The Circle II Restaurant
205 S. Hughes Blvd.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
|For about half a century the Circle II Restaurant has been high on Elizabeth City's list of favorite places to eat.
Now under the ownership of lifetime EC resident Thomas Jones, we're offering a wide selection of home and
country style items on our daily lunch and dinner buffet plus almost anything from sandwiches to steaks and chops
on our menu. If you can't find something you like here you probably just aren't hungry!
We're a casual, come as you are sort of place where you might see a doctor, lawyer, or city council person
sitting at a table next to a farmer, or construction worker at lunch time and singles, couples, or families at dinner.
They come because the food is great, the staff friendly, and the prices won't send you looking for a second job!
We're proud of what we do and even prouder of the support we've received from you, our loyal customers! Come
on around to The Circle when you can and let us show you how we love hungry people.
|Our sign says it and we mean it!
We love hungry people!
Click the image above to visit the Foodbank of the Albemarle
and see how you can love hungry people too!
Monday - Saturday: 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Breakfast served daily 5:30 am - 11:00 am
Buffet, blue plate special, and full menu served Monday - Saturday :11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday brunch - dinner buffet and full menu served 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
|The Phase II Reopening Has Arrived!
|The number to call for carry out orders or any questions is: 252.338.3060
|Until further notice our business
hours will be as follows:
Monday - Friday: 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that as of 5:30 am on Monday May 25th, 2020 our dining room will reopen in
compliance with the North Carolina Phased reopening plan as directed by our governor, Roy Cooper. Your visit to
Circle II now will be a slightly different experience than you've enjoyed for the past many years. Until further notice
from the State of North Carolina we'll be operating at only 50% capacity. Open tables will be spaced at least 6' apart.
The large menus in plastic binders are now a thing of the past, to be replaced with disposable three fold paper
menus. Servers will be masked in accordance with the new protocol. But likely the most obvious change will be the
removal of our famous buffet. It's a sad day, we know, but public health officials are actively discouraging buffets,
salad bars, and any other restaurant service that places food in the open dining room or allows customer use of
serving utensils. Our intention is to follow the new guidelines and regulations as closely as is possible because while
we love to see you piling your plates high from the buffet, we'd much rather see you healthy. For the time being we'll
maintain the serving hours that have been in effect since this past march. We'll open at 5:30 am for breakfast every
day with closing time at 8:00 pm on Monday thru Friday and at 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Owing to the reduced seating capacity allowed currently in our dining room we'd like to ask your assistance in
preventing long waits. If you plan your visits to Circle II a bit earlier or a bit later than the typical "rush hour" times it
should help prevent any unnecessary waiting to be seated. We'll also ask tou to please understand that with the loss
of our buffet all plates will be prepared to order. Please allow our kitchen staff the time needed to properly prepare
We understand that many of you are possibly not yet comfortable with coming out into the mainstream just yet.
Truthfully, neither are we. For those who may not yet be ready to take a seat in our dining room we want to assure
you that we have not abandoned the carry out program many of you have enjoyed these past months. Your take out
order will always be welcomed and will receive the same attention and quality preparation as any dining room order.
Welcome all back to our dining room! We've missed you more than you might know. And welcome all to the "new
normal". No telling how long it's going to last, but we're all in it together. Now, lets eat!