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110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
+1 919-929-2263
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“cornbread” (19 reviews)
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110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place was packed on a tuesday night, but they got us right into a little table in the back. My partner in crime protested a wee bit about the seat, concerned that our fairly already well lubricated boisterousness might bother the others, so they graciously...More

Thank RootlessRoutes
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I had tile fish, sweet potatoes, and bruxelle sprouts. The sprouts were delicious the rest was so so. The pasta didn't look apitizing at all. Sides were so so that came along with the salmon. For $28 entree, I was hoping for something a litle...More

Thank christineg j
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The staff are generally so friendly and helpful here that when you encounter someone who seems too good to wait on you, it is disappointing. The food is great, drinks are generally well mixed, decent wines, and a nice ambience. Our male server was fairly...More

Thank Ms_Demeanor
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Our party of four arrived for an 8:00 reservation on Friday night and were promptly seated. Our waitress was fabulous with recommendations of oysters on the half shell for an appetizer where we promptly ate the first dozen an then ordered a dozen more. Entrees...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We sat out in the backyard deck for brunch - inside seemed a bit dark on a nice summer day. Food was excellent - very high quality. My mimosa was really good as well. Did not expect this nice a restaurant from the way it...More

Thank trumpetsteak
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Visiting from out-of-town, this restaurant came highly recommended by several friends. Heirloom tomato appetizer was very good, though it had more pesto sauce than was needed for the perfectly ripe tomatoes. Cornbread would have been amazing but the bottom was over cooked. But we all...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Acme, in my opinion, is the best restaurant in Carrboro, if not in the greater Chapel Hill area. Chef Kevin Callaghan has taken Southern cuisine to the next level and beyond. The skillet corn bread would be enough. Or the calamari salad. Steak lovers, there's...More

Thank gina22devine
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was my first time at Acme. The service was great, despite it being a Saturday night. Staff members were attentive. The food was great. I had the BLT pasta, which I really loved. Other in my party ate every last bite of food on...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

What's in a name? acme?? The loony toons name matches the (lack) of quality of the final product on my plate. My wife's salmon was ho-hum, nothing more exciting then my young son could prepare on his own; pretty on the plate but bland. I...More

Thank crazivan
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I've reviewed Acme before, and reviewed it more favorably. I still really like the atmosphere at Acme. It is intimate, comfortable and warm. But I find the food to be really uneven. This time I tried the Shrimp Chili Relleno which was really rich, way...More

Thank Holly R
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Lillian C
26 June 2016|
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Response from Armand M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, prices on the menu. Reasonable as well for excellent food and variety.
8 January 2016|
Response from Wendy P |
"So little respect for customers?" What about respect for the owner of a small, locally sourced restaurant and staff? Obviously you've never worked in costing out menus et al. Did you ever stop and consider that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-2263
  • E-mail
The ovens are turned on early. Six o'clock most days. Earlier on Sunday. Within an hour, bread is rising, apples are being sliced. Pecan pies are pulled hot from the oven and left to cool. Ice cream churns in the machine. Cups of coffee steam on the prep table, the baker's cup marked with chocolaty fingerprints. By midmorning, pork shoulder, rubbed with spices the day before, is slowly smoked. And white buckets are filled with sliced onions. Corn is shucked. The stock that cooked all night is taken off the stove and strained. Bags of fresh shrimp are delivered in old grocery store bags. The waiters arrive in groups, shirts and ties on hangers. By then, every burner in the kitchen is being used. Herbs are chopped. Scallops cleaned. Ovens at 500 degrees. All sauces are checked. Bartenders polish their shakers. Silverware is rolled and every surface is wiped down. Music. Lights. Doors are opened. Dinnertime. At Acme. Seven nights a week. Local never tasted so damn good.
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