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Review of Cypress Grill

Cypress Grill
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Jamesville
Price range: USD 0 - USD 10
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Come on in and get the legendary delicious fried fish, stewed potatoes, rock stew and fixings!! This is a trip to the past and a great treasure of the simple life in a fish shack down by the river. You can't leave after finishing that delicious meal without a slice of their wonderful homemade pies!! Lemon is my favorite, but the chocolate is a close second and pecan ain't that far behind. Love this place! Only open now through April, so come on!! :-)

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

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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Thank charliespr
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This place is a great example of where the term "fish camp" came from. Building is slanted and seems like little has changed over the years except the patrons.

Food was a little dissapointing. Tasted good at first but everyone in our party paid for the next 24 hours. Maybe it was the oil from the fryers as this was the last day of the season.

I would go back but only for the pie and the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We loved the herring, perch and flounder. Great fish. Great service.
Hush puppies were too bland, but the pies were to die for! Incredible setting. Nice folks. A real NC gem.

Thank stinkerNc
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Fifty years ago, when I was growing up in Eastern N.C., my Dad and I would occasionally make the short drive to Jamesville to have lunch at the Cypress Grill. My brother and our wives recently visited the place on a nostalgia trip.
Some things haven't changed. The grill is open only in Feb., March and April (when the herring are running). The building still seems to be falling into the Roanoke River. The air still smells of hot grease and frying fish. And the trip is still worthwhile.
Some things have changed. The wait staff is younger, but still efficient. And the herring are imported (from South Carolina on our visit) and no longer netted on the river just outside the door.
Don't expect luxuries here. It's a fish camp. No linen napkins. No haute cuisine. But the tea's sweet, the herring is delicious (order 'em extra crispy so you can eat bones and all), the other seafood offerings are fresh and tasty, and the side dishes (I'm partial to the vinegary slaw and stewed potatoes) are down-home good. Don't forget dessert; the pies (we had lemon) are exceptional.
Although the food is good, the Cypress Grill is more than a meal. It's an experience.

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Thank 68TarHeel
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