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EXTENDED STAY FARMSTEAD LODGING ON THE CAROLINA COASTAL PLAIN

Fun Eateries

Authentic, Colorful and Flavorful Restaurants We Love

The Williamston area boasts a number of colorful restaurants and diners. All offer an authentic flavor of the coastal plain. Printable list (PDF).

Our new video about Mom and Pop 'Road Food' eateries in Eastern North Carolina.


The Cypress Grill is open only when the herring are running (from early January until late April). The old Cypress Grill burned down, but you can get the same fried herring at the new location in Williamston.

Shamrock Restaurant – If you are looking for down home southern cooking like fried chicken and collards, this is the place to go.

Deadwood Smokehouse Grill a family saloon serving grilled food and lots of fun for all the family.

Sunnyside Oyster Bar (top left) a true raw bar, serving oysters raw and steamed since 1935. Open only in the months that have an “R” in them

Cakes by Becky Bakery 118 Harrison St, Williamston, 252-789-1922 and 252-717-9078 

Shaw’s Barbecue, three generations of serving North Carolina barbecue.