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Jeff N Lisa Brick House Grill 1401 Colon Rd, Sanford
Jeff N Lisa Brick House Grill
American • $$

Jeff N Lisa Brick House Grill

1401 Colon Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

Roadside joint that serves up home cooked goodness. Legit sausage, eggs and grits. No red eye gravy, but no one is perfect:-) Highly recommend if you are in...

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  • Superb174 Reviews4.7
La Dolce Vita Pizzeria 226 Carthage St, Sanford
La Dolce Vita Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

La Dolce Vita Pizzeria

226 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330

I went with my daughter after I had a physical therapy appointment. We usually try to have a nice lunch afterwards and she suggested we go here. She had been...

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  • Superb306 Reviews4.5
Beli's Sazón Colombian Restaurant 812 N Horner Blvd, Sanford
Beli's Sazón Colombian Restaurant
Food Trucks

Beli's Sazón Colombian Restaurant

812 N Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Wow. Never thought I'd find such an authentic Colombian food place in this area. Been there twice so far and everything including the service has been...

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  • Superb83 Reviews4.9
Tacos El Primo, Inc 916 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Tacos El Primo, Inc
Mexican • $

Tacos El Primo, Inc

916 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

I love love love their food! This has been a long over due rating but they do an amazing job at giving authentic food every single time! I recommend this place...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.6
Brick City Grill 120 Bank St, Sanford
Brick City Grill
American • $

Brick City Grill

120 Bank St, Sanford, NC 27332

This was pure adequacy. Servers were excellent in multitudinous ways. The grub, chow, viand, herbage, comestibles, or whatever your little heart desires was...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.6
Quick Bites 1907 Bragg St, Sanford
Quick Bites
Salad • $

Quick Bites

1907 Bragg St, Sanford, NC 27330

It's refreshing to see a place like this in Sanford- not a bbq or sandwich shop and not a chain. I got an espresso, a Santa Fe panini, and the Nutella...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.6
Stubbs and Sons BBQ 2440 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford
Stubbs and Sons BBQ
Barbecue • $

Stubbs and Sons BBQ

2440 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford, NC 27332

Tonight was my family and I first time trying this restaurant. It was a 25min drive for us and we got there 20min before closing. Everything was hot and fresh....

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.5
Tramway Diner 2278 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford
Tramway Diner
Diner • $

Tramway Diner

2278 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford, NC 27330

I pass this diner on the way home and I never stop until today it was convenient I didn't have high expectations from looking at it. However I was...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.5
Fresh Choice Cafe 805 Wicker St, Sanford
Fresh Choice Cafe
Sandwich Shop • $

Fresh Choice Cafe

805 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330

Excellent food and they have WiFi. Allowed me to get some work done while having a wonderful lunch. The stuffed bell pepper soup was awesome. Definitely will...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.7
Mrs Lacy's Magnolia House 405 Carthage St, Sanford
Mrs Lacy's Magnolia House
Southern • $$

Mrs Lacy's Magnolia House

405 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330

Today my Mom, my Sister and I had the best experience at Mrs Lacy's! I had the chicken salad with cranberries and pecans. It was so fresh and...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.5
Jims Restaurant 1600 Tramway Rd, Sanford
Jims Restaurant
American • $

Jims Restaurant

1600 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC 27332

I recently called in an order to Jim’s for pickup. As soon as I arrived the line was very Ming but a waitress came out to ask if I had called in. When I told...

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  • Superb81 Reviews4.7
Yarborough's Homemade Ice Cream & Grill 132 McIver St #4341, Sanford
Yarborough's Homemade Ice Cream & Grill
American • $

Yarborough's Homemade Ice Cream & Grill

132 McIver St #4341, Sanford, NC 27330

Ate the rocky road scoops I had before I could snap a photo! Brought me pack to my childhood. Made me feel warm while cooking me off! The staff are all super...

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  • Superb184 Reviews4.4
Hawkins Grill & Pizzeria 809 Hawkins Ave, Sanford
Hawkins Grill & Pizzeria
Pizza • $

Hawkins Grill & Pizzeria

809 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330

I was happy that masks where required, and tables where blocked off with social distancing observed. Pizza was tasty, and service is was fast, especially since...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.5
Bubba's Subs and Pizza 1932 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Bubba's Subs and Pizza
Fast Food • $

Bubba's Subs and Pizza

1932 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Friendly staffing and incredibly good specialty sub's, that are named after the owner and his family members. I ordered the Bubba special, which is an...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.4
San Felipe Mexican Restaurant 1706 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
San Felipe Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

San Felipe Mexican Restaurant

1706 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Great as always! Been here more times than I can count, and never been disappointed... Great food, and even better service. Highly recommended, if you're...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.4
Scoops Hot Dogs 815 Wicker St, Sanford
Scoops Hot Dogs
Sandwich Shop • $

Scoops Hot Dogs

815 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330

Doesn't look like much when you walk past but I was particularly dying of hunger, so I popped in. The definition of a hole in the wall! No inside dining...

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  • Superb82 Reviews4.6
Fonda Lupita 129 W Main St, Sanford
Fonda Lupita
Mexican

Fonda Lupita

129 W Main St, Sanford, NC 27332

The food is great! This trip we got several different things to try out and not one disappointed! Very flavorful and authentic! It is a tad more expensive than...

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  • Superb81 Reviews4.6
Brass Kettle Family Restaurant 2401 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Brass Kettle Family Restaurant
Family • $

Brass Kettle Family Restaurant

2401 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Love this little place. I have driven by it a million times. My mom came in town and she wanted to check it out. We had the best experience with Tanya being...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.4
Landmark Restaurant 1949 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Landmark Restaurant
American • $

Landmark Restaurant

1949 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Love the breakfast omlets and the flat biscuits. They are sooo delicious, buttery and salty.Walk in and get in line. Order at the counter and pay. Then find a...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.5
Merenda's Soul Food Kitchen 116 E Main St, Sanford
Merenda's Soul Food Kitchen
Soul Food

Merenda's Soul Food Kitchen

116 E Main St, Sanford, NC 27332

Wonderful black-owned eatery in Sanford, NC. The owner and staff were friendly, attentive, and very professional. The food is ????. Will definitely be back...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.6
FAT Juniors Grill 4900 Womack Rd, Sanford
FAT Juniors Grill
Grills • $

FAT Juniors Grill

4900 Womack Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

Let's be honest nobody is gonna eat here or not eat here based on a internet review. It's a typical old fashioned greasy spoon. Good food with truck...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.5
Smoke and Barrel 120 S Steele St, Sanford
Smoke and Barrel
Bar & Grill • $

Smoke and Barrel

120 S Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330

Great place for a night out. Perfect ambiance. Food was good, brisket and hamburger great. Lamb was grissel tho. Server was great. Quick, reasonably priced....

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  • Superb200 Reviews4.3
teriyaki express 2610 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
teriyaki express
Japanese

teriyaki express

2610 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332

This is my home town and before, there use to be Yamatos which was my favorite restaurant. Unfortunately the business abruptly ended and this new business came...

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  • Superb46 Reviews4.8
Aye! Toro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 3064 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Aye! Toro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Mexican • $$

Aye! Toro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

3064 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332

ALL AROUND GREAT EXPERIENCE RECOMEND TO ANYONE!!!The vibe was upbeat and friendly, The staff was great and really nice respectful and helpful, Very...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.3
Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken 813 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken
Fast Food • $

Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken

813 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Alpaca is a gem in Sanford! It is rare to have such a great restaurant in this area, and relatively nearby to Moore County. The food is always fresh, and their...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.3
Cafe 121 121 Chatham St, Sanford
Cafe 121
American • $$

Cafe 121

121 Chatham St, Sanford, NC 27330

Hands down the best place (and my favorite place) to eat in Sanford and the nearby area. The menu is unique, on the healthier side, and you can also buy...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.3
Tortas Locas 2941 Industrial Dr, Sanford
Tortas Locas
Mexican

Tortas Locas

2941 Industrial Dr, Sanford, NC 27332

This is my second time stopping by Tortas Locas and it does not disappoint. The first time I had a steak torta and it was delicious. Today I had two steak...

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  • Superb38 Reviews4.8
Kathy's Java Express 120 S Moore St, Sanford
Kathy's Java Express
Breakfast • $$

Kathy's Java Express

120 S Moore St, Sanford, NC 27330

Lovely coffee, amazing breakfast wrap and wholesome hot homemade oatmeal - with big walnuts and raisins! yummo! You must try in store hershey cake! Deanna is...

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  • Superb89 Reviews4.4
Boat House Seafood Restaurant 701 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Boat House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood • $$

Boat House Seafood Restaurant

701 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

This place was an amazing find for my daughter and myself about 4 months ago and we live an hour away, but make it a point to get together and dine here at...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.4
PD Quix 2100 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
PD Quix
Fast Food • $

PD Quix

2100 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

My stomach only allows me to eat at certain places and this is one of them.Meat taste real, it's always fresh,fries are real good.Ive had a couple...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Sanford
Jeff N Lisa Brick House Grill 1401 Colon Rd, Sanford
Jeff N Lisa Brick House Grill
American • $$

Jeff N Lisa Brick House Grill

1401 Colon Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

Roadside joint that serves up home cooked goodness. Legit sausage, eggs and grits. No red eye gravy, but no one is perfect:-) Highly recommend if you are in...

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  • Superb174 Reviews4.7
Brick City Grill 120 Bank St, Sanford
Brick City Grill
American • $

Brick City Grill

120 Bank St, Sanford, NC 27332

This was pure adequacy. Servers were excellent in multitudinous ways. The grub, chow, viand, herbage, comestibles, or whatever your little heart desires was...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.6
Jims Restaurant 1600 Tramway Rd, Sanford
Jims Restaurant
American • $

Jims Restaurant

1600 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC 27332

I recently called in an order to Jim’s for pickup. As soon as I arrived the line was very Ming but a waitress came out to ask if I had called in. When I told...

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  • Superb81 Reviews4.7

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Sanford
La Dolce Vita Pizzeria 226 Carthage St, Sanford
La Dolce Vita Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

La Dolce Vita Pizzeria

226 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330

I went with my daughter after I had a physical therapy appointment. We usually try to have a nice lunch afterwards and she suggested we go here. She had been...

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  • Superb306 Reviews4.5
Hawkins Grill & Pizzeria 809 Hawkins Ave, Sanford
Hawkins Grill & Pizzeria
Pizza • $

Hawkins Grill & Pizzeria

809 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330

I was happy that masks where required, and tables where blocked off with social distancing observed. Pizza was tasty, and service is was fast, especially since...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.5
Marco's Pizza 3058 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Marco's Pizza
Pizza

Marco's Pizza

3058 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332

They let me cancel my order a few minutes after I’d already placed it. If that’s not good customer service I don’t know what is. True heroes. Will be...

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  • Good93 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Sanford
Tacos El Primo, Inc 916 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Tacos El Primo, Inc
Mexican • $

Tacos El Primo, Inc

916 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

I love love love their food! This has been a long over due rating but they do an amazing job at giving authentic food every single time! I recommend this place...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.6
San Felipe Mexican Restaurant 1706 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
San Felipe Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

San Felipe Mexican Restaurant

1706 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Great as always! Been here more times than I can count, and never been disappointed... Great food, and even better service. Highly recommended, if you're...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.4
Fonda Lupita 129 W Main St, Sanford
Fonda Lupita
Mexican

Fonda Lupita

129 W Main St, Sanford, NC 27332

The food is great! This trip we got several different things to try out and not one disappointed! Very flavorful and authentic! It is a tad more expensive than...

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  • Superb81 Reviews4.6

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Sanford
Hunan Chinese Restaurant 1216 N Horner Blvd, Sanford
Hunan Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Hunan Chinese Restaurant

1216 N Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

This is hands down the best Chinese food in the area. If you like super sugary Chinese food, you might not like it. But this place reminds me of how fantastic...

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  • Good101 Reviews4
Golden China Restaurant 2266 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford
Golden China Restaurant
Chinese • $

Golden China Restaurant

2266 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford, NC 27330

I went to Golden China for the first time based on reviews, I was not disappointed. The food food was good for take out, portions were good, and price was...

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  • Good68 Reviews3.9
Number One China 2551 Hawkins Ave, Sanford
Number One China
Chinese

Number One China

2551 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330

My food was so fresh and delicious! Calling in my order was super easy. My order was correct and ready when I arrived, no wait. I was greeted and attended to...

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  • Good61 Reviews3.9

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Sanford
Bubba's Subs and Pizza 1932 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Bubba's Subs and Pizza
Fast Food • $

Bubba's Subs and Pizza

1932 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Friendly staffing and incredibly good specialty sub's, that are named after the owner and his family members. I ordered the Bubba special, which is an...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.4
Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken 813 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken
Fast Food • $

Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken

813 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Alpaca is a gem in Sanford! It is rare to have such a great restaurant in this area, and relatively nearby to Moore County. The food is always fresh, and their...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.3
PD Quix 2100 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
PD Quix
Fast Food • $

PD Quix

2100 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

My stomach only allows me to eat at certain places and this is one of them.Meat taste real, it's always fresh,fries are real good.Ive had a couple...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.3

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Sanford
La Montesina 2555 Hawkins Ave, Sanford
La Montesina
Italian • $$

La Montesina

2555 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330

We ordered a sausage parmigiano sub and small chef salad and they were delicious. Waitress was friendly with a great attitude and the atmosphere was very...

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  • Good92 Reviews4.1
Cafe Vesuvio Italian restaurant & Pizzeria 1945 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Cafe Vesuvio Italian restaurant & Pizzeria
Italian • $$

Cafe Vesuvio Italian restaurant & Pizzeria

1945 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

Awesome food. Waitress was great. Guy that was the host had the personality of a robot as well as the other male staff. No smiles. No personality. But food was...

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  • Good164 Reviews4
Elizabeth's Pizza & Italian Restaurant 1009 Spring Ln, Sanford
Elizabeth's Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Elizabeth's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

1009 Spring Ln, Sanford, NC 27330

I have been coming to this location for years now. Service has been great in the past but I believe COVID has caused service to decline due to lack of staff....

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  • Good167 Reviews3.6
Fresh Choice Cafe 805 Wicker St, Sanford
Fresh Choice Cafe
Sandwich Shop • $

Fresh Choice Cafe

805 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330

Excellent food and they have WiFi. Allowed me to get some work done while having a wonderful lunch. The stuffed bell pepper soup was awesome. Definitely will...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.7
Scoops Hot Dogs 815 Wicker St, Sanford
Scoops Hot Dogs
Sandwich Shop • $

Scoops Hot Dogs

815 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330

Doesn't look like much when you walk past but I was particularly dying of hunger, so I popped in. The definition of a hole in the wall! No inside dining...

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  • Superb82 Reviews4.6
Jimmy John's 3102 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Jimmy John's
Sandwich Shop • $

Jimmy John's

3102 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332

It was the best unwrap sub I have ever had. Thank you so much for catering to people who have food allergies. I will be ordering again!!! I am one very...

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  • Good72 Reviews4.2
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 2515 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

2515 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

After waiting a month for the grand opening to die down we finally got some Popeyes!!! When we lived in Raleigh we loved Popeyes and we've been super...

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  • Average16 Reviews2.6
Bojangles 149 Market St, Sanford
Bojangles
Chicken • $

Bojangles

149 Market St, Sanford, NC 27332

I usually don’t eat Bojangles, but I wanted something different today, I’m so glad something told me to go there today because the experience was nice and...

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  • Good122 Reviews3.5
KFC 704 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

704 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

I am not one to leave reviews on places, but here's the thing.. the people working tonight need the recognition of accommodating our complaints.We...

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  • Good104 Reviews3.3

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Sanford
teriyaki express 2610 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
teriyaki express
Japanese

teriyaki express

2610 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332

This is my home town and before, there use to be Yamatos which was my favorite restaurant. Unfortunately the business abruptly ended and this new business came...

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  • Superb46 Reviews4.8
Star House Wings & Hibachi 717 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Star House Wings & Hibachi
Japanese

Star House Wings & Hibachi

717 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330

My food was fabulous!! We ordered the Philly Cheesesteak combo. It came with fries 4 wings and a 20oz bottled drink. It was the best cheesesteak I've had...

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  • Superb68 Reviews4.4
Tokyo Express 2902 S Horner Blvd, Sanford
Tokyo Express
Japanese • $

Tokyo Express

2902 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332

First time coming here and had the oppurtunity to try a few different things. It was very clean and not too busy. The staff was extremely friendly. This...

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  • Good90 Reviews4.2
Smoke and Barrel 120 S Steele St, Sanford
Smoke and Barrel
Bar & Grill • $

Smoke and Barrel

120 S Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330

Great place for a night out. Perfect ambiance. Food was good, brisket and hamburger great. Lamb was grissel tho. Server was great. Quick, reasonably priced....

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  • Superb200 Reviews4.3
Goodfellas Grill and Sports Bar 2709 Lee Ave, Sanford
Goodfellas Grill and Sports Bar
Bar & Grill • $$

Goodfellas Grill and Sports Bar

2709 Lee Ave, Sanford, NC 27332

I am a bartender/server. Have worked here for 7 years please come join us for great Sports bar foods. Hours: Closed on Mondays, Tuesday-Thurs 12pm to 9 pm...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.3
Local Joes Tap & Grill 135 S Steele St, Sanford
Local Joes Tap & Grill
Bar & Grill • $

Local Joes Tap & Grill

135 S Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330

Always been one of my favorite places and Joe is one of my favorite people to hang out with. Great food! Great service! Homey atmosphere. Joe's is the...

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  • Good118 Reviews4.2