Where to Eat in Sampson County

For the county in North Carolina that grows more produce than any other and leads the nation in providing poultry and pork products…locally grown and southern-style are words that define Sampson County's food scene. From the country grill in a rural setting to national chains…sample homemade and fine dining in Sampson County!

Scroll down for a list of all of our great eating establishments, or click on each town name below to see the restaurants in that town.

Newton Grove


Alfredo’s Ristorante Italiano

101 Wall Street, Clinton, NC 28328

A popular restaurant in Downtown Clinton, Alfredo’s serves everyone’s favorite Italian dishes. Large upstairs venue available. Lunch & Dinner: T- Sat  11 AM-9 PM Bar  

Altman’s Grocery Barn & Grill

5458 Fayetteville Hwy., Godwin, NC 28344

Altman’s Grocery Barn and Grill is a 4th generation business offering a wide range of products including gas, groceries, a grill and more. M-F 6AM-8PM Sat 7AM-8PM Sun 1PM-6PM  


15874 Spiveys Corner Hwy, Dunn, NC 28334

Country Cooking 7 Days a Week Monday – Saturday – 5:30 am – 8:00 pm Sunday  –  6:00 am – 2:00 pm Annabella’s will feature southern cooking with breakfast, lunch, […]

Big Daddys

107 Williams St. Autryville, NC 28318

Big Daddy’s Grill serves everyone’s favorite food…old fashioned burgers like no other. A quiet country grill setting with that southern touch on food, you’re taste buds will thank you!  

Brock’s Grocery & Grill

8353 Newton Grove Hwy., Dunn, NC 28334

Serving the best home cooked breakfast and lunch, Brocks Grocery & Grill has a small town atmosphere and friendly staff that cant be beat.   M- F 6AM-10AM Sat-Sun CLOSED

Burney’s Sweets & More

107 Vance Street, Clinton, NC 28328

Burney’s Sweets & More is a family owned sweet shop offering everyone’s favorite glazed croissants and made from scratch deli sandwiches using family deli recipes. M-F 7AM-4:30PM Lunch: 10:30AM – […]

China Wok

312-B Main St., Newton Grove, NC 28366

China Wok is a family owned and operated restaurant with excellent food and great take out. M-Sun 10:30AM – 10PM

Colleen’s Country Kitchen

15 S. Ingold Ave. , Garland, NC 28441

Feed the whole family, at Colleen’s Country Kitchen. A great staff and a great atmosphere, with different daily specials each day. M-W 5AM-3PM Th-Sat 5AM-9PM Sun 6AM-12PM

Cool Beans Coffee and Ice Cream

102 W Williams St, Autryville, NC 28318

Cool Beans is a local coffee and ice cream shop in Autryville. There hours range from: Monday:  7:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m                  […]

Dairy Queen of Clinton

1837 Southeast Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

Home of the landmark machine “Bessie”, the Dairy Queen of Sampson County is a locally owned and international award winning location.  Soft serve ice cream and signature shakes top the […]

Eastern Chinese / Roseboro

306 N. East St, Roseboro, NC 28382

Eastern Chinese III

53 E. Front Street, Garland, NC 28441

Eastern Chinese offers delicious food with quick service, with  sit-down and take-out available. M-Sun 11AM-10PM

Eastern Chinese Restaurant

310 Northeast Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

Eastern Chinese offers delicious food with quick service, with  sit-down and take-out available.  M-Sun 11AM-10PM

Eddie’s Cafe

502 Main Street, Newton Grove, NC 28366

Eddie’s Café is the oldest, longest operating restaurant in the area and has been in business for over 50 years, specializing in BBQ and seafood. Daily lunch buffet, and dinner […]

El Jacalito

708 Southeast Boulevard, Clinton, NC 28328

El Jacalito is “Auntentica Taqueria” offering the best authentic Mexican dishes. M-F 11AM-8PM Sat-Sun 8AM-7PM  

El Mazatlan

1351-D Sunset Ave., Clinton, NC 28328

El Mazatlán is a popular family owned and operated Tex-Mex restaurant with fresh food prepared daily. M-Sun 11AM-9PM

Garland Pizza

103 S. Ingold Ave., Garland, NC 28328

Garland Pizza is a great small town pizza place with great food, great prices, and a great atmosphere. They also offer delivery. T-Sat 11AM-9PM  

Gracie’s Grill

123 Vance St., Clinton, NC 28328

Famous for their hotdogs, Gracie’s Grill is the place to got for great food, great service and a great atmosphere. M-Sat 6:30AM-5PM

Hall’s Grill

4560 Hayne Stretch Rd, Roseboro, NC 28382

American Restaurant located in Roseboro, NC serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, and other sandwiches.

Hong Kong City Restaurant

1236 Sunset Ave., Clinton, NC 28328

Hong Kong City is home to one of the largest buffet’s with an all you can eat Chinese and American cuisine M-Sun 11AM-10PM

Hot Bowl Hibachi Express

310 Northeast Bvld, Clinton, NC 28328

Hot Bowl Hibachi Express is a Mongolian style buffet with a wide variety of meat, veggies, and sauces for you make your hibachi bowl exactly how you want it! Hours: […]

Hunter’s Cafe

704 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Roseboro, NC 28382

Hunter’s Café is a delicious restraint offering hamburgers and hotdogs, fresh off the grill. M-Sat 6AM-2PM

Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries

201-A West Railroad St., Clinton, NC 28328

Features 50’s Family Style Dining, featuring American classics you know and love, from cheeseburgers and crispy onion rings to old-time rock n’ roll. M-Th 11AM-9PM F-Sat 11Am-10PM Sun 12PM-9PM

Jenna Bug’s Cafe

421 Elizabeth Street, Clinton, NC 28328

Hours are: Monday – Friday – 5:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday  –  5:00 am to 11:00 am Sunday – Closed

Jennifer’s Grill

426 E. Morisey Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

Jennifer’s Grill is a local favorite and is a must for breakfast and lunch, they also serve dinner on Monday nd Tuesday nights. M-F 7AM-2Pm  

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

1012 Sunset Ave., Clinton, NC 28328

La Hacienda is dedicated to serving fresh authentic Mexican cuisine everyday. They offer a wide variety of dinner, combos, lunches, desserts, beverages and more. M-Th 11AM-10PM F-Sat 11AM-11PM Sun 11AM-9PM

Locos Mexican Grill and Restaurant

41 E. Front St., Garland, NC 28441

Locos Mexican Grill is a local favorite for delicious Mexican food and great service. Mon-Sun 11AM-9PM

Mary’s Restaurant

352 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

Mary’s Restaurant is a hidden gem in Clinton, with great southern home cooked meals, unbeatable service and a family friendly atmosphere.

Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant

307 E. Dr Martin L King Jr Blvd, Roseboro, NC 28382

Monday through Thursday 11am – 9:30pm Friday 11am – 10:30pm Saturday 11:30am-10pm Sunday 11:30am-9:00pm

Mi Finca

1101 Lisbon St., Clinton, NC 28328

Some of the best Mexican food around, Mi Finca is sure to please everyone’s taste bud and is a popular place among the locals, because of their friendly staff and […]

Old Store Cafe

719 Johnston Hwy, Newton Grove, NC 28366

The Old Store Cafe, specializes in lunch just like your grandma would make. Lunch and dinner specials posted daily on Facebook.  Delicious Desserts too. M-F 6AM-1:30AM – Breakfast and Lunch […]

Parkside Sports Grille

521 Clinton St., Newton Grove, NC 28366

Parkside Sports Grille is a sports-themed restaurant spotlighting local high school athletes in Sampson County.  Patrons will have the opportunity to view college and professional sporting events while enjoying a […]

Pizza Inn

1103 Sunset Ave., Clinton, NC 28328

Pizza Inn is everyone’s go-to for an all you can eat pizza buffet, and the perfect place to host group parties and outings.  MON-THURS 11:00 AM-9:00 PM, FRI-SAT 11:00 AM-10:00 […]

Railroad Street Steakhouse

102 SW Railroad St., Roseboro, NC 28382

Railroad Steakhouse provides guests with an unique dining experience with the finest steak, Prime Rib, chicken and pork all grilled to perfection.  Open THURS 5:00PM-9:00PM, and kids eat free on […]

Ribeyes Steakhouse of Clinton

100 Westover Rd., Clinton, NC 28328

Ribeyes specializes in fresh grill items featuring choice steaks brand quality Ribeyes.  A healthy concept without any fried food and boasting a 40 item salad bar packed with healthy fresh […]

Ruby Tuesday

1118 Sunset Ave., Clinton, NC 28328

Ruby Tuesdays is a casual chain restaurant offering a wide variety of food, large salad bar, cocktails and a convivial vibe sue to please everyone.  

Salem Pizza

1245 N. Salemburg Hwy., Salemburg, NC 28385

Salem Pizza offers the best buffet around!  Salem Pizza is sure to please everyone with their wide variety of comfort food options.  Serving lunch and dinner.

Salemburg Restaurant & Grill

100 S Main St., Salemburg, NC 28385

Salemburg Restaurant & Grill is a local favorite for old fashioned hamburgers and food served fresh and hot with the perfect hometown feeling.  M-S 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  

Sandpiper Seafood

1370 Hobbton Hwy., Clinton, NC 28328

Sandpiper Seafood is a local favorite for Seafood and American food.  They have a great atmosphere and have generous servings so that you won’t leave hungry.

Sharon’s Country Diner

103 W. Main St., Clinton, NC 28328

Sharon’s is a very popular diner serving everyone’s favorite breakfast including pancakes, country ham, grits and more.  MON-FRI 5:00 AM-11:00 AM, closed SUNDAY.

Shell’s Grill

1353 Tomahawk Hwy., Harrells, NC 28444

Come taste what Shell’s Grill is doing to transform classis American cuisine.  At Shell’s Grill, service is a priority. A hearty salad, juice burger, or classic chicken….All of your favority […]

Southern Smoke BBQ

29 Warren St, Garland, NC 28441

Southern Smoke BBQ smokes part the old-fashioned way, slow and low over oak wood.  Open THURSDAY and FRIDAY at lunch.  Make sure you get there early at 11:30 AM sharp […]

Southern Style Barbecue & Fried Chicken

338 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

Southern Style has the best fried chicken, chicken tenders and BBQ around served with sides and fixings like your grandma would make.  MON-FRI 10:30 AM-8:00 PM, and SAT 10:30 AM-6:00 […]

Taco Rico

203 Fayetteville St., Newton Grove, NC 28366

Taco Rico is a family owned business specializing in fresh authentic Mexican food with great service.

Taqueria Romero’s

207 Vance Street, Clinton, NC 28328

Ted’s Charcoal Steakhouse

337 Northeast Boulevard, Clinton, NC 28328

Ted’s signature rub and open-flame charcoal grill brings out the unique flavors in every piece of meat they cook.  Starting with Grade A Prime beef, they apply their signature rub […]

The Farm House Cafe & Bakery

301 Raleigh St, Newton Grove, NC 28366

The Farm House Est. 2020 is a family owned and operated restaurant located in the heart of Newton Grove, NC.  We specialize in country breakfast and lunch. Interstate 40 exit […]

The Gristmill Restaurant

215 Faison Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328

The Gristmill is the perfect place to get a quick and delicious meal.  Southern home style cooking. Open for Breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, 5:00 AM-1:30 PM, and […]

Tokyo Express

1407 Sunset Ave G, Clinton, NC 28328

Informal shopping-center venue for Japanese hibachi meals, egg rolls, noodles & sushi.


341 Northeast Blvd, Clinton, NC 28328

Tokyo’s Express serves Japanese Hibachi meals, egg rolls, noodles, sushi and the best rice bowls.  Fine Asian Cuisine.  SUN-THURS 1:00 AM-9:00 PM, FRI-SAT 11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Tony’s Store and Grill

904 W Roseboro St. Roseboro, NC 28382

Tony’s Grill serves a delicious breakfast and lunch. The sausage dogs are a must have and the atmosphere will make you feel at home.

Tortillas Carolina Tacos

411 Southeast Blvd, Clinton, NC 28328

Tortillas Carolina, home of the Authentic Mexican Food Tortillas, both corn and flour, and are made daily.  Two locations to serve you. 411 Southeast Blvd., Clinton, NC    

Tortilleria Los Remedios

200 Clinton St., Newton Grove, NC 28366

Tortilleria Los Remedios is known for their true authentic Mexican and Latin American cuisine.  

Tortillerias San Juan

21 W Front St., Garland, NC 28441

Fresh corn and flour tortillas made every day.  Tortillerias serves delicious chips and salsa.  Their corn tortillas are hot and ready to eat on the spot.  MON-FRI 9:00 AM – […]

Vinny’s Downtown – Roseboro

103 W Roseboro St. Roseboro, NC 28382

Uncle Vinny’s Pizza in downtown Roseboro, is everyone’s favorite place to go for their favorite Italian dishes. With great food and great service, they will make you feel like family! […]

Wa Chang Chinese

206 Southeast Blvd. Clinton NC 28328

Wa Chang Chinese is a great American-Chinese restaurant that offers a wide selection of food.

Woody’s Place

1301 Beaman Street, Clinton NC 28328

Woody’s is a great soul food restaurant as well as an American restaurant. Many meat, vegetable and dessert choices daily.