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“Decent Food, nothing to rave about” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sidney's Cafe and Bistro

Sidney's Cafe and Bistro
507 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
+1 252-331-1944
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Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pasta, Soups, Sandwiches
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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, Friday or Saturday! You can even enjoy our fresh brewed coffee, cappucinos or a glass of wine, as you breathe in our small town friendly atmosphere!
Rice VA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Decent Food, nothing to rave about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We spent Saturday evening in Elizabeth and went to Sidney's for lunch. The food was decent, the wait staff adequate but I doubt I'd return. I had an Asian salad and ordered the large portion. It was very small - I could have eaten two! The partner ordered a wrap and found it okay - said the wrap was a bit 'chewy'. We ordered 2 cups of coffee and our bill was nearly $25 - not worth it for what we ordered.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Sorry you did not have a great experience. We would love you to give us a second chance. The wraps are fresh and we usually have great response. Again I apologize and hope you will give us another chance on us. Karen@sidneyscafeandbistro.com
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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“delicious 2nd visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I ate at Sidney's for a second time during a recent trip. My first experience had been a delicious breakfast, so I decided to try lunch on my return trip. It was also quite good. They have a nice variety of selections and service is very friendly. This is a great local breakfast or lunch cafe.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Kathy. Glad you returned to try out our lunch! We really strive to have a good atmoshere and menu. Just to let you know we are also open for Dinner on Thursday and Friday, hope you can come see us foe an evening treat! Thanks so much for you business and comments!
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New Hope, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Service and Location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Our very first trip to Elizabeth City included a recommendation for dinner at Sydney's Cafe and Bistro! We were so happy that it was so delicious! Starting with the crab fritters which were outrageously delicious, we moved to the chicken flat bread and the ham and cheese panini! While pretty standard fair, the dinner was unique and memorable! Stop and try it as you will not be disappointed!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Hope you enjoyed your stay in Elizabeth City. Thank you for your feedback and continued safe travels. Hope to see you again!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Fantastic Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This café was suggested by our B&B hosts as a nice lunch spot. They were right on target. A very interesting and eclectic menu. Their food is a nice change from the typical sandwich and burger place. Excellent service and the manager came by to check on us also. We would definitely go back next time we are in Elizabeth City.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thanks so much for your feedback. Appreciate you time and your business! Safe travels
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Hertford, NorthCarolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Yummy Omelets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just got back from breakfast at Sidney's. It's always a treat to eat there. Food is excellent and staff is very friendly. Can vouch for both breakfast and dinner. Walking distance from water and all downtown amenities.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karen P, Owner at Sidney's Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Susan,

Thanks so much for your feedback and look forward to seeing you soon...
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