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Months with an R are Ripe for Oysters, with a Capital R in Elizabeth City

You’ve probably heard the old saying that months with an R are prime months for eating oysters.  And the best place to do it? The C&H Oyster Bar in Elizabeth City. This landmark restaurant has been around since 1967 when Tom Cox Jr. opened the unassuming eatery at 1524 North Road Street. Diners sit at tables or at the U-shaped bar, where the expert shucking staff split and serve fresh oysters as fast as customers can eat ’em. For the non-bivalve crowd, the Oyster Bar also offers a wide array of fresh seafood, served steamed or fried, as well as sandwiches and other light fare. The Oyster Bar closes in May, and then it’s wait, wait, wait until October rolls around with a capital R!