About Acme Food & Beverage Co.
The ovens are turned on early. Six o'clock most days. Earlier on Sunday. Within an hour, bread is rising, apples are being sliced. Pecan pies are pulled hot from the oven and left to cool. Ice cream churns in the machine. Cups of coffee steam on the prep table, the baker's cup marked with chocolaty fingerprints. By midmorning, pork shoulder, rubbed with spices the day before, is slowly smoked. And white buckets are filled with sliced onions. Corn is shucked. The stock that cooked all night is taken off the stove and strained. Bags of fresh shrimp are delivered in old grocery store bags. The waiters arrive in groups, shirts and ties on hangers. By then, every burner in the kitchen is being used. Herbs are chopped. Scallops cleaned. Ovens at 500 degrees. All sauces are checked. Bartenders polish their shakers. Silverware is rolled and every surface is wiped down. Music. Lights. Doors are opened. Dinnertime. At Acme. Seven nights a week. Local never tasted so damn good.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
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Acme offers personalized catered events from 40 to 400. The catering staff has extensive experience in taking care of all aspects of the event. All alcohol permits. Specializing in southern food and hospitality.
Parking is available behind the restaurant off of Roberson Street. There is an entrance to the restaurant from the parking lot.
Private Party Facilities:
Acme has a semi-private room that seats 20 people that is perfect for business meetings and private parties. On a limited basis, Acme can be rented for the entire evening for wedding parties and other special events.
Private Party Contact:
Stephen Murtaugh: 8777919642
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Acme Food & Beverage Co. Ratings and Reviews
Delicious food, interesting specials and ...
Delicious food, interesting specials and awesome ambiance. A great night for a special occasion.
Nice restaurant but food is spotty. Some ...
Nice restaurant but food is spotty. Some dishes great while others not so much. Nice atmosphere and ambience and generally good service.
Wanted a local spot to meet daughter's prospective in-laws. Acme did it just right. My husband is a foodie and the rabbit pot pie was divine. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Thanks for a fun evening!
Wonderful staff, great food, and calm at ...
Wonderful staff, great food, and calm atmosphere...what's not to like about this place?
Excellent spot for graduation celebratory dinner!
My family and I went to ACME the night before my grad school graduation to celebrate. It was the perfect spot. Everyone loved their main entree and we were able to share a few appetizers. Definitely try the cornbread! The drinks were great too and we tried the chocolate pecan pie for dessert, which was unreal. Highly recommend!
The meal for our friends' thirty-second anniversary was excellent. The deviled eggs were the best i have had in a restaurant. We were all pleased with our entrees (my steak was chewy, I suspect due to locally sourced). There was a party near us, but the sound level was dulled by the walls and the side walls. Outdoor eating looked wonderful--next time.
I love this place, the Tuesday deal is so amazing and the food is ALWAYS delicious
Good, for Heavy Southern-Style Food
The food was good for what it was - heavy, southern-style dishes. I had salmon (excellent) which was served with cheese grits but no green vegetables. In retrospect, we could have ordered vegetable dishes separately, but then we would have had twice as much food as we needed.
I go for brunch with my mom on Sundays. She's older and slower and they are incredibly considerate. they are not too fast with the food but you are not wondering where it is. the food is delicious. Service is not overbearing but they are never too far away. Noise level can get a bit high when it's full but the tables are not too close together and you don't feel on top of one another. I enjoy it.
Our daughter was visiting and requested that we make a reservation at Acme, her favorite restaurant in our area. I usually order the blackened salmon but this time I ordered the steak frites. It was grilled to my liking and the portion was generous especially since it was a Tuesday night when prices are reduced. My husband ordered the salmon which is always wonderful. My daughter ordered the pork which I tasted and thought that it was a little dry. Our side of cheese grits was delicious. Overall it remains one of our favorite restaurant.
Loved meeting friends here always.
Wine list a little pricy for the quality. Service excellent. Love the style and location. Happy place for friends to meet.
Great Food OK Service
Acme is always a great experience. The menu is great and the quality of food is superb. The chef has created a great combination of traditional and modern souther cuisine. The only knock is the service...it can be great or pretty frustrating.
Brunch was wonderful - french toast was delicious. Relaxing atmosphere and yet a lively spot for a Sunday morning. We will do it again.
great place for brunch
Slight twist on established favorites makes for interesting dining experience. Great burger!
My boyfriend and I went to Acme for our prom night and it was amazing. The food, service, and overall experience was wonderful. I cannot wait to go back. It was the perfect start to a special night. I highly recommend!
A consistent jewel in the area. Food quality is always among the top restaurants in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. Selection is always interesting and varied so as not to get stale. Service is impeccable, down to earth and staff always on top of things.
Great food, But Poor Wine by The Glass Selections!
The food is flavorful and delicious, the service is good, but the wine list is inferior.
Acme is an overall Top Restaurant. Coming from NYC, i was pleasantly surprised by how vibrant the food scene is in Carborro. Acme had a variety of dishes that would appeal to anyone. Flavorful, beautiful and over all amazing food.
Food was terrific. Seafood muddle had great flavor, and the barbecue was better than restaurants devoted to barbecue. Beer selection is good; particularly happy that they have Mystery beer dark ale on tap. All the staff were wonderful, great service, accommodated our needs to cater to two older women in our part.y
Tuesday's a deal, at least in price
Previously unknown to us, Acme's Tuesday special prices all regular entrees at $13.95. Thus it was jammed to the walls when we arrived (with a reservation) for an early dinner. Service was excellent as ever, but Acme's always tight quarters felt positively claustrophobic with every seat occupied.(Side note: Wow, there are some big people in America.) As you'd expect, clamor was even more of an issue than usual. And it seemed to me that the food was perhaps not quite as excellent as usual with the kitchen laboring under the load. So, save a few bucks, lose a little in ambiance and excellence. If that trade-off works for you, Acme's Tuesday offer is a bargain. Knowing what's up, we might choose to return on a Tuesday. But that's a wait-and-see.
Overall great experience food was outsta ...
Overall great experience food was outstanding. I had the blackened salmon and my wife had the sea bass both were great.
Great place to enjoy good food and speci ...
Great place to enjoy good food and special company.
Beautiful, nice and delicious food
This was a lovely restaurant and the food was brilliant. I enjoyed the outdoor seating area. The Rosemary Street cocktail is the best gin drink I've ever had. Gluten free friendly, and simply delicious. Quick and friendly service.
On holidays, would it be possible to get lunch and dinner at lunch time Sunday rather than just breakfast offerings? Thanks for considering.
Just discoverd Acme
Just discoverd Acme- superb dining experience. Eclectic atmosphere. Outdoor dining will be fun in nice weather. Excellent wine list. Great local cuisine
Great service. Easy reservation online. ...
Great service. Easy reservation online. EXCELLENT food all across the menu from apps to entree to desserts! Would definitely go back.
Acme great upscale southern food
Great food, little loud but laid back so nice for families and kids. Wide variety on menu, service is attentive but not overbearing. food is great great and i always eat too much--a good sign i guess!
ACME is a great stop to reconnect with friends over dinner. The food is always wonderful. The staff is great and the surroundings are comfortable and suitable for talking. It is a favorite spot to enjoy friends and good food.
Hit it again with holiday specials!
Acne had their St. Patrick's day menu specials again. I had corned beef and cabbage; nicely cooked with a whole grain mustard spread. They are consistently superb, with great service and food for the more than a dozen times we've been. Can't go wrong!
A lovely find
We really enjoyed finding this locavore restaurant. Thank you, Open Table. Excellent food, interesting and complex flavors, varied offerings, and very fine service. We will be back. I particularly loved the variety of flavors with the red snapper special, savory with a bit of spice, and a perfectly done fish.
We've come to expect excellent food at Acme and we were not disappointed. We had a large group which didn't seem to bother the waiter. She handled us with patience and efficiency. One person sent her hamburger back because it wasn't well done as ordered but, otherwise, everyone seemed pleased with their choices.
ALWAYS a great meal....
Whether you come for dinner or their OUTSTANDING brunch, ACME ALWAYS delivers!!
We were delighted with the outdoor dining, excellent service, and good food.
Our First Dinner at Acme
We just moved to the area and noticed that Acme was mention in several of the local guides. So, we decided to give it a try while our daughter was home for Spring Break. We loved the atmosphere of low light, people having a good time and funky art on the walls. The service was friendly and attentive. Great beer selection and the cocktail I ordered was delicious. I had the red snapper special which was yummy. We all liked what we ordered. Order the corn bread! We will definitely be back for another meal at Acme.
Delicious menu. Limited brunch menu.
Everything we tried was delicious. Fried chicken is always wonderful. Breakfast items very good as well.
The food was delicious but the host was rude both to our table and another table of friends that were there. Unfortunately, that dimmed our experience a bit. We would try it again, though. Thanks!
Good food, server a little pushy
Food was good as usual; love the cornbread baked/served in skillet. A bit overdone/black on the bottom, but still tasty. Server was not attentive to our pace; was rushing the process even though restaurant was not busy
I picked this place to eat because we were heading to a performance at Carolina Performing Arts Memorial Hall. When you first walk in it was kinda dark and we didn't know what to think of it. We were seated shortly after arrived. The tables are small in my opinion. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us suggestions which I took. I had the pecan crusted fried chicken, it was really good, my mother had the Salmon, she said it was little salty. The cheese grits are yummy , they are so creamy you wouldn't think they were grits...haha. Overall is was nice but i'm not sure if it gave me a lasting impression to want to come back. But it is a great little place to at least try.
Great service, food novel & outstanding.
Great service, food novel & outstanding.
Acme is in my opinion the best place for ...
Acme is in my opinion the best place for food quality in the chapel hill/carrboro area. The atmosphere is comfortable which is rare in my experiences with exceptional food quality. Our server was attentive and friendly and we plan to return soon.
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