I was invited to visit Fayetteville, NC by the area Convention and Visitors Bureau. I received an all expense paid trip. All opinions are my own.
To be honest each time I thought about my meals when I visited Fayetteville, the first thing that would pop into my mind was “magically delicious” but I was afraid that little copyright leprechaun would come after me if I used those words in my heading!
There are many places to eat in Fayetteville. Some are big brand chain restaurants. Many are local spots. It’s the local spots I visited that have me thinking over and over again how magically delicious the food was.
If you are passing through Fayetteville, or visiting for a few days, you really must try some of the spots I was lucky (and charmed) enough to visit!
Luigi’s Italian ChopHouse and Bar
Homemade sauce, fresh-made pasta, hand-cut steaks, fresh fish – and . . . the biggest wine list (over 250) I’ve seen in a long time. The atmosphere is casual. The service is outstanding. The food was marvelous.
Luigi’s has been serving the Fayetteville community for over 20 years and is known to be one of the best restaurants in North Carolina. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner. The portions are large so be sure to leave room for the warm Brownie Sundae for dessert! OMG!
Definitely a highlight of my visit. Anyone visiting Fayetteville should stop at Winterbloom for an afternoon tea. Winterbloom is a premiere tea shop located in the downtown district and run by a young man that knows everything there is to know about tea! All of the tea is imported and the staff can tell you all about where it comes from, what medicinal qualities it may have and what it tastes like.
I was in the market for something cold. After a few questions about flavors I like, he custom created an iced tea for me that was the best I have ever had! Of course your tea takes a bit longer to prepare, but believe me, it is worth the wait.
The owner orders small batches of premium tea from around the world so that customers always have the best leaf. If you are having a hard time picking a tea from the extensive menu, the knowledgeable staff will help guide you to the perfect tea.
Scrub Oaks Contemporary American Pub & Restaurant
Great American cuisine with almost every item on the menu made from scratch. The restaurant offers a casual atmosphere with a down- home feeling. It’s definitely a spot that the locals love to stop at! Scrub Oaks is definitely a hidden gem offering huge portions. Since I visited at lunch time, I ordered a burger which was done just right and really a bit too big for me to finish. The service is great and the prices are right.
Scrub Oaks definitely feels like you’re visiting a local neighborhood pub!
Sherefe (pronounced “sherefay”) means “Cheers!” in Turkish. They serve flavors of the Mediterranean alongside heaping helpings of warmth and hospitality.
Sherefe services authentic Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean dishes and the menu also offers a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free items. The chef uses fresh local vegetables and seafood.
The restaurant is situated in the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville and OMG! I was delighted with the atmosphere and the food. Sherefe offers an extensive menu with daily specials. The service was so good, we felt as if we were the only ones there.
Sherefe is definitely another hidden gem in Fayetteville and anyone passing through should stop for a lunch or dinner. Good food and good service have made the restaurant a destination for area families to celebrate special occasions as well as for everyday dining.
Belly dancers and live music are offered on special occasions and the fourth Friday of each month so plan your visit so you can enjoy the entertainment!
The Mash House Brewery and Restaurant
Located in the heart of Fayetteville the Mash House offers craft beer (brewed on site), locally grown products and a really upbeat and fun atmosphere.
When I visited the restaurant was offering a Carolina Craft & Courses special event so the place was jumping! The bar and the restaurant were both full with fun loving and hungry locals and visitors.
Our server was wonderful and recommended a beer based on what I told him I like and what he brought me was spot on and delicious. My meal of fish and chips was so large I could only eat half.
Everything about the Mash House was great. The beer, the food and the atmosphere are sure to make any visitor happy!
I was delighted (and pleasantly surprised) with each of the local restaurants and spots I tried. To say Fayetteville, NC offers some great food choices would be an understatement.
If you will be visiting or passing through Fayetteville, NC this summer (or any other time of year), check out my Salute to Fayetteville, NC – A Perfect Family Friendly Place to Visit for some spots to take in while you are there. If you will need a place to stay while there, look no further than TownePlace Suites Fayetteville Cross Creek.