College tour help needed NC
We are making our 2nd visit to North Carolina to check out college's with our high school junior daughter in mid February. Last summer we visited The Triangle, and Charlottle, which we loved. We got great suggestions from this board, and we want to find the same caliber as we experienced.This trip will be Winston/Salem, Elan, High Point and Chapel Hill.
We all love locally owned owned, independent restaurants and we are open to all types of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More lower/moderate but for dinner we can do whatever. We are flying into Raleigh, but have not decided in what order we are visiting, we will be in NC from Friday morning until dinner time on Monday.
You might want to do a search, as you will find lots of posts on these cities. Also, you are making a very broad request...it would be helpful to have some sense of exactly where you will be for specific days and meals. Elon is between Chapel Hill and High Point, and there's really nothing there, so for example it would be helpful to know if you are spending the night in CH, then driving that morning to Elon, then continuing on to High Point, for example.
In general your best food will be in Chapel Hill, then Winston-Salem. High Point is not a good food town.
If you want BBQ, Allen and Son (the one on Highway 86 between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough) is excellent. That would be my one don't miss place. Sweet Potatoes in Winston-Salem is another place I'd recommend highly.
529 N Trade St, Winston Salem, NC 27101
For Chapel Hill I'd recommend the following places!
Allen & Sons for lunch, great BBQ and hushpuppies, might want to call to make sure they're open
The Kitchen for great french bistro food, mussels and frites. Not far from A&S
Acme Restaurant for seasonal American dishes, right in Carrboro
Buns on Franklin Street for great burgers and fries
Mama Dip's for classic Southern food, good but mixed reviews
Top of the Hill for a beer and apps overlooking Franklin Street
411 West for decent italian at a good price
Carrburritos for a nouveau burrito and fresh ingredients
I'm pretty sure most of these places are within 5 miles of downtown Chapel Hil but definitely check out Carrboro when you visit UNC.
Chapel Hill, NC, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
711 Rosemary St, Carrboro, NC
9110 Selborne Ln Ste 110, Palmetto, GA 30268
Thanks for the suggestions so far, keep them coming..Our schedule has been finalized as being at High Point on Friday during the daytime, and spending Friday night in Winston/Salem, and then onto Elon Saturday afternoon, and spending Sat night and Sunday night in Chapel Hill.We feel pretty sure of where to eat in Chapel Hill and Carrboro but need help in the other places. Sweet Potatoes looks good.
529 N Trade St, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Also look at places in greensboro. It is just a hop skip and a jump from High Point.
In Winston for dinner I would suggest Christopher's, Milners or Bleu. At all of these places appetizers are the strong points. You may want to pick up a chopped plate @ Mr. BBQ for a taste of NC
For Greensboro try Saigon, berts Seafood or Bistro Sofia
616 Dolley Madison Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410
Bleu Restaurant & Bar
3425 Frontis Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Billy Bobs is closed. I would second Milners as it is easy to find. If you are inclined to try something interesting, look up Century Kitchen at Flynt Hill winery. It recently was reviewed by the WS Journal and got a top review. We have eaten there several times and the food is out standing. Also look up Kitchen Roselli. Both a short drive from Winston Salem but are well worth
it. For breakfast check out the Screaming Rooster. Or Marys Breakfast of course. In Chapel hill
check out the Mediterranean Deli on Franklin Streeet. GO DEACS Hope this helps
410 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
105 E Main St, East Bend, NC 27018
Regarding Winston-Salem, those are good recommendations above, but for Friday night I'd recommend going to 4th St. downtown. If you want fun/funky and pretty good pizza, check out Mellow Mushroom. All the high school and college kids love it, and adults love it because they have one of the best draft beer lineups in town. Or, if you prefer something a little more upscale, go to Hutch & Harris pub. Really good food, but not terribly expensive. Rana Loca offers a unique Latin-inspired menu--I've been there several times now and haven't been disappointed. Regardless which restaurant you select, you'll get to experience the 4th St. vibe so your daughter can get a feel for the city. You might also want to take in a movie at a/perture theatre, our independent movie theatre.
Google any of the above for directions, menus, etc. Good luck!
^ Correct, MM is a (regional) chain. But it definitely has a local feel here in WS, partly due to the fact that each restaurant has a different decor, and because the WS one is smack in the middle of the 4th street action, with cafe seating on the sidewalk and lots of glass to look out onto the street.
I hope you are also investigating food served on the campuses. My son is a sophomore at Elon, and he has enjoyed the food choices there. He has also lost some weight since the school provides healthier options than we did at home. The majority of his main meals have been at Pan Geos, and while I can always find something good there I prefer the range of choices at Collonades.
Off campus you will not find a lot of good independent restaurants in the Elon and Burlington area. Sal's calzones are consistently good. Hursey's BBQ is good. Southward, Saxapahaw is excellent. Eastward, I want to try B Chirstophers, but have not yet been there.
2174 N Nc Highway 87, Elon College, NC 27244
B. Christophers - Burlington
2461 South Church Street, Burlington, NC 27215
Sal's Italian Restaurant and Pizza
402 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215