4 Asheboro Restaurants To Visit With Your Friends

4 Asheboro Restaurants To Visit With Your Friends

Magnolia 23 founder Don Simmons (Photo courtesy Heart of NC Tourism)

By Vanessa Infanzon

February 17, 2023

Downtown Asheboro’s bakeries, tea shops, and restaurants are buzzing with culinary delights.

For many, traveling to the heart of North Carolina means only seeing the elephants and polar bears at the North Carolina Zoo. Skipping Asheboro’s charming and walkable downtown is a mistake: You’ll miss out on the locally-owned restaurants and shops, many in repurposed historic buildings from the early 20th century. Whatever you do, you’ll want to make dining in Asheboro’s most charming downtown restaurants and cafes a part of your day out with your friends.

Bold Coffee Co.

103 N Fayetteville St.

Wake up with coffee roasted by Three Ships Coffee Roasters in Virginia Beach. Positive signs, like “Do Good Recklessly,” hanging throughout the shop set the tone for your day.

4 Asheboro Restaurants To Visit With Your Friends

(Photo via Bold Coffee Co. on Facebook, Rob Redding Photo)

Magnolia 23

23 S. Fayetteville St.

Chicken and dumplings, beef stew and pork chops with a side of mashed potatoes will knock your Southern socks off at this family-run restaurant. Don’t leave without dessert: fried apple pie, pumpkin spice cake, and persimmon pudding, and choices change daily.

The Taco Loco

138 Sunset Ave.

Customers rave about authentic Mexican food and excellent service at this corner restaurant in downtown Asheboro. Enchiladas, nachos, tacos, and quesabirria make the menu, always written on the back wall. Enjoy a craft cocktail with your meal. Watch social media to see when the mariachi band is playing.

Nanny Mae’s Cafe

108 Sunset Ave.

4 Asheboro Restaurants To Visit With Your Friends
Image courtesy of Nanny Mae’s Cafe

Macarons, pretzels, pies, and cinnamon rolls fill the shelves of this shop. Everything is homemade each morning, including the candied jalapeno pimento cheese in danishes and as a dip for pretzels.


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  • Vanessa Infanzon

    Vanessa Infanzon moved from New York to NC for college and never left. When she’s not writing, she’s paddle boarding at the Whitewater Center.

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