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The Grocery Bag

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4879 NC Hwy 42 East, Suite A, Clayton, NC
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Description: Best hot dogs..period!

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Love, love love the hot dogs!

The hot dogs and cheeseburgers are so good here. There are no side orders such as fries or onion rings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2012
Susan F
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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I live just down the road from this place, and in the past 5 years I have tried hot dogs and hamburgers 4 times because of the hype. I have NEVER felt at ease there, the staff is just not friendly. Everything is overpriced, especially the gas. It is usually priced 15-20 cents (or more) above the going rates. I... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

The food is standard lunch-counter greasy. The prices throughout the small store are well above grocery chains, as is the gas above other gas stations' prices. The younger staff are nice, but a few of the older ladies are downright surly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

If your looking for a good hot dog at a great price, best to travel out of your way to The Grocery Bag! Sometimes on Saturday they will have an old country band play some oldies while you wait and eat. Limited seating and limited menus, but good enough!

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My wife and I stopped at the Grocery Bag yesterday for one of our favorite lunches. We each got a couple of hot dogs and sat down to eat. As we ate we were treated to a local blue grass band that included the owner of the Grocery Bag and had a great time. I was told they do this... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I grew up eating here with my family, and now take my family on Saturdays for a quick hot dog. The lunch counter is ran by extremely nice Southern ladies, exhibiting the classic Carolina charm folks around here expect. The building is rich with history, which is being kept alive by the live bluegrass music around lunchtime on Saturdays. Do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

I love the hot dogs at Flowers Store aka the Grocery Bag I'm not prejudice just because I live around the corner. I've just eaten some of the best including the incomparable Boonies in Rocky Mount NC. I get mine all the way with mayo , slaw and a little BBQ sauce. Sometime that gets a little messy so I... More 

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Clayton, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I don't know where BBBsteps ate, but I doubt it was the Grocery Bag. I've been going here for over 13 years. 1) The ladies behind the counter are friendly, to everyone I've witnessed during my visits. 2) Their gas is 3.36 right now. According to GasBuddy.com, gas prices in the area run from 3.29-3.42 a gallon. Doesn't look like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The hot dogs and cheeseburgers are so good here. There are no side orders such as fries or onion rings.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The gas here is always at least 10 cents (usually more) higher than any gas station within 5 miles. The women working the register & lunch counter are not at all friendly....where is that vaunted Southern Charm? The red hot dogs are really just ok & the whole place is just overpriced & a giant let down. Too bad really... More 

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Clayton, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Located on the outskirts of Clayton near Flowers Plantation, this place has been around for years. It is a gas station, grocery store, and serves the best Hot Dogs in the state. They're red hots with steamed buns. They also make great hamburgers from fresh meat, not frozen. Kind of like the good old days where you can get two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4879 NC Hwy 42 East, Suite A, Clayton, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Clayton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Best hot dogs..period!

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