Ask any Edenton local for dining recommendations, and they’re almost certain to list 309 Bistro and Spirits. This restaurant in historic downtown is a lovely spot for a business lunch or swanky dinner. You can sit near the window and look out onto Broad Street, people-watching the passersby. The menu is designed with the local and regional purveyors in mind, so that you can eat as close to the source as possible. Enjoy freshly caught scallops from the Atlantic Ocean or a salad with a bed of lettuce from right around the corner. Their menu offers vegan and vegetarian options, and the kitchen can accommodate some gluten-free diets, so there’s a little something for everyone. Their bar also features a variety of wines, beers and cocktails that work great on their own or as a complement to your meal. And be sure your save room for one of their homemade dessert creations, advertised on the specials board.