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Grouper's Waterfront Restaurant

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400 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4965
+1 252-331-2431
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I were visiting Elizabeth City as a getaway for a few days. There are not a lot of choices for "fine dining" in this area. Our dinner at Grouper was a pleasant surprise. It was Sunday night and were immediately seated.We thoroughly enjoyed the water views, excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. I had a delicious rib... More 

Thank wakeforestjerry
Jackson, NH
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Met up with some long lost cousins and we had a great meal and the best service. The waitress knew we had traveled far to have this dinner together and she was fine that we were still gabbing at the table after closing and she started to clean up. Totally agree that the bathrooms are disgusting.

Thank Barb J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My friend and I came to Grouper's Waterfront Restaurant on a beautiful sunny President's Day afternoon. Here are my impressions: 1.) We were greeted promptly by the maitre'd--good. 2.) The waitress greeted us in a timely fashion and in a friendly manner--great. 3.) My ginger ale's taste--bad (too watery). 4.) The only waitress was overwhelmed with the number of customers--bad.... More 

Thank JDWTraveler
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had the dinner for 2, it was amazing! The food was delicious, waitress was very friendly and on point! Our experience there was incredible. Definitely recommend this restaurant as it is one of our favorites.

Thank Donna A
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks on a Friday evening. Straight to the bar were the keeper was friendly and attentive. The crowd is mostly older but were lively and having a good time. Decent beer selection but didn't get a chance to try the food

Thank Matt M
Monroe, Virginia
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

the first day in town three of us went to Grouper's for lunch. had the Crab and Avocado salad and mini crab cakes. great taste and filling. Found out they had Oyster night at the bar (Wed.) that night. Came back with our two puppies, and ate out on the deck, we had 12 steamed, 12 raw and 36 oyster... More 

1 Thank Arthur R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Now that Thumper's has closed, Groupers has the best burgers in town, and it's really reasonable for lunch. It's about the only restaurant in town with a view of the river anymore. U can sit outside and feel the breeze off the rivers. Dog friendly at outside seating. Mostly good service. Sometimes it's slow.

Thank Leilani W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We ate outdoors on the water and they had a live band which was actually good. The drinks were cheap enough (but not very strong) The food was average at best. Would recommend as long as you don't over expect.

Thank Wayne D
Mocksville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice small restaurant on the river front. They had a small outdoor dining area. We asked to sit outside. That seemed to upset the staff. Nice cool day for once. So sitting outside was nice. The bar outside was busy. Food was very good. Mayn't as much as you'd expect but enough to fill you. Waitress finally warmed up and... More 

Thank Seldomtraveling
Hartford, Connecticut, Usa
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were in town for one night and were looking for a waterfront dining experience. This was waterfront and it was an experience. We had a drink (which were priced way lower than we are used to) and left. We were concerned to actually eat here. An older establishment with a bunch of patrons you would normally find in a... More 

1 Thank Edward Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4965
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-331-2431

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