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Barney's Restaurant

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American, Diner
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206 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3810
+1 336-786-8305
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We stopped in just to try the $2 homemade desserts. We had chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. It was TO DIE FOR. Absolutely delicious. The staff was super friendly and, when I asked for our receipt for my daughter's scrapbook, even went out of their way to get me a "to go" menu and a few business cards so that... More 

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Medina, Ohio, United States
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300 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

On our way back to OHIO and we had to stop in Mayberry to see this town. Watched this show all of the time. We actually got to Mayberry after 5pm, so we had limited access to stores etc. But, we decided to have dessert at Barney's Restaurant. They had Red Velvet cake and we had Praline ice cream put... More 

Thank Judi C
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing and the service was great as well. Quaint little diner with tables and bar counter, several great choices on the menu. Excited about going back tomorrow for lunch.

Thank Jacq555
Oxford, North Carolina
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

My parents and I ate lunch at Barney's on Easter Monday. The special was a chicken salad sandwich on your choice of white, wheat, or sour dough bread. All three of us ordered the special which came with your choice of chips with "fruit" or fries, for $6.00. The fruit turned out to be 2 strawberries cut in half in... More 

2 Thank Michael D
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Enjoyed the Barney burger and onion rings. The pictures on the wall were wonderful. Everybody enjoyed it.

1 Thank Cyndi G
Durham, North Carolina
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1,408 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We always stop here for a grilled cheese sandwich/vegetable beef soup when we are in the area. It's a charming little place with friendly small town people who immediately treat you like family.

1 Thank cheryl h
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why this says its closed BC we ate there on 2-27-16. It was great food and friendly people. They don't accept credit tho so make sure you take cash. I'm pretty sure there is an ATM in there tho. They have fast service and offer a variety of desserts. Great place to eat and its downtown close... More 

1 Thank Heather M
Holly Springs, NC
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Had the pork chop sandwich everyone seems to rave about and homemade vegetable beef soup. The pork chop was greasy and it's breading was blackened. The soup was tasty but the beef was ground beef. It tasted like a less-expensive version of Campbell's Veg. Beef. soup. On the bright side, it wasn't very expensive.

1 Thank Dave C
Burlington, Canada
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Good homestyle cooking, Meatloaf with 2 sides, Baked apples, Mac N cheese.. Soup and grilled cheese.

1 Thank HoopsterB
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stopped here on our visit to Mt. Airy (Mayberry). The restaurant is located in the downtown area and exhibits lots of posters and memorabilia of Mayberry, including signed posters from Barney Fife. It's a typical 'old time' downtown restaurant, with friendly staff and quick service. The food was average. While we'll undoubtedly visit Mt. Airy again, we'll probably select... More 

1 Thank SrPbear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3810
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Airy
  • Phone Number: +1 336-786-8305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?