Guy Fieri and his wildly popular show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives put a spotlight on little joints with bold flavor. So what happens when Food Network turns North Carolina’s beloved local restaurants into destinations?
Whether you arrive by car or by boat, this laid-back restaurant in downtown Swansboro will fill your plate with seafood, and your heart with a love of the water.
These love-worn restaurants are revered, not reviewed: We flock to them for everything they are — cash only, unfussy, hard-to-find — and aren’t, because what matters most is always on the inside.
Regulars swear by this throwback diner near the Cape Fear River in Pender County, where everything — from waffles to burgers to fried bologna — is made to order and just right.
One of the most popular restaurants in Raleigh — and its adventurous, innovative menu — is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, hidden in plain sight.
In 1942, the United States enacted its first food ration of World War II — on sugar. After the war was over, many returning soldiers headed to the kitchen to make their lives a little, well, sweeter. Today, three North Carolina bakeries that opened in the wake of the war endure. Their stories are our history. And their cakes are pretty tasty, too.
A mother-daughter team serves up cookies, cakes, éclairs, and more in a cozy storefront in Gaston County.
The owners of Our Daily Bread knew the iconic sandwich shop was something special when they bought it. And that was before they found out it was full of hidden treasures.
Is it sacrilege to order fried chicken at a barbecue joint? Hardly. The best baskets of crispy, salty poultry goodness are often found at places better known for pork.