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Sidney's Cafe and Bistro

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507 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4497
+1 252-331-1944
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bold and smooth coffee hit the spot along with their French toast. Sausage patty was flavorful with just enough spice. They also had a pumpkin cake with chocolate chips and a cream cheese icing... Any excuse to go back is worth it. Look forward to going back soon.

Thank MrsBelleallover
North Carolina
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

A small but a welcoming board is all you can notice as you walk through downtown Elizabeth City. It is very near to the Port Discover attraction, so you are likely not to miss it. We went in for an evening snack and had Panini, french onion soup and ice cream, all which were excellent. Since we were vegetarians, the... More 

Thank ArthiRaga
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We passed this really nice place driving through downtown and decided to stop in for lunch. It was around 12:15pm and there was only two other people in the restaurant. We were quickly seated and the waitress immediately came and took our drink order. The food is cooked to order so there is a wait but I love food cooked... More 

Thank Duquesnegirl
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a small hole in the wall that is worth the spot. The food is great, service is attentive, and the specials are great!

Thank carecob
Outer Banks of North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

There were no other customers in the restaurant, yet the service was slow and unattentive. Fish was over cooked even after I advised I wanted it medium. My wife got a hamburger. It appeared to be a run of the mill 4oz burger well done, not medium as requested. With one beer, the check was $36 bucks!

1 Thank Insman
Cape May NJ
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Drove down to Elizabeth City to check out a used car. Decided to have lunch before we started to the dealership. Went to the downtown area of Elizabeth City to find a locals spot and found Sidneys. Restaurant was quiet but it was past 2PM. Greeted immediately and was offered a drink. A small, but rather impressive, craft beer list... More 

Thank JAGUAR1756
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I had the fajita salad and husband had the juicy Lucy which is a hamburger patty filled with your choice of cheese. Iced tea is delicious. Best we'd had all week. Cute place, attentive staff.

Thank Goldenboys G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went for brunch. The cook staff sat us and got our drinks while we waited which I thought was great. We both ordered the parfait and enjoyed our experience.

Thank Krista H
Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

This was our first visit to Sidney's, so we didn't know what to expect. It felt like a bistro somewhere in Europe, including the tables in the atrium area. There was a lot of variety on the menu, with sandwiches and salads to choose from, along with a number of specials. I had the Sidney's Spring Salad, which was greens... More 

1 Thank Sheryl C
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

I have lived in NYC my entire life, so I know good food. I was in town visiting family and we went to Sidney's for lunch. OMG!! I ordered the blt flatbread pizza. It was as good as anything I could get in the Big Apple. The atmosphere and the staff were wonderful as well. I would highly recommend Sidney's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4497
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-331-1944
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?