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Barney's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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206 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
+1 336-786-8305
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick service. Old downhome style resturant. Nothing fancy. Will fill you up. I had the meatloaf and my husband had chicken noodel soup. Both good.

Thank Jazzybari
Greensboro, North Carolina
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had desert with family. Staff was ver nice and accommodating. Had cake that was not great average. Would stop here or recommend over snappys as they had a larger menu

Thank summerfield4
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I eat at Barney's 3 or 4 times a week. They have delicious homemade breakfast, and a great variety of lunch and dinner items; almost anything you could want. Sandwiches, burgers, plates, fries, salads, and delicious homemade cakes and pies. Plus hand-dipped ice cream and milkshakes too.

Thank tojessup
Peachland, NC
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great little restaurant. I came up during the 60's and we had small burger joints like this. Go in, get your own table, order a cheeseburger with everything on it. Can't beat it. Good prices...

Thank 99billyw
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

REcommended by locals. Didn't disappoint. Menu choices limited for someone who is gluten intolerant but the salad I had was fine. My wife had hotdogs and kraut, a special of the day, and she was satisfied. We ate rather later (almost 2 pm) and it was filled, mostly with local folks, which is always good sign

Thank Terry P
Depew NY
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100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stepping back into the 1960's this restaurant is quaint and filled with memorabilia of "Barney Fife". We went for lunch and had "Barney Burgers". The service was quick and the food was great! The burgers were homemade and were delicious! I recommended this restaurant for a great lunch while visiting Mount Airy, NC.

Thank 9Buffalolady20
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are taking a tour of downtown Mt. Airy this is a place to get a bite to eat if you just want something simple and good; I especially like their hamburgers. The prices are very reasonable, and it just has that feel of life back in the good old days. I have always found the service to be... More 

1 Thank Melinda C
Richmond, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

OMG the best meal in town, loved meatloaf ! Must eat here for the best home cooking and desserts! Came later in day but still open and great service for all.

1 Thank Rhonda W
michigan, usa
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76 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stopped in during lunchtime and in our case it was not crowded mid week October. The menu is diner food so if you are looking for upscale or gourmet, this is not the place so set your expectations correctly. Service was gracious and when my wife was trying to decide between two entrees, the server went back and got... More 

1 Thank ldwheels
Anacoco, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

good foot, very crowded since it was during Mayberry days. We ate at the counter and had the pork chop sandwich. very tasty and tender.

Thank kathy d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Airy
  • Phone Number: +1 336-786-8305

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