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Hey There-

I stopped by a local strip mall today and ran across a new and interesting spot: Eb's Restaurant and Catering. It's at 602 Jones Ferry Rd in Carrboro. Their website is ebsrestaurantandcatering.com

They're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Looks like real down home food to me. Breakfast sandwiches are on the menu with such toppings as turkey sausage, fat back and salmon. Lunches feature fried chicken, fried bologna, burgers and other sandwiches. I will sample and report back soon. I have high hopes for this place.

Has anyone been?

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  1. Haven't been but am very interested in a good fried chicken source. Let us know what you think!

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      1. re: ToothTooth

        Tom there is a homey place that serves breakfast and lunch right before Weaver St. Bother I forgot the name & I'm a nightowl. But it serves fried chicken etc and it's very busy with the original carborroites.

      2. I live across the street and stop by the Foodlion in that plaza frequently, but haven't been to Eb's yet. It's actually been there for about a year, IIRC. They're takeout only, and I haven't seen many people going in/out, but assume the catering side of the business keeps them afloat.

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        1. re: mpjmph

          Takeout only? With a breakfast menu? Who orders eggs, sausage and grits to go? Seems odd to me.

          1. re: d.v

            i don't know who's getting breakfast to go, but it's definitely takeout only. There might be a bench to sit on while waiting for your order, but I'm not even sure of that.

        2. I think I know this place, but it looked sketchy when I've been by it. I believe the other place that Rory may be referring to is Country Junction.

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          Country Junction Restaurant
          404 W Weaver St, Carrboro, NC 27510

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          1. re: burgeoningfoodie

            bf-

            I agree there's a degree of sketchiness to the place. To me, that's a good sign! These older strip malls often house killer tacos or great down home food like fried chicken. What remains to be seen is whether the food is coming in a box from a food distributor or if its made in house. I'm encouraged that the menu says the chicken breasts are grilled to order.

            There's another place near Crook's Corner that I want to try: Walt's Grill.

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            Walt's Grill
            111 S Merritt Mill Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

            1. re: Tom from Raleigh

              Just tried EB's real nice staff. Very welcoming. The food was pretty good, though they serve frozen fries from a bag. The chicken was cooked ahead, but still tasty and juicy.

              The daily special on Wednesday is ribs. That sounds like its worth a try.

              1. re: Tom from Raleigh

                I've been interested in Walt's Grill myself; def. doesn't look like the kind of place that will have a website! Being a non-pork eater I have this feeling that I'd walk in and have to walk right back out, but man, I'd love to find out. Does anyone know anything about what they offer? Fried chicken that isn't fried in lard? Any veggie sides without pork?

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                Walt's Grill
                111 S Merritt Mill Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

                1. re: LulusMom

                  LulusMom-

                  Not sure about Walt's, but I know Eb's offers veggies not cooked with pork. Wouldn't be surprised if Walt's did, too. A lot of older folks are on restricted diets which often means no pork fat. I've found that restaurants without websites respond to phone calls.

                  1. re: Tom from Raleigh

                    Actually I was saying that I like the fact that they look like they don't have a website - not necessarily that it meant I couldn't look up the menus (although that too). I'm going to have to check the place out.

                2. re: Tom from Raleigh

                  My adherence to the belief sketchy often offers exceptional eats is very well known to those who know me. I was following some Durham friends home after we had met for breakfast. We drove by a semi sketchy looking cinder block seafood place that had signs for their fried fish. Once we arrived at their house the female half asked if I had noticed the place. I, excited since she might have info, started to speculate about the possibilities. She responded that she hadn't wanted her husband to take that route because she was worried I might notice the place and go there alone or at night...!

                  The only reason I haven't gone back is I have absolutely no idea how to get back to that location!
                  LOL! ;-D

                  1. re: meatn3

                    Oh thank you Burgeoning Foodie; that's it exactly "Country Kitchen" I've heard great reports about it, but as I say they are closed about the time I'm ready for lunch 4pm is their latest.

                    It's very busy there is a counter with stools, the whole intimate local diner thing but I keep missing them. I'd recommend giving them a whirl.

                    btw: are you making dessert for Rosh hashanah? I'm thinking of trying honey cake as Weaver St's is bleh..

                    1. re: Rory

                      I ate at Country Kitchen a few times when we lived in Carrboro. I wasn't a huge fan. The food there tasted a bit industrial to me.

                      1. re: Rory

                        That said, it was always pretty crowded.

                        1. re: Rory

                          I think CK has the reputation of being a greasy spoon type of place. I'm not planning on RH yet but YK I'm planning to make some things.

                  2. Tom and others,

                    I recommend keeping an eye out for the opening of Dame's Chicken and Waffles in downtown Durham. It's a reincarnation of Blue Mountain Catering. BMC's chicken and waffles was awesome but they had other great home cooking as well, such as fried catfish. All of their sides were made from scratch and very delicous.

                    http://www.bullcityrising.com/2010/08...

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                    1. re: bbqme

                      I mentioned this in a thread dealing with chicken and waffles in the triangle.. or maybe someone else did. I know sounds weird but I'm not going on a lot of sleep.

                      1. re: burgeoningfoodie

                        BF; for YK I'll be making buffalo goulash, via a Jamie Oliver recipe and home-made honey cake for RH,.

                        1. re: Rory

                          Having a potluck for YK and I'll be making breads and desserts.