every day.

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Thank Stan222
Rose Hill, North Carolina
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

My coworkers & I ate at this restaurant on a day when the temperature outside was 100 degrees plus with a heat index of 105 plus. The air conditioner in the restaurant had been out since the day before. Let me just say that if I had been by myself or with my husband, I would have left because it... More 

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North Carolina
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I visited Plymouth while exploring the area by bicycle and found a nice place beginning to reach for its potential as a small riverside town. I took a little extra time to enjoy lunch at the Garden Spot in downtown. I truly enjoyed this little oasis. The service was excellent and the offerings varied and very tasty. Love the sweet... More 

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Thank twotips
Northern Va
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I cant review the food because we never got served. It was a Friday night and there were 4 tables in the entire restaurant. We got seated and got some ice tea. So far so good. Then another table came in the waitress got their order. brought the drinks out to them. Still never came back to us to ask... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 West Water Street, Plymouth, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Plymouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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