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110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
+1 919-929-2263
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“cornbread” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been wanting to go to Acme for some time as a long time resident of Chapel Hill, however, usually can never get a reservation when we think of going. Glad we were able to slip in couple weekends ago with another couple; maybe due...More

Thank Van86girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

ACME!! Just the word gets my adrenaline going. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Their menu is always interesting and varied. Try as I may to want to order something deliciously unusual sounding, I always order some honking fat piece of meat when I go there because...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good. Our table got the Mexican breakfast, the crab omelet, fried green tomato sandwich and over easy eggs, potatoes and biscuits. No leftovers. Worth the price.

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We booked online with OpenTable, and were greeted by a condescending hostess--in a nearly empty restaurant. What a bummer because, while Acme has a healthy dose of 1 and 2 star reviews, it does have an equitable number of 4 and 5 stars, too. I...More

3  Thank the_3_adventurers
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

You have to wonder about a place that would hire such a condescending woman. The food could not make up for her rude non-service

2  Thank Valeria P
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Started with the beet salad and goat cheese followed by the grilled salmon with cheese risotto. My wife had the mixed fish gumbo that was long on shrimp but short on halibut and salmon. The deserts were outstanding but we should have shared versus gorged...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We had a tasty anti pasta salad and chicken wings and the wings were mostly moist a not too spicy. The salad was large, but most of the non vegetable were from the pizza source, pepperoni, mushroom, salami, which may be better cooked on a...More

1  Thank tremm298
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Highly recommend Acme for fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Of particular note, their cornbread (yes, I said cornbread) is a must - moist, rich, great texture, some of the best I've eaten. Also their custom cocktails are well worth the price, but be careful...More

Thank a1963corvette
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite haunts when I am in NC, the atmosphere is lively, service good, and the food is great. The pulled pork in particular is fantastic, although the accompanying Mac and Cheese is not the best around, I can't fault the place for...More

Thank WearyBusinessNomad
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner here. They were extremely accommodating in changing a reservation time as my husband was returning late from a business trip. Likewise in bringing me a fine wine after my having turned down the first. We both ordered...More

Thank ghminiter
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Lillian C
26 June 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.
7 January 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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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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