Nixon's Family Restaurant

Categories: Steakhouse, Seafood, Roadside Grill, Family Restaurant, Barbeque

Contact Information

327 River Road
Edenton, NC 27932

Phone: 252 221 2244

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 11:00a.m. - 9:00p.m., Sunday 11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. 

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Week

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • carribean shrimp&scallops

Why do over 150 supermarkets buy prepared foods from Nixon’s? It is because of the great taste, high quality and reasonable prices of the foods prepared by Nixon’s.  Nixon’s Family Restaurant gives you a large selection of fresh seafood in one of the largest all you can eat buffets in Eastern North Carolina on Friday and Saturday evenings. On Sundays, Nixon’s gives you a huge country buffet with all of your favorite country foods. A forty-three item salad bar compliments the all you can eat buffets.

One customer states “I feel just like family here. I eat here at least once per week.”

Do you want to know the easiest way to get the sweet meat out of snow crabs? Do you want a quick lesson on how to pop the meat out of crawfish? Your friends at Nixon’s will show you how. You are sure to leave Nixon’s Family Restaurant filled with good food and glad to have made new friends.



  • Lounge/Bar:  Beer
  • Gift Shop:  Home made pickles, jams, canned goods
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa, Discover
  • Attire:  Casual
  • Handicap Accessible:  Yes & Restroom
  • Recognizes Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Yes
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Fisherman's Catch:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Gift Certificates:  Yes


The roots of Nixon’s Family Restaurant started with Ricky’s dad, Murray L. Nixon Sr. Murray had a heart of gold. He was the first to meet the needs of others. He started to feed up to 30 people at his home and at Murray Nixon’s Fishery at no cost in the 1950’s. He bought fresh fish from local fisherman and cooked it himself promoting good fellowship in the community. This good will continued for years, and eventually,  fourth of July celebrations feeding several thousand people were hosted by the Nixons.  In 1995, Murray Nixon made one of his dreams come true when the Nixon Family opened Nixon’s Family Restaurant. Ricky and his sister Lynda have continued Murray’s strong work ethic, his emphasis on quality and meeting each person as if he or she were a long time friend.

Chef Biography

Nixon's Family Restaurant

Several cooks have been trained in the art of cooking seafood and country meals at Nixon’s. Ruby is one of the cooks who has special recipes that have enhanced the taste of food prepared by Nixon’s. Customer favorites include Carribean Shrimp and Scallops, Snow Crab Legs, lobster bites, barbecue ribs, baked pork chops and homemade watermelon pickles. Desserts include homemade hummingbird cake, pig pickin’ cake, 11 layer chocolate cake, and strawberry cake. These are just a few of the many foods you will love when you visit Nixon’s Family Restaurant.

Owner Biography

Nixon's Family Restaurant

Ricky Nixon and his sister Lynda have stayed with the family business from the start. They learned from their dad that hard work and treating people right will help a business grow. Their dad Murray, who passed away in 2009, left a strong example of good citizenship for them to follow.  Over 1,000 people attended his funeral.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 4 Stars based on 8 reviews
  1. Nixon's Family Restaurant
    Rating: 0 Star
    Dear Marian

    Never mentioned his wife Marian & all she did to help Murray help in starting the fishery by driving truck delivering fish & picking g up fish. Then by his side when he opened Nixon Family Restuarant. She was my sister but never got the credit she deserved. Marian was always there for Murray until she passed away in March, 2008. Gone but never forgotten!!!

  2. Nixon's Family Restaurant
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    Nixon's Family Resaurant

    Absolutely, by all means, make a point to eat here. We ate here again last night, traveling a hour to get there. The food is always fresh and delicious and hot right from the kitchen. You choose from a wide selection. The atmosphere is family, but quiet.The staff is very friendly and patient. This is a great American place to dine on Saturday evenings.

  3. Nixon's Family Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    You are a friend

    When you eat at Nixon's, you feel like you are a friend or family member. We stayed at Nixon's for a week or so during hurricane Isabel!

  4. Nixon's Family Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Come In & Get a Hug

    They treat everyone like family. You come in and get a hug. They will do anything for you.

  5. Nixon's Family Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars

    We eat here at least once per week. It is wonderful.

  6. Nixon's Family Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    A Large Variety of Food

    You cannot beat the Sunday buffet. There is such a large variety of food.

  7. Nixon's Family Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    The Largest All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

    This is the largest all-you-can-eat seafood buffet I have ever been to.

  8. Nixon's Family Restaurant
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Fresh & Good

    Why would you cook when you can come here? The food is always fresh and good.

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