Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant

Categories: Waterfront Dining, Family Dining (Upscale), Seafood, Fine Dining, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

400 S. Water St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone: 252-331-2431

Fax: 252-335-5008

Hours of Operation

Sunday 12:00noon - 8:00p.m., Monday - Thursday 11:30a.m. - 9:00p.m., Friday - Saturday 11:30a.m.-10:00p.m.

Closed for Christmas

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

Grouper’s Waterfront Seafood Restaurant is a full service restaurant and bar on the Waterfront in Elizabeth City. The food is spectacular as are the views of the Pasquotank River. Grouper’s has a large menu including fresh seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta dishes. You can sit indoors with great views or you can enjoy an outdoor table closer to the water.  Located at 400 S. Water Street, Groupers is close to The Museum of the Albemarle, complimentary boat docking, Arts of The Albemarle and other downtown attractions.

Amenities

  • Live Entertainment:  Some Weekends
  • Lounge/Bar:  Yes
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa, Discover
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  • Banquet Facilities:  Outside Deck with tent
  • Handicap Accessible:  Yes
  • Price:  Lunch $5.95 - $12.95, Dinner $7.25 - $26.95
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  • Waterfront Dining:  Yes
  • Pet Friendly:  Yes
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
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  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
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  • Outdoor Seating:  Yes
  • Health Department Grade:  A
  • Gift Certificates:  Yes
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History

Grouper’s Waterfront Seafood Restaurant was started by Takeshi Takahashi in 2003. The restaurant used to be called Mulligan’s Waterfront Bar and Grill. Grouper’s features live entertainment on the outside deck on some weekends and serves a full restaurant and bar menu both indoors and out. The outside deck and tent is a popular place for wedding receptions, birthday parties and other large gatherings. 

Chef Biography

Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant

Bridget Lister is one of the main chefs at Grouper’s. She started cooking at Mulligan’s in 1992 and has continued on with Grouper’s since 2003. But Bridget learned how to cook from her grandmother long before she started cooking in restaurants. She has been taught that “the way to love someone is with your cooking”. Bridget practices this everyday and has a strong following of regular customers.
Grouper’s is known for having several excellent chefs who excel in preparing seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta. Grouper’s prepares a variety of foods well and the early bird specials from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. are a tremendous value.

Owner Biography

Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant

Takeshi Takahashi is the owner of Grouper’s Waterfront Seafood Restaurant.  He was born in Japan and moved to Hawaii where he attended college. “Taki” as he is affectionately called, worked at Hyatt Hotels and owned “Seasons” Restaurant in Richmond for 10 years before opening Grouper’s on the waterfront in Elizabeth City.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.

Reviews

Average Rating for this Restaurant: 3.5 Stars based on 37 reviews
  1. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Gouper's for some Seafood!

    I heard from some cruising friends about this great little locally owned seafood place. So when we stopped in Elizabeth City, we just had to give it a shot! The place had so many options for the sorts of seafood, and great classic sides to go with it, along with some more unusal options.

  2. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Great at Groupers!

    After docking for free at Jennette Brothers, we made our way over to Groupers Waterfront Restaurant. If there is one word that i can use that really describes my visit, it would have to be GREAT! Everything from the food to the to the service was great!

  3. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Been here before

    Returning customer. It's a great place with good food.

  4. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    The food was good

    Great food but the place could be better. The rest rooms very poor and the out door seating was not clean.

  5. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Very good

    The food was great. The waiter appeared new to the job; very nice but a bit forgetful of requests.

  6. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star

    Great service and food quality. Nice atmosphere.

  7. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Been here before

    Crab dip, fish taco wrap, flounder sandwich, all were fantastic.

  8. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Great restaurant

    We were served on a windy patio per our request. Good beer, had oyster special - good deal.

  9. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Visited last year

    Very good place to relax after sailing.

  10. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    A great place to party!

    Our family gave my mother-in-law a suprise birthday party outside on the deck. It was wonderful! The food was wonderful, the service was wonderful and the atmosphere was even more wonderful! A great time was had by all. Everything worked out perfectly!

  11. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Would Recommend to Friends

    Loved our food and service at Groupers... We will definitely be dinning there again.

  12. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Overall - pleased!

    We stopped into Elizabeth City from Stone Mountain, GA, and really enjoyed our meal at Groupers. The service and venue was nice as well.

  13. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Great Service at Grouper's

    I was very pleased with the great food and service that I recievced at Grouper's.  I will definitely be visiting again!

  14. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Very Good

    The view of the river from Groupers was very beautiful on this sunny day. The fish we had was excellent. The service and value was good as well.

  15. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Nice Restaurant and Bar

    Groupers is a nice restaurant with a variety of food on the Pasquotank River. The service and the facilities are wonderful. They have a nice bar as well.

  16. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Delicious

    We ate at Groupers and loved the food. The presentation of the food was wonderful. This restaurant on the Pasquotank River is excellent.

  17. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Best Bartender in Town!

    Craig is the most courteous, professional bartendar in town.

  18. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Good Food

    The food we ate for dinner at Groupers was good. The service was excellent. The price was good and the view of the river was beautiful.

  19. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Good Place to Eat

    Grouper's is a good place to eat. This was the first time my wife and I ate at Groupers and we loved it. The seafood we had was delicious and our waitress was good as well. We will eat at Groupers again.

  20. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Boater's Delight

    We are boaters that stayed at Jennette's dock. The restaurant is right on the water in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the food and the service at Groupers. Marietta was our waitress and she did a good job. Groupers is a relaxing place to eat.

  21. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Good Seafood

    My wife had the tuna wrap at Groupers and it was done to perfection. I had the Jerk Chicken Panini. We have been to Groupers numerous times and have enjoyed it.

  22. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Will come again

    Groupers served us delicious food at a good price. It is pretty restaurant with a nice view of the river. We will come back again.

  23. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Very Enjoyable

    Our dinner at Groupers was excellent. The food was very good and the atmosphere was beautiful with a nice view of the boats on the river.

  24. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Many Choices

    My husband and I were travelling through Elizabeth City and learned about Groupers from Jennette Brothers. Groupers has a wide variety of items on their menu. The food was very good at Groupers, and so was the service. Thank you.

  25. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Will definitely return

    It was good food and good service. The restaurant is nice being on the water. We will definitely return!

  26. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Very Nice

    Groupers has excellent food and very prompt and courteous service. We are boaters from Connecticut and learned about Groupers from Jennette Brothers. It is a good place to eat our favorite seafood meals.

  27. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Enjoyed Groupers

    My wife and I enjoyed eating at Groupers last night. The food was great and the atmosphere was also. We are boaters docking at Jennette Brothers. I will recommend Groupers to others.

  28. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Service

    The service we received at Groupers was wonderful. I don't remember her name, but we had a blonde waitress who may have been in her early 50's. We had a good meal and we enjoyed the view of the river. Thanks to Jennette Brothers for allowing us to moor our boat at no charge, and for providing a list of restaurants.

  29. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Service, Good Food

    The service we had was great. The waitress was very attentive. The food was good also. We ate at Groupers after mooring our boat at Jennette Brothers. Elizabeth City is a friendly city to visit. Thanks!

  30. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Nice Restaurant

    We ate at Groupers for the first time. The food was tasty and the overall value of the meal was good as well. We loved the view of the water.

  31. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Seafood

    The Seafood is delicious at Groupers. Eating by the water makes it even better.

  32. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    I liked Groupers

    I liked Groupers and will definitely eat there again. The food was tasty and the atmosphere is great being on the water. The staff were helpful

  33. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    A Good Bar to Kill Time

    If you ahve a couple of hours to kill, why not spend them drinking a beer at Grouper's? There's multiple tvs to catch the best of multiple games, great service, and an awesome deck that is huge!

  34. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    I <3 Groupers

    I love Grouper's. they cook the food just the way I like it.

  35. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Grouper's Groupie

    I eat here at least once per week. I am well satisfied.

  36. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Affordable dining

    They have %5.95 lunch specials that are always good.

  37. Grouper's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Food is Great

    I eat at Grouper's because the food is great!


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