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Chapel Hill to Mebane? Anything Worth Stopping For?

Sinophile Jun 28, 2011 02:04 PM

The title of my post says it all. Any advice?

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    brokegradstudent RE: Sinophile Jun 28, 2011 03:05 PM

    Not that far to drive, right? I like A&M Grill in Mebane. If you're going via NC 54, Saxapahaw (General Store/Eddy Pub) isn't that far out of the way. I suppose Hillsborough is also on the way.

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      chazzer RE: brokegradstudent Jun 29, 2011 06:41 AM

      Don't know had dinner at the Eddy last night and was not blown away, food was inconsistent, portions small on some dishes and large on others, and service was poor.

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      Cdawg123 RE: Sinophile Jun 30, 2011 04:58 AM

      How about heading up Airport Road (Hwy. 86) and hit Allen
      and Son for some 'q? You could jump back on I-40 and
      continue on to Mebane.

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        gogoraleigh RE: Sinophile Jul 3, 2011 03:28 PM

        Fiesta Grill on 54 (west of Carrboro) has the best Mexican food in the Triangle. Skip Allen & Son. It's inedible.

        Fiesta Grill
        45 Newnan Station Dr Ste C, Newnan, GA 30265

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          brentk RE: gogoraleigh Jul 3, 2011 05:57 PM

          Count me as a fan of Allen & Son. Not always on their game but when they are, it is among the best BBQ places in the state.

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            Cdawg123 RE: gogoraleigh Jul 3, 2011 06:06 PM

            There are 2 Allen and Sons...one near Pittsboro, one near Hillsborough. There is no ownership or operational connection. I have never been to the one in Pittsboro but have heard it's not good. The Hillsborough A&S is flat out excellent...top notch. It's sounds as if you have been the Pittsboro store. No one who has even a minimal understanding and appreciation of NC BBQ would describe it as "inedible".

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              supernc RE: Cdawg123 Jul 3, 2011 06:53 PM


              Allen and Son's on 86 North of Ch Hill is excellent.

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            ifried RE: Sinophile Jul 3, 2011 06:18 PM

            Our favorite restaurant in the entire state is in Hillsboro. It is called Panciuto and is only open for dinner. The food is spectacular. The chef was recently the runner up for James Beard's best chef of the South award.

            110 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

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              edbott RE: Sinophile Jul 3, 2011 08:38 PM

              Allen and Son is the default answer. It's a tad overpriced and not as great as people say. Although, the desserts are great. A&M Grill is a very good barbecue spot and the Saxapahaw General Store is great place for a lighter meal. Both are great lunch spots.

              General Store Cafe
              39 West St, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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                Tom from Raleigh RE: edbott Jul 6, 2011 08:11 AM

                I'm a fan of Allen & Son. If you head the other direction on Airport Road and turn left onto Weaver Dairy Road, you're on the way to The Pig. I like their take on food.

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