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. Coffee Bar: M-F  7 AM-10:30 AM 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, & dinner. Friday’s – Seafood dinner Saturday’s ONLY lunch & dinner will be Mexican food!  

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

Burgers & Moore

7936 Turkey Highway Turkey, NC

Come see us at Burgers & Moore grill in Turkey, NC! Our mission statement: To prepare good food with great service at a reasonable price while providing a place that promotes community and encouragement

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 – 2:30PM  

Carolina Fish Fry Company

125 Southeast Blvd, Clinton, NC 28328

Everyone’s favorite seafood place offering drive thru and sit down style service. M-Th. 11Am – 9PM F-Sat 11AM – 9:30 PM Sun 11AM – 5PM

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

https://www.facebook.com/coolbeansautryville/ @coolbeansautryville Local coffee and ice cream.

Cool Beans Coffee and Ice Cream

101 E Roseboro St, Roseboro, NC 28382

https://www.facebook.com/coolbeansroseboro/ @coolbeansroseboro Local Coffee and Ice Cream Shop

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 menu. M-Sat 11AM – 10:30 pm Sun 1PM – 10:30PM

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

Eastern Chinese Restaurant of Roseboro

306 North East Street, Roseboro, NC 28382

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 buffet. M-F 11AM – 8:30 PM

El Cazador 3

307 E. MLK Blvd., Roseboro, NC 28382

El Cazador is a Tex-Mex restaurant that has been a locally family business for over 50 years. M- Th 11Am-10PM F-Sat 11AM-11PM Sun 11AM-9:30 PM

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

Hibachi Time

101 E Roseboro St, Roseboro, NC 28382

Food Truck, outside in parking lot of Cool Beans Coffee and Ice Cream. DOWNTOWN ROSEBORO 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm dao;u #hibachiislife  

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: Sun 11-9:30 Mon CLOSED Tue-Thur 11-9:30 Fri & SAT 11-10

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. M-Sun 11AM-9PM

Merritt’s Salemburg Grill

100 S Main St., Salemburg, NC 28385

Merritt’s Salemburg 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.  

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 atmosphere. Mon-Sun 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Oasis Oyster Bar & Grill

1370 Hobbton Hwy., Clinton, NC 28328

Oasis Oyster is an enthusiastic Bar & Grill in Clinton, NC.  They use the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere.  Choose to dine in the bar area or in a more formal sit down setting, and you must try the house specialty, the “Funky Monkey”. CLOSED MON-TUES WED – THUR – 5:00 PM – […]

Old Store Cafe

719 Johnston Hwy., Newton Grove, NC 28366

The Old Store Cafe, specializes in lunch just like your grandma would make. Lunch specials daily. M-F 6AM-1:30AM Sat 6AM-10:30 AM Sun 7AM-10:30 AM  

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 variety of American cuisine.  In addition, PSG does offer a selection of beers, wines and mixed drinks.  Bar available.  WED-THUR 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 5:00 PM-9:00 […]

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 PM, SUN 11:00 AM-9:00 PM.

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 Thursdays.  Dining Room open FRI-SAT 5:00 PM-10:00PM.  SUNDAY 11:30 AM-2:00 PM, serving some great country meals such as pot roast, meatloaf, pork shops, etc.

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 options. Bar available. Open 7 days a week, serving lunch and dinner.

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.

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 American dishes are made fresh daily.  MON-SAT 6:00 AM-2:30 PM, Closed SUNDAY.

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 to get the finest BBQ and home cooking around.  They also offer BBQ sauces and merchandise that are available to purchase, and also offer catering […]

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 PM


935 Sunset Avenue, Clinton, NC 28328

sweetFrog is a premium self-serve frozen yogurt shop.  They offer over 100 flavors and a topping bar with all types of sweet treats, no matter the combo, you can’t go wrong.  SUN-THURS 11:30 AM-10:00 PM, FRI-SAT 11:30 AM-11:00 PM

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.

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 and allow the flavors to permeate the meat before grilling.  They offer steaks, seafood and have a great salad bar.  SUN-THURS 11:00 AM-9:00 PM, FRI-SAT […]

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 341   Hours Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Closed Saturday and Sunday

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 dinner is served THURSDAY and FRIDAY nights,  5:00 PM – 8:00PM.

The Hungry Farmer Restaurant

2474 Issac Weeks Rd., Clinton, NC 28328

Where “GREAT” People go for “GREAT” food, the Hungry Farmers offers traditional American style food and seafood. Th-F 5PM-9PM Sat 4PM-9PM Sun 11:30 AM-2:30PM

Tokyo Express

1407 Sunset Ave G, Clinton, NC 28328

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

Tokyo’s Express

1407-G Sunset Ave., 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


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

104 Northeast Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

Tortillas Carolina, home of the Authentic Mexican Food Tortillas, both corn and flour, and are made daily.  MON-TUES 9:00 AM-7:00 PM, THURS-SAT 9:00 AM-7:00 PM, SUN 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.

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 – 7:00 PM. SAT-SUN 6:00 AM-7:00 PM

Uncle 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! T-Th 11 Am-9PM F 11AM-10PM Sat 4PM-10PM Sun 11:30AM-4PM

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.