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Nothing Fancy Cafe

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701 N Broad St, Suite C, Edenton, NC 27932-1430
+1 252-482-1909
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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New England
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot get a bad meal here. Fresh and tasty and flavorful. Friendly staff in faux outdoor setting. (On a personal note, please don't beg for reviews...it's beneath you)

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Thank GaryNewEngland
Francis E, Owner at Nothing Fancy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You, Gary!! I apologize my staff begged you for a review; I agree that it is beneath us and demeaning. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will see us soon!! More 

Denver, North Carolina
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although recommended highly by our innkeepers, this place was fair to middling. Had lunch, and it was nothing special. The waitress kept raving about their "famous" cornbread, but my wife and I saw nothing special about it.

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Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I work within walking distance & at least once a week I go for a quick lunch. They have always been courteous and very friendly. The food is just absolutely amazing, my favorite pictured is one of their Specialties: Charred Corn Salad with Grilled Chicken, Mediterranean vinaigrette dressing.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Francis E, Owner at Nothing Fancy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You!! We are always glad to have you!! More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food! Sautéed shrimp were excellent. And fresh asparagus too. Great meal with very good service. Everyone was really nice. Thanks guys

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Thank Carol H
Francis E, Owner at Nothing Fancy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You!! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us!! More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment is honestly the best restaurant to eat in here in edenton the food was very well prepared and it all came out to the table in a timely fashion the staff there is great the managers there are very professional

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Thank Alberto P
Francis E, Owner at Nothing Fancy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You, Alberto!! Hope to see you soon!! More 

Edenton, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food and service . If you like the taste of good home cooked meals - this place is for you . They have daily specials posted on board throughout the resteraunt and have a menu to order from also. If southern dishes are some of your favorites , the ham and collards are wonderful. Many food options here .... More 

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Thank Renee O
Francis E, Owner at Nothing Fancy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Renee!! We hope to see you soon!! More 

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46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended for Easter Buffet after the change in ownership. In previous years and experiences, the food was full of flavor, and you wanted to go back for seconds! This year will be the last year I ever visit this establishment. Hospital food has more flavor than what they offered. It was impossible to discern what was chicken and what... More 

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Thank M P
Phoenix
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549 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy is exactly that—nothing fancy. We went for lunch on the recommendation of our B&B host. The woman at the visitor center said to be sure to try the cornbread. We ordered the chicken with rice soup. The waitress suggested we get two sides for an additional $2, so we did. The two sides were cauliflower casserole and squash... More 

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Thank PhoenixRobin
Missoula, Montana
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read several reviews saying that this restaurant was a great place to eat. I stopped on Sat at lunch. 3 tables were occupied, I was one of these. The waitress was inattentive, continually apologized for the extremely slow service. She quickly asked for my drink order, then took 15 minutes to bring a glass of sweet tea. Quickly dropping... More 

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Thank Jeff G
Francis E, Owner at Nothing Fancy Cafe, responded to this review

I do apologize for your visit on Saturday. I was not present for lunch and assure you that this wouldn't have happened had I been here. I will deal with the staff and I encourage you to give us another try on me as this is not our standard by any means. More 

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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a great place, for soups, sandwiches and daily specials!! The host with the most is Frankie. Not only are there great eats to be found here, but take a look at the kiosks located there. I'm sure you'll find something to like along with loving the food! Delicious!!

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1 Thank Jane P
Francis E, Owner at Nothing Fancy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You, Jane!! We look forward to your next visit!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 N Broad St, Suite C, Edenton, NC 27932-1430
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Edenton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-482-1909

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