From specialty shops and antiques and collectibles stores to major grocery and retail chains, Tarboro offers shoppers a variety of options throughout the town. Four shopping centers and a mall feature a wide selection of goods and services as well as ample parking:

  • River Oaks Landing Shopping Center
  • Fairview Shopping Center
  • Tarboro Shopping Center
  • Riverside Plaza Mall 
  • Edgecombe Square Shopping Center
  • Colonial Plaza Shopping Center 

Tarboro's oldest retail sales area is located downtown near the banks of the Tar River. An innovative downtown revitalization program is underway with the addition of new retailers and eateries many of which fronting brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets and steps away from the town's National Historic District. For more information on local merchants, contact the Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce at 252-823-7241.

When visiting Tarboro, stay comfortably in your choice of contemporary hotel accommodations or an intimate bed and breakfast.

Quality Inn
1504 Western Blvd.
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 824-0088

Best Western
102 Market Centre Dr.
Tarboro, NC 27886

Budget Inn
203 Western Blvd.
Tarboro, NC 27886

Rural Escape Cottage
Wow Building Apt 3
Wow Building Apt 6

Whether you’re in the mood for gourmet cuisine, authentic Southern home style, eastern NC barbecue, Mexican, Chinese or convenient fast food, Tarboro offers a diverse menu of dining options.