Carrboro >Country Junction Restaurant
Comfort Food. A Carrboro institution, particularly for the local construction and municipal workers. Not fancy, definitely not low-calorie; just tasty foods at great prices. Excellent breakfast selections and prices. Very good burgers for the price - better than going to Wendy's or BK. Lunch specials change by the day and all are quite popular. I particularly like the meatloaf with a side of boiled potatoes and green beans. Their chicken livers and fried okra are very popular as well. Very good hush-puppies.
Great Value in Carrboro. This is classic Carrboro- UNC faculty to groundskeepers to fire and police officers. A complete cross section of the triangle. food is only ok but the value/$$ is astronomical. No frills but decent breakfasts less than $3.00/plate- 2 eggs, meat, grits and biscuit. Really nice people. Been going every Saturday morning for more than 10 years. Way better value than the diners like Elmo's.
Cheap breakfast and lunch plates..
Really cheap breakfast and lunch plates, including such classics as the "two-egg breakfast" and "meat and vegetable" combos. Typical meats are fried chicken, fried fish, and meat loaf, but may vary. Vegetables are on a self-serve buffet featuring French fries, fried okra, corn, green beans, hush puppies, and the like. Corn bread, biscuits, and yeast rolls complete your grease intake.
"$2.29 Breakfast Plate" advertizes a sign about Country Junction's front window. This "plate" includes an enormous pile of food including eggs any style, one breakfast meat, a bread, and a choice of side (grits, etc.). There are also a-la-carte breakfast items for less than a buck. This is quite possibly the best down-home meal deal around!
Sure, you get served on styrofoam plates and plastic cutlery. But if you are looking for a bargain and great food, this is your place! You'll also love the classic circular diner windows and interesting unrelated art prints on the walls.
Disgusting but cheap. I was so happy when I first saw Country Junction, because I thought it was a throwback to an old-fashioned southern breakfast restaurant. It's not. The food is cheap, but skimpy, greasy, and mostly tasteless. School lunch in public middle school was a big step up. The place is small, and if there is a non-smoking section it dosen't really matter. Service is okay. If you're broke and starving, it's a good place, but I avoid it and I work next door.
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