Have you ever eaten at a restaurant or eatery of any type and said to yourself and/or friends, “that was good, I’d eat there again.”? One of the pleasures that we have in America is the joy of eating a variety of foods. We have the choice of thousands of restaurants, with an endless array of choices. Many of these restaurants are run by independent owners (Mom & Pop’s) making their living trying to please you and me. When my wife and I travel, we look for the Mom & Pop restaurants. We enjoy giving them our business and seeing new dishes or even some old familiar dishes done well.
I have written this page to share some of my good experiences: places I’ve been at, eaten at, and will be back! As a former restaurant owner, I know
what it’s like to work long hours, creating menus to please my customers and enjoying the satisfaction of a job well done. You will find their addresses listed by states, meal time I have eaten, and a note or two. Next time you travel, take the time to look them up, enjoy something different. Good people doing a great job!!
One last quick note: Remember, everyone has a bad day every once and a while, and so do restaurants. That said, I will not make any negative comments about any restaurant, deserved or not. If I visit a restaurant and have a bad experience or poor service, I’ll give them a second chance if it’s possible to return. My dissatisfaction will be to not list them. Hope to see you at a local Mom & Pops!
reenville NC is know for having some great BBQ restaurants, and "Moore's BBQ" can be listed with the best. Two BBQ restaurant families joined together to create this restaurant. With over 100 years experience between these families, that brought their best to the drawing board.
324 Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (828) 898-4040 bannerelkcafe.com Facebook: Banner Elk Cafe Hours: Sun - Thurs: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fri - Sat: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm They are a cafe, bakery, smoothie bar, espresso bar, and are 2 restaurant combined with outside patios. You [...]
110 Reservoir Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 828-678-3474 "Affordable Family Dining" A small seafood restaurant (about 30 + seats) serving fresh seafood for the locals in Burnsville NC. They offer flounder, perch, catfish, whitefish, deviled crab, jumbo and small shrimp and oysters. Most of the seafood is lightly breaded and fried. [...]
4235 Hwy 105 South, Banner Elk, NC 28604 website: thepedalinpig.com like them on Facebook: The pedelin' Pig 828-898-7500 We ate here on our fall "leaf looking" trip. Let me just say "WHAT A FIND". This place knows how to cook pork BBQ and all the sides to go with it. [...]
We were told about this restaurant in early 2014. The first time we walked in you felt welcome by their friendly staff. The restaurant very clean and has a great atmosphere. Of course you want to know about the food, well its as great as the cleanliness and atmosphere.
As the name says: pizza & pasta done right! Specializing in pizza--regular, thin, traditional, hand tossed and Chicago deep dish. The pasta dishes are the traditional lasagna, baked ziti, manicotti, jumbo shells, tortellini and spaghetti, DONE WELL!
We shared a 16 inch pizza and a large steak sub. My daughter said it was the best she has ever had. Prices were great, service was great and as I said earlier pizza was great. Talked with the owner, he said they has owned it for 18 years. The store is an old store front, very clean and well keep.
This a mega operation, must set 300 plus, but don't let the size fool ya! They make most of their meals from scratch, fresh baked goods.Established in 1973 with the goal of serving the local community with good home cooked meals. They have been doing that and have become a large operation with that small mom and pop atmosphere.
500 Cloudland Drive, Roan Mountain, TN 432-957-1202 Open Tues - Sat 8AM - 8PM firstname.lastname@example.org like the on Facebook: Smoky Mountain Bakers They are in a rustic building on the side of a hill. Limited inside dining , with tables on the deck for outside dining. They offer breakfast with [...]
If you are looking for casual dining restaurant serving old fashion quality Italian food, this the place for you. There menu offers appetizers, salads, strombolis, calzones, sandwiches, subs, pasta and entrees. If you want pizza, they have two choices of crust, a thin crust and Sicilian square.