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100 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2389
919-967-2185
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7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Deli

I was hungry and I happened to walk by and was attracted by the lunchtime crowd and the overall rugged look of the place. The menu has a large variety, including a variety of vegetarian options. The description of the egg salad was appealing and it delivered! Delicious! However, the absolute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
allioak
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hungry and I happened to walk by and was attracted by the lunchtime crowd and the overall rugged look of the place. The menu has a large variety, including a variety of vegetarian options. The description of the egg salad was appealing and it delivered! Delicious! However, the absolute best part was the roasted brussels sprouts with olive... More 

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Hollywood, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Neal's for a late lunch with a friend on a road trip. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. Would eat again if I ever travel back to NC.

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Thank luke_s17
Carrboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know the place is small but on a lovely day you can always grab a table outside. They make the best sandwiches in town and the staff is friendly. I always bring out of towners to Neal's. It's a highlight on the food tour of Carrboro / Chapel Hill.

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Thank Lori M
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

OK, let me start off by saying I didn't have any other foods other than a sandwich, which was really terrible. White bread, lousy mustard and even worse meat. Corned beef I believe, but I'm not too sure. Although originally from NYC, I've make adjustments to living here and enjoy the South. I do miss Deli food and after several... More 

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Thank al m
Carrboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We always try to visit the Deli for breakfast or brunch during the weekend. Their biscuits aren't too greasy, their pimiento cheese is definitely one of the best I've ever had. Their store is very quaint, has a good number of seating indoors and outdoors. Everyone who works in their store are very sweet and friendly, they live locally hence... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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310 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Classic sandwiches in ample portion sizes. Great to grab a lunch for a picnic or to bring home to the family. Really enjoyed the chicken salad.

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Thank EvinOK
Carrboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A number of fantastic hot & cold sandwiches, soups, and sides (their olive oil potato salad is hard to beat!). Plus, the best biscuits in Carrboro. Good food made by good people!

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Thank Kevin C
Carrboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My family has been going to Neal's Deli regularly (my parents go on a weekly basis) since it opened, and I can't foresee us stopping any time soon. The customer service and atmosphere are excellent, and the food is even better! My personal favorites are the Chileano Completo hot dog, the Italian sub, and the biscuits, of course. I also... More 

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Thank Sarah Jane K
Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I grew up in New York. I practically lived at the Carnegie Deli. I left in 1983, and have no desire to go back. I really missed the pastrami, until Neal's Deli opened. Now I can get my fix whenever I need it. It tastes just as good as New York's (in many cases, much better), and I'm even closer.

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Thank Jon W
Baltimore
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Picnic tables, a breezy porch, incredible egg salad with capers on fresh rye, the soup of the day was a perfect chilled cucumber. The people -- who worked there and who were eating there -- were incredibly cool. If Neil's was in my neighborhood I'd be so happy!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2389
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: 919-967-2185

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?