140 E. Chatham St., Cary; 380-1193.
Cuisine: Contemporary, American regional.
Rating: 3 stars
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Atmosphere: cheery, homelike charm.
Service: welcoming and efficient.
Recommended: Aunt Julie's tomato pie, baby Bibb salad, jumbo seafood platter, leg of lamb.
Open: Breakfast and lunch, Monday-Saturday, dinner Thursday.
Reservations: suggested for dinner.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; beer and wine; smoke-free; accommodates children.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:
4 stars: Extraordinary.
3 stars: Excellent.
2 stars: Good.
1 star: Fair.
Zero stars: Poor
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