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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.
Carrboro, NC 27510
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Acme Food & Beverage Co. Ratings and Reviews
We had a lovely brunch out on the patio, with attentive and friendly service. The food was exceptional, and the setting outside is beautiful. We eat at Acme about once a month and it never fails to deliver. The dining room is always hopping, but there are several corners in which you can be a bit tucked away, which is better for conversation. My hubby and I love to grab a drink and a few apps at the bar.
We went for the oyster blowout ands brought btwo neighbors, recently moved in, who had never been. the oysters were spectacular and the rest of the meal was great. Good cornbread as well as draft beer. Acme continues to be one of our go to places and I think our new neighbors will add it to their list.
Came to Acme after seeing their instagram page. I ordered the snapper dish that came with roasted brussel sprouts and ginger sweet potato mash in ponzu sauce. I had taste of everyone's dishes as well and everything was great except for the gumbo which was not particularly spectacular.
The service was great and our server had quite the personality.
Ambiance is that of a neighborhood tavern. We had calamari that was served in an outstanding slaw and fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese, also tasty. For entrees, the "roasted pig" is pulled pork in a sweet slightly smokey tomato based BBQ sauce - very good but not exceptional. The flash fried flounder with collards was excellent. Server was attentive, helpful, informal. First visit for us and not the last.
Terrific take on southern comfort food, beautiful outdoors patio dining. We went for a get-together with our grown children for a birthday. They are foodies and really enjoyed it! we have always had lovely, down-to-earth wait people-the service was excellent. The wait staff even overheard that it was a birthday, and brought out candles on the dessert, which was really delightful!
One of my favorite places to dine as it's southern food with a twist & always great. Their Moscow Mule is the best because of the ginger ale that's in it (made just over the border in South Carolina). It can get a little loud, so they may want to consider the carpet on the underside of each table to help.
This was my second visit, and it held up extremely well the second time around. It's not too expensive (though not cheap eats, either), but it was precisely what we had hoped for.
The Southern twist to gourmet food is appealing and very well-executed.
I will go back.
Delicious food, interesting menu and great use of homegrown garden vegetables. Chef Callaghan is fantastic at what he does! I never knew that pickles could be so creative and delicious. The hush puppies were incredible. We make a point of dining at Acme every time we are in Chapel Hill.
Acme is no longer the place we love to go to when in Carboro/Chapel Hill. The last two visits have been very disappointing. The food was overcooked and sloppily presented. The service was deplorable ., two out of three orders were incorrect and my husbands meal came out 10 minutes after everyone else at the table.
We will not be back.
The food is simply awesome. It doesn't matter whether it is a special dinner (Game of Thrones) or just lunch after church, Acme is my favorite restaurant. I spend a great deal of time in locations that boast great dining, however, I come home for the best dining.
We took out-of-town friends to Sunday Brunch at Acme.Some of us had breakfast; some had lunch. It was all very good. One of our friends said it was the best eggs benedict he had every had. The staff were very nice and let us stay after the restaurant had closed. We will definitely return.
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