Like every vibrant community, Sanford offers plenty of diverse dining experiences. Of course the leading restaurant chains and national fast food establishments are well represented and do a great job of serving our residents.
However, we encourage you set aside some time to frequent the dozens of locally owned and operated eateries as well. Each is unique and special in its own way. The diversity of the Sanford and Lee County community is also very evident in ALL the types of food we serve.
Our fine dining and casual restaurants cover a lot of ground. They include ethnic cuisines of many types, standard American fare, cafes & sports bars, breakfast bakeries & late night hangouts, as well as traditional North Carolina Barbeque joints that know how to go “whole hog” with all the Southern family-style fixins and sides. And of course, it wouldn’t be right to overlook all the places in Sanford that specialize in tasty desserts of all shapes and sizes!
The immediate Downtown Sanford area is home to roughly two dozen dining establishments, and the county-wide region features over a hundred places to enjoy tasty food, great service and the company of friends and family.
If you’d like suggestions about specific cuisine or dining concepts, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Welcome To Sanford. We’ll do our best to provide you with a handful of great options to experience.