10 Hometown Restaurants In North Carolina That Will Take You Back In Time

Dining is much more than just nourishment, or even delicious food. Often, certain dishes or a particular atmosphere bring you back to a nostalgic time when you dined with family or friends. Perhaps you were eating family-style dinner at Grandma’s house, or enjoying casual food with your friends back in your 1990s high school days. Sometimes, dining experiences can even make you nostalgic for a time when you weren’t even born yet! These 10 hometown restaurants in North Carolina all have delicious food – but they also bring up emotions of family, friends and love.

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/

What family memories have you made while dining at one of these restaurants? Tell us about your experiences! For some more restaurants that will take you back, check out these Mom-n-Pop restaurants.