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Top 10 restaurants in Forest City, NC

Moe's Original BBQ

Moe's Original BBQ is a popular barbeque franchise with locations in Forest City, Hendersonville, and Asheville, NC.  The Forest City location is right on downtown E. Main Street.  There are no servers here; the atmosphere is very casual, and meals are served in plastic baskets and small plastic cups. When you walk in, you will order at the cash register, and then choose a table.  Your name will be called when your order is ready.  Moe's Original BBQ menu is very simple:  sandwich meals come with two sides and a drink; platter meals come with two sides, a drink, and a slice of seared cornbread.  Takeout is also available. 

Main meats include pulled pork, ribs, smoked chicken and chicken wings, smoked turkey, and fried catfish.  Side items may vary, but include:  potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice, collard greens, banana pudding, and chocolate mud pie.  A favorite menu item is the fried shrimp Moe Boy sandwich. Customers love this franchise and rave about the seared cornbread!

Forest City Hours: Sun 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Moe's Original Bar B Que
Moe's Original Bar B Que was founded by three Alabama boys: Ben Gilbert from Athens, Mike Fernandez from Tuscaloosa, and Jeff Kennedy from Huntsville. After meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, they instantly became friends and had a mutual interest in all things Southern: BBQ, blues, college football, and whisky.




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Cafe at the Mall

Cafe at the Mall is located in the Tri-City strip mall in Forest City, NC; it's a 4 minute drive from the Walmart Supercenter. This is an older strip mall, but don't let the location fool you.  This restaurant is a local hidden gem!  After spending her career as a registered dietitian, Owner Liz Rose was inspired to open the restaurant 20 years ago; and the doors have been open ever since! The seasonal menu offers fresh, locally sourced, homemade dishes. You will instantly be able to tell that each menu item has been prepared, with exceptional care and detail.  Cafe at the Mall is a bit on the pricier side, but definitely worth the quality/flavor you receive in return.  On the menu, you will find daily quiches, creative salads, sandwiches on artisan bread, soups, vegetarian options, and much more.  Don't forget to take home some goodies from their gourmet bakery.  Locals rave about this place, including the incredible desserts!  Please comment below and share what you enjoyed at Cafe at the Mall.

Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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Café at the Mall - Welcome!
Café at the Mall opened in 1999 with the mission of serving the freshest, most delicious foods emphasizing quality. Seasonal menus and daily specials feature local products such as tomatoes, mushrooms, berries, beef, honey, eggs, and herbs to name a few. Farmers and gardeners bring their offerings to our back door and are always welcome.




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Smith's Drugs of Forest City

Smith's Drugs of Forest City is located right on Main Street in downtown Forest City.  Be sure to stop at this charming place if you happen to be in the area.  Smith's Drugs has been locally owned since 1939, and is no different than any other modern pharmacy (except for being small town friendly)! Breakfast and lunch are served six days a week.  The old-timey soda fountain has a 50's style decor.  Staff is friendly, and prices very reasonable.  The fountain serves standard American breakfast and lunch fare.  There are plenty of menu items to choose from, including kids meals.  Popular lunch items are the chicken salad and pimento cheese.  Once lunch is over, the fountain stays open to serve shakes, ice cream, and desserts.  You can also browse their lovely gift shop. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m., and lunch ends at 3 p.m. Closed on Sundays. Stop in, and take a step back in time.  

Check out their website.

https://www.smithsdrugsfc.com/the-fountain


Menu uploaded on Jan. 1st/2019



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The Copper Penny Grill

The Copper Penny Grill has two locations:  one in Rutherfordton, and one in Forest City.  The Rutherfordton location is closest to A Touch of Luxury Cabin, about a 25 minute drive.  Locals love this place.  The restaurant serves a large variety of items such as:  mahi fish tacos, shrimp tacos, wings, soups, steaks, a large selection of burgers, salads, paninis, sandwiches, wraps, and chicken and vegetarian pasta dishes.  The Copper Penny Grill offers beer, wine, and a full liquor bar.  Prices are very reasonable, staff is friendly, and the decor is decorated in.... you guessed it - pennies!  Give them a try, and you won't be disappointed.  Open Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner (11 a.m. to close).  Closed on Sundays.  

Check out their website for more info.

Copper Penny Grill
The official homepage of Copper Penny Grill.

This menu was uploaded on Jan. 29th/2019

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Big Dave's Family Seafood

Big Dave's Family Seafood is located in Forest City, about a 5 minute drive from the Forest City Walmart Supercenter.  The lunch and dinner menus are extensive, and should have something to please every member of your family.  You will find a large variety of menu items such as wraps, chicken, seafood, hamburgers, steaks, soups, salads, and so much more.  Prices are budget-friendly, and portions are generous.  This popular fish camp will get packed very quickly, but the service is fast.  If you arrive near closing time, they may be out of baked and sweet potatoes; however, other side items are available.  This is not a fancy place; the atmosphere is very casual!  Comment below and let us know which dishes you tried and recommend to other travelers.

Hours:

MONDAY - CLOSED ALL DAY
TUE, WED, THU - 11am to 9pm
FRI - 11am to 10pm
SAT - Noon to 10pm
SUN - 11am to 9pm

Lunch Menu - uploaded on Jan. 28th/2019

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Big Dave's Family Seafood Restaurant, Forest City NC
Since 2008, Big Dave's Seafood Restaurant has been delighting the tastebuds of the local community, and attracting visitors from far and wide, all across the USA. The restaurant was started by husband and wife team Dave and Laura Linder, but has recently moved into the safe hands of Jason Godfrey, who as the former Restaurant General Manager, is happy to continue the traditions of great food, friendly service, and a wholesome family atmosphere!





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Mi Pueblito

Mi Pueblito is a local Mexican favorite.  There is one location in Rutherfordton, and another in Forest City.  The owners, Cindy and Rodrigo, have been in business for over 20 years.  They serve standard Mexican fare; this is a great choice for families on a budget. The restaurant can get packed at lunch time; however, service is generally very quick.  Both restaurant locations offer a full service bar:  margaritas, mojitos, domestic and imported beers, wine, and mixed drinks. The Rutherfordton location is only 3/10ths of a mile from the Kid Senses Children's Museum, and 6/10ths of a mile from the Bechtler House.  

Check out their website for daily lunch and dinner specials.  

Try the fresh salsa bar.



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