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110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
+1 919-929-2263
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A busy, casual restaurant with excellent cocktails. The PECAN-CRUSTED FRIED CHICKEN was tender and moist and the BLACKENED SALMON prepared exactly as requested. The PECAN PIE was reluctantly shared. A new addition to our restaurant list!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KO172
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent chef owned restaurant. The food has a definite southern flair but each item has a unique twist. The flash fried chicken is amazing...the all day pig is divine...the mac & cheese to die for...the gumbo is fabulous...and the risotto is plain yummy. They have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Had the braised rabbit gnocchi and the blackened salmon. Both were delicious and everyone at the restaurant was friendly and helpful. Loved it!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank keithm122
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have been going to Acme for years both for business and personal outings. Always- awesome food, excellent service, reasonable prices. I really like the way the menu changes and the chefs work to create new dishes. This is unlike a lot of restaurants that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lee G
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant experience. Service was great and food was fresh and delicious. We ordered the shishito peppers and fried okra, calamari salad and cornbread appetizers. All were plentiful and full of flavor. I ordered the Blackened salmon on a salad that was perfect temperature. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jaimelovebug
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

For a pre-wedding reception, we gathered at Acme. Walking in, I at first felt dismay, because the place was super noisy. But we were ushered out back where they had an outdoor garden reserved for our party. Passes hors d'oeuvres, wine/beer, and assorted desserts (key...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a cool hipster joint near UNC Chapel Hill. Mostly professors and grad students in there, I would wager. We tried the wedge salad, which was delicious. The pulled pork was okay, fried Brussels sprouts were good, and steak frites were nice. Decent wine...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 802jeremyr
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The food service and atmosphere were all great. The portions are large and sides are appropriate. The only down side is they don't allow substitutions so if you want a different side than you dish comes with it is an extra $7, oh and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Reviewed September 4, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chapelridgegolfer
Reviewed September 3, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NEGrandma
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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.
January 7, 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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