Sanford >Food & Dining > Fairview Dairy Bar
109 Carbonton Rd, Sanford, NC | Directions 2733035.476259 -79.187981
Mon. - Sun. 6am - 11pm
Hamburgers are wonderful, the salad was fresh with homemade ranch dressing. There are many fresh and homemade items including a very yummy banana pudding. Great prices. Dining room is cute but a little dirty; a sticky floor and taped signs/paper everywhere. Military appreciation 10% discount was nice!
The Fairview Dairy Bar is a comfortable place serving comfort food. The customers are a very diverse group of Americana, all converging in one place to meet, greet, and eat. It is one of the few places where one witnesses not just families, but a table of strangers, sitting down together before a meal and saying grace.
Hands down the best burger I have ever had. This Cute dairy bar has adorable ambiance with lots of local flair. I had the UNC Tarheel burger but with blue cheese. It was absolutely the best meat flavor, not greasy but extremely flavorful. It put Johnson's in Siler City to shame and they make a good burger. My husband and I will be going back for a repeat soon. It is worth the drive to this adorable town and friendly folks at Fairview Dairy Bar.
After more than two years in the Old North State, I'm still discovering new and delicious places. Add Fairview Dairy Bar to the list. Unfortunately, I stuffed myself on guacamole and huevos rancheros earlier in the day and can only speak to the ice cream and service.
Two scoops of ice cream, bunny tracks and chocolate chip cookie dough respectively, quickly turned into four as my date and I gorged ourselves on a veritable dairy feast. Our waitress was friendly and super attentive, the rest of the menu sounded great, and the price was right.
Fantastic milkshakes and great diner style food. Friendly service and cheap prices. Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Once I got there, the sweet service and comfort food made it worth it. Nice to be back.
Enjoy the food and staff. Almost everytime we go, we start getting calls from our kids, or other family, pretty soon we're having to move to a bigger table. If you're looking for someone in Sanford and can't find them, go have a nice meal at the Fairview Dairy Bar, 98% of the time they will show up. The other 2% are missing Sanford's treasure.
Sunday Fried Chicken - Thursday Chicken Dumplins': TO DIE FOR - For nearly 50 years I have enjoyed Fairview Dairy Bar's great breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices as well as their delicious ice cream treats ANY time of day. Best Breakfast in Sanford. Great sandwichs or Country Cooking meals for lunch, and evening meals of "comfort food" make Fairview Dairy Bar the "First Choice Restaurant" to go to for my family. Kudos to Pokey Fulton, his daughter Kathy and son-in-law Paul Freedle and their staff who have continued to provide a "family" restaurant for everyone to enjoy in a "down home" atmosphere. The hospitality is "Top Notch"; an enjoyable experience where your coffee cup is filled until you are. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Paul and Kathy and their staff for ALL they do to make dining at the "Dairy Bar" a most pleasurable experience. To those who haven't been.....YOU JUST GOTTA' TRY IT !!
Thanks Paul & Kathy for maintaining such a wonderful place for friends, community and out-of-towners to go, not only to enjoy the delicious food you serve, but a place of fellowship, and wonderful staff. On a scale of 1-10, Fairview Dairy Bar is always the ultimate! You guys are JUST THE BEST! See ya there!
This neighborohood icon has been around since 1954, and stepping inside is not unlike entering the WayBack Time Machine set for that year. There are pictures of autos of the era, Hollywood stars - especially Marilyn Monroe ( the wife of the owner collects them, and returning customers often bring her additions) - and a general feeling of the '50s.
There is little remaining of a dairy bar concept - which it was in the beginning, in a small building across the street from the present location - this is a diner that serves 3 meals a day, 6 days a week. The breakfast items are typical, and very good. The sandwiches and plates at lunch and dinner are also all very good. There are daily specials, and fried seafood items on Friday, including all you can eat shrimp.
The burger here is a large, thick patty with great flavor once well salted, and it comes off the grill with a little outside crust, which I really like. The Chili Dog here is simply outstanding, either all the way or leaving the slaw off. The slaw here is nice, not overly sweet, goes well on the dog. The chili is meaty with a very nice taste; the wiener is a typical southern style one, and the bun is soft. Botton line - the Burger & Chili Dogs are both destination sandwiches, and among the best in this area of the state.
The folks here are friendly, the owner talkative, the environment is pleasing. The speed out of the kitchen is not particularly quick, in fact it is slow, so we're not talking fast food here.
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