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“Over the River and Thru the Woods...”
Review of C & H Oyster Bar

C & H Oyster Bar
Ranked #10 of 108 Restaurants in Elizabeth City
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Visiting C & H over the Holidays has become a family tradition. We rent a limo and 12 of us party for the 45 min. ride from Chesapeake - knowing the freshest oysters and friendly servers will be greeting us. "Georgia" took great care of all the ladies while the men sit, sip and slurp around the raw bar. Delish!!

Wish we were closer but it is the real deal and always worth the drive!

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We drove to Elizabeth City just to eat at C & H and it was worth every mile. Arriving at 4:15 for a 5:00 opening we were second in line and by 5:00 there were at least 30 people standing in the drizzle to enter. We had oysters raw and fried, fried shrimp and lump crab with melted butter and warm cocktail sauce. All the seafood was great. The best side was red coleslaw, the rest just average. Who cares eat the seafood. The six guys shucking and bartending served the entire house well. They have cold beer. Just go.

2  Thank Dean-ATL-USA
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Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

This is not fine dining. That said it was great! Full of locals, it looks a bit iffy from the outside. Inside as well, no frills. We sat at the counter immediately greeted and brought drinks. We decided on oysters on the half shell. They were prepared right in front of us and they were fabulous. Very clean and very fresh just the way you want them. The kids had fried shrimp dinner they loved too. Grownups decided to just have more oysters! Service was prompt, friendly, and efficient. We will go back!

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2  Thank J W
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Love the character and it is a must to sit at the counter! Not cheap by any means, but well worth it! Only open during oyster season, so don't miss out -- it is the real deal!

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Reviewed 19 December 2012 via mobile

Ok, I know the outside isn't much to look at, neither is the inside decor, and some may even say its a dive, but give this place the chance, it'll knock your socks off! My husband and I have been coming here regularly ever since our neighbors let us in on the secret...sit at the bar and watch the show. They only serve bud light on tap and a limited number of cans, but you are allowed to brown bag it as long as it stays on the floor. The steamed shrimp (a must!) are so fresh juice runs down your arms if you're not careful and the oysters are shucked right in front of you so quickly you're eating plump, juicy oysters in no time. Its served with unending cocktail sauce, butter and saltines and you can order sides (if you want, i just go for the seafood coma myself). We always have an amazing meal and it's really not expensive at all. A must try for anyone new to town, you won't regret it!

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1  Thank Missfoodsnob
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