Afternoon Meals

In Edenton, North Carolina, you can enjoy a delicious lunch at one of our locally owned restaurants. Or if you're in a hurry, stop by one of our national fast-food restaurants.

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309 Bistro & Spirits

309 Bistro & Spirits, located in the heart of downtown Edenton, is a frequent stop for locals and visitors. Signature dishes include steak, chicken, pasta and seafood specialties. 

Executive Chef and Owner Kevin Yokley and his wife Jennifer invite you to come dine with us, where each dish is prepared with personalized detail. Serving only the finest quality seafood available, we source our products from the most reputable and respected purveyors and fishermen, giving preference to local seafood that’s sustainably caught.

The bar offers handmade cocktails, along with a great draft beer and wine selection, including many local options.

309 South Broad Street
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Cotton Gin Culinary

Cotton Gin Culinary


A unique gastronomique experience.

212 S Broad

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Governor’s Pub

Governor’s Pub, Edenton, North Carolina

Known as “Edenton’s living room,” Governor’s Pub is a friendly neighborhood joint where out-of-towners quickly feel like locals. Traditional pub/sports bar fare includes wings, burgers, subs, soups, and fish and chips. The extensive beer list offers domestic drafts, as well as rotating craft beers and international imports.

321 South Broad Street Suite D
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The Herringbone

The Herringbone, Edenton, North Carolina

The Herringbone On The Waterfront – an upscale casual dining experience with a full bar and event venue. Their menu features modern American cuisine, wood-fired pizza, and fresh interpretations of classic Southern dishes using seasonal ingredients indigenous to this area.

Originally a 19th century herring icehouse, today The Herringbone is one of Edenton’s favorite dining destinations for locals and visitors alike.

Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 9pm
Friday 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 10am - 8pm

119 W Water St.
(252) 368-1068


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Mamasita’s Restaurant

Mamasitas, Edenton, North Carolina

Known for authentic Mexican cuisine, Mamasita’s has an extensive menu of specialties. Choose from fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and salads. For a real treat, explore options in the chef’s favorites section.

The kids menu has a variety of Mexican and American options to please picky eaters. And the lunch menu is a great value with fresh dishes that arrive quickly. Margaritas have their own section on the menu with a variety of flavors and sizes from small to “monster.”

300B Virginia Rd
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Old Colony Smokehouse - A Southern Culinary Revival

Champion of Food Network’s renowned “Chopped” series, award-winning pitmaster Adam Hughes preaches the gospel of traditional Southern culinary ingredients and methods. With his team of local chefs, Hughes smokes meat — pork, beef, chicken, turkey and sausage — over hard wood coals (never gas or electric) right outside the restaurant. Sides and desserts are all made from scratch in house using family recipes that have been passed down for generations. The restaurant serves lunch only, but has a market with ready-made-dinners and other culinary delights that is open daily during the week.

Smoked chicken salad and pimento cheese are available by the pint. Large trays with a variety of meats and sides feed from three to 10 people. A food truck is available for catering and events.

802 West Queen Street
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Edenton Coffee House

Edenton Coffee House

The Edenton Coffee House is a friendly family-run business with a faithful local clientele.

Coffees, gingerbread, cookies cakes and fresh pastries - a perfect accompaniment for delicious, fresh brewed coffee. Also featuring a wonderful selection of teas, fruit smoothies and iced coffee beverages. A sandwich counter with lunch selections is available as well. Mon -  7am - 2:00pm; Tues - Fri 7am - 5pm; Sat 8am - 5:00 pm.

Some evenings especially Fridays, the Coffee House stays open until 9 pm with musical performances. Area artisans can be found with handmade items.

302 South Broad Street
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Emilio's General Store

Emilios, Edenton, North Carolina

Enjoying the weather outside and a nice lunch at Emilio's!

Emilio's General Store is a specialty food shop with locally procured, international and organic food items. We offer specialty sandwiches for take away. Hours are 10:30 until 2:30 Daily.

206 S. Broad Street

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Inner Banks BBQ

Inner Banks BBQ, Edenton, North Carolina
Mouthwatering BBQ entrees, and also breakfasts and smoothies!

1018 N. Broad Street Edenton, NC 27932
(252) 368-1699
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Old Colony Downtown Market

Old Colony Downtown Market

The backbone of their offerings are ready-made meals that provide convenient, delicious, family-sized meal options to working moms, vacationers staying at Airbnb’s, gift givers, and anyone who doesn’t feel like cooking. Each ready-made meal is handmade by their staff. With dozens of offerings and multiple cuisine types added fresh daily, you’ll find a new favorite each time you stop in. Open Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-3.

407 S. Broad Street
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Famous Subs

Famous Subs, Edenton, North Carolina

More than just a local sub shop, this fast-casual eatery is known for good service and tasty, consistent food. In addition to a long list of subs (served hot or cold), the menu features lasagna, fried chicken, wraps, salads, spaghetti platters and more. Local tip: The Philly cheesesteak is said to be one of the best around.

Eat in the small dining room or take your order to go.

1100 North Broad Street
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Leon Nixon Catering

Nixons Catering, Edenton, North Carolina

Twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays – this catering company opens to the public for a hearty homestyle buffet lunch. It’s quite popular with locals and is a hidden gem for tourists looking for a good lunch with lots of options for everyone in the group.

749 Virginia Road
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The Freeze

The Freeze, Edenton, North Carolina

Soft serve, burgers, hot dogs, fries and more. Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun 11 am-9pm.

320 West Queen Street
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Westover General Store

Westover General Store & Deli, Edenton, North Carolina

Hot and cold fresh subs, sandwiches, deli meats, cheeses and sides by the pound. Mon-Fri 6am-7pm; Sat 6am-4pm.

801 West Queen Street
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