Waterman’s Grill opened in May of 1996 after four months of minor renovations. The century old building was formerly a Cajun-style restaurant called Michael’s but had been closed for some time. The second floor of this building was divided into multiple apartments until 1980 when renovations occurred to create a restaurant with an upstairs dining room.
The first restaurant that opened here was called The Pilot House, and much of the nautical elements remain. Three years after opening Waterman’s Grill, the restaurant expanded into the building next door and then that space was converted into an additional dining room in 2012.
We moved to Edenton from Virginia Beach where we met working at the original Surf Rider Restaurant on 17th Street. Brian Roberts came to Virginia Beach from his hometown of Sharon, Pennsylvania, and Rick Ebersole moved from his hometown of Winchester, Virginia. Katy Ebersole grew up in Virginia Beach.
We wanted to create a casual dining restaurant in Historic Edenton that could become a destination for visitors to the area as well as a favorite local spot for residents.
We look forward to welcoming our guests every day through our doors. We hope you enjoy your dining experience and return again and again!