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20936 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-6322
+1 704-895-2250
05:00 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Tasty food....wraps, biscuits, veggies, just about everything plus breakfast served all day. Everything we've had is always tasty and fresh! Good service.

Thank CKHCornelius_nc
Mooresville, North Carolina
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261 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Breakfast around here seems to be either really expensive brunchy places or dives. We were hoping this would be in the middle, kinda like a nicer PikNik's, but it was disappointing. Everything was bland. I would not recommend it.

Thank saibot
Madera, California
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182 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Four of us went there for breakfast. They do delicious omelets, great pancakes and sausage, and really, really good biscuits and gravy. The coffee is very good, and the wait staff was quick and efficient. We will go back when we are in Cornelius again.

1 Thank corkyg02
Huntersville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have eaten breakfast here twice. Each time the breakfast is really good! Lots of food, portion size is plenty, grits are fantastic, prices are very good also!

Thank brmomthree
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good. How can you screw up eggs & hash browns? The coffee and biscuits were the highlights. It was hard to get refills on the coffee. We actually had to go and look for our waitress. She was the most unfriendly,downright crabby person we've encountered in North Carolina.

Thank Sheri J
North Augusta
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Husband and I ate breakfast. Biscuits and gravy are AMAZING! Pancakes were light and so tasty! Very friendly service. We really enjoyed. We are planning a return trip to this area and as far as I am concerned, breakfast will be eaten here!

Thank Kerri C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for Breakfast and ended up going back for dinner 2 days later! So many choices and every single thing we ordered was delicious and served fast! Pancakes were sweet and moist, fresh orange juice, you can tell/taste biscuits were homemade and gravy was made from scratch. Definitely going back soon. Nothing fancy- good old country decor & fresh... More 

Thank CKHCornelius_nc
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this place and use a Groupon promotion. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the restaurant. The menu selection is extensive. It's just down home good comfort food, and they have plenty of healthy choices. We did not see anything on the menu that was too expensive, and the portions are just fine. My wife... More 

Thank Bill M
Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great place. Something for everyone on the menu. Generous portions and great daily specials. Phenomenal Cobbler. Great home cooking type of restaurant that won't hurt the wallet. Perfect place for a family or group that not everyone agrees on the type of fare.

Thank Chris A
Summerfield, Florida
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes for this place but was disappointed. We ordered vegetable soup but hardly any vegetables and very salty. Our salads were basically bowls of iceberg lettuce with one slice of cucumber and one tomato wedge. I ordered grilled salmon which was very good. My husband had the prime rib. He had a very large portion but served lukewarm.... More 

Thank Joan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20936 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-6322
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-895-2250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?