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"Sunny Side Inn - Oyster Bar" Williamton NC,

Begun as a small grocery store by Theodore Roberson and wife Annie in 1929, the current Sunnyside Oyster Bar first began operating in part as a restaurant called the Sunny Side Inn in 1931. Around 1934-35, Theodore and sons Charles T. and George expanded the restaurant to include an oyster bar at the rear of the building. With Theodore’s death in 1940, the grocery portion of the business known as the Sanitary Service Market was closed and by 1945, the restaurant advertised exclusively as the Sunny Side Oyster Bar.

Both the original store and restaurant of craftsman’s style wood frame construction comprise the business operating today. An early complex of out buildings suppling the oyster operations has since been demolished but original steaming equipment, furnishings and finishes in the restaurant have been lovingly maintained and restored where necessary.

CT Roberson took ownership of the property from his mother in 1964. In 1993, he leased the business to a group of local investors who later made purchase of the restaurant. Through their thoughtful management, this local landmark, and to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995, has since elevated seasonally from October to April as a premiere travel destination within North Carolina’s growing tourism economy.

The Friends of Old Martin County Courthouse present as our annual ornament for 2020 “Sunny Side – Oyster Bar” from the original print created by noted Williamston artist, Glinda Fox. Many thanks to the Francis M. Barnes Charitable Trust for its financial support of this project.

Ornaments are on sale from November 1 to December 31
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Old Courthouse
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Church Street School
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City Hall
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Asa Biggs House
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Log Tobacco Barn
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Skewarkey Church2003
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Martin County Flag
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Old Martin County Jail
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Robersonville Depot
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Williamston High School
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Peanut (Stacks) Harvest
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Jamesville & Washington Railroad & Lumber Company
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Little Read School House
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St. Martins Episcopal Church
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Bear Grass School
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240th Anniversary of
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WWII POW Camp
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1928 American LaFrance
Williamston Fire Department
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The Original Cypress Grill
Jamesville, NC 1936-2018
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  2020  
   
  Sunny Side Inn - Oyster Bar
Williamston, NC
$25 + S&H
 
     
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Ornaments are sold from
November 1 thru December 31 of each year

 
     
Friends of the Old Martin County Courthouse
P.O. Box 502  |  East Main Street  |  Williamston, NC 27892  |  252-792-5243
 

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