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The Table at Inner Banks

4.6
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101 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
We are appreciative to have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence after completing our first year in business, and to be recently recognized as a “Best 10 North Carolina Coast Restaurant” for ten consecutive months. Guests enjoy the casually refined dining experience our converted carriage house Edenton, NC restaurant, The Table provides. Our chefs tantalize guests with inspired farm to table menus, sourcing the best ingredients our region lends to the modern chef, while always maintaining a focus on the local culture. Forging relationships with our local farmers and watermen, together we are creating our unique and upscale Inner Banks cuisine known as Ocean – River – Farm to Fork. Whether dining during your stay at Inner Banks Inn or just while visiting Edenton, we welcome you to experience our hospitality, sustainable local cuisine and casually elegant surroundings.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 101 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRaysquay
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my visit,great place to have dinner with friends and family.everything was superb with food and service.
We enjoyed laughing at the desert after seeing a picture of a large chocolate moose on web and ordered what we thought was large enough for 4 and got a very small serving with 4 small petet spoons.FUNNY

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Ponygirl
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely location and good menu which is frequently updated. Very pretty setting with inside and outside dining. Service was cordial and knowledgeable but with so few diners food seemed to come out of the kitchen at a very slow place. Not a huge deal but if we are taking our time over dinner I would have hoped our server would have been more attentive to our beverages. Entree portions seemed small for the price paid. Nevertheless overall a good experience and we'll be back!

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DocTP
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were travelling home and stopped in Edenton for dinner. It was Sunday, so few options, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the top restaurant in Edenton open so we made 5:30 reservations.

We were promptly seated. Our server was nice. Tables are spaced closer than we are used to, but servers were wearing masks. There was a weird vibe...it's a small space, quiet, and all the tables were a bit on top of each other so you had to talk quietly to not feel like you were talking to the whole room. Also, there was no enforcement of masks by people coming into the restaurant...another couple came in without masks and were seated at the table closest to us (despite other tables available). Once they sat down, they did ask if it was OK but they were already seated.

The menu options were limited but understandable given the size and being Sunday night. We ordered the crabcake appetizer, the Chicken Piccata, another crabcake appetizer and the watermelon/feta salad, and my son and I both ordered the Bruschetta burger, but his just burger and cheese (no tomato bruschetta)

Shortly thereafter, the server told us that they only had three burgers to start the night and had already served two so there was only one left (they had just opened!) So I got the burger, and they made mac/cheese and chicken tenders for my son.

My wife's piccata was dry, my daughter's watermelon salad had a strong vinegar taste that overwhelmed it, and my burger did not have any bruschetta...after I was halfway through I realized they had brought the burger my son ordered not mine. Also, the "spiral potatoes" are french fries. That being said, the crabcakes were amazing and the best part of the meal. My burger was good but was not the correct item. Also, two other tables (2 tops) came in after us, received their food and were done dining before our food came.

Not sure if it was an off night, but it didn't live up to the reviews for us, and we wish we'd saved the money and just drove home

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, live local and go frequently.

The Table at Inner Banks
Responded on July 17, 2020

Thank you so much for a this wonderful review! We greatly appreciate it and we are very pleased to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it there. From reservations to departure.... they were great (helpful, polite, kind, and professional.). I think we've found another vacation spot (not Edenton... I was born and raised in Edenton...) the Inner Banks Inn is our spot. I think we'll work our way through each room over the next couple of years. I forgot my suit and we were miles away when they called me, but they held it in the office until I came back for it.
I'll be recommending the Inner Banks Inn to all my friends. Breakfast was incredible.

The Table at Inner Banks
Responded on July 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We really love hearing all about our guests experience! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation at The Table for our 5th anniversary. We’ve eaten all over the United States, and the meal was superb. My husband, who is from Kansas City, said his filet mignon was among the best steaks he has ever eaten. My shrimp and pasta dinner was so good that if I had been hungrier, I would have ordered another one! The ambiance, our wonderful server Brandi, and the excellent food exemplifies the best NC offers. We look forward to our next seating at The Table.

The Table at Inner Banks
Responded on July 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We really hope to see you again soon!

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Carol
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Excellent service.
We have visited this restaurant a number of times and this was the first time we at outside. Very nice.

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SharonD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The Table was a lovely experience. We ate there twice for dinner, plus breakfasts two mornings, and the food was extremely good each time. The tomato-spinach quiche was the best quiche I've ever had: light but smooth, creamy and flavorful, with a perfectly flaky crust, and the scallops I had for dinner were indeed large, tender and buttery. Service was efficient and knowledgeable (and very pleasant). I suppose I should not wish that the entrees were not quite so expensive, but one can dream, right?

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vipMICKI
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Such a relaxing dinner. Food was delicious. Presentation excellent.

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Justin
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was ok, definitely not 5 star. For a $325 meal, the food was not that good. The food came out cold.

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vipLadyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Servers were horrible

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vipWoundedwhale
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific menu though not overwhelming. There were a lot of item we wanted to try. Our party of four presented the restaurant with some dietary challenges with one member of our party on a Keto diet and two others with gluten sensitives. Our party started with stuffed mushrooms, prosciutto wrapped shrimp. I had French Onion soup and the ladies shared an apple walnut salad. For entrees, the ladies shared the scallop entree and both the men in the party had filets, one without the mushrooms. The food and service were both excellent and the stuffed mushrooms were the best ever. For desert we had the flourless chocolate cake, key lime pie and raspberry cheesecake. We’ll definitely be back as it was a wonderful evening.

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LorettaW
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit...and we will return! Fabulous New Year’s Eve dinner...great wine, desert, steak. Highly recommend.

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JerriD
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food was excellent, but we absolutely loved the homemade pumpkin cheesecake!

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SueM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious. They were changing some wines, so many that were on the wine list were not available. My creme brulee was not cooked enough, very runny.

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GaryD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic weekend escape with my wife. Great diner, beautiful room at the Inn and all on "campus"!

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vipLdj423
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love being pampered. We felt very welcomed and the food was very good. Service was prompt and professional.

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DawnA
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at both dinner and breakfast was warm, inviting and wonderful. The food was outstanding and the pup friendly patio was beautiful. Can't wait to return and enjoy it again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual everything was excellent executive chef came out and we had a very good discussion it is our go to place for special occasions and for quality dining

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vipMariaG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant dining experience for out of towners!

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vipDianeC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Crab cakes were salty and not very good

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Bluesaway
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine dining with an unpretentious ambiance. Food preperation and presentation were impeccable! I've eaten my share of scallops, but I'd have to say this entree may even top the digby scallops in Nova Scotia. Chef John is amazing. Thanks for an incredible dining experience.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food - quaint atmosphere. We definitely intend to visit again

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Traveloften
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was awesome! Service was not. Steak was one of the best we’ve had. Waitress wanted us to order our food when we ordered our drinks because a “big” party was coming in... we were a table of 8 they were 10.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice visit, well treated, thanks again. Look forward to trying Sunday Brunch. Good staff and room was very comfortable. Food was well prepared.

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DonaldM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful evening. Food was outstanding. Eye pleasing presentation

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our go to place when going out to dine

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PriscillaB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good, nothing spectacular and was overpriced. The service was good, not excellent but in all fairness to the waitress, she was the only one serving that evening. She was not very knowledgeable about the entrees being served. The restaurant is okay but certainly not a place for a romantic dinner, the tables are close together and the noise carries.

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vipRyan12
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

A bit disappointing. The service was so slow and not up to the standards you would expect from this type of restaurant. The food was good, but not outstanding and certainly not gourmet.

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CatherineS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very good and based on local markets. Did I make a reservation. Quality of food and service was very good. Able to eat inside or outside on the patio.

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DelawareDude
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were slightly disappointed after hearing such good comments from others who had eaten there.
The setting is charming and initial atmosphere was pleasant. It soon became apparent the the wait staff was under stress. We soon discovered that one of our selected entries was unavailable and that our first choice wine was out of stock. The food arrived within a reasonable time and it was good. However, based on the cost of the entrees verses the quality and presentation of the dishes, we were somewhat underwhelmed. Although we had a satisfactory meal, we will not be returning in the future. For the prices charges, we give it a 3-star rating.

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MLWIII
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience every time we visit.

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Nina
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

As much as it pains me to write negative comments I honestly was a little disappointed with my overall experience... I had heard great things so of course my expectations were high! The restaurant is in a beautiful old building and the young man that greeted us was very personable. Warm rolls and herb butter were delicious ,our entrees were good but not great. I think the dessert menu was a little underwhelming ...ice cream ,sorbet and chocolate torte...however the flourless torte was much to my surprise quite delicious.
Unfortunately what really made the experience negative was our server. She didn’t introduce herself, did not crack a smile even once ,did not mention specials, and honestly was borderline rude... I know everyone is entitled to a bad day but it wasn’t busy at all and we were not a demanding group... I expect more from this caliber of restaurant.
I would still recommend the restaurant though in the hopes that it was just an off night!

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CristieF
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food! A MUST if you are visiting Edenton. We started with the shrimp cocktail and seasonal salads - so fresh and so delicious. I probably could have stopped there...but we both had their crab cakes as our entree - I’d say by far the best Crab cakes I ever had! Very little filler - perfectly served over “warm potato salad” which was not at all what I thought - these potatoes were creamy, rich and like the texture of risotto - great flavor! Brocollini was perfect and to top it off... I’m even gonna rave about the dinner rolls and herbed butter - best on the planet! Overall the food in Edenton is wonderful- but this place is a treasure!!!

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BrandonJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Was looking for a romantic dinner location and this fell short. The ding area is open with no privacy, or ambiance. When I made reservation I asked for a more private table and they seated us right inside the front door in the middle of the Room. Food was decent but nothing to rave about. Service was mediocre at best, waitress was abrupt and not friendly.

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DanT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I called to confirm there was wheelchair access...and told there was. Upon arrival there was no designated handicap parking and I had to unload my wife in the parking lot, park the car and return to wheel her to the restaurant. The access is through the side of the building, over broken steeping stones, uneven ground, no lighting and up an old, dirty wooden ramp next to the trash. I wheeled her into the side door, past the restrooms and kitchen then into the dining room. Thankfully there were no guests present as it was a very difficult way to for my wife to arrive in the dining room of an establishment of this calibre. Certainly it is possible to clean up the wheel chair access to allow a more dignified way to enter the dining room at The Table.

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JoanneK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a beautiful spring evening to dine outside. The courtyard area very inviting. Excellent service
from wait staff. Our waiter was from Wake Forest NC too! Always find it is a small world on our travels. Food and drinks were well prepared. Small choice menu, but great for the setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bike ride weekend

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Mythreesons
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Welcome cyclists for Cycle NC - my son ate here on his honeymoon and it was a great idea!

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vipOhiolobo
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is a quaint, small place that is worth a try. There is no bar, but they will serve you a drink out on the patio if you prefer to have a cocktail away from your dining table. For the meal, the winter salad was really good with a great house dressing which was a sort of sweet and sour vinaigrette. I ordered the moroccon filet. It was cooked perfectly rare as requested, but the dry rub was really tasteless. And this left the filet to be fairly tasteless. My wife ordered a seafood dish, on the menu as trout, but snapper was substituted that night. She really enjoyed hers. I got to eat her grilled asparagus which was great also. Overall, I thought this place was great to try once, but it was too expensive for the quality I felt. We probably would not return.

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The Table at Inner Banks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 482-3641.

The Table at Inner Banks is rated 4.6 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

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