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Keith Lingafelt got a letter one day recalling his vehicle for repairs. So he found himself at the Dale Jarrett Ford dealership in Indian Trail at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday. He needed a cup of coffee; he found a favorite breakfast spot.

“To my surprise, a full-service restaurant is located right on the premises,” Lingafelt says. “I walked in to find a sparkling clean, racing-themed restaurant.”

Dale Jarrett Ford, four miles east of Interstate 485 on Andrew Jackson Highway, sells more Fords than any other dealership in the Charlotte area, with 33 acres of cars and a 100-car showroom. Lingafelt, however, is all about the food at DJ’s.

“They have some of the best livermush and grits I’ve ever tasted — sorry, Mom,” he says. “I don’t know what they do, but they do have a passion for good Southern cooking.”

DJ’s Diner

88 Dale Jarrett Boulevard, Indian Trail
(704) 226-9493

Don’t miss:

The livermush- and-grits plate.

Additional stories on Breakfast in the Piedmont that appeared originally with this one:
Breakfast: Breakfast Of Course! (Mary’s Too)
Breakfast: The Breakfast Nook
Breakfast: The Original Pancake House
Breakfast: Smith Street Diner
Breakfast: Southern Lunch
Breakfast: State Farmers Market Restaurant
Breakfast: Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
The Perfect Pair

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