Temple Theatre's Restaurant Guide

THE FINEST FOOD SANFORD HAS TO OFFER...

Sanford is home to some of the best restaurants in the region. Below are some of our favorites. Whether you're coming with a large group or just want dinner for two, you'll enjoy your visit to any of these fine establishments.


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Cafe 121
121 Chatham Street

Cafe 121
919-774-1888

Cafe 121 features a a great selection of Chef Hamm’s homemade dishes on a daily basis. The café serves as a coffee bar, a daily lunch café, and a spacious area for meetings and parties. Take-home items are also offered daily to assist in your culinary needs.

Davison's Steaks
1724 Westover Drive

Davison's Steaks
919-718-1103

Known throughout the region for their steaks, Davison's offers a quiet, refined environment for diners to enjoy some the best cuisine in the area. Conveniently located off Hwy 1, Davison's Steaks is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and serves lunch Tuesday - Friday & Sunday.

Dream's Cafe
153 S. Horner Blvd

Dream's Cafe
919-775-1200

Dream's Cafe is a fun place for you to hang out with your friends and enjoy a delicious healthy bite in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. You'll choose from a smorgasbord of breads, meats, cheeses, and other garnishes to make your sandwich just the way you like it. Finish your meal with a delectable slice of cheesecake or an amazing cupcake from Neet's Sweets. All of this as you chill out with some smooth jazz or soulful sounds of the '70s...

Fairview Dairy Bar
109B Carbonton Road

Fairview Dairy Bar
919-775-5721

This All-American diner is a fixture in downtown Sanford. Enjoy a classic lunch and finish it off with a hot fudge sundae.

The Flame Steakhouse
109 Carbonton Road

Fairview Dairy Bar
919-776-7111

Serving the best steaks, chicken, and seafood since 1973. Owners Steve and Kathy Brewer invite you to treat yourself to Sanford's best kept secret. Once you have discovered The Flame you will know where to find the best meal in Sanford, featuring a full service bar and lounge serving a wide variety of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. From the garden fresh salad bar, the homemade appetizers, fresh soup, hand-cut steaks, juicy chicken, and hand selected seafood, there is definitely something for everyone. We also offer a full children's menu with child size portions of our famous entrees. Not to worry we didn't forget dessert either. Homemade Mississippi Mud Pie speaks for itself; just ask someone who has been to The Flame Steakhouse.

La Dolce Vita
143 Charlotte Avenue

La Dolce Vita
919-777-5277

La Dolce Vita - /la dohl-chae vee-tah/- the sweet life! Using the freshest ingredients and unique combinations creating a balance of flavors affording a taste of the sweet life!

Mrs. Lacy's Magnolia House
405 Carthage Street

Mrs.Lacy's
919-777-6787

A quaint tea room located in Sanford, the heart of North Carolina. Mrs. Lacy's offers lunch daily, Monday through Saturday. Enjoy a lovely, one hundred year old Victorian home, owned by Faye Schulz, which was transformed into a tea room in December, 1995. Dine inside or sit on the wraparound porch and enjoy a leisurely lunch, a cup of tea, and lots of southern hospitality!

Sagebrush Steakhouse
2100 Dalrymple Street

Sagebrush Steakhouse
919-775-3339

When you dine at Sagebrush, you’ll find a menu full of appetizing items with an emphasis on hand-cut Angus steaks char-grilled to perfection. They also offer slow cooked prime rib, award winning ribs, fresh seafood, and chicken, as well as a variety of garden fresh salads, appetizers, and homemade desserts. Once you’ve experienced a Sagebrush meal for yourself, you will be delighted to discover we also offer catering services for any occasion: family reunions, business meetings, weddings or any other event requiring delicious food. Sagebrush Steakhouse offers a full service bar where you can kick back, relax and enjoy some true Southern Hospitality with highly skilled bartenders.

The Steele Pig
133 S. Steele Street

The Steele Pig
919-777-9963

The Steele Pig is a sophisticated marriage between Old South BBQ and contemporary Southern cuisine. Chef Chad’s menu features newer Southern cuisine dishes with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients to enhance the flavors. Seasonal menu selections can include grilled steaks, free-range chicken, North Carolina seafood, local produce, and huge pork chops, as well as house-made and locally-sourced desserts.