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“Great little food stop -FRIENDLY service, biscuits!”

Brintle's Homestyle Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 103 Restaurants in Mount Airy
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
sparta, nj
Level 6 Contributor
620 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Great little food stop -FRIENDLY service, biscuits!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

My son and I had been driving for about 10 hours when we pulled off at this exit enticed by the signs for 3 restaurants - one of them being The Copper Pot. We didn't want fast food and wanted to stretch. There was no one at the Copper Pot despite the open sign. Brintle's had bright lights and lots of cars. It is a truck stop - but also seems to be a place for locals to get food. Our waitress who gets the award for cheeriest waitress EVER (and also great service); she seemed to know everyone who came in the door. My son had the center cut pork chop (he loved it) with selection of sides - he picked rice (way too salty) and fried apples (he raved about them) ($9.49) and a slice of grilled toast which he washed down with a bottomless cup of coffee ($1.99) which our waitress never let go empty. I had eggs, home fries and biscuits (asked for one - got two) for about $3.99. We don't have biscuits up north so that was a treat - really good. My son tucked into the extra biscuit slathered with honey and butter - loved it. As if we didn't already have enough food we split at slice of peanut butter pie ($3.09) - the choice at our server's recommendation. A fluffy peanut butter filling with a layer of chocolate, topped with whipped cream - divine. While the pies aren't made at the restaurant - someone makes these pies and not in a factory. Brintle's even had a little arcade of sorts as you enter the restaurant. We chatted with a couple (local) who were eating nearby - very friendly. And once again - our waitress made the night, always wonderful to have such pleasant service. She made everyone that came in feel like they were long lost friends. This exit came after over 300 miles on Route 81S and then Route 77S - I think it was shortly after you get on Route 74S heading to Winston-Salem. Love the south already based on this hospitality.....and the biscuits!

  • Visited November 2013
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Dover, Delaware
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222 reviews
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“Typical Diner Food”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were staying at the Best Western that is part of the property, and did not realize that it was another 7 miles to downtown Mount Airy. We did not feel like adventuring very far, so we gave this a try. A diner at a truck stop is not always the greatest place to eat, but it was raining and we were just happy to stop for the night.

We ordered the typical diner fare, I had a patty melt and onion rings. The food was typical diner food, the portions were good sized, the service was good. Some of the people around us who were eating healthier meals seemed to have some good looking food with rather large portions as well. The place stayed busy, not sure if that was simply because it was right off of the interstate, or a typical Friday night in suburban Mayberry. Looked like at least a few of the patrons are locals, which is usually a good sign.

It's nothing you will rave about when you get back home, but if you are hungry and craving some typical diner food, it will hit the spot.

  • Visited September 2013
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Decatur, Alabama
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19 reviews
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“OK for the price.”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Don't expect too much except in quantity. The food is downhome buffet quality. The soups looked pretty good. I had the Chick & Dumplings. It and the Peach Cobbler were the best things that I had. 10% discount if you're staying at the Best Western Inn next door. Restaurant was clean and staff were on the ball. I'd go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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NC
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60 reviews
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“Late night buffet”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed next door at the Best Western and was told we would get a 10% discount at the restaurant, so after a long day at the Hillsville Flea Market, we stopped in. It was well after 7:00 and they were still bringing food out for the buffet. Good selection of home cooked food......friend chicken, meatloaf, stuffed peppers, fish, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, etc. The salad bar also had a good selection. But, when it came to desserts, they could do better. All that was offered was pudding and a dried up strawberry cobbler. The waitresses were very friendly and on top of things. The other patrons were very friendly also....met a couple traveling to Ohio on motorcycles and chatted with several truck drivers.

  • Visited September 2013
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Washington Court House, Ohio, United States
Level 4 Contributor
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“Great breakfast bar”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stopped for breakfast here n our way to visit Mt Airy! Wwere traveling down Highway 89 and looking for a good place to get biscuits and gravy so ran across this truck stop w ith a Best Western hotel right by I too!!!!! Nice clean restrooms and waitress was very nice and food was great!!!! Also bought a lot of good souvenirs at the store next tote restaurant!!!! Nice elction of things and got some postcards, a snowglobe,magnet for frig, bell, and other items. Great place!

Visited August 2013
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