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Review of Nothing Fancy Cafe

Nothing Fancy Cafe
Ranked #6 of 27 Restaurants in Edenton
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The review for Nothing Fancy was meant for this one. However, Nothing Fancy was excellent, too--small, but salmon was delicious and service was very good.

Thank Genie46
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Fun setting, surrounded by stalls selling odds and ends, including a great selection of Southern Cookbooks. The pulled pork entree was a major disappointment, bland and greasy. Meat loaf was average. Best was the Brunswick stew. Desserts were so so. But this is aimed at a Southern clientele and we were perhaps not the best guinea pigs.

Thank Pierre C
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Were it not for the flyer at our motel, we would've never found this place, as it is tucked in a strip mall. We did not experience any service problems mentioned in some of the reviews here; we seated promptly and served attentively.
And the food was distinctive and delicious. Our fried fish dishes (trout for me, talapia for my husband) were revelatory. No goopy, gloppy batter, just an incredibly light coating that gave the fish a crispy wrapping and kept the inside moist.
Best of all were the side dishes -- not a french fry to behold. I had cole slaw with coconut, tomato pudding; my husband had corn pudding and butter (lima) beans. Cornbread was moist and dense.
The place obviously has a local following, as it has been there 11 years and is hard for tourists to find. It does a lot of take-out business as well.

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Thank KathleenSparta_nj
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Not the best place in town, but it's okay. The ambience is lacking, the food is alright, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there.

1  Thank Lucas4
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

My family have been frequent visitors to the cafe over the years & its always been a good place to get a quick good bite however the last 2 times we have been while the food is ok the service is terrible! On our last trip specifically we had a waitress who sat down at the table next to us talking about how tired & lazy she is while taking their order, meanwhile we had been done & waiting for our bill for 15 minutes. We ended up going to check out without it & then had to wait while the lady who was ringing us up tracked down our ticket. They were not that busy for service to be so bad & with the food just being OK we will more than likely opt to spend our hard earned money elsewhere.

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