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110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
+1 919-929-2263
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Wilmington, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us decided to share four starters and it was enough for a meal. All were delicious (Brussel sprouts, pimento mac and cheese, brie hand pie and a special)! Pricy but yummy cocktails. I think this is my new favorite restaurant in Carrboro!

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real restaurant that deserves the great reputation it receives. No shortcuts in the preparation and service. The pecan crusted chicken is first rate. Deserts are outstanding and the calamari terrific ! Wow a restaurant that still cares and it shows !

Thank larrysD6638UM
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Awesome food. Awesome service. The menu is changing regularly so you always find something new to discover. My favorite is outside seating (last time it was a Thanksgiving 2016 - welcome to North Carolina). You might get lucky and get Justin as your server and enjoy his story about the sculpture he exposes in the restaurant.

Thank Jean Georges P
Cary, North Carolina
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

All I have to say is calamari. Oh. My. Word!!!!! I will be spending the rest of my days dreaming about that lemongrass sauce and trying to figure out how to make it! Do not pass up that dish if you visit!!!

Thank JTess1425
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is the 2nd year my family has had Acme for Thanksgiving and it is totally worth it. The portions were very filling, and had to get dessert to go. The service was good could have been more attentive, I would have liked a glass of wine with my meal but I totally understand they were busy and it was... More 

Thank haolegirl2014
Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This si a great restaurant with plenty on their menus for any type of eater. I had three vegetarians in my party and they all were very pleased with the menu and the help from the wait staff in placing the order to their liking. It can get crowded and you may have to wait for a table but they... More 

Thank KingJamesIII61
New York City, New York
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I enjoyed this low-key restaurant very much. It has a great Southern-inspired menu with lots of interesting and diverse choices. My blackened salmon with cheese grits was delicious!

Thank AlexNicholas
Asheville, NC
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is charming. The cozy ambience and great service we had makes you want to linger all night and just enjoy being out with friends eating good food. Yes, the food was delicious! I recommend the melt-in-your-mouth crab cake if it's still on the menu. Our server said it's a popular item. It was a filling meal but not... More 

Thank CarolinaGal96
New Jersey
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190 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Met with a rather large group for dinner during our visit and it was a wonderful evening! Their special cornbread that night was roasted pumpkin seed, totally delicious! Our server (Debbie?) was knowledgeable, professional and friendly at the same time. She suggested alternatives for things that had run out on the specials, handled our group efficiently and made sure that... More 

Thank citygirlpz
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was our first visit to Acme. I had heard very positive reviews and was really looking forward to trying it. It was a lively dining room, but quiet enough for good conversation which was really appreciated. I had the Classic Steak Frites and enjoyed it very much. My wife was equally pleased with her Cast Iron Skillet Crab Cakes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-2263
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?