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Acme

110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
+1 919-929-2263
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (39 reviews)
“cornbread” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a real nice dinner at the bar. The staff is super helpful and friendly. The chili relleno is a must here so have to order that. I got a nice bone in rib eye and my wife got the fried chicken which was awesome....More

Thank chapelridgegolfer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I ate at Acme for my birthday dinner. We made reservations since it was a Tuesday, when the entrees are all $13.95. We started with the cornbread for an appetizer. Very good!! I had the pecan encrusted fried chicken with mashed potatoes...More

Thank NEGrandma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have eaten there many times by ourselves , with friends, and done dinner and breakfast. It gets better every time we are there. Service is great , friendly;atmosphere is friendly and just nice! Most importantly the food is outstanding! Some of...More

Thank drjimharrell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 6 adults and 2 small children, and a mixed party of local residents and visitors from Pennsylvania. This restaurant has been a favorite of the NC residents for years. We (the visitors) found the restaurant to have delightful and unusual...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday brunch at Acme! Service is top-notch, and the outdoor seating is lovely. Even on a hot day, the sail shades and fans keep it feeling balmy. Food was very good - the hot donuts and French toast bake were especially...More

Thank lcmcdonough
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

The food is excellent. The service was good — but not great. When I received the bill, I was surprised to see that a 20% tip had been automatically added. We were a party of five. Based on the service we received (water glasses empty...More

Thank thisis99
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We went for brunch this Sunday and everything was delicious. I had the crab omelette and my wife had the Eggs Benedict and both were wonderful quite filling. The kids enjoyed their meal as well and we all brought home leftovers. The donuts were great...More

Thank Bradley112
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

There’s a reason Acme has never — in its 20-some years — paid for conventional print advertising to make its business work. This is your neighborhood bar, where you can get a great burger, remarkable oysters when the season allows, and plenty of specials all...More

Thank Regina O
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We had a wonderful reunion of friends and family with delicious food and drink! Always a good time at Acme!

Thank eastmansje
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in the Chapel Hill / Carrboro area. Whether for breakfast / brunch (awesome bloody Marys), or for dinner and drinks, this is the place to go for fresh food served with a local foodie flare. Barbecue or eggs, fried chicken...More

Thank T9-Orca
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Lillian C
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Armand M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, prices on the menu. Reasonable as well for excellent food and variety.
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Laadedah
January 7, 2016|
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Response from Wendy P |
"So little respect for customers?" What about respect for the owner of a small, locally sourced restaurant and staff? Obviously you've never worked in costing out menus et al. Did you ever stop and consider that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-2263
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Description
The ovens are turned on early. Six o'clock most days. Earlier on Sunday. Within an hour, bread is rising, apples are being sliced. Pecan pies are pulled hot from the oven and left to cool. Ice cream churns in the machine. Cups of coffee steam on the prep table, the baker's cup marked with chocolaty fingerprints. By midmorning, pork shoulder, rubbed with spices the day before, is slowly smoked. And white buckets are filled with sliced onions. Corn is shucked. The stock that cooked all night is taken off the stove and strained. Bags of fresh shrimp are delivered in old grocery store bags. The waiters arrive in groups, shirts and ties on hangers. By then, every burner in the kitchen is being used. Herbs are chopped. Scallops cleaned. Ovens at 500 degrees. All sauces are checked. Bartenders polish their shakers. Silverware is rolled and every surface is wiped down. Music. Lights. Doors are opened. Dinnertime. At Acme. Seven nights a week. Local never tasted so damn good.
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