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Leon Nixon Catering
Ranked #7 of 29 Restaurants in Edenton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: Open to the public for a Homestyle buffet Thursday lunch from 11AM-2PM ($8.95)Thursday supper Seafood buffet ($15.95) 5-8PM. We also serve a Sunday lunch buffet from 11AM-3PM ($9.95). Our business office is open Monday-Friday 8AM -5PM & Saturday 8AM -12PM for BBQ, Slaw, Chicken Salad, Homemade Pickles and jams, and other retail purchases. We are proud to announce the addition of our new Meat Smoker. Ribs, Chicken, Brisket, Whole Pigs...You name it, we'll handle the smoking process for you for pick-up orders or catering. Call or email us for more info or to place an order.
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Description: Open to the public for a Homestyle buffet Thursday lunch from 11AM-2PM ($8.95)Thursday supper Seafood buffet ($15.95) 5-8PM. We also serve a Sunday lunch buffet from 11AM-3PM ($9.95). Our business office is open Monday-Friday 8AM -5PM & Saturday 8AM -12PM for BBQ, Slaw, Chicken Salad, Homemade Pickles and jams, and other retail purchases. We are proud to announce the addition of our new Meat Smoker. Ribs, Chicken, Brisket, Whole Pigs...You name it, we'll handle the smoking process for you for pick-up orders or catering. Call or email us for more info or to place an order.
Reviewed 27 January 2014

It had been a couple of years since we've been here (wasn't real good experience back then), but decided to give it another shot after church because Nixon's Family Restrauant has permanently closed. Place looks like it use to be a warehouse/garage (?) but was set up throughout with large tables. We ate at a table that only had 1 other person sitting and he wasn't there very long after we sat down. As we arrived at the table, we were immediately greeted by a pleasant young man who took our drink orders. Buffet had BBQ pork, fried shrimp, fried chicken, a pepper steak concoction, frog legs, chicken grizzards, and fried fish with mashed potatoes, green beans, greens, hush puppies, rolls and a few other items. I thought the shrimp was very good, chicken & BBQ pork weren't bad and my bride enjoyed the gizzards & fried fish. Salad bar was small with a small selection of items for a salad along with cole slaw, potato salad, and chicken salad, all of which I thought were very good. They also had clam chowder which wasn't bad but not great either. Dessert bar was pretty skimpy by the time we were ready for dessert as all that was available was sweet potato pie & a multiple layer yellow cake with chocolate icing. Cake was pretty good but would have been better with coffee. As we were leaving, they did put out what looked like good apple pie and another dish that might have been cheesecake? The wait staff busted their buns keeping the tables cleared and the drink glasses full but judging for the tip jar, they are severely under appreciated! And best of all, the meal was reasonably priced for a Sunday buffet.

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LeonNixonCatering, Catering Secretary at Leon Nixon Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always strive to provide the best for our customers and are so pleased you were happy with your meal. We do provide coffee so next time you stop by make sure you ask one of our friendly staff for a piping hot cup to go along with your dessert. We love our customers and want you to be fully satisfied with every single visit. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 18 December 2013

As chair person for the fundraising committee at Courtland Volunteer Fire Department, I was very pleased with their professionalism, punctuality, and overall business etiquette. We will always choose Nixon's for our catering needs.

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LeonNixonCatering, Catering Secretary at Leon Nixon Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

We LOVE Courtland Volunteer Fire Department!! Thank you for choosing Leon Nixon Catering! You and your volunteers make your fundraising efforts a success. We are so pleased to pair with such a professional committee to raise money for such a worthy cause. Thank you for all you do and for your review.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Class reunion was held here, and the food just absolutely sucked. Dry grilled chicken in some sort of sauce, green beans out of a can with seasoning, boiled potatoes out of a can with butter, and BBQ that was pretty decent. And hushpuppies that were probably frozen. Overpriced for what you get.

The "atmosphere" is awful. It looks like an old garage--if they would make an attempt at jazzing the place up, it wouldn't be so dismal.

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LeonNixonCatering, Catering Secretary at Leon Nixon Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Thank you for reviewing Leon Nixon Catering. We strive to always provide the best for all of our customers. Just to clarify two points: 1. Our hushpuppies are made by hand. Yes, they are frozen after we make them but they are made in our kitchen by our cooks. 2. We allow such a huge range of people and organizations to use our banquet facility, we try to keep our personal attempts to "jazzing the place up" to a minimum to allow our customers to make the room what they desire for their event. We have posted some pictures of the spectacular things people have done in the Banquet Facility just to demonstrate how flexibility of the atmosphere. Thank you again for sharing your concerns with us.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Open Thursdays and Sunday brunch only; also a dinner theater venue. Excellent fried chicken, vegetables, potatoes, barbecue (Eastern NC. style!) and other country-style foods, cooked healthily.

Thank Genie46
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LeonNixonCatering, Catering Secretary at Leon Nixon Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Thank you for visiting Leon Nixon Catering and submitting your review! We actually serve lunch AND supper on Thursday (lunch homestyle buffet 11am-2pm & supper seafood buffet 5-8pm) and lunch on Sunday 11 am - 3pm. We are so pleased you enjoyed our food. We will continue to strive to put out the freshest, tastiest food all over North Carolina & Virginia. Please remember us in the future should you have a need for catering.

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

If you like mass-produced, deep fried, greasy food, served buffet style, this may be your thing. Couldn't find anything decent to eat.

Thank Lucas4
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LeonNixonCatering, Catering Secretary at Leon Nixon Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

We try our hardest to ALWAYS provide top-quality food and service. We were sorry to hear you were unhappy with your visit and hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to prove we are better than what you experienced that day. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again in the future.

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