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C & H Oyster Bar

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1524 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-3244
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is a no frills seafood joint that is only open seasonally. They give you plenty of fresh food and prices are quite decent.

Thank Jennifer M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

GPS (Magelan) lead us to an address with mobile homes for sale but no sea food restaurant. Bad try. We had to have dinner elsewhere.

Thank Stephane V
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

This seasonal restaurant (oysters = a month with an R in them!) always has great seafood. The fried shrimp are nearly perfect without too much batter. The oysters whether steamed or on the half shell are great. We've been visiting for years and it is consistently good. It does get busy in the expected times with a line forming most... More 

Thank chiefdcates
Elizabeth City, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This was our second dinner here in almost 12 years of living here, and we have heard lots of rave reviews about the food. One of us had a dozen good raw oysters and the clam chowder (average). The other had the small plate of fried oysters (good, not amazing, slightly soggy), very good and crisp fries, and very finely... More 

Thank Grice-Fearing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The portions are generous and the service was great. Love the oysters. My wife fell in love with the crab cakes.

Thank Epreach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Seafood here is outstanding.. Oysters in season of course are terrific! They were fresh from Maryland and were great! So was the shrimp! The only thing missing was good tartar sauce! The only kind they have is out of a package and its disgusting! But I guess you can't have everything, very low key But good and fresh but come... More 

Thank Keeterbarn Corn... F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

An Oyster Bar, caters to locals, a lot of them fishermen. Service at the bar is fast, food is fresh, patrons and staff are friendly. When you have a hankering for oysters this is the place.

Thank Dick D
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Took another couple down to Elizaberh City, NC to enjoy fresh oysters. Was able to be able to get to the bar where we each ordered a peck of steamed oysters to start with. The size of the oysters were large and tasty. Finished it off with fried oyster dinner. Well worth the trip from Norfolk, VA.

Thank Lee H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Great local place for fresh tasty oysters. Do not miss it!! Local haunt that is worth the diversion if heading to the outer banks.

Thank Timothy f
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

good food fresh oysters, fresh shrimp, great fried shrimp sit at the bar for faster service rough bat foods great

Thank bfm3123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1524 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-3244
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: 252-338-3300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?