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Barney's Restaurant

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American, Diner
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206 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
+1 336-786-8305
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Oxford, North Carolina
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

My parents and I ate lunch at Barney's on Easter Monday. The special was a chicken salad sandwich on your choice of white, wheat, or sour dough bread. All three of us ordered the special which came with your choice of chips with "fruit" or fries, for $6.00. The fruit turned out to be 2 strawberries cut in half in... More 

2 Thank Michael D
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Enjoyed the Barney burger and onion rings. The pictures on the wall were wonderful. Everybody enjoyed it.

1 Thank Cyndi G
Durham, North Carolina
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1,325 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 933 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We always stop here for a grilled cheese sandwich/vegetable beef soup when we are in the area. It's a charming little place with friendly small town people who immediately treat you like family.

1 Thank cheryl h
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why this says its closed BC we ate there on 2-27-16. It was great food and friendly people. They don't accept credit tho so make sure you take cash. I'm pretty sure there is an ATM in there tho. They have fast service and offer a variety of desserts. Great place to eat and its downtown close... More 

1 Thank Heather M
Holly Springs, NC
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Had the pork chop sandwich everyone seems to rave about and homemade vegetable beef soup. The pork chop was greasy and it's breading was blackened. The soup was tasty but the beef was ground beef. It tasted like a less-expensive version of Campbell's Veg. Beef. soup. On the bright side, it wasn't very expensive.

1 Thank Dave C
Burlington, Canada
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Good homestyle cooking, Meatloaf with 2 sides, Baked apples, Mac N cheese.. Soup and grilled cheese.

1 Thank HoopsterB
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stopped here on our visit to Mt. Airy (Mayberry). The restaurant is located in the downtown area and exhibits lots of posters and memorabilia of Mayberry, including signed posters from Barney Fife. It's a typical 'old time' downtown restaurant, with friendly staff and quick service. The food was average. While we'll undoubtedly visit Mt. Airy again, we'll probably select... More 

1 Thank SrPbear
Raleigh, North Carolina
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632 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I got to visit this great diner during Mayberry Days. It was packed but not with tourist but locals. Someone would walk in the door and immediately one of the waitresses would grab a drink for that person. So they knew exactly what the regulars ordered and were all set for them. I was there for breakfast and ordered an... More 

1 Thank NCTraveler2015
White Pine, Tennessee
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We recently visited Barneys for lunch.It was Labor day weekend and was very busy,we had to wait for a table but were seated pretty quickly. The service was great and the staff friendly. The burgers and shakes are very good . We enjoyed the trip and seeing the town.

1 Thank gosouth56
Concord, North Carolina
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

A few Weekend motorcycle rides a year are to Mayberry USA, known as from My Airy, NC. Lots of nice places to eat, but I don't think you get a better burger anywhere better than Barney's cafe. A huge tastey meat Pattie with great fixings. And try some pie. It's a small place and seat yourself. Only Cash, no cards... More 

1 Thank Grant E

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?