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“Old School Family Diner”

Parker's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Stokesdale
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
385 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Old School Family Diner”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

The family owned, family operated restaurant has been serving families in the Stokesdale area since 1958. It's a small, plain, rather worn place, with a gravel parking lot, about 12 booths and tables, and a nice, friendly owner.

They serve 3 meals a day, except for dinner on Sundays, with breakfast served until 11AM, and they do have Liver Pudding. They have the usual sandwich options, including a Pulled Pork Sandwich, and Fried Bologna. They offer salads, several meat & 2 plates, and a daily special - today was Beef Stew.

Friday Evening they offer fried seafood, which includes Flounder, Calabash style shrimp, and Swai. Swai is a white-flesh fish (typically available in fillet form) with a sweet mild, taste and light flaky texture - native to Southeast Asia, and similar to catfish. The shrimp is not pre-battered, so the taste is improved greatly.

The Chili dog here is very good despite the fact that it is thin, and has very little meat in it. What it does have is a great taste, with a vinegar like hook at the end - a good dog, and a good value at $1.70. The Cheeseburger goes for $3.40 and also is very good - nice flavor, with just a little grease to it.

The menu has a Pet's Menu section which includes; Hamburger Patty - $2; Cheesburger Patty - $2,30; Chicken Patty - $2.80; and Fido can have an All-Beef Weinerfor $1.20, 2 for $2. I would guess you have to get these items to go.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Greensboro NC
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363 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
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“There is a reason it has been operated by the same family for 54 years”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We had heard about Parker's and decided to try it. It is not fancy, but the food is good quality and is knowledgeably prepared. The menu is not complicated, with a couple of specials (we loved the fried chicken, heard the meat loaf is good), a couple of healthy options, and several sandwiches. (Breakfast is also good.) The owners and wait staff are friendly. We will definitely be back. It is located only about seven minutes north of Greensboro, on U.S. 158 about a mile west of Hwy. 220 or 2 miles east of Hwy. 68.

  • Visited April 2012
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Oak Ridge
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“Home style country cooking”
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Just ate there today. Enjoyed everything including my grandson able to watch sponge bob on the TV while we waited.

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“Home cooking makes you good looking”
Reviewed 25 July 2011

Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Try the cat-head southern biscuits and order the daily special at dinner.
Just like grandma's! So good!

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