If you want history, comfort, and good food, take a day trip, or go down the street, to the Southern Porch in Canton, NC's old, historical Imperial Hotel on Main Street. Convenient parking in a free public lot across the street. A refreshing change in menu and location from the nearby larger towns.
Check out their well-done website for menu, directions, hours of operation, and history of the Imperial Hotel.
A trip to Canton, and Southern Porch, is not just about history, the restaurant serves great food by owners with plenty of restaurant experience at previous good locations in the area. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Seating for a meal in the bar area or the restaurant area. Outside seating available during good weather.
We had the fish and woodchips with slaw, and it was very good and a plate full of food. Full service bar and locally made craft beers available.
The Southern Porch is an excellent location for good food, some history, and entertainment during certain evenings. Check out their schedule. A great asset for the town of Canton.