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Snappy Lunch

125 N Main St, North Carolina 27030 USA

170 Reviews
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Opens Fri 6a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • 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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Happy people serving old-fashioned food at an old fashioned price. We tried the cheeseburger, pork chop sandwich, and even the bologna and cheese. Read more

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Sheila N.

Snappy Lunch is a great place to have lunch! The food there is really good. The service is friendly. The only thing that really bites the big one is, If you get there a little late you might find... Read more

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Rebecca M.

I've been to Snappy Lunch many times over the years. The atmosphere is very casual but service is friendly. The food is simple and the prices are cheap. The walls are covered with Mayberry decor.... Read more

Snappy Lunch

125 N Main St
North Carolina
27030 USA
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Hours

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  • Mon - Wed, Fri: 6:00 am - 1:45 pm
  • Thu, Sat: 6:00 am - 1:15 pm

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