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Acme

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110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
+1 919-929-2263
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 2nd year my family has had Acme for Thanksgiving and it is totally worth it. The portions were very filling, and had to get dessert to go. The service was good could have been more attentive, I would have liked a glass of wine with my meal but I totally understand they were busy and it was... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This si a great restaurant with plenty on their menus for any type of eater. I had three vegetarians in my party and they all were very pleased with the menu and the help from the wait staff in placing the order to their liking. It can get crowded and you may have to wait for a table but they... More 

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Thank KingJamesIII61
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this low-key restaurant very much. It has a great Southern-inspired menu with lots of interesting and diverse choices. My blackened salmon with cheese grits was delicious!

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Thank AlexNicholas
Asheville, NC
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is charming. The cozy ambience and great service we had makes you want to linger all night and just enjoy being out with friends eating good food. Yes, the food was delicious! I recommend the melt-in-your-mouth crab cake if it's still on the menu. Our server said it's a popular item. It was a filling meal but not... More 

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Thank CarolinaGal96
New Jersey
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190 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with a rather large group for dinner during our visit and it was a wonderful evening! Their special cornbread that night was roasted pumpkin seed, totally delicious! Our server (Debbie?) was knowledgeable, professional and friendly at the same time. She suggested alternatives for things that had run out on the specials, handled our group efficiently and made sure that... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was our first visit to Acme. I had heard very positive reviews and was really looking forward to trying it. It was a lively dining room, but quiet enough for good conversation which was really appreciated. I had the Classic Steak Frites and enjoyed it very much. My wife was equally pleased with her Cast Iron Skillet Crab Cakes.... More 

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Thank Ned M
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were invited to Acme for a rehearsal dinner and the food far exceeded my expectations. Everything from the appetizer to the entree and dessert were delicious! I felt like the service was a little on the slow side but it was a busy Friday night and the quality of the food made up for waiting a little longer for... More 

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Thank simplyelegantsusan
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Food was good, service was good, drinks good, but not exceptional or something to write home about. One entree served cold, crab cakes overdone, chicken breading quite thick. Steak a bit tough

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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206 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We dined on Saturday with our daughter and grandson. He's usually well behaved but the length of time it took to take the order and ultimately for entrees to arrive wore out his patience. Plus we've concluded that Acme is really not equipped to handle kids and we're guessing they'd prefer that you leave them at home. There is no... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

While living in North Carolina I dined at ACME several times, and on each occasion the experience was excellent. Kevin puts a refreshing Southern twist on many classic entrees. The fried chicken is always delicious - but I think his various fish preparations are my favorites, served with layers of flavor. If you visit RPT it's worth a trip here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?