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Bluebird Diner

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244 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC
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Description: Famous diner featured on the Andy Griffith show. Most popular food choice...
Famous diner featured on the Andy Griffith show. Most popular food choice is the porkchop sandwich. This porkchop is so tender it's like eating pie. Best meal of our 3 day trip!
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  • 17
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
awesome lunch

Vintage cafe. The onion rings were amazing and if you had your heart set on Snappy's and couldn't get in, this is the place to go

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Candy B
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Vintage cafe. The onion rings were amazing and if you had your heart set on Snappy's and couldn't get in, this is the place to go

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The business is closed permanently. There is a new restaurant across the street called McArthur's On Main. They opened in July and they were also opened on Labor Day.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The carolina Burger was great messy but great hamburger with slaw and chili yum....nice service and very interesting to see...

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greensboro, nc
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108 reviews 108 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very disappointed that the establishment was closed today. Mt. Airy was busy with shoppers as this is a tourist town. About the only place open was Barney's and Walkers Soda. Pls consider being open next year. Several shops were even closed that are usually open. If this trend continues we will discontinue our day trip to Mt. Airy on Labor... More 

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Madison, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We sat down at 5:40 pm to grab a bite before heading to see a show down the street. There was a car show going on downtown that night, so place was pretty full. Waitress came out and took our drink orders within a reasonable time, same with our food order. Then the wait began. This place closes at 6... More 

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You may find this to define the "greasy spoon". Mayberry atmosphere, but perhaps biggest attraction is the many testimonial cards and letters posted throughout. Food is good enough, but the extra seasoning may come from nostalgia in the air.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stopped in for a burger. Was home made and loved that it wasn't sopping in grease. Very healthy portion too. Best baked tater I have had! Very attentive wait staff. Loved all the memorabilia under the glass on all the lunch tables. Ice cream looked yummy too.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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121 reviews 121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The pork chop sandwich was great. The server was friendly but slow. The atmosphere was enjoyable. Loved my trip to Mayberry.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I wanted to eat at the diner that Andy & Barney always referenced in The Andy Griffith Show. So we stopped in for a late (by Mt Airy standards) dinner. They had the fried porkchop sandwich on special and since I didn't get to eat at Snappy Lunch, I decided to go with that. It was delicious. I added chili... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stopped by mid afternoon for a scoop of ice cream. They were kind of busy so we sit at the counter and were waited on and served very quickly. Placed seemed very clean and the menu looked pretty good. The next time we are in the area we plan to stop by for a meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Airy

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Famous diner featured on the Andy Griffith show. Most popular food choice is the porkchop sandwich. This porkchop is so tender it's like eating pie. Best meal of our 3 day trip!

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