610 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
Cuisine: Southern, new Southern.
Prices: entrees $11 to $16.
Atmosphere: narrow '50s-retro diner; sheltered patio.
Service: generally polished.
Recommended: fried oysters, shrimp and grits, gumbo, sweetbreads, banana pudding, homemade ice creams.
Open: brunch Sunday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
Reservations: recommended on weekends.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; smoke-free; kid-tolerant; patio.
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