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10 Extremely Tiny Restaurants In North Carolina That Are Actually Amazing

Looks can be deceiving, especially when you’re dining in North Carolina. With a handful of diners and drive-ins, ‘small’ is not synonymous with ‘bad.’ It’s actually quite the opposite. While some of these restaurants fly under the radar, others experience a packed-out (albeit small) dining room on a weekly basis. Some aren’t ‘extremely tiny,’ while others are literally just a window you order from. Ready for some big flavor in a small environment? Try these 10 places.

There’s SO much amazing food to be had in North Carolina – so much that I’m sure I missed a few on this list. What are you favorite tiny restaurants to dine at?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on