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Sidney's Cafe and Bistro

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507 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
+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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Outer Banks of North Carolina
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Insman
Cape May NJ
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Claude H
Newport News
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Day trip to Elizabeth City with some 60 degree weather and sun shine! Stopped into "Sidney's" for lunch...OMG it was awesome! True southern hospitality, food that did my palette good! The only problem that I had was trying to decide what I wanted to eat! The menu is full of mouth-watering dishes.

Thank GottatravelVirginia
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We stopped in after visiting the Art museum. While not all that hungry the menu offered a good variety. We had some soup which was very tasty and different from what we expected. Different being good for us as we like trying new dishes. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank thomasbrucez
Hampton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My review is a bit late posting but hubby & I stopped for dinner at Sidney's last Saturday while visiting family in the area. We started the meal with a wine cocktail called the Apothic Bliss, a new drink our server Nesha happened to create, which included a blend of Prosecco & Apothic white wine...so refreshing and yummy! With drinks,... More 

Thank Nicole T
Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Had a beautiful morning riding around Elizabeth City on the fairly well marked bike trail. Some very beautiful houses and water front. Sidney's was right in the middle of downtown. Our Reuben and Roastbeef/blue cheese sandwiches were warm and yummy. Homemade chips finished it off. Great little spot for a bite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
  • 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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