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“Second visit to this bistro on our way to Florida” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 309 Bistro & Spirits

309 Bistro & Spirits
309 South Broad Street, Edenton, NC 27932
252 482-0997
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Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Edenton
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Delray Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Second visit to this bistro on our way to Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Very good restaurant..we loved the shrimp dish and also the pork entree. Bottle of wine excellent and reasonably priced. We spoke to the owner who is very friendly as is the rest of the staff. This is our favorite restaurant in Edenton. Love this town!

Visited November 2012
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English first
Ely, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent meal and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our meals were well prepared, good menu selections to choose from, and a very nice bottle of wine to go with the meal. Our server was great!

Visited October 2012
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NC, US
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“A gem in a rural area of NC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I've stopped by the 309 several times in the last few years while on overnight business trips in Edenton. Always enjoy the variety of dishes served by enthusiastic locals who take pride in what they serve. There are several other decent restaurants in the town as well, in what is a pretty rural area. I seem to gravitate back to the 309 after eating at the others, their menu is a tasty touch of urban in the country. One of the joys of traveling and eating locally is the variety and difference of local foods, including NC seafood that pleasantly varies depending on what part of the Atlantic or Albermarle Sound the seafood is harvested from. The critical comments in another review regarding the Bistro's scallops are amusing at best, if a traveler seeks standardization in their food they would perhaps best be served at a fast-food establishment where the cusine comes from a factory, or perhaps stay home. Dining while traveling should be a positive adventure. Certainly reviewing an establishment while still at the table borders on the gauche, too.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pleasanton, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“That was a scallop?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Perhaps we have been lucky enough to know what real scallops taste like from the shell. Instead we received a tough fish-like circle that we suspect had never been in contact with a shell. Service was perfunctory, and the steak entree was ordinary. The kicker was the response when the server realized we were writing this, "Y'all writing a snarky review?"

No, not snarky, just our experience and our opinion.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Cocktail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Stop in for a cocktail and an appetizer; Friendly staff! Great if you're looking for a little bar for watching "the game"!

Visited October 2012
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