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Acme Food & Beverage Co., Carrboro, NC

Acme Food & Beverage Co.

4.4
4.4
1887 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 929-2263
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Kevin Callaghan
  • Catering
    Acme offers personalized catered events from 40 to 400. The catering staff has extensive experience in taking care of all aspects of the event. All alcohol permits. Specializing in southern food and hospitality.
  • Private party facilities
    Acme has a semi-private room that seats 20 people that is perfect for business meetings and private parties. On a limited basis, Acme can be rented for the entire evening for wedding parties and other special events.
  • Private party contact
    Zoe Dehmer: (919) 929-2263
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Parking details
    Parking is available behind the restaurant off of Roberson Street. There is an entrance to the restaurant from the parking lot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 2.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,887 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great “comfort food” but elevated about 10 notches!! Everything seasoned perfectly. Occasionally we find a place, when visiting from out of town, that we wish we could go back to the next night...and this is one of them. So many great options on the menu.... would have loved a “sampling” of all the dishes....didn’t realize it was so highly rated when we went. I had the pork chop special with squash casserole and radish TOPS.... pork was tender and juicy.. cooked to perfect temperature. My husband had the fried chicken. OMGOsh. Crispy and juicy. Mashed potatoes with the chunks of potatoes were heaven. Great wine list. Pecan pie dessert.. didn’t need but had to try... so glad we did. Delicious! Thank you guys for a great evening. Ryan took great care of us at the bar!!!!

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  2. SallyB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I got the fried fish and it was WONDERFUL, the boiled peanut topping was not warm and really not very good. I moved it to the side of the plate and very much savored my fish. Service was very good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal.

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  4. Deeds

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent, we enjoy dining on the patio. Food was okay.

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  5. AaronJ

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here probably 6 times in three years. It was outstanding this week. We especially enjoyed the jalapeño cornbread and shishito peppers and okra. Good prices and selection on wines by the glass. We will gladly return on next visit to Carrboro.

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  6. Saw1444

    Raleigh

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this place, and eat here every time I'm town (not often enough). That said, I had a couple of issues with the food. First -- previously when you ordered their (fabulous) corn bread had the butter and cane syrup on the side. This time the butter was blobbed on top of the corn bread, resulting in a buttery cornbread mush in the middle, and the cane syrup was just poured on. I realize this may save some dish washing but the butter in particular made a significant part of the cornbread inedible. Please go back to the old way of serving it. Second issue -- the Peach Cobbler dessert. What arrived was a scoop of (excellent) ice cream with the cobbler underneath it. The cobbler has a thick dough layer with a few small peach chunks on it. This isn't something I would expect from a restaurant that is otherwise outstanding. The rest of the meal was great, as was the service. I'll be back next time I'm in town.

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  7. jackd

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to go. Food is exceptional and the atmosphere is not to loud not too quiet

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  8. Thunderwood

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, and company were great. More importantly so was my date.

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  9. SlamDuncan

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and beverages were top notch.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really like Acme’s food and service. But always feel crowded and cramped in the seating. Tables too small and too close together.

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Acme Food & Beverage Co. is rated 4.4 stars by 1887 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Acme Food & Beverage Co.

110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available behind the restaurant off of Roberson Street. There is an entrance to the restaurant from the parking lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kevin Callaghan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 929-2263
  • Catering
    Acme offers personalized catered events from 40 to 400. The catering staff has extensive experience in taking care of all aspects of the event. All alcohol permits. Specializing in southern food and hospitality.
  • Private party facilities
    Acme has a semi-private room that seats 20 people that is perfect for business meetings and private parties. On a limited basis, Acme can be rented for the entire evening for wedding parties and other special events.
  • Private party contact
    Zoe Dehmer: (919) 929-2263
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