Friday, July 1, 2022

Ultimate Foodie Guide in the Heart of NC

An invitation to an extraordinary dining experience at The Table located in Downtown Asheboro

Visitors and residents that want to support local restaurants can begin with our ultimate foodie guide. Filled with quick bites, sweet treats, southern cuisine, authentic international dishes, and farm-to-table meals. There is a seat at every table in #theHeartofNC...grab your napkin and read on for our MUST eat spots!

donut, glaze king, cruller
Fresh made crullers at Glaze King

Glaze King- Wake up with a sweet tooth? This locally owned and operated doughnut shop puts the big names to shame with their homemade creations. Grab a fresh cup of coffee, your favorite confection, and enjoy the morning a little bit more in the Heart of NC with apple fritters, crullers, and bear claws!

Heritage Diner- End your search for a traditional southern breakfast with all the fixin’s because Heritage Diner brings it to the table. Don’t miss a visit to the American Classic Motorcycle Museum located above the diner for the largest, privately-owned collection of Harley Davidson® in the country.

The Chat and Chew- For specialty coffees and pastries, head over to The Chat and Chew for one of our favorites, the “Irish Moo” a hazelnut and Irish cream coffee creation. With an extensive offering of desserts, cheesecakes, and hand-dipped ice cream – make this stop an afternoon pick-me-up destination.

Outdoor dining for furry family members at Brewskie's

Brewskies- A local favorite offering a menu of espresso, craft beer, and wine paired with delicious flatbreads, sandwiches, and bakery items. A family-friendly dining option – for your furry family members too!

Sweet Baby Brown from The Table

The Table - From delicious blended coffees and pastries to fully plated meals, this farm-to-table style restaurant has fulfilled many cravings. We invite you to try the avocado smash toast, grits and greens, or one of their delicious, fresh salads made with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Pair any dish with a specialty drink – we’re talking about you, Sweet Baby Brown (espresso, brown sugar, whole milk in a mason jar!) - for the ultimate dining experience.

Jalapeno Margarita at The Taco Loco 

The Taco Loco- What started off as a hidden gem has become a local staple. Authentic Mexican cuisine in a stylish location refurbished in the heart of downtown Asheboro. Fresh guacamole and salsa, tacos made to order, and specialty margaritas. A foodie bucket list location to check off of your list!

Specialty made to order pizzas at The Flying Pig Food & Spirits

The Flying Pig Food & SpiritsWant to catch the big game? We saved you a seat, as long as you share your plate of Pig nachos (pulled pork drenched in queso and barbeque sauce over a heaping pile of nachos) or a slice of buffalo chicken pizza. *Local tip* – save room for a piece of signature cheesecake, made fresh by the owner daily.

Fresh Cuts Butcher & Seafood Deli- Take a break from pottery shopping in Seagrove and grab a quick bite to eat at the local deli. Fresh Cuts offers a "hot bar" with a menu that changes daily, but is always full of our southern cuisine favorites!

Signature southern dish at Magnolia 23

Magnolia 23- The fried chicken at Magnolia 23 has earned this little hideaway the honor of being one of the 75 best fried chicken restaurants in America by the Daily Meal! Grab a seat in the cozy southern restaurant, or take your food to go and relax under the shade of live oaks in the courtyard - either way, this is a meal you'll make a habit.

Snyder Farms Restaurant- A favorite stop for The King of NASCAR, Richard Petty to find country-style “mashed taters”, fried chicken, and hush puppies. You may need a nap after your meal here, it is practically like eating at Grandma’s on Sunday afternoons.

Something Different Steaks & Kabobs- Something Different Steaks & Kabobs offers a mix of American, Greek, and vegetarian dishes influenced by Chef Sinan’s years spent in Turkey, France, and America. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with local pottery from Seagrove, the handmade pottery capital of the U.S. and offers a wonderful ambiance for couples, families, and groups.

50 oz Tomahawk Ribeye with sides at Hamilton's Steakhouse

Hamilton's Steakhouse- Offering fresh-cut, in house certified Angus beef steaks, fresh seafood, and homemade pasta! This place is the perfect spot for date night with tasty cocktails, perfectly sized apps, and desserts made for sharing.

Holly Ridge Bar & Grill- Enjoy weekly specials while dining on the open-air patio overlooking the scenic greens of Holly Ridge Golf Course. Offering specialty sandwiches, fresh salads, tacos, or hand-cut rib eyes and pork chops!  

Lumina Wine & Beer- After dinner and dessert, head over to Lumina Wine and Beer for a nightcap on the string-lit porch. Find over 75 different craft beers and bottles of wine and one-of-a-kind art pieces created by local artists. Several options for entertainment include live acoustic music and wine tastings events during the week.

House favorite, Leo's Whiskey Sour at Leo's Whiskey Bar

Leo’s Whiskey Bar - A place to sit back and relax, listen to tunes from the 1940s and reflect upon a simpler time. Enjoy fine whiskey, bourbon, or scotch and visit with friends and neighbors.

Local craft beer at Four Saints Brewing Company

Four Saints Brewing Company- Local craft brew creating “great beer for great people” since 2015. Offering trivia nights, music bingo, and food trucks – plan a family night out! Grab a Potters Clay Amber Ale or one of their seasonal small-batch brews, and kick back for a great night in the Heart of NC.


For a complete list of dining in #theHeartofNC visit 

*The restaurants listed are recommendations with supported information from the Randolph Public Health Department scores of 90 or above.*

We look forward to following along during your visit – tag us at #theHeartofNC. Make sure to order your FREE travel guide for more planning tips.

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