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Village Diner

American, Diner
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600 W King St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2325
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

splendid comfort food (fried chicken greens, mashed potatoes, salad bar... and very economical. Friendly service. "where the neighbors eat". Seating for around 50?

Thank Baecklers
Mebane, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Bacon and eggs with home fires, biscuit and coffee. Wife had same. Very good portion of bacon and home fries. Price was great. Off the beaten track, you won't stumble across this place, you will looking to go there. Breakfast and lunch only. Worth trying.

Thank Joseph K
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The Village Diner is a Hillsborough fixture since the early 1970s. Ethel and Hammy were always there and they place could be counted on for consistency good Southern comfort food. Their daughter has continued the tradition and the diner offers great breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank banjoal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We had a delightful lunch from a country cooking buffet. The new manager is serving similar menu items with a new twist to the pricing. I was delighted. Still serving banana pudding and fried fatback. Salad bar is good. Staff are the same folks we have been knowing, they are friendly and helpful as always. We will be going back... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mebane, North Carolina
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191 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Our Civitan Club in Hillsborough formerly met at The Village Dinner. The buffet was affectionately know as "A heart attack on a plate." VERY greasy and full of carbs. We discontinued meeting there because there was a "mandatory" tip for each meal. Jane H.

Thank Jane H
Canton, Georgia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed a fantastic breakfast here on our way home from Philadelphia, NJ, and NYC. The staff were very friendly and kind. The service was amazing and the food was incredibly good. We enjoyed our breakfast and the conversations we had while we ate. The hospitality was very welcoming. If we ever pass through Hillsborough again, we will definitely stop... More 

1 Thank rwatson579
Durham, North Carolina
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We tried out this place after hearing about it from neighbors. It was our first and last trip. The place is FILTHY and the food is just OK. The fried chicken was good, but super greasy...the same for the hushpuppies. The potato salad was inedible and runny!! It also had a weird nutmeg flavor and was 50% sweet relish! The... More 

3 Thank CarolinaMomofTwins
Mebane, North Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Unless you like your food as salty as a gallon of salt water, so salty that it is uneatable, along with raw veggies in your omlette, and a building that should be condimned for being nasty and having mold infested bathrooms with water damage and cracking walls, stay away from this hell hole, Wait,mit should not be called a hell... More 

2 Thank Evan W
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is real, old fashioned Southern food - nothing nouvelle about it. The fried chicken is the bomb and everything else is great. The veggies are well-cooked and the greens are definitely cooked with pork. We love to take a large crew. We've taken folks from France, Finland and all over the US - everybody loves it! There are few... More 

2 Thank Denise D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Not impressed at all , buffet fried fried fried if not for the gift card I would never have even walked in the place . Really was hoping food was going to be good

3 Thank ngramolini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W King St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2325
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: 919-732-7032

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