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Snappy Lunch

125 N Main St, Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030 USA

158 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Wed 6a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • No Wifi
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“opened in 1923!”

The Snappy Lunch was opened in 1923 by George Roberson and Deuce Hodge in the very location you now see. Shortly after opening Mr. Hodge was persuaded to sell his interest in The Snappy Lunch to Ben Edwards who later sold this same interest to Raymond Hemrick. In 1943, a young man named Charles Dowell began working at The Snappy Lunch doing odd jobs and learning the business. He was compensated the whopping sum of $10 per week. Eight years later, Charles negotiated to purchase Mr. Roberson's share of The Snappy Lunch and began his career as a local business owner. During those days, The Snappy Lunch catered to local workers and students who enjoyed bologna sandwiches for a nickel and ten cent hot dogs items that remain on the menu today. Students, like now famous Andy Griffith who attended nearby schools, would frequently visit the Snappy Lunch for a quick lunch because the local schools had yet to add cafeterias. In 1960, Charles Dowell completed his transition to sole owner of The Snappy Lunch by purchasing Raymond Hemrick's share of the diner. As the sole owner Charles had more freedom to develop his own recipes and try different combinations of seasonings.

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Melissa M.

If you haven't been here for the famous pork chop sandwich! Your missing out. Luckily today- no line. We sat at the counter and had a great conversation with the staff- always super friendly!!... Read more

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Wayne G.

Great food great service All around good place to visit You must get there early or wait in a fast moving line Read more

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Beverly M.

Good service and food. Nice atmosphere especially for Mayberry fans. Pork chop sandwich is definitely a must it's wonderful. Read more

Snappy Lunch

125 N Main St
Mount Airy, North Carolina
27030 USA
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Closed Now
  • Mon - Wed, Fri: 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
  • Thu, Sat: 6:00 am - 1:15 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
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