My brother-in-law told me that this was the best restaurant in Chapel Hill. While it was good, we may have had too high expectations.
The decor is interesting -- early 50's cafe complete with counter service. The decor was at odds with the prices -- $20 here, $21 there. there was a back covered patio that we did not venture on to that held more patrons and looked interesting.
The signature dish -- shrimp and grits -- was good. But it wasn't sublime. In fact, there weren't too many grits on my plate. It seemed like a simple dish: shrimp, grits, mushrooms and scallions. Again, good, but not great. We also had tomato & rice soup -- okay, but then I'm not a tomato soup fan unless it's gazpacho. We also had the combination BBQ plate -- pulled pork, collared greens, etc. that was also good.
In general, the food was good, but in my opinion, not deserving of the high praise from my brother-in-law or the other reviewers on this site.
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