Looking for the place to taste that perfect southern biscuit, the most superb collard green or the south’s tenderest fried chicken? We’ll we are here to tell you that you don’t have to look very far beyond the Arrowhead Inn. While you’re in Durham enjoying a relaxing North Carolina weekend, take a short, yet beautifully scenic, drive over to Chapel Hill for a taste of pure and simple, down-home southern cooking at Mama Dip’s County Cooking Restaurant.
Before you go, here’s a little disclaimer: DO NOT expect a luxury dining, bank-breaking experience. Mama Dip’s is not about the gourmet this and four-sets-of-silver-ware that. DO expect the closest you can get to real southern home cooking. Mama Dip’s is about simple, buttery, every-side-you-can-imagine, southern cooking and genuine hospitality. Expect a waitstaff with a friendly southern charm and a menu with every thing from NC Pork Bar-B-Que to sweet potato biscuits to Brunswick stew to chicken fried steak.
Mama Dip’s is located at 408 W. Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill and is open everyday of the week from 8:00am to 9:00pm. Stop in early for a towering stack of pecan pancakes or drop by late for a bowl of homemade chicken and dumplings. No matter the time of day, there is always something on the menu for the wandering southerner-at-heart.
And one last recommendation, don’t leave Mama’s without trying a heaping plate of the spectacular fried green tomatoes!
Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC