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The Root Trackside

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110 W Lebanon Ave, Elon, NC 27244-8302
+1 336-792-1081
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Stamford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So close to Elon university with amazing fresh food and service. I had the marinated chicken on a salad and my daughter had a burger with truffle fries. Everything was great (fries come with a lot of the liquid cheese stuff at the bottom which is unnecessary just as an FYI). Had a glass of house Chardonnay which was good... More 

Thank Simi531
Elon, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! My favorite is the shrimp & scallop burger. Add the truffle aoili & shaved parmesan fries and you will be absolutely delighted!!!!

1 Thank David W
Durham, North Carolina
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A jumping place with American food immediately next to Elon University. Some creative menu options and I think the fried brussels sprouts are the most popular side item. Fast and friendly service and tasty eats .

Thank DrMomPhD
Warren, New Jersey
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch based on our hotel recommendation. Had to wait a bit for someone to come up front to seat us, but after that service was decent and friendly. Had the winter salad and Brussel sprouts and my son enjoyed an enormous burger and fries. Everything was very good. If my kid winds up going to Elon I... More 

Thank SCheng46855
Elon, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Date night with my husband! He liked his burger which is saying a lot because he is very fussy about his burgers. Service was good.

Thank marshamc5266
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a most spot place at Elon. Great food, small place. Be prepared to wait! Great selections to choose from.

1 Thank Marjorie Anne F
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is really good. The homemade lentil soup was exceptional. The wait could be about a half hour or so on weekends. Service was professional and attentive. Better than most restaurants in college towns.

Thank Zagnut427
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Whenever we visit our daughter at Elon, The Root is a must stop for all of us. The meals are always delicious with our favorites being the edamame dip, the salmon dish, and the sweet potato fries. Portion sizes are perfect, and we always leaving feeling full.

2 Thank esp1261
Tampa, Florida
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172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We found this restaurant through Trip Advisor and it certainly lived up to it's top rating. There was no wait, but we dined a bit early -- around 6:30. I had the hamburger special with brussel sprouts and my daughter the shrimp. Both were very good. The menu offers vegetarian dishes, exotic dishes and typical offerings. If I lived here... More 

1 Thank MySheWasYar
San Diego, California
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant during move in weekend. While it was a bit busy, we were seated within 20 minutes. I ordered a Mozz burger which is a burger with mozzarella, basil aioli, and sun dried tomatoes. The burger was delicious and the sweet potato fries were also very good. My wife ordered the Caesar salad which was also very... More 

1 Thank agg2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 W Lebanon Ave, Elon, NC 27244-8302
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Elon
  • Phone Number: +1 336-792-1081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?