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Reviewed May 11, 2022

Over the past 4 years of visiting Elizabeth City, I have eaten at the City Grille several times. Our volleyball team (27 of us) even ate here during playoffs a couple years ago. I have never been disappointed in the food nor prices. Getting seated...is sometimes a little lackluster in effort. But, once you're seated, the wait staff is excellent. The food portions are ample and the taste is delicious. I wouldn't hesitate to go back anytime we are visiting EC in the future.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2021

This restaraunt is bad. Took my family today and got a tip of a rubber glove in my greek salad! My wife got chicken solvaki and it was brown rice with dried chicken pieces with black grill grease all over it. They were gracious enough...to give me a new greek salad to go with brown lettuce! It used to be pretty good! Don't waste your time, it's bad, I will never go back there and neither will my neighbors, friends and especially family!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2021

Convenient location to meet family for lunch. Not too busy, plenty of parking and prompt seating. The service was very good and our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food quality, however, was disappointing. The fried flounder was prepared well, but tasted frozen. The cheeseburger...was average. The bun and toppings were good, but the hamburger patty looked (perfectly round) and tasted frozen. The meatball sub was just ok. The bread was great, there was plenty of melted cheese and the sauce was tasty. However, the meatballs tasted like they had been sitting out a while, and were probably frozen. The biggest problem is they were not warm. It seemed like they were sitting out, or maybe refrigerated and just topped with the heated sauce. The club sandwich (how can you mess up a club sandwich), was one of the worst I ever tasted. The bread was prepared well, but the ham and turkey did not taste good and the tomato was awful. There was no Mayo added to the sandwich when prepared, so had to dip it while eating. I love club sandwiches, but would NEVER order one here!!! Even the chocolate merengue pie was FROZEN. It tasted like a fudgecicle, with merengue. Maybe it thaws out by dinner?? Again, the service was very good, I did not expect fine dining, but for the prices, I expected a higher quality product.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

very nice place ,love the atmosphere .owner and staff are very accomodating and super friendly . i do recommend this place for everyone . we will be back soon .

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

City Grill is a very good family friendly restaurant with plenty of seating. They can accommodate for handicapped and small children. City Grill serves very large portions. City Grill has a huge selection of wonderful desserts. You will not leave hungry!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

Friendly staff. Food….just ok. The description of the appetizer onion rings said “thick cut of fresh made onion rings beer battered to perfection and fried golden”. They were FROZEN onion rings with minced onion inside. Burger was edible. Spaghetti sauce tasted like it had been...cooked AWHILE!! Really disappointed about those onion rings.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021

Portions are not huge, rather standard for a dinner. Not all options were available for the dishes we chose from the menu. City Grille burger was the best of the three plates tasted. Juicy, well prepared and well assembled was delicious. The BBQ sandwich came...with a side of cole slaw, well prepared and tasty. However, there were more to wish about the sandwich BBQ content. Almost tasteless and far from a great one but decent no complaints. Last, I tasted the gyro plate. I thought this was a Greek owned restaurant but the gyro plate was bad and not even close to a gyro sandwich. The tzatziki was horrible, some watery version of sour cream with traces of cucumber. The meat was thrown partially out of the plate and the taste was blunt. Poor choice. The worst of all was the appetizer, fried calamari. The calamaris were over fried, dark brown in color, no taste and it came with a blunt tomato sauce. For the price was a small portion and poorly prepared. Overall, the food was average and more it was expected. The store was rather clean, however the carpet was so dirty that you could see all kind of stains including vomit. Expect from my company anyone else in the store was over 70y, it looked like an old folks favorite. In the entrance there were too many people waiting for orders or to be seated when the restaurant looked rather empty inside. The service was ok although we did not given the opportunity to follow up in our order about side dishes, dessert or drinks. A decent place to eat but my high expectations based on previous reviews were shuttered.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

This is a very good restaurant in Elizabeth City! I was very impressed with the COVID social distancing measures that the establishment has implemented. This restaurant was very clean. This is not a fast food restaurant. The food was delicious and the portions are huge....The service is very good. Don’t leave with out trying something from the dessert menu.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2021 via mobile

The owner of the new truck had the half rack of ribs, his wife had fried Talipa with fries and fried okra. My husband had the cheese burger also with fried okra and I had the grilled talipa sweet potato fries and coleslaw. Everything was...delicious...with such big portions. Had to get take out containers for all our leftovers. First time for Hubby and I but we surely will be back. Great waitress.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed May 10, 2020

The manager is a horrid man who had the audacity to tell me to shove something up my @$$ when I complained about the service

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed April 5, 2020

Food is decent, prices are cheaper than most restaurants around here because the portions are big, service is great, and they have a big menu - italian, american, greek, pork, beef, turkey, veal, chicken, etc. I love the chicken tenders the best and the stir...fry. The bacon cheese skins are great too. Desserts are good. Parking lot is big.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

The food is always piping hot. The staff is very professional and efficient. The Arnold Palmer drink is so good and refreshing. The prices are on point too.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Do not use your credit card. Pay with cash just to be safe. Food is okay. I am very sceptical about this place. When you never see the same waitress. Always new ones.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Always has been clean and everything I've ever ordered has been good. I especially like the grilled pork chop platter. If you want bread with your meal, just ask. They don't bring it automatically. We eat there frequently.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

Diner atmosphere, wide variety menu, reasonable prices. Just don’t expect it to be the best food you ever had. However it was pretty good. Has long hours and huge portions

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5