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110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
+1 919-929-2263
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Oysters on the half shell! Specialty cocktails! Southern favorites with a twist! Our go to every time we stay in Carrboro,NC❤

Thank Carrington P
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Go To restaurant for excellent and creative food. Mahi Mahi with seasonal vegetables was excellent.

Thank allwazelearning
Edina, Minnesota
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends treated us to a dinner out during our visit to Chapel Hill. We both consider ourself foodies with high expectations when eating out. We started with a dozen oysters accompanied by a champagne mignonette sauce and their house corn bread. Both excellent. Good wine list and my rye whiskey on the rocks was a generous pour. For dinner,... More 

Thank RxJP3
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boss and I went here on a Tuesday night - but you needed a reservation! They offered us to sit outside on the patio instead - and that was perfect. They have dinner specials on Tuesday that makes for a crowd - and I can see why. The service, food and drinks were all so good. I highly recommend... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were invited to go to this restaurant by some friends who had eaten there before. They raved about their prior experience and wanted us to try it. It is a somewhat small restaurant in Carrboro on a street with many other food options. It may not look like much from the exterior but is well worth the effort to... More 

Thank Phil1003
Cary, North Carolina
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The brunch here is fantastic! I had the Orange County Special and it was amazing. I love that it came with a side as well. As side of grits made the meal perfect. The biscuits here are wonderful.

Thank salsalisa
Wilmington, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Two of us decided to share four starters and it was enough for a meal. All were delicious (Brussel sprouts, pimento mac and cheese, brie hand pie and a special)! Pricy but yummy cocktails. I think this is my new favorite restaurant in Carrboro!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

A real restaurant that deserves the great reputation it receives. No shortcuts in the preparation and service. The pecan crusted chicken is first rate. Deserts are outstanding and the calamari terrific ! Wow a restaurant that still cares and it shows !

Thank larrysD6638UM
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Awesome food. Awesome service. The menu is changing regularly so you always find something new to discover. My favorite is outside seating (last time it was a Thanksgiving 2016 - welcome to North Carolina). You might get lucky and get Justin as your server and enjoy his story about the sculpture he exposes in the restaurant.

Thank Jean Georges P
Cary, North Carolina
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

All I have to say is calamari. Oh. My. Word!!!!! I will be spending the rest of my days dreaming about that lemongrass sauce and trying to figure out how to make it! Do not pass up that dish if you visit!!!

Thank JTess1425

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?