January 28, 2024

Feasting in Fayetteville's Finest Brunch Spots

Ready to brunch like a boss in Fayetteville? Read our straight-shooting guide to the brunch spots worth waking up for!

Richard Gargan
Richard Gargan
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 Feasting in Fayetteville's Finest Brunch Spots
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Join us as we unfold the map to the best brunch spots in town, where Fayetteville not only fills your plate but also captures your heart.

MaryBill’s Cafe

801 Elm St, Fayetteville

(910) 221-1170

Reviewed by:

Gloria Camacho

Walking into MaryBill’s Cafe for brunch was a delight. The ambiance of the cafe, especially when seated on the main floor, has this wonderful, cozy vibe that immediately makes you feel welcome. It's the kind of place that whispers of long, lazy brunches with friends and family. The location couldn't be better, making it a breeze to stop in. And when it comes to value, you definitely get your money's worth here. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality and portions of the food served. The food, oh, it's nothing short of amazing. Every bite was a testament to why this cafe comes highly recommended among Fayetteville foodies. The menu selection is excellent, offering something for everyone. Favorites like Mary's Omelette, veggie omelettes with waffles, corn beef with hash browns, and French toast were just spectacular. It's evident that they use fresh ingredients and everything is served hot, adding to the overall experience. However, no place is without its flaws. The service was a bit inconsistent, taking a noticeable amount of time before being offered a drink after being seated. Despite the wait, the server was very polite and pleasant when she did arrive. It seems like the service mishaps might have been an off-day occurrence, as the food arrived quickly, although not by the same person who took the order. An area for improvement would certainly be the timeliness of coffee refills and keeping the surroundings clean, as sitting amidst uncleared tables wasn't the most appealing start. Despite the service hiccups, the family-style vibe of the cafe more than makes up for it. The place carries an air of warmth and authenticity you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Even though the pancakes didn't live up to expectations, being a bit on the dry side, the overall meal was delightful. Plus, the sweet tea was exactly as one would hope: sweet and refreshing. The charm of MaryBill’s Cafe isn't just in its food but also in its quaintness and the feeling of being part of a community, even if just for a meal's duration. The manager made rounds, greeting guests, which added a personal touch to the dining experience, although a direct interaction would have been even more appreciated. In summary, while the service could use some attention, the exceptional food and the inviting atmosphere make MaryBill’s Cafe a place worth visiting for brunch in Fayetteville. It’s a spot that promises a laid-back environment perfect for enjoying some of the best local cuisine. Definitely looking forward to a return visit.

First Watch

2711 Freedom Pkwy Dr Suite 300, Fayetteville

(910) 325-4054

Reviewed by:

Alan Kim

My visit to First Watch for brunch in Fayetteville was an absolute delight. The food was not only delicious but served hot and in generous portions. The service truly set the experience apart - with kind, smiling staff who made the whole meal enjoyable. Although the noise level inside is a bit high, they offer outside dining which I'm eager to try when the weather warms up. My husband and I enjoy our day dates here; the food and drinks never disappoint, especially with our favorite server, Susana. She’s quick, incredibly sweet, and her recommendations are always spot-on. The rotating menu is a nice touch, ensuring there's always something new to try. Despite the initial hype, my first visit a few weeks ago exceeded my expectations. We arrived just before closing, yet were served graciously with food that was simply unforgettable. Our second visit, amidst a busy brunch crowd, confirmed the quality of both service and food remains consistently high. The million-dollar bacon and the waffles are must-tries - they redefine breakfast staples. The only items I wasn't thrilled about were the pork sausages, but the million-dollar bacon more than made up for it. The churros and coffee were also exceptional. My rating is influenced by how much my son loves this place and the phenomenal service we received. It's worth noting that the establishment is very clean, which adds to the pleasant dining experience. We all have different tastes, but I highly recommend giving First Watch a try and see how it suits your palate.

Maple Street Biscuit Company

2775 Freedom Pkwy Dr, Fayetteville

(910) 491-7410

Reviewed by:

Kevin Frank

As a biscuit snob, finding the best biscuit in town is always on my agenda, and Maple Street Biscuit Company in Fayetteville did not disappoint. The High Steak with sausage gravy hit the spot with its crunchy and filling experience. The fried green tomatoes took me by surprise with how amazing they were. Yet, the Maple Sticky biscuit stole the show; crunchy, perfectly seasoned chicken on an impeccable biscuit with maple bacon, all drenched in maple syrup - it was a delight. On a personal visit for breakfast, the biscuits and gravy were phenomenal, and the frittata with bacon and cheddar was equally impressive. Their attention to detail, like using fresh-squeezed oranges for the sunrise mimosa, elevated the whole experience. Both the maple mocha latte and the toffee crunch latte were the best I've had in a long time. This place is a must-visit. The Fayetteville restaurant was bustling, and the anticipation only grew as I waited for a seat. The meals, including the Five and Dime & BAM Yo-Yo, were scrumptious and a treat for the taste buds. This venue quickly became one of my favorite places thanks to the excellent staff and even better food. The High Steaks biscuits and gravy are a must-try. Maple Street Biscuit Company is the place to go if you're looking to leave happy and full.

Rainbow Restaurant

3708 Ramsey St, Fayetteville

(910) 822-0431

Reviewed by:

Jobany Rodrigue

As a first-time visitor to Rainbow Restaurant for brunch in Fayetteville, my expectations were not only met but exceeded. Right from the warm greeting upon entering to the friendly "see you next time" as we left, the experience was highly enjoyable. Initially, the exceptional service made me wonder if it was compensating for mediocre food – but that was far from the truth. The food was excellent, and there was no need for any additional condiments. This place has quickly become our new go-to spot for breakfast. Stopping by with my husband while visiting from out of town, I decided on an egg & cheese sandwich with a side pancake, and my husband went for the Daddy's Bill. While the sandwich and scrambled eggs were just okay, not really standing out, the pancakes were a different story. They were amazing and come highly recommended. We also tried the Chicken Fried Steak with potatoes and biscuits, and decided to split a waffle. Everything tasted great, from the flavorful gravy to the delicious biscuits. The meal also included two eggs, which we ordered over easy and were cooked perfectly. Even though the diner was busy, the staff were quick, friendly, and made sure my water was constantly refilled. We were seated and served our food promptly, adding to the great experience. The customer service truly stood out, with staff members showing a genuine sense of friendliness. Although I was slightly disappointed that the breakfast menu wasn't explicitly included in the physical menu, it's a minor issue and likely available online. Overall, my visit to Rainbow Restaurant for brunch was outstanding. The combination of excellent customer service, a remarkable menu, and very good food makes it a place I'll definitely visit again. It was a great experience through and through.

Circa 1800

108 Person St, Fayetteville

(910) 568-4725

Reviewed by:

Charles A Santiago

We had an absolutely delightful experience at Circa 1800 for my birthday brunch. The mimosa flight was a hit right from the start, offering a variety of refreshing options to sip on. The food truly was exceptional. The Sammy, which I chose, had perfectly toasted bread, chicken that was both moist and crispy, and the waffle fries were just the crunchy side needed to complete the meal. My husband opted for the beef rib Benedict, which was equally impressive with its toasty English muffin, tender rib meat, and grits - he's not usually a fan, but he couldn't get enough this time. Our server, Annie, deserves a special shout out. Her attentiveness and suggestions really made our experience even more pleasant. She helpfully guided us through both the drink and menu selections when we were undecided. Starting off with the pork belly appetizer was a recommendation we were grateful for - it was absolutely delicious. For our main courses, the steak tips and lamb did not disappoint, both dishes were flavorful and cooked just right. We rounded off the meal with some dessert, opting for the banana pudding and crème brûlée. I must say, that banana pudding was perhaps the best I've ever tasted. If I had to point out any downside, it would be the prices are a tad on the higher side, but given the quality of the food, it's something I can overlook. Even though it was a busy night and we couldn't dine in, the customer service and ambiance were remarkable while we waited for our order. I was quite impressed with how the takeout was handled; it seemed to receive the same level of care and quality as if we were dining in. The atmosphere of the place has a unique charm, somewhat reminiscent of a speakeasy, complete with a large selection of drinks and specialty cocktails. It's worth noting that it can get quite busy over the weekends, so arriving early or preparing for a bit of a wait is advisable. Nonetheless, for anyone looking for a tasty bite in a great atmosphere, Circa 1800 is definitely a place I'd recommend.

Blue Moon Cafe

310 Hay St, Fayetteville

(910) 860-4700

Reviewed by:

Albert Morrison

Hands down, this is the best place for brunch in town. It's not every day that one encounters a place where the entire staff radiates positivity, but here, everyone from the server to the folks behind the scenes were kind, helpful, and truly awesome. On this visit, service was impressively prompt, and our server, Marissa, was an absolute sweetheart, enhancing the overall experience with her friendliness and efficiency. The menu here is a treasure trove of delights, and selecting what to order was a delightful challenge. We started with the Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs, which set a high bar for what was to come. The Breakfast Tacos were next and did not disappoint, bursting with flavor in every bite. However, the highlight had to be the seasonal French toast made with croissants, which was extra fluffy, rich, and infused with a delightful pumpkin flavor. While the Potato Salad was packed with flavor, the Beefy Benedict, despite being high quality and fresh, felt like it could use a bit more punch, especially in the horseradish sauce which was milder than expected. Despite this minor note, the creativity and uniqueness of each dish shone through. The cafe's location is another plus, perfectly situated for a day of exploration either before or after enjoying a meal. Making the drive over from Spring Lake was a decision well worth it, especially when treated to the lox sandwich on challah bread – an absolute delight. To beat the heat, the iced coffee was the perfect accompaniment, refreshing and exactly what was needed. Parking was convenient and affordable at $1 an hour with the Park Mobile app, removing any hassle and allowing more focus on the experience. The visit was further made memorable by the seasonal French toast, this time featuring blueberries and limoncello cream, and the smoked lox BLT bagel my daughter chose. Both were exceptional in taste and presentation. After an hour and a half drive for the Dogwood festival, it was this cozy little cafe that truly stole the show. It's a place that demands a return visit, not just for the food but for the warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes every bite taste even better.

Continental Cafe

808 Elm St, Fayetteville

(910) 484-7476

Reviewed by:

Katina Dorgan

What a fantastic find Continental Cafe is for brunch in Fayetteville! This place is a hidden gem in the truest sense. The food is not only affordable but also delicious. For brunch, we opted for two eggs sunny side up, grits, bacon, and an English muffin. We also indulged in some French toast, and let me tell you, everything was mouthwatering. Our bill came to just under $25 for two people, which is a steal in my book. The atmosphere is another highlight – so welcoming and cozy. It feels like stepping into a quaint little diner where everyone knows each other. The service is top-notch, making the dining experience even more enjoyable. The staff and patrons seem to share a lovely camaraderie, adding to the charm of the place. Given the quality and price, we're already planning to come back and dive into the lunch menu next time. My eyes are set on the pot roast and cabbage, which I've heard is out of this world. The cafe has such a warm, unpretentious vibe, and it’s clear that there’s a focus on serving satisfying, comfort food with consistent quality under the watchful eye of Beverlee, the owner. Just today, my husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day lunch here, and it was an experience we’ll cherish. It’s a relief to find a spot that stands apart from the usual busy chain restaurants, avoiding long waits for a table. It’s refreshing to dine in a place that has soul, character, and fantastic southern dishes. Our hearts and bellies were completely filled by the end of our meal, making it a perfect Valentine's celebration. Continental Cafe is indeed a treasure in Fayetteville, and we can't wait to return.

Metro Diner

2132 Skibo Rd, Fayetteville

(910) 493-3560

Reviewed by:

Janie Martinez

Heard a lot of good things about Metro Diner in Fayetteville for brunch and decided to check it out – needless to say, it did not disappoint. The entire experience was a delight from start to finish. The menu offers a great variety of choices catering to different tastes, which is always a plus. Everything we ordered was incredibly fresh and bursting with flavors. The fried chicken, in particular, was a hit among us. It’s not just the food, but the mood and the comfort of the place that adds to the whole dining experience, making it feel just right for a brunch date. While slightly on the greasy side, the quality and taste of the food more than make up for it. The pricing felt moderate, coming to about $35 for two people, which is pretty reasonable given the quality and the quantity of the food served. Another plus point is the diner's location and the ample parking available, which is always a relief. The standout of the whole visit, however, was the service. We were fortunate to have Brandon as our waiter. It was my brother's birthday, and even though the diner was bustling, Brandon went above and beyond to make our celebration special. Constantly checking in on us, keeping our drinks full, and infusing the evening with laughter and joy with his jokes and friendly demeanor. It’s rare to see someone so dedicated and genuinely caring about the guests' experience. Brandon really made the occasion memorable for my brother and for all of us. If you’re on the lookout for a brunch spot that promises a fantastic dining experience with great food, comforting ambiance, and exceptional service, Metro Diner in Fayetteville is the place to go. Make sure to visit, and hopefully, you get to meet Brandon and enjoy the wonderful service he provides. It’s a place worth experiencing, especially for those special little celebrations or just to kick start your day on a tasty note.

Uptown's Chicken and Waffles

1707 Owen Dr, Fayetteville

(910) 676-8039

Reviewed by:

Gabriel Vlah

Visiting Uptown's Chicken and Waffles for brunch in Fayetteville turned out to be a delightful experience, thanks to my cousin and her family who introduced me to this gem. The place has a comfortable size, and I can imagine how bustling it must get during weekend brunches. The Kool-Aid here brought back a flood of childhood memories, making the visit even more special. There's a nice variety on the menu, catering to different tastes, but of course, the fusion of fried chicken and waffles alongside Kool-Aid screams of a kid-friendly atmosphere. Our server was exceptional; her food recommendations were just right, although I regret not remembering her name to give her a proper shoutout. The DJ added a vibrant touch to our visit, playing great music at the perfect volume. It's these little details that set the mood for a fantastic dining experience. During my visit, I opted for catfish and grits, a delightful deviation from the usual whiting, and it was delicious. Our table also enjoyed salmon bites, garlic parmesan wings, and boom boom shrimp as appetizers. My salad was so good that my kids ended up devouring it at home. The service truly stood out. Our waitress, with her sweet and helpful demeanor, made a lasting impression, patiently waiting as I took my time deciding on my order. It's not every day that I feel compelled to over tip, but her exceptional service deserved it. The atmosphere at Uptown's Chicken and Waffles feels just like a family BBQ – welcoming and lively. Despite a bit of a wait, even with reservations, the quality of the food and the overall experience made it worthwhile. My personal favorites, like the four wings and the waffle, were mouthwatering. While everything didn't hit the mark for me, the standout dishes and our kind-hearted waitress made the visit memorable. This place is now on my recommendation list; the food, the vibes, and especially the customer service make it a must-try. It's not just about the food here but the whole experience, and I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Fireside Restaurant & Catering

2637 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville

(910) 339-9321

Reviewed by:

Zanifer Garcia

Went for breakfast and was absolutely not disappointed in the slightest. The food was mouth-wateringly good, prepared exactly as it should be, which is a rare find these days. The staff there couldn’t have been more polite and attentive, making sure every part of the experience was up to par - from the clean bathrooms to the overall pleasant environment. This visit to Fireside Restaurant was a first for me, opting for takeout. The breakfast did not disappoint one bit, being absolutely fabulous. Opted for the Greek omelet and was blown away by how fresh everything tasted - the spinach, tomatoes, and feta all seemed to meld together perfectly. Definitely planning a return visit to dine in, because the experience from just a takeout was that good. The warmth and friendliness of the staff genuinely made me feel regretful for not dining in. Such a wonderful way to make customers feel valued and appreciated. Major kudos to Fireside for managing to deliver such an enjoyable food experience. The visit was indeed wonderful from start to finish. The diligence and attentiveness of the serving staff were commendable, with multiple check-ins to ensure my coffee was always refilled and that all was to my liking. Decided to give this place a shot after work for breakfast and was impressed by the great service and delicious food at very reasonable prices. It’s a real shame they don’t serve lunch and dinner as well. One of the cooks even took the time to have a chat, enhancing that welcoming atmosphere. Went for the Meat Lovers Omelette with potatoes and a biscuit smothered in sausage gravy - an absolute delight. Everything about the place screamed high standards, from the impeccable cleanliness to the open kitchen design that allows you to watch as your meal is prepared. The menu had all the familiar favorites, making deciding what to order a tough yet enjoyable decision. And those biscuits might just be the best ever tasted. Added to all these positives were the surprisingly affordable prices. It’s safe to say that this might just be the best breakfast spot in a wide radius. Wholeheartedly recommend giving Fireside a try, it's definitely a decision you won't regret.


133 Grove St, Fayetteville

(910) 500-6330

Reviewed by:

Victor Williams

If I could, I'd give this Biscuitville location in Fayetteville a glowing 10 stars. The experience was remarkable right from the start. Dealing with a party that includes four little girls can be a handful for anyone, but the staff here was nothing short of patient and accommodating as they took our orders one by one. The food, a very important part of any dining experience, was served hot and was delicious. It was a pleasant surprise to see a variety of meat options on the menu, which isn't limited to just sandwiches. The platters were particularly popular with the girls, which speaks volumes about the variety and quality of the offerings. Upon visiting the restrooms, I found them to be spotless and well-maintained, underscoring the establishment's attention to detail and cleanliness. For anyone in the Fayetteville area, I highly recommend stopping by Biscuitville for a meal. It's not just another local eatery; it's a place where the food is great, the portions generous, and the prices reasonable. After recently moving to the area, my wife and I have been on the lookout for places that feel welcoming and serve great food. Biscuitville has definitely made the list and we anticipate becoming regulars. Unfortunately, during a recent visit, there was a minor hiccup with my order. Close to closing time, I had a specific request for my pancake platter, which wasn't fully understood at first. I've had a similar order accommodated at other locations, but it seems there was some confusion this time around. Despite this, my experiences here have mostly been positive. The location is convenient and has become a go-to for a quick, satisfying breakfast. It's the sort of place where a small meal keeps you full, perfect for early mornings before work. Their blueberry muffin has become my favorite, striking the right balance of taste and value. Despite the occasional mishaps, the overall experience at Biscuitville in Fayetteville has been overwhelmingly positive.


3110 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville

(910) 672-6484

Reviewed by:

Amanda Asare

I just had to share my thoughts on this fantastic breakfast spot I visited. The cleanliness of the place immediately struck me, and the staff were all incredibly polite. The ambiance felt cozy and welcoming, much like Starbucks, which I absolutely adore. We decided to try the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich along with the sausage egg and cheese, not to forget the cheese grits, and wow, everything was simply scrumptious! I was quite impressed by the quality of the food and how quickly everything was served. It was a refreshing change to be served with genuine smiles, a stark contrast to the often overburdened expressions seen at other fast-food outlets. I've made the decision to switch my breakfast allegiance from places like McDonald's and Burger King to this gem. It's not often that a first visit leaves such a lasting impression, but this one truly did. Everything about the experience was commendable - from the immaculate dining area to the top-notch customer service, right down to the relaxing vibe of the place. Oh, and I must mention, they serve some of the best coffee I've had in a while! Discovering this place felt like uncovering a hidden treasure I never knew I needed in my life. After just one visit, I'm convinced it's worth coming back for. The food is delicious, and the experience is one I eagerly look forward to repeating. It's certainly worth trying out!


2659 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville

(910) 302-7723

Reviewed by:

Patrick Ekstrom Sundmark

My wife and I decided to grab brunch at Biscuitville in Fayetteville, opting for a mix of classic and new offerings on the menu. We went for the spicy chicken and honey biscuit combo, alongside a side of their new hash brown casserole, and decided to try the new Apple blossom as well. While the spicy chicken was fresh and flavorful, albeit could have used a bit more spice for my liking, it was the hash brown casserole that truly made an impression. Honestly, it was amazing, easily the highlight of our meal and something I'd come back for in a heartbeat. It's not every day you find a dish that makes you pause and appreciate the flavor and texture, but this casserole did just that. The Apple blossom, a giant apple pie-esque dessert, was pretty standard fare, nothing too out of the ordinary but still a sweet note to end on. Despite this, the meal as a whole felt like a quintessential southern breakfast experience, something both comforting and satisfying to kickstart the day with. One thing worth noting is the efficiency of the service here. Despite the line often looking dauntingly long, it moves quickly, and the staff are consistently welcoming and friendly. It's this level of service that makes this particular Biscuitville location stand out and why it's become the only one we frequent. On subsequent visits, we've ventured to try other items like the BBQ dunked fried chicken sandwich, which was a delightful mix of savory, crunchy, and tangy flavors, perfectly complemented by the sides. We’ve also discovered they serve lattes, with the French vanilla latte being a warm and comforting beverage choice. The service here never misses a beat either. The staff, like Brandon who works the drive-thru, always make ordering a pleasant experience. There's also a wonderful lady who, aside from making delicious biscuits, takes the time to engage with customers in the dining area, ensuring everyone's meal is up to par. It's gestures like these that turn a simple meal into a memorable dining experience. In summary, this location has fast become our go-to spot for a fulfilling southern breakfast or a delicious brunch. From the food to the service, every visit is a reminder of why we keep coming back. Highly recommend to anyone looking for tasty food and superb service.

The Friend's Table

253 Westwood Shopping Center, Fayetteville

(910) 339-7257

Reviewed by:

Neven Fernandez

Brunch at The Friend's Table in Fayetteville was a delightful experience. From the moment we walked in without a reservation around 10:30 am on the busy Saturday before Christmas, the staff made us feel welcome. We were seated immediately, which was a pleasant surprise. The server attending to us was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly, enriching our dining experience. The food was great, particularly the chicken and waffles, and the honey butter croissants that were on our table. The waffles stood out for their softness and sweetness, while the chicken was equally commendable. Though the butter croissants weren't my favorite due to their texture, it didn't detract from the overall positive dining experience. Initially, the atmosphere was ideal for conversation, with light background music allowing for easy chat. However, it's worth noting that as the brunch progressed, a DJ began playing. His music selection was good, but the volume was a bit overwhelming, making conversation challenging. It's a minor critique in an otherwise fantastic visit since we were just about to leave when the volume increased. In spite of a small hiccup with one of the servers displaying unprofessional behavior, which momentarily affected the atmosphere, the excellent service provided by our waitress named T and the quality of the food made up for it. She was outstanding in her attentiveness and mannerisms, ensuring we felt well-cared for throughout our meal. The menu selections, including the Shrimp and Grits, Bacon Wrapped Salmon, and an Elevated Mimosa flight, were all satisfying. The environment and the music, aside from the brief volume issue, contributed to a pleasant vibe that complemented the dining experience. Overall, my experience at The Friend's Table for brunch deserves a solid rating, and I would definitely recommend it to friends. The combination of friendly staff, great food, and a welcoming atmosphere makes it a place worth revisiting. I'm looking forward to trying other dishes on their menu on my next visit.

Waffle House

650 S Reilly Rd, Fayetteville

(910) 487-3993

Reviewed by:

Araceli Ote

During my visit to Waffle House in Fayetteville for brunch, I had a generally positive experience, especially considering the unique circumstances. Despite arriving with a large party of eight, our service was notably efficient. We were all served and out within an hour, which was impressive. The staff demonstrated a commendable ability to adapt and maintain a good flow, even though every table was dirty and it seemed like the employees were not fully engaged initially. The highlight of the visit was undoubtedly the food. The waffles, in particular, stood out as the best I've ever had. It's not often that a simple dish impresses me so much, but this was an exception. The waitress who served us was incredibly friendly, enhancing our overall dining experience. That said, my visit wasn't without its downside. Towards the end, paying for our meal proved to be more challenging than expected. Despite the restaurant not being overly busy with new customers at the time, we experienced a significant delay. It appeared the staff prioritized certain guests over others, which led to us waiting around 20 minutes just to pay our bill. This treatment felt disrespectful, and it almost pushed us to leave without paying, a thought that's quite unsettling. In previous visits, I've noticed inconsistencies with the food quality, ranging from occasional burnt or overly greasy items to incorrect orders, including missing ingredients like chocolate chips in my waffle or cheese in my grits. These mistakes, coupled with a noticeable lack of enthusiasm from the staff, have dampened the dining experience. Ultimately, while the exceptional waffles and the friendly waitress made a positive impression, the challenges encountered with service and food consistency have led me to reconsider my future visits. Cooking breakfast at home might just become my new routine to ensure a more reliable and enjoyable start to my day.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

1470 Skibo Rd, Fayetteville

(910) 764-0225

Reviewed by:

Torsten Domingo

My visit to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for brunch in Fayetteville was quite the pleasant experience. As soon as we stepped inside, the shop caught my attention with its delightful Halloween display. It was hard to pull myself away, but once we did, we were seated in no more than five minutes. The server was quick to take our order, although our meals took some time to arrive. However, they were diligent about refilling our coffee and tea, which kept us satisfied as we waited. The highlight of the meal was undoubtedly the cheesecake stuffed pancakes. They were absolutely delicious, with strawberries that were sweet and fresh – I could have licked my plate clean! My eggs and bacon were also cooked exactly to my liking. While the floor under my seat was a bit slippery, it was a minor issue that didn't detract from my overall experience. Joining the rewards program was a great decision, as it comes with a free Barrel Bites appetizer just for signing up. Despite being more of a lunch person, the breakfast here has convinced me to return and try more dishes. The service was overall good, with attentive staff. Even though the wait for our food was longer than ideal, the quality of the meal made up for it. The facility maintained the traditional Cracker Barrel theme and decor, contributing to the cozy ambiance. While the wait for food seems to be a recurring issue, it won't deter me from coming back. The knowledge and friendliness of the waitress, combined with the good food and clean environment, made for a positive dining experience. Definitely recommend the cheesecake stuffed pancakes meal and looking forward to my next visit.

Waffle House

2124 Cedar Creek Rd, Fayetteville

(910) 323-4914

Reviewed by:

Malcolm Norberte

The atmosphere here was notably positive from the moment I walked in. Despite the restaurant recovering from a full house, I was promptly greeted and found a place to sit without any hassle. Observing the staff, it was clear they worked harmoniously together, contributing to the upbeat ambiance. The quality of food was impressive, setting this Waffle House apart from others I've visited. From the moment of arrival to an efficient check-out, the experience was seamless. It's rare for me to award a Waffle House with 5 stars, yet this visit was exceptional. The staff went above and beyond, especially for my daughter, making her feel special by allowing her to order directly and even preparing a unique blueberry waffle just for her. The kindness and dedication of the late-shift workers here are commendable. For anyone traveling, particularly those with young children in tow, this place is a gem. The combination of good food and stellar service encapsulates everything you'd hope for in a dining experience. This visit was a highlight after attending the Christmas lights at Sweet Valley Ranch, making the overall experience even more memorable.

Waffle House

551 N McPherson Church Rd, Fayetteville

(910) 864-4773

Reviewed by:

Tawan Cunningham

Had a wonderful brunch at Waffle House in Fayetteville. The staff was fantastic right from the start. Alex welcomed us with a smile and provided us with excellent service that made our experience delightful. The place had a cozy, warm atmosphere that made us feel right at home, especially important as we were visiting from the north during a stressful time. A huge shout-out to Tanisha, our server, who was absolutely amazing! She made sure we had everything we needed, engaging with the kids in such a friendly manner and maintaining her wonderful attitude even while attending to other customers. It truly made the atmosphere feel welcoming. The food was a bit of a mixed bag, though. While certain items seemed to fall short of our expectations, with some minor oversights such as missing silverware and having to ask multiple times for condiments, the overall experience was positive thanks to the staff's effort to make things right. Despite these minor hiccups, some parts of our visit were exceptional, particularly the special attention Tanisha gave us during our daughter's birthday celebration. The food was promptly and efficiently served, cooked to perfection, and Tanisha's extra efforts in celebrating with us made it a memorable experience. The manager and the rest of the staff were friendly and professional, contributing to a great dining experience. While there were aspects that could have been better, the excellent service and the efforts of the staff, especially Tanisha, to go above and beyond made our brunch at Waffle House in Fayetteville a lovely experience. Happy New Year 2024 to all, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Waffle House for making our visit special.

Waffle House

4141 Ramsey St, Fayetteville

(910) 823-4861

Reviewed by:

Jairo Humbert

During a brunch visit to Waffle House in Fayetteville, located near Ramsey Rd. close to Big Lots, my experience was positively unique. Although there were a few hiccups, such as the lack of chili for added flavor due to a missing shipment, and the bathroom being low on toilet paper around noon, these were minor issues in the grand scheme. Despite my initial observations of the place being eerily quiet for a lunchtime, which could raise some eyebrows, the overall cleanliness of the ladies' room was commendable, highlighting the staff's attention to hygiene. It's worth noting that the restaurant wasn't busy, which I had expected it might be, given the time of day. Service could have been a bit more welcoming; the hostess, while efficient in taking our drink and food orders, seemed a bit distant. A smile or a bit more engagement would have made a significant difference. Additionally, the wait for our food to start being prepared felt a bit longer than usual, and the coffee, unfortunately, was not as hot as one might prefer. On a constructive note, the attention to cleanliness around the establishment was evident, with staff actively tidying up, which is always a plus. Also, while the portion size of the bacon that comes with the senior waffle could be more generous, the overall quality of the food items available remained high, maintaining the Waffle House standard. The matter of personal hygiene, such as the need for hair nets and the necessity for some employees to maintain cleaner appearances, especially in food handling areas, is something that could enhance the dining experience further. Ensuring these small but crucial details are looked after would definitely elevate the overall customer satisfaction. Wrapping up, while there were areas that could see improvement, the cleanliness of the establishment and the quality of food were highlights of the visit. These are factors that contribute to making Waffle House a go-to spot for many, myself included. It’s these core strengths that would bring me back, hoping for a smoother experience next time.

Waffle House

7641 S Raeford Rd, Fayetteville

(910) 860-5560

Reviewed by:

Lisa Kochhar

What can I say about the Waffle House that most folks don't already know? It's always a toss-up, depending on who's on shift when you decide to stop by. On my latest visit, I was lucky enough to experience a fantastic crew. The food was delicious, and the service was nothing short of excellent. Waffle House has always been a reliable staple of good ole American dining, and this visit only solidified that reputation in my mind. The food and service were superb, easily placing this location in my top three favorite Waffle Houses, and it was my first time visiting this particular one! I’m definitely planning to return. Admittedly, not every experience is perfect. On previous occasions, I've encountered minor issues—a birthday celebration for my aunt was slightly marred by cold grits, though the staff was quick to remedy the situation with a hot replacement. My steak was also overcooked once, with the ends being slightly burnt. It's also worth noting the cleanliness behind the counter and the floors could use some attention. Another point to consider is the advertised 24-hour service. There was a time when I found myself out in the cold at 4 am, hoping for a warm meal, only to find the doors locked and no indication of the altered hours. Despite seeing an employee, I couldn't get service for over an hour. For a place that's supposed to be open 24/7, this was quite disappointing. Despite these hiccups, my affection for Waffle House remains. It's a place of comfort food and generally cheerful service. However, like any establishment, there's always room for improvement, especially in ensuring consistent service and maintaining the promise of round-the-clock availability. Here's hoping that these issues are addressed, as I and many others see Waffle House as a go-to for any meal, any time.

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