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The Grocery Bag

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4879 NC Hwy 42 East, Suite A, Clayton, NC
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun little country store (locals call it Percy Flowers) located off Hwy. 42 in Johnston County, NC. They serve the best hot dogs (red ones) with great chili. Hamburgers are good too. If you are lucky, you might even catch a bluegrass band playing in the corner. This place is usually very busy, but service is still... More 

Thank 13CCB
Clayton, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is family run business and they have the best Hot dogs in around. This is place you can take the grand kids for lunch the ice cream

Thank phaislip63
Coppell, Texas
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The Grocery Bag serves the best red Carolina packer hotdogs breakfast/lunch/dinner. Prepare like you like it. Chili, ketchup, mustard is my favorite. Grab you a drink from the back & a bag of chip around the cashier & you are set.

Thank MissDiva715
Research Triangle Area, NC
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

I've been going here many years as I live nearby. The place employs a lot of local young people who are generally friendly and happy to answer questions. I'm not known by name or anything, but I'm always treated well. It's a gas station/convenience store that sells good burgers and dogs, not the Waldorf Astoria. Walk in, go directly in... More 

Thank Syfr
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stopped here on our way to the outer banks. We got gas and stepped inside to check it out. The inside is a complete opposite of the beautiful exterior. There were probably 6 ladies behind the counter and not a single one greeted me or my sister who came in after pumping the gas. We tried... More 

Thank Ikuraya
Wendell, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a place for a quick bite to eat that serves quick burgers and hot dogs that are some of the best ever eaten. Nothing fancy.

Thank JFaison698
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank doedyson
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!

3 Thank Patrice B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank John P
Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Diane S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4879 NC Hwy 42 East, Suite A, Clayton, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Clayton
Best hot dogs..period!

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