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9 Unassuming Restaurants To Add To Your North Carolina Dining Bucket List

North Carolina is full of hole in the wall restaurants; it’s basically a staple of the state. From award-winning BBQ joints down long, country roads, to a cash-only burger joint at the end of a dead end road. There are so many hole in the wall restaurants, I’ve done a number of articles on the subject. From my first compiled list, to the second, to even hard to find but worth the search restaurants.

For this list of unassuming eateries, I wanted to feature restaurants maybe you don’t even know exist. These nine are a must try!

Burgers, pizza, hot dogs, oatmeal pancakes? Now I want it all! If you didn’t see your favorite on the list, I can almost guarantee you’ll find it in one of the top three links in the beginning paragraph! This is a new list to spruce up your dining bucket list! Have you dined at these places before or want to add anymore to the list?

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