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The Granary

1347 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch (10)
  • Great for Brunch (6)
  • Casual (6)

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Offering a casual dining setting, The Granary serves up lunch Wednesday through Sunday. Whether you’re grabbing lunch with friends or celebrating a special event, make every meal a treat.

“The Granary is a neighborhood gathering place,” says Chef Colin Bedford, who designs and updates the menu seasonally. “The Granary’s menu is full of comfort food and Southern classics with English influence.”

The menu is complemented by a full bar and wine list curated by Beverage Director Paula de Pano. Ask your sommelier for pairing recommendations for your next visit!

The Granary is located in Fearrington Village near Chapel Hill, NC. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the weekly specials.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 542-2121
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Colin Bedford
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Private party facilities
The Fearrington Granary is an extremely versatile venue, providing a large open floor plan and surrounding multi-level, intimate dining spaces. The Granary’s main floor offers an open seating area adjacent to high top tables and full service bar. Great for casual meal options with friends. The Granary’s semi-private areas include: The Silo room is a second level area that offers versatile seating and overlooks the front pasture containing our iconic silo and Belted Galloway cows. Also located on the second level is the Beltie room that overlooks our pasture and grazing Belties. Galloways is a private downstairs area adjacent to the Gallery, allowing for a separate reception and dinner area. Finally, the Sunroom offers a more intimate dining area, also providing views over our front pasture. To learn more about this venue call us at 919.542.2121.
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Private party contact
Special Events: (919) 542-2121
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Cross street
Village Way
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Parking details
Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the Fearrington Granary.
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Special events & promotions
The Granary is the perfect venue for any type of special event. From Bridal Showers & Anniversary Parties to Rehearsal Dinners or casual BBQ get togethers, the Granary is the ideal location for any celebration.

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We had eaten here on New Year's Eve for lunch and had a great meal. Brought my in-laws for lunch and instead of the homemade biscuits that we had previously, we were given rolls. We questioned our server and he said that Sunday, 1/21, would be the last day they would be open and the biscuits were gone. There was no indication whatsoever that they were closing on the website nor their Facebook page. On Monday, on the Fearrington FB page, there was a letter stating that The Granary was closing and that a deli type of eatery was moving across the way to take it's place.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Sorry to hear it is closing. it has been a favorite for years.

geni (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

It was absolutely perfect, could not have been better. From the minute we walked in the front door everyone took excellent care of us for our group of five special "surprise" occasion. Our server was wonderful, food was the best, we must have had the best table in the place, in a sunny room by a window overlooking the famous belted cows and belted goats. It was an occasion we will never forget. Thank you, thank you so very much.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good. Drinks were ok - nothing special. Service was good, a bit slow considering the place wasn’t that packed. Loved their burger and the Brussels sprouts are to die for!

viprvadiner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We were dining at the Granary for brunch. Our server was attentive and our meals were served reasonably promptly. Unfortunately, the warm portions of each of our entrees arrived at nearly room temperature. It seemed like our entrees had been sitting out for a while before they were served. Nevertheless, the entrees were tasty.

silversenior (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

George's Bloody Mary's were paired well with some of the items on the new fall menu. The cauliflower soup was superb and those awesome biscuits were the perfect accompaniment. The eggs Benedict with salmon needed a bit more Hollandaise for my taste but the eggs were perfectly poached and delicious. Lunch at the Granary is always relaxing and enjoyable.

Tanbark (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Our group of four thought:
The shrimp and grits was good, not as good as Crooks in Chapel Hill.
Mussels pretty good, nice broth, good bread
Twice baked soufflée quite good, nice bread (like a brioche)
Oyster salad: Avoid, I would not get this again. Salad part was ok but the oysters were encased in a brittle greasy tasteless cocoon and the actual oysters seemed to have disappeared pretty much, not much left, maybe from so much cooking to make the fancy crisp cocoon.
We were served butter but no bread, not sure why. Maybe you have to pay extra for bread.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Outstanding food - the shrimp & grits is the BEST we've ever had, anywhere. House wine (red) was really excellent as well. Short wait for meal, a little noisy but acceptable.

vipRackam (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

It was thanksgiving lunch, so turkey and all the food was average , certainly not gourmet the turkey itself was fine the sides dish were mediocre, dry mac and cheese, super dry brussels sprouts

vipCheri (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Great ambiance , food and service. Nice get together location for lunch and shopping.

Sam5 (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Generally pleasant, the only practical spot for lunch at Fearrington Village. Service is good. The food is under seasoned but otherwise fine.

sudi (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

The handmade biscuits with soft butter were Wonderful!

vipLindsayGee (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Our first visit was great, this second one, not as much. Service was leisurely the first time, this time downright slow. Our waiter was also the bartender and the fact that he was doing double duty was reflected in the timeliness of service. He did the best he could, and I don't fault him for the service issues. The food was generally good. The shrimp and grits a big hit with my son-in-law. Huge portion that he couldn't finish (and we're talking football player with football-player appetite), but he loved every bite. My husband said the Granary burger was a big disappointment; overcooked and not flavorful. Everything else was fresh and well prepared. We had a toddler in our party and the staff was very patient with his toddler-ness, although we did have to ask twice for a high chair. I wish I could to give more than 2 stars for service, because the waitstaff are all pros, but there is clearly a problem with staffing or workflow - or something.

As an aside, the farm at the village is a super place to bring little kids; our grandson was enthralled with the goats and cows.

sundaybrunch (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Great atmosphere
Average service and food
Beware of the electric fence around the grounds. Not clearly labeled and my 5 year old got zapped

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Mom’s Birthday....

TN1234 (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Food took an hour from order to delivery with no explanation or apology. Some dishes were cold (that shouldn't have been.)

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

It is a nice place, just very expensive for what you get. Not very gluten free friendly.

yuyamauchi (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

It was a wonderful lunch for us at open terrace in The Granary. I definitely recommend my friend s to go there and enjoy dining with nice atmosphere. Thank you very much.

JagnD (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall we had a nice meal as a family however we will probably not be back which is disappointing because it is a good halfway point for our family to meet between Raleigh and Greensboro. We were seated in a room which we ended up being the only ones in which was nice for a family birthday. Half of us enjoyed our meals which were mostly the burgers, the others thought their meals were okay saying it was either too rich or too bland which included shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict, and fish and chips. However, nothing was spectacular. The biggest complaint was SLOW SERVICE. I mean, incredibly slow. Every single part of the meal, drinks, ordering food, waiting for food, waiting for the check, we were there well over two hours because of how slow the service was. Also, I put on my reservation this was a birthday and every other restaurant usually does something, anything, to acknowledge the occasion but this one did not.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Make sure you don't make a reservation for Sunday brunch earlier than 11 a.m., even if OpenTable says there are earlier time slots. I have eaten here before and been pretty satisfied with the food and service. This time, the person I was with did not enjoy her food. Service was not up to par. We waited 1/2 hour for the restaurant to open (after having arrived for a 10:30 reservation), and were not offered water. The outdoor environment is very pleasant and quiet - indoors is noisier.

SundayLunch (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

The people managing the seating on a busy Sunday were very good & accommodated our request for a table near a window. The eggs benedict w/bacon was perfectly done, perfect temperature & salads were very fresh. Space is open and airy. The surrounding gardens, bookstore, and scenic places to walk make this a lovely place for a family excursion.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

My friend and I waited for almost 10 minutes before being greeted by anyone. This would not have been an issue if 2 staff members had not been within 2 feet of us. We also waited longer than anyone around us to receive our food (even folks who were seated 10-15 minutes after us). The food was tasty and I appreciate the focus on vegetables in many of the dishes. Overall the food was tasty but I felt unwelcome in several ways.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

First visit to The Granary. Great food and outstanding service.

huckle54 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

The chef prepares food that is somewhat unique. We were there for brunch but have also had many lunches there as well. I had a crepe with pulled chicken, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes and 2 perfectly prepared eggs on top of the crepe. Plate also came with field greens with a light dressing. The flavors were perfect. My husband had a waffle that was also perfectly prepared.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

The Granary is improving, I am happy to report. A number of years ago we used to enjoy The Granary; however, in the last year or so, the quality of food and service had slipped miserably and we vowed not to return. On Sunday we decided to give The Granary another chance. As the restaurant now only serves lunch 5 days a week, they appear to have returned the emphasis to food and service. There were still some miscues, but on the whole a much better dining experience. Chefs mac and cheese and poached eggs were spot on. However, the 'home fry wedges' served with poached eggs were cold as was the hollandaise sauce served with eggs was lukewarm at best. Services was attentive throughout the meal-until we wanted our check-then we couldn't find a server.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Server was very good, and attentive without hovering.
Food was delicious.
The coconut cake, had a good flavor, but was too dense for me. Took it to work, where the recipient said it was delicious.
Great job by others who stopped by with bev refill, etc
Beet Soup was the best

susanh (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

I visited the Granary on a Saturday for a birthday lunch with 2 others. The main dining room is small and slightly cramped; otherwise it is a charming little lunch spot. We had reservations and were seated promptly. There was a large table in the back who were very noisy. During the middle of the meal, another group with 5 small children came in and took up almost the entire bar area. There are tables outside and in other areas of the restaurant which hopefully were more quiet. The chicken salad was bland and lacked any real hint of rosemary. One guest had the shrimp and grits and said it was very good. The biscuits, homemade butter, and jam they bring before the meal were fantastic, they were the real stars. The coconut cake was also good. It was more dense than other recipes and the lemon curd was unexpected but not bad. One slice was enough for 3 people to share. Our server, George, was personable and attentive and the service was great. We enjoyed our meal but I am not sure I would make a special trip just to eat there again.

vipVero126 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

We had brunch at the Granary in the beautiful outdoor garden on a perfectly beautiful Sunday morning. Our waiter Brian was exceptional. We had my 5 year old Granddaughter with us who was very hungry. We asked our waiter to rush her order and he was pleasantly responsive and had her meal to her in 5 min. This was so important to our ability to relax, enjoy our beverages and have a pleasant conversation. Our meals were delicious. We all had the salad nicoise which was both well prepared and generous in size. Biscuits were complementary and very fresh and tasty. If you are looking for a lovely garden to have a satisfying brunch with great service head to the Fearrington Granary

YLLL (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Please bring the pork sandwich back! It is my favorite dish there! Yes I still love shrimp and grits, and the salmon salad. And I was pleasantly surprised the biscuit they stated to offer 2 wks ago. The homemade butter and ginger orange ( I think) jam paired so well. The butter just melts on the biscuit and top with citrus and slightly spiced ginger flavor. The waiter George is excellent, we were fortunate to have his company for couple times now.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

About every 3-4 months our group of friends makes the trek from Fuquay Varina to The Granary at Fearrington to dig into their outstanding Mussels, Oysters and seasonal specials. Service has always been good until this last trip. Our waiter was Mr. Negativity..."sorry we don't do that but I'll check" or his response when I said this wine is a little too tart for me, he said "Sorry!" before I could finish my sentence. Anyway, this was experience was rare and it will not keep us from returning again in a few months. I'm sure he will not be there when we go again as Fearrington's standards will cull staff that are not the epitomy of good customer service.