The Moratoc Restaurant

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Categories: Ice Cream/Yogurt Shop, Family Restaurant, Breakfast

Contact Information

101 East Blvd.
P.O. Box 371
Williamston, NC 27892

Phone: 252-792-1323

Fax: 252-792-9003


Hours of Operation

Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 9:00p.m., Monday - Saturday 6:30a.m. - 9:00p.m.

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

First time diner: Free tea or coffee with meal

The Moratoc Restaurant in Williamston gives you the perfect blend of excellent food, friendly service and a relaxing atmosphere at incredibly reasonable prices. Serving a varied menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week, The Moratoc Restaurant has been a favorite eatery for locals and travelers in Northeastern NC for many years. The location is perfect on the corner of Highway 17 and Route 64 business in Williamston.  It is unique in that it houses a wonderful restaurant and lounge in the same building as a spacious inn.



  • Health Department Grade:  A
  • Lounge/Bar:  Yes
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Reservations:  Helpful for parties of 10 or more
  • Banquet Facilities:  3 large rooms
  • Handicap Accessible:  Yes
  • Price:  3.49 - 14.95
  • Sanitation Assured:  Yes
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • WIFI:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Gift Certificates:  Yes


The Moratoc Restaurant opened in 2007. The site originally housed Cobb’s Corner Restaurant from 1991 to 2007. Two dining rooms in the restaurant have been completely remodeled giving the restaurant a fresh new look. Moratoc is an old Indian name referring to a fast flowing river that is close by to the restaurant. The restaurant holds on to old traditions and recipes, and has added some new ones including the popular taco salad shell bowls. 

Chef Biography

The Moratoc Restaurant

Home style cooking is what you will get at The Moratoc Restaurant. Some of the tried and true recipes have been perfected over the course of twenty years of serving satisfied customers. The cooks have all been trained to pay careful attention to every detail in preparing meals. Specialties include rib eye steaks, pork tenderloin, grilled chicken breast backbone with dumplings, southern fried chicken, candied yams from fresh sweet potatoes, and fresh collards. Delicious breakfast buffets are offered on weekends, lunch buffets on Mondays through Saturdays, and dinner buffets on Saturdays and Sundays. An extended buffet is featured on Sundays. 

All of the desserts are fantastically homemade. The sweet and delicate banana fritters is a side dish that you will love.

Owner Biography

The Moratoc Restaurant

Mr. Wayne Fox is the owner and operator of The Moratoc Restaurant. He attended college getting an education about the hospitality industry. Wayne has been successful in the restaurant business since 1969. He has been a General Manager since 1977 including being a General Manager for Holiday Inn and Restaurant for 18 years. He is now applying his restaurant management and customer service skills as the hands on manager of The Moratoc Restaurant. 

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Course Specialties: 

    All home made desserts such as pies, cakes, cobblers, and delicious banana fritters. Also pork tenderloin, fresh collards, and seafood.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 3.5 Stars based on 8 reviews
  1. The Moratoc Restaurant
    Rating: 2 Stars
    hit and miss

    Food is always good, waitresses are good at taking "by the menu" orders. For good service don't make changes, and some items come differently the menu says. And if you don't want sides (light eaters like me) pick something for the dog cause ala carteisn't an option on most items especially with breakfast.

  2. The Moratoc Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Moratoc Inn!!!:-)

    I love this place. The food is always great. I never have to send it back. They keep smiles on their faces when serving or making conversation. If you havent checked this place out YOU SHOULD. The menu alone is hard to put down:-D

  3. The Moratoc Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Very Good

    A nice couple has taken over the restaurant and is doing very well with the Moratoc. The food is good and so is the service.

  4. The Moratoc Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Our Favorite Restaurant

    Forgot to rate when making my earlier review about Moratoc being our favorite restaurant. We give you a 5!

  5. The Moratoc Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Our Favorite Restaurant

    After a hard week of work, my husband and I try to catch up by going out to dinner. Most places are noisy and you can barely hear each other talk making conversation impossible. We had heard about the delicious food served at the Moratoc and decided to give it a try. We liked it so much we went back the following week and have decided this is our favorite restaurant. The food, the staff and the environment couldn't be better.

  6. The Moratoc Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Love the fritters

    The taco salad was excellent. I loved the banana fritters too.

  7. The Moratoc Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    It's Worth it!

    The people are friendly and the food is delicious

  8. The Moratoc Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I love the food at Moratoc's. The buffets are wonderful.

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