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“Good Old Time Breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Punchy's Diner

Punchy's Diner
550 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC 28027-6739
704-786-2222
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Ranked #37 of 210 Restaurants in Concord
Cuisines: American
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Concord, North Carolina
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192 reviews 192 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Good Old Time Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

If you are in Concord, you need to stop by Punchy's and try the breakfast. Hot grits and eggs and can get liver mush if you want the real southern good stuff. Friendly servers and the coffee cup stays full as does the sweet tea glass. Restaurant takes me back to 60's when times were good and had lots of fun. It's worth the drive and they have lunch and dinner as well. Sorry the Hwy #73 location is closing due to highway enlargements, it was our breakfast spot.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Havelock, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Super nostalgic,great value,close to great wolf lodge, fabulous waitress...enjoy....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Real diner...reasonable, super friendly, burgers, chicken, salads, homemade desserts...worth going if u are in the speedway area...way better than any chain....

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, North Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“It's a diner. You get what you pay for.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Food is average but inexpensive. They don't promise to be somehting they are not - and that is exceptional. Some hits and misses at Punchy's but it is decent. It is a greasy spoon and that's a good thing on occasion.

The cars and memorabilia make a difference.

  • Visited September 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, NC
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“Machine Made Hamburger?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

Went there on a whim, that was a mistake. I had a patty melt, my wife had a 6oz "deluxe" cheeseburger with a side of fried squash. The hamburger patties in both sandwiches had a strange texture as if they were pressed by a machine, very dense and unappetizing. The french fries were nothing to write home about either. Although appearing to be freshly cut I got a lot of small fries with a lot of skin-not my preference. They were thick cut and not thoroughly cooked in my opinion. Had to request mustard for the cheeseburger, which came in a small plastic takeaway containey, why? I won't be going back.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, NC
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“Very average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

We just returned from Punchy's after seeing they had helped out with a local theater play. It is a typical diner atmosphere & we were promptly seated and waited on. The black cherry milk shake was first to arrive and we abandoned it after a few tastes. It was perhaps the worst milk shake we'd ever tried anywhere. I think the ice cream itself was inferior. My burger was very average for a diner. The onion rings were very good though. My wife had a BLT with fries. The sandwich was nothing special and the fries were OK. In summary, I think if you want a burger you might be better off going to one of the local fast food chains. If you do go to Punchy's, don't waste your money on a shake.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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