They Cypress Grill is only open January - April each year, and it's a great place to go for retirees looking for a fun day trip. While there, we met interesting people from lots of different places and very much enjoyed talking to them. The restaurant was full, with a line out the door before noon.
As others have said, the setting is beautiful, right on the banks of the Roanoke River. You have to trust your GPS to get you there, or you would think that you were driving down a path into the river, as you can't see the restaurant from the street.
The food was really good. The flounder was delicious, the slaw and stewed potatoes were very good, and the chocolate pie was outstanding! However, I do think the hush puppies were a little dry.
Now, for the real reason to go to the Cypress Grill: Herring. It was our first time trying herring, so it was a new experience. We had it "fried hard", and it was good, so I'm sure we will be back next year!
Please make a trip down to Jamesville! The people are friendly, the service is great, the food is delicious, and the setting is just lovely!
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