Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stay and Eat


There are an extensive number of establishments that will help make your stay in the Central Park region as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.  All listings are organized by type of establishment, many of these businesses maintain their own websites with further information.  If websites are available they can be accessed by clicking on the name of the establishment.


Use this section to find:


* places to stay

* coffeeshops

* places to eat

Note that each section heading has its own navigation bar. Use the navigation bar to negotiate through the large number of businesses listed on this page.  At the end of each section is a link that will direct users back to the top of this page. Enjoy your visit to North Carolina's Central Park!

Places to Stay Bed & Breakfasts Bed & Barns Golf Resorts Campgrounds

Bed & Breakfasts


The Bed and Bike Inn
15750 Matton Grove Ch Rd
Gold Hill, NC

Bikers interested in year-round opportunities for cycling through rural America will love the Bed and Bike Inn.  This B&B offers a full range of different types of accommodations from the newer Grove House to rustic log cabins.

Blacksmith's Inn B&B  in Carthage NCBlackSmith Inn Bed & Breakfast
703 McReynolds Street
Carthage, NC 28327
(910) 947-1692

Built in 1870 and on the National Historic Register as part of the Carthage Historic District, The Blacksmith Inn offers four spacious guest rooms each with it's own fireplace. Gourmet breakfast and spacious grounds to wander on as well as being only 10-12 minutes from Pinehurst. Explore the many antiques stores of Carthage, NC or hit the Pottery Highway on Hwy 705. Another great opportunity to check off another adventure.



Blair House Bed and Breakfast
105 Blair Street
Troy, NC
(910) 572-2100

The Blair House B&B is really two homes. The main house was built in 1893 by a country lawyer and completely renovated in 2001, the Arscott House was built in 1830 and renovated in 2006. Both homes offer suites with numerous amenities and a real country-style breakfast.

The Covington HouseCovington House

1855 Camp Easter Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387-2219
(910) 695-0352

The Covington House at Connemara Farm will change your view of the typical B&B. Sitting on 34+ lushly landscaped acres sits this modern, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home looking over a stone scaped infinity pool and a 2 acre stocked pond. Expansive decks, skylights and walls of glass take advantage of every beam of sunlight and natural beauty outside. 10,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4 full and two half baths, The Covington House has served not only travelers, but often serves as the back drop for corporate meetings, weddings, and special social events. If you're looking for privacy in the heart of the Sandhills,  look no further.




Duck Smith House Bed and Breakfast
465 North Broad Street
Seagrove, NC
(336) 873-7099

For the last decade Duck Smith's turn-of-the-century farmhouse has served as a getaway for those interested in exploring the hundreds of potteries around Seagrove, the pottery capital of the U.S.






Ellerbe Springs Inn and Restaurant
2537 N Hwy 220
Ellerbe, NC
(910) 652-5600

Built in 1906, this landmark listed with the National Historic Registry offers 13 guest rooms decorated in Victorian style antiques. A renovated dance hall on the premises serve as a restaurant with full bar.



The Forever Inn
214 S. Greene Street
Wadesboro, NC
(704) 695-1304

Newspapers like The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer have touted the Forever Inn's tasty breakfast featuring (among others) tender lemon buttermilk pancakes, maple pecan chocolate-stuffed french toast, and bacon avocado tomato omelets.



Franklin Street Bed and Breakfast
8501 E Franklin Street
Mt Pleasant, NC

The original structure was built around an old two-story log cabin formerly occupied by slaves. The local druggist bought the property in 1882 and enlarged the house for his family. The slave house is still the center of the property.



Hunter's Run Lodge Bed and Breakfast
1245 Mt Tabor Church Road
Asheboro, NC
(336) 302-4107

A large lake and 68 acres of land surround this tranquil bed and breakfast.  Guests at Hunter's Lodge can explore area attractions like the North Carolina Zoo or enjoy a quiet evening by the fireplace in the lodge.




Inn At Bryant House
214 N. Poplar Street
Aberdeen, NC
(910) 944-3300

This Historic Registry property has nine individually decorated bedrooms and welcomes groups from two to sixteen people.



The Knollwood HouseKnollwood House

1495 West Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 692-9390

Built in 1927 by a wealthy family from Philadelphia on one of the newest Donald Ross courses of that time(Mid Pines), The Knollwood House has had many notable visitors over the years, as well as serving as the home for the Commandant of Fort Bragg back in the day. In 1992, The Knollwood House was converted from a private residence into a Bed and Breakfast. The Knollwood House has been called the area's "most elegant B&B" by Golf Odyssey magazine. The current Innkeepers acquired the property in 2007 after falling in love with the area and it's dedication to their passions of equestrian events and golf. Five Suites, all with private baths, high speed internet, expansive grounds and unparalleled luxury make this a favorite among our Sandhills Bed and Breakfasts.

Mama Josephine's
1601 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 490-2001

This lovely 12 room, 3 1/2 bath home adjacent to a 1870s restored 3 br 2 bath cottage are available to make your visit to the Rowan County area special. A refreshing alternative to crowded hotels, for a day or an extended stay, offers a relaxed atmosphere ideal for family gatherings or small meetings and training retreats with overnight accommodations available for up to 16 guest, space for receptions, club meetings and functions and special events. Temporary office space is also available. Make yourself at home in the fully equipped kitchen or relax at one of the area restaurants. Just one block from the West Square historic district and only five blocks from the downtown square, offering shopping, restaurants and community theatre.



Midland Road Manor Bed and Breakfast
1625 Midland Road
Southern Pines, NC
(910) 693-7979

Midland offers its guests a convenient location in the heart of the Sandhills of North Carolina on the road once described as the "Park Avenue of the Sandhills".



oldbuggyinn Old Buggy Inn
301 McReynolds Street
Carthage, NC  28327
(910) 947-1901

A beautifully restored home from the 1880s, this luxurious bed and breakfast was originally commissioned by one of the owners of the Tyson Jones Buggy Factory.  Four rooms with special packages for romantic couples and military personnel.



Rowan Oak Bed and Breakfast
208 S Fulton St
Salisbury, NC
(800) 786-0437

The Rowan Oak Bed and Breakfast has lavish bedrooms and private baths. A gazebo in the back provides opportunities to relax outdoors as well.

Shady Oaks Plantation B&B
8566 Hwy 52 North
Ansonville, NC
(704) 826-1081

This once-working early 19th Century plantation originally spread over 1000 acres and produced tobacco and cotton. The restoration includes the main house, the servants' quarters, a three-story vintage barn, a large stocked lake, a hot tub and swimming pool plus numerous other outbuildings dotting the beautiful tree-lined landscape.


Star Hotel Bed and Breakfast
118 North Main Street
Star, NC
(910) 428-2565

Built in 1896, the Star Hotel Bed and Breakfast is located next to where the East/West rail line met the North/South. In addition to all the traditional B&B amenities the Star Hotel allows guests to stable their horses for free.



Sullivan Place Bed and Breakfast
403 Park Road
Wadesboro, NC
(704) 694-2511

Guests will love the large deck overlooking Sullivan Place's beautifully landscaped property.



Turn of the Century Victorian Bed and Breakfast

529 South Fulton Street
Salisbury, NC
(704) 642-1660

Historic downtown Salisbury awaits guests at the award-winning Turn of the Century Victorian Bed & Breakfast. The Rowan Public Library's extensive genealogical resources and area attractions like Lowe's Motor Speedway keep visitors coming back.



The Underground House


The Underground House

3743 River Road
Troy, NC
(910) 571-2890

Built as a vacation home, this unique two bedroom, two bath house has geothermal heating and cooling. Guests will enjoy convenient access to the Uwharrie Mountain region and all its outdoor activities.




Welcome Inn Bed and Breakfast
251 Welcome-Arcadia Rd
Welcome, NC

French country cottage in the aptly-named small town of Welcome. This charming residence is located near some of North Carolina's best BBQ.

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Golf Resorts


The Badin Inn

1 Circle Drive
Badin, NC
(704) 422-3683

Stay in a historic inn, modern condo, or village townhouse with golf course or village views at this private, 18-hole course.  All rooms are Wi-Fi equipped, there is a full-service pub-style grill, and lodgers can swim and play tennis at the club.



Little River Golf and Resort
500 Little River Farm Blvd
Carthage, NC
(910) 949-4600

Little River is a full service golf resort with luxury clubhouse, pool and vacation condos. Banquet facilities are available for special events ranging from weddings and reunions to trade shows and conferences.



The Inn at Eagle Springs
1813 Samarcand Road
Eagle Springs, NC
(910) 673-2722

A golfer's delight with practice driving net, tee time arrangements, and reduced fees for customers.



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Bed and Barns

Parkside Bed and Barn
6309 Farmer Denton Road
Denton, NC
(336) 302-4756

A bed & breakfast with a new eight stall barn that sleeps up to eight people. Complete with morning breakfast.


Uwharrie Stables
4084 Highway 109
Troy, NC
(910) 572-1614

Offers camping facilities including electrical and water hookups for 14 horse trailers. Pasture and stall boarding are available as is horseback riding for children aged two years and older.

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Norwood Campground

1216 Berry Hill Dive
Norwood, NC
(704) 474-3800

Norwood's campers have easy access to Uwharrie National Forest or campground activities like horseshoe tournaments, junior fishing tournaments, and special events around the holidays.



Holly Bluff Campground
4846 N.C. Hwy. 49 South
Asheboro, NC
(336) 857-2761

One of several family-centered campsites in the region, campers can avail themselves of country clogging, cookouts, gospel, country & bluegrass music as well as bingo. On site church service available every Sunday.

Whip O Will Campground
200 Whip O Will Rd
New London, NC
(336) 461-2121

61 campsites on Badin Lake, some with the option of annual leasing.

Trails End Family Campground
2846 Old Cox Road
Asheboro, NC 27205
(336) 629-5353

Sites available for both tents and RV's. The amenities at Trails End include an Olympic size swimming pool, hot showers, laundry facilities, fishing opportunities, and a game room.

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Deep River Coffee Company
165 S Middleton St
Robbins, NC
(910) 948-4040
Located just south of the pottery at Seagrove, this coffee shop features comfortable seating areas and a lot of style. Area musicians treat customers to free music every Thursday evening between 6-8pm.

Moore Coffee
201 McNeil Street
Carthage, NC
(910) 947-6122
Just north of Pinehurst and Southern Pines is this cozy coffee shop offering good joe and tasty baked goods.

Mug Shot Coffee House
217 South Greene Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170
(704) 695-0900
Open 8 am - 6 pm, Across from the Forever Inn in Uptown Wadesboro

The Coffee Xchange
Location #1
191 E NC Hwy 42 N
Asheboro, NC
(336) 626-5282

Location #2
108 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC
(336) 328-0028
Tuesday night is open mic night at Xchange, both locations in Asheboro have books or TV news broadcast in the background.

Spenzanelli's Coffee House
329 N Main Street
Salisbury, NC
(704) 797-0609
In the heart of lovely downtown Salisbury, music on some evenings, good coffee every day of the week.

Jumpin' Jacks
134 W Main St
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 550-5427
Jumpin' Jacks is a quaint and cozy coffee house with an eclectic design and charm. Serving prepared coffee and other hot beverages.With a wide variety of ice-cream flavors and fabulous shakes. Also serving, Jo's famous Donuts and other light snacks. With plenty to offer, such as Wi-fi access, electronic and board games, or just rest and relaxation. Jumpin' Jacks provides a place to hang out with friends, co-workers, business meetings,or to simply be alone. It's a neighborhood meeting place and a spiritual venue all blended together for an environment for everyone and I mean everyone, children are welcome with their very own play area, and you can even bring your dog!

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Restaurants Fine Dining Asian Bakeries Barbeque Bistro/Grill

Home Cooking Italian Fish Camps Mexican Diner

Fine Dining

Henry's Uptown Cafe
118 South Hancock Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 895-6000
Excellent Food at Excellent Prices!

The Italian Table
136 Grant Street
Seven Lakes, NC
(910) 673-4725
Italian fare that ranges from unique dishes like champagne risotto to traditional meals like sausage and peppers or chicken parmigiano.

La Cava
329 South Church Street
Salisbury, NC
(704) 637-7174
Enjoy dining in a magnificent former church, La Cava features an extensive wine list and cuisine hailing from Italy and other points across the continent.

Ivan's Restaurant
2024 Old Mocksville Rd
Salisbury, NC
(704) 637-2000
Situated in a country setting, Ivan's has a top-notch menu featuring escargot, surf-and-turf, roast duck and other time-honored culinary classics.

Chef Santos Italian Restaurant
123 E Fisher Street
Salisbury, NC
(704) 637-7144
Traditional Italian cuisine in a family setting.

138 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC
(336) 328-1234
Asheboro's downtown antique district is the setting for this tasty Italian dining experience. Try one of their tarts or other bakery items for dessert.

130 South Church Street
Asheboro, NC
(336) 625-1300
An intimate setting in a brick office building with bistro posters adorning the walls.

Something Different
1512-F Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27203
Fine dining in Asheboro on the Zoo Parkway.

Chef Warren's
215 NE Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC
(910) 692-5240
Sample a world of meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes from Chef Warrens' eclectic menu.

140 East New Hampshire Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
This restaurant and pub features global cuisine from a southern perspective.

Elliott's on Linden
905 Linden Road
Pinehurst, NC
(910) 215-0775
Fine wine and internationally-inspired cuisine treat those dining at Elliott's.

Pontiac Pointe
304 E Main Street
Albemarle, NC
Fine dining, bar and live music venue at the Five Points intersection in downtown Albemarle.

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Szechuan Empire
800 E. Caswell Street
Wadesboro, NC
(704) 694-3888

Taste of Asia
127 Taft Street
Asheboro, NC
(336) 626-7578

China Rainbow
1510 Stokes Ferry
Salisbury, NC
(704) 982-1210

Ten-Ya Japanese Cuisine and Sushi
70 Market Square
Pinehurst, NC
(910) 255-1085

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Sooweet Treats
214 Greene Street
Wadesboro, NC
(704) 994-9416

Downtown Soda Shop
128 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC
(336) 625-0133

Broad Street Bakery Cafe
130 SW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC
(910) 692-3902

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Lexington Barbecue
Visit one of the over 20 world-renowned Lexington Style barbecue restaurants located throughout the town of Lexington and Davidson County.  This native delicacy is pit-cooked over hickory wood and then mixed with a secret vinegar-based sauce or "dip" as locals call it.

Blue Mist Barbecue
3409 US Highway 64 East
Asheboro, NC
(336) 625-3980

Blue Mist Barbecue #2
319 West Academy Street
Randleman, NC
(336) 495-3980

Henry James Barbecue
2004 South Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC
(336) 625-1649

Hop's BBQ
240 Sunset Ave
Asheboro, NC
(336) 629-6240

Smithfield's Chicken & Barbecue:Southern Pines
1565 US Highway 1
Southern Pines, NC
(910) 693-1200

Smithfield's Chicken & Barbecue:Rockingham
718 US Hwy 74
Rockingham, NC

Pik n Pig
134 Gilliam McConnell Rd.
Carthage, NC
(910) 947-7591

Log Cabin Bar-B-Que
2322 US Highway 52 N
Albemarle, NC 28001

Whispering Pines B-B-Q
1421 US Highway 52 N
Albemarle, NC 28001

Hometown Bar-B-Que
501 Albemarle Road
Troy, NC 27371

Johnny's Barbeque
8640 Highway 52
Rockwell, NC 28138

Troutmans Barbecue
18466 S NC HWY 109
Denton, NC 27239

Darrell's Bar-B-Q
117 East Main Street
Rockwell, NC 28138

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I Don't Care Restaurant and Bar
286 Badin Shores Circle
New London, NC 28127
(336) 461-2717

Something Different Steaks and Kabobs
1512-F Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC
(336) 626-5707

Carolina Grill
704 East Broad Ave
Rockingham, NC
(910) 997-3070

Little Bo Steak House
127 Little Bo Lane
Rockingham, NC
(910) 997-2171

The Wren House Grill and Pub
115 South Jackson Street
Salisbury, NC
(704) 633-9978

JD Shuckers Restaurant and Sports Theatre
103 North First Street
Albemarle, NC
(704) 986-0645

Pine Circle Pub and Grill
1 Circle Drive
Badin, NC
(704) 422-3683

Coach Light Trattoria
290 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Southern Pines, NC
(910) 692-4449

Hub Grill
1350 US Highway 74 West
Wadesboro, NC
(704) 694-5330

Jugtown Cafe and Country Bake Shop
7042 Highway 220 South
Asheboro, NC
(336) 873-8292

CW's Grill
191 Highway 42 North
Asheboro, NC
(336) 626-3455

Henry's Uptown Cafe
118 South Hancock Street
Rockingham, NC
(910) 895-8416

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Home Cooking

Ellerbe Inn Restaurant
2537 North Highway 220
Ellerbe, NC
(800) 248-6467

Miss Ruby's Restaurant
St. Stephens Church Road
Gold Hill, NC
(704) 209-6049

The Fresh House
805 West Main Street
Locust, NC
(704) 888-1460

Rosebriar Restaurant
528 Wiscassett Street
Albemarle, NC
(704) 983-1001

Sweet Meadow Cafe
118 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC
(704) 637-8715

Lizzie's Produce and Restaurant

3974 North US Highway 220
Ellerbe, NC
(910) 652-6186

Buttercup Cafe
1 South Main Street
Denton, NC
(336) 859-0808

Bosco's Grill
Highway 74
Peachland, NC
(704) 272-7175

Westmoore Family Restaurant
2172 NC Highway 705
Seagrove, NC
(910) 464-5222

Seaboard Station Restaurant
12 Charlotte Street
Hamlet, NC
(910) 582-1017

Blakes Restaurant
Highway 211 East
Candor, NC
(910) 974-7503

Farmhouse Restaurant
1602 Jake Alexander Blvd
Salisbury, NC
(704) 633-3276

Dixie III Restaurant
715 East Dixie Drive
Asheboro, NC
(336) 625-8345

Dugan's Pub
No. 2 Market Square
Pinehurst, NC
(910) 295-3400

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Zeno's Italian Restaurant
908 Albemarle Road
Troy, NC
(910) 571-0901

105 Fisher Street
Salisbury, NC
(704) 636-5757

431 East Innes Street
Salisbury, NC
(704) 637-9050

Valenti's Italian Restaurant
3781 US Highway 1
Vass, NC
(910) 245-1105

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Fish Camps

Welika Fish House
Pitt Road
Lilesville, NC
(704) 848-4810

Rockingham Fish Camp & Steak
532 East Broad Ave
Rockingham, NC
(910) 997-4006

Rocky River Springs Fish House
33850 Rocky River Springs Road
Norwood, NC
(704) 474-3052

Pat and Mick's Fish House
44883 Fish Camp Road
New London, NC
(704) 463-1366

Russell's Seafood House
1405 Central Drive
Southern Pines, NC
(910) 692-7453

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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant
1214 East Caswell Street
Wadesboro, NC
(704) 694-4919

Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
425 Albemarle Road
Troy, NC
(910) 572-1726

Casa Grande
905 Klumac Road
Salisbury, NC
(704) 630-6666

La Poblanita
106 West South Street
Aberdeen, NC
(910) 944-3062

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Heritage Diner
1170 US 64 West
Asheboro, NC
(336) 629-9564

Mayberry Daze Diner
205 East 1st Street
Oakboro, NC
(704) 485-2113

T-Ville Diner
132 West Main Street
Thomasville, NC
(336) 472-3322

Eastwood Diner
891 NC Highway 73
West End, NC
(910) 215-8189

The Goody Shop

241 West Main Street
Albemarle, NC
(704) 983-7973

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