11 Mom & Pop Restaurants In North Carolina That Serve The Best Home Cooked Meals

The words “home-cooked meal” conjure up specific imagery here in North Carolina: sweet tea, biscuits, fried chicken, greens, and, of course, friends and family. If you’re looking to experience Southern food, comfortable atmosphere, traditional cooking, and establishments that will make you feel right at home, look no further than the following local businesses. Without further ado, we give you some of the best mom & pop restaurants in North Carolina:

We're aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we're continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Before anyone asks where the BBQ restaurants are, we felt that this whole other element of North Carolina dining deserved its own list and road trip. Did any of your favorites make the list? If so, be sure to share them with us in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

If you love down-home cooking and Southern cuisine, make sure to check out our list of hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

Address: 130 Hardin St, Boone, NC 28607, USA
Address: 1600 Haw Branch Rd, Beulaville, NC 28518, USA
Address: 1520 E 11th St, Siler City, NC 27344, USA
Address: 4375 Pine Hall Rd, Walnut Cove, NC 27052, USA
Address: 125 N Main St, Mt Airy, NC 27030, USA
Address: 407 Shatley Springs Rd, Crumpler, NC 28617, USA
Address: 6160 Petra Mill Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630, USA
Address: 24 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773, USA
Address: 139 E Main St, Forest City, NC 28043, USA
Address: 1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467, USA