Sqeeza's Country Kitchen

Categories: Steakhouse, Soda Fountain, Seafood, Roadside Grill, Ice Cream/Yogurt Shop, Family Restaurant, Deli, Coffee Shop, Breakfast, Barbeque, Bakery

Contact Information

586 US Hwy 158
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone: (252) 771-0419

Fax: (252) 771-2837

Hours of Operation

Open Tuesday - Saturday 6am - 4pm

Thursday & Friday 6am - 9pm

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Outside of Restaurant
  • Building
  • Inside
  • Home Cooked Food
  • Fish Tank
  • filldiningroom
  • Breakfast

“Good Old Fashioned Southern Home Cooking”

Peggy’s Country Café is located on Route 158 between Morgan’s Corner and Sunbury. It is on the main route between Murfreesboro, Ahoskie and Elizabeth City. Peggy’s Country Café is close to Merchant’s Millpond State Park and the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, hiking trails and wildlife display. This quaint café is the home of delicious home cooked meals served at low prices.


  • Credit Cards:  Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover
  • Attire:  Casual
  • Handicap Accessible:  Entrance, Restrooms
  • Recognizes Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Yes
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Gift Certificates:  Specialized Available
  • Gift Shop:  Tee shirts
  • Fisherman's Catch:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes


Peggy’s Country Café was started as Buddy’s in 1982. Current owner Peggy Kuchenbrod worked at Buddy’s in several different roles. She created Peggy’s Country café in 1998. The good food, warm atmosphere and reasonable prices have attracted customers from far and wide.

Owner Biography

Sqeeza's Country Kitchen

Peggy Kuchenbrod has been learning the art of fine southern home cooking since she was young. Family and friends schooled her with a pinch of this and a dash of that to make mouth watering meals. Peggy has continually expanded and perfected her home cooking skills. The numerous homemade specialties include the 12 ounce “Newland Burger”, ham and cabbage, chicken salad, mashed potatoes, barbecue sauce and hush puppies. Breakfast favorites include Belgian waffles and real sausage links. Homemade cakes include the nine layer chocolate cake, pineapple coconut cake, and coconut cream cake. Soda fountain style milkshakes and soft serve ice cream will help you reminisce about the “good ole days”.      

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
  1. Sqeeza's Country Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Childhood Favorite

    I grew up in Gates County....in fact, "Miss Peggy" was my babysitter!!! Her food has always been and will always be amazing, plain and simple. I now live in Washington state, and whenever I start craving good, wholesome, country cooking, it's always Peggy's that I think of.

  2. Sqeeza's Country Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Good Restaurant

    Lot's of locals eat at Peggy's because the food is so good. You could spread the word more so that others would come by. Once they start eating at Peggy's they will come back. Maybe a facebook page. The food and service is so good.

  3. Sqeeza's Country Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Ya'll should get a facebook page

    I am sure you would have a great following on facebook. Your food is amazing, the people are amazing and the service is amazing... Peggy's is top notch. :)

  4. Sqeeza's Country Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Down home cooking done right!

    I love this place! I visited yesterday, on my way home from the outer banks. The food was sooooo good and our waitress, Tori, was just the sweetest thing. She was helpful, kind, and played with my baby. (most people in the food service industry cringe when you walk in with an infant!) if you like delicious southern cooking you will love this place. My parents drive all the way from prince George va to eat there sometimes! I'm so glad they convinced me to go this time. I felt like I was in that movie "fried green tomatoes" it was just so southern and so good! Can't wait to go back. Thanks for a great experience!

  5. Sqeeza's Country Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Good food, friendly people

    If you enjoy country cooking and friendly people, then you need to visit Peggy's Country Cafe. Peggy makes you feel like one of the family. The staff is very friendly and the food is like grandma's cooking. Do yourself a favor and go see Peggy to enjoy a wonderful meal. Try her cornbread.

  6. Sqeeza's Country Kitchen
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Quaint and Yummy

    We came across Peggy's while exploring trails along the Dismal Swamp. A cute, little cafe, Peggy's had a nice menu of burgers, sandwiches, and fresh seafood. My brother ordered the frog legs which were as big as a chicken drumstick and came with a large serving of fresh coleslaw, fries, and giant hushpuppies. I had a loaded cheeseburger with onion rings and one of my favorites, corn nuggets. Our server was sweet and served everything fresh and warm. The prices were very reasonable. If we're ever in the area again, we'll be sure to visit again!

  7. Sqeeza's Country Kitchen
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Great Home Cooking

    Have been there for breakfast and lunch. Fantastic breakfast and always has some good. pecials for lunch and dinner. Fresh fish and good iced tea. Fast and friendly service. Even to orders if you call.

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