The well-loved Cypress Grill in Jamesville was destroyed by fire Sunday night.

Story Credit to MARTIN COUNTY ENTERPRISE & Weekly Herald

July 24, 2018 Edition Cypress Grill Burns 1

Photo Credit = BARNEY CONWAY / Martin County Tourism Development Authority


Enterprise & Weekly Herald

JAMESVILLE – The Cypress Grill, a locally owned restaurant well known for their fried herring, burned to the ground Sunday night. Jamesville Community Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Michael Pierce said 100 percent of the building was engulfed by fire when the volunteer fire department and rescue personnel arrived on the scene. Martin County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and arrived just prior to Jamesville Fire and Rescue. No one was injured or inside the building at the time of the fire. “We got the call at 11:13 p.m. last night,” he said. The fire was out in about 30 minutes, according to Pierce, but the building is a total loss. Pierce said foul play is not suspected, but the investigation is ongoing. He said lightning being the cause of the blaze is speculation at this point. Units that responded were Jamesville Fire and Rescue, Williamston Fire Department and Griffins Township. Heartfelt comments poured into the Cypress Grill Facebook page, many imploring the owners to rebuild.

Cypress Grill Burns 2

Photo Credit = BARNEY CONWAY / Martin County Tourism Development Authority

The inside of Cypress Grill was completely destroyed by fire after a blaze ignited Sunday evening. No foul play is suspected, but a cause has not been determined.

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Photo Credit = BARNEY CONWAY / Martin County Tourism Development Authority

Cypress Grill in Jamesville was a total loss after fire engulfed the building Sunday night. No cause for the fire has been identified, but a lightning strike has been speculated.


Two videos from WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side


Reporting on the fire.


Visiting Cypress Grill with Pierce Legeion.



A video fron UNC TV NC Weekend.




Cypress Grill is gone as seen on 9/3/2018.