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Any suggestions for lunch in Seagrove, NC or dinner in Siler City, NC or Pittsboro, NC

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Going to visit the pottery communities in Seagrove this weekend. Any recommendations for lunch on Saturday? And how about a dinner recommendation for Friday either in Siler City or Pittsboro? See that Fearrington is quite popular but too expensive for what I'm looking for. Mostly interested in quality and inexpensive to moderately expensive price point. Thanks!

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  1. I don't think you're goign to find much in Seagrove itself. its really more of a community thatn a town. Your best bet is ask for recs at the potteries, or just find something in Asheboro.

    For your dinner in Pittsboro, you might want to consider Oakleaf. I haven't been, but most of the opinions on CH have been positive. You can read more here:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/865129

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      My wife and I went to Oakleaf last Friday with another couple. It was stellar in both food and service. Emphasis on local produce and seafood. Killer cheesecake and peach cobbler too.

    2. Oakleaf in Pittsboro is quite good, and Fearrington has a second restaurant, called "The Granary," that is not as expensive as the main restaurant. The menu is a little more casual, and very good also. You can check out the menu on their website to see if it works for you.

        1. unWINEd will have NC wine, food & music Friday night just south of Pittsboro.
          http://www.unwinednc.com/events/
          Casual & inexpensive. The food vendors sometimes require cash payment.

          1. Thanks for your input everyone. Made reservations for Oakleaf and plan to go to West More in Seagrove for Saturday lunch. Will report back.

            1. Reporting back.
              Oakleaf:
              We had a nice dinner at Oakleaf. Good service, interesting menu, quality food most of which is locally sourced. A bit expensive I thought. My only real gripe was that there are ceiling pipes that regularly build up condensation and water drips down onto the table, specifically into water glasses in our case. Once we figured out what was going on we moved the glasses out of the way. I told the waitress and she was aware of the problem--said that they wipe down the pipes before service. It seems to me that when you go to such an effort to serve quality food and wine that you wouldn't want water dripping down from above to mar it. My solution would be to move the tables out from under the pipes to avoid the risk all together. So check out table placement before being seated.

              Westmore: Pretty down home, friendly people, inexpensive, large quantities, so-so food. It's a convenient lunch if you are exploring the pottery places in Seagrove.

              Pittsboro Roadhouse: great discovery! We went for an early dinner to get out of the rain. Innovative menu that includes favorites with a twist such as smoked gouda mac and cheese and a tempura dipped burger (TDF!). Creative ideas perfectly executed. And an impressive wine list by the glass. Our waitress was cheerful and informative and the owner Greg came by to say hello. The new owners are really committed to making this work and we wish them every success.