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“fair family fare”
Review of Dairy Bar Fairview

Dairy Bar Fairview
Ranked #7 of 128 Restaurants in Sanford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“fair family fare”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Not much to dislike about the Fairview Dairy Bar. Sometimes a bit too crowded and a little run down, but the food is reliable and tasty, with generous portions and very attentive service.

I think they cook the best 'healhy' pancakes around. Great taste and texture. Some folks think pancakes are easy to cook well. Some folks are wrong. A more expensive grade of syrup or jams would be nice, but what they provide is okay if not special.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Paul S
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Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at Dairy Bar Fairview, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Paul,
Thank you for the review. We are working on a few improvements to the building and hope you will like what we do. I will pass you suggestions about the syrup and jam along also.
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English first
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Sanford”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

We've been eating at the Fairview Dairy Bar for about 10 years. Their breakfast is the best around! We also love their sandwiches/fries. Rumor has it that present owners are selling; sure hope not. Most wait staff are very friendly.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank mawmawanne
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Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at Dairy Bar Fairview, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for your review Anne,
We are glad to hear you love our breakfast. Steve and Kathy Brewer have purchased the Dairy Bar but are not going to change the things we have all come to love over the years. Paul and Kathy will be sticking around for a while to ensure the transition goes well. We look forward to seeing you soon. Make sure you introduce your self to Steve, he would love to meet you.
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surf city, nc
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Could be better slowly sliding downhill as a hangout on Sundays”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have been at least once or twice a month since I moved out of town, it was slowly gone on the sliding scale, food is not as good and prices ..well lets say sometimes you could eat at a more expensive restaurant for the price. It seems just to be a hangout on Sundays and other days for customers to go. and hang out..It is better since the original owners came back, the ones in between ruined the business. They just didn't know how to run it and had $$$$ only in their sites.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank atlanticboy70
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Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at Dairy Bar Fairview, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are working on improving and your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Back in Time”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Go back a few years when you could go out with family and friends and enjoy the occasion. 1950"s decor and everything from fried bologna sandwiches to a steak dinner that will thrill your taste buds. You will not find a more friendly wait staff and the owners are some of the most gracious people you will ever meet. Great food at awesome prices! How about a double dip of real ice cream or a banana split? All of this for you to enjoy.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Stan W
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Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at Dairy Bar Fairview, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Stan that was a great review. Im ready for ice cream myself after reading this. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Sanford, North Carolina
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We first ate here last August, having driven a rental truck from Southport to Sanford with a load of garage stuff in advance of an upcoming move. The rental truck people suggested The Dairy Bar for supper. We found the food delicious, the prices incredibly reasonable and the service warm and friendly. We are now residents of Carolina Trace and have eaten here a number of times. We also take visitors there, knowing they will find it's small-town charm a welcome change to what they find ibn most restaurants. Give them a try. You will NOT be disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Ed B
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Daniel A, Guest Relations Manager at Dairy Bar Fairview, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Ed,
Im glad your rental service sent you to us. Thanks for the great review and for bringing your friends along with you.
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