Dining

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Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery

Smoked barbecue is paired with homemade ice cream at this Wilkes County restaurant.
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Casey’s Soul Food Restaurant in Wilmington

At Casey’s Buffet, down-home comfort comes by the plateful.
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Sunni Sky’s Homemade Ice Cream in Angier

An ice cream parlor in Angier offers more than 100 flavors.
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Parker’s Barbecue in Wilson, N.C.

Once, there was an inn and even an oyster house, but it’s the barbecue at Parker’s that has endured.
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Kill Devil Hills Stop N Shop

It’s a gas station, sure. But step inside and you’ll see: it’s also a whole lot more.
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Merritt’s Store and Grill in Chapel Hill

You might wait 45 minutes for a B.L.T. at Merritt’s Store and Grill in Chapel Hill. But trust us, this bite is worth it.
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Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood

Down by the River

From a warehouse that stored roots and herbs, to a store that sold fertilizer, to the present-day restaurant, this building in Todd has always served the community.
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Mayberry

Daily. Special.

The bean-and-bacon soup is legendary. The banana splits are delicious. Although only seven restaurants exist in the state now, whittled from 42 nearly a half-century ago, Mayberry still creates simple traditions for its customers.
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Hill's Lexington Barbecue

Hill’s Lexington Barbecue

A third-generation family business has served Lexington-style barbecue in northern Winston-Salem for more than 60 years.
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Sims Country Bar-B-Que

Sims Country Bar-B-Que

Whether you come for barbecue or bluegrass music, this shed in Granite Falls is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights.
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