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Mrs Lacy's Magnolia House

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405 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330-4208
11:00 - 14:00
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Sanford, North Carolina
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I attended a luncheon with about 20 people. The waitress delivered our food perfectly and everyone was pleased with their food. She also managed to take our payments unobtrusive while we talked. We all payed separately.

Thank Suzanne R
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten at Mrs Lacy's numerous times and have never been disappointed. If you have never been to a proper tea Room this is the chance to experience one. The food is really good and the deserts are divine. The service is spot on! You may want to try their cakes and buy extra cakes to take home. Prices are... More 

Thank yolandag930
Laurel Hill, North Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

First of all, my wife & I have to drive an hour to get here...and it's worth it! Fantastic atmosphere in an old house. Service is great, your food gets to you in record time usually, and food is great. Highly recommended!!!!!!

Thank Art_Brock
Cary, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My wife and I take regular day trips from our location in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina and this week's trip was to Sanford, NC to vist the Endor Iron Furnace. I did a search for good restaurants in the area and Mrs. Lacy's Magnolia House popped up as the #1 restaurant (of 100) in Sanford so... More 

Thank TheKinseyReport
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have never had a bad item at this location. The desserts are to die for. Two concerns: Their hours are quite limited and the parking is atrocious. The restaurant is in an old house, which is part of its charm, but it is really cramped.

Thank Danette F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Don't let the "tea room" part scare you guys off. They have good, healthy food that even guys I know admit they enjoy. It's a great place to have a shower or birthday party (upstairs) and feels very down home yet elegant. That's hard to pull off. I love their desserts, you've got to sample one. I normally never get... More 

Thank tammyb2442015
Southern Pines, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A fantastic spot for a hearty lunch in Sanford. Although very busy, the service is quick and with a great smile. It is only open for lunch hours, and not on Sunday. The food is great and prices very reasonable. It will fill you up.

Thank abegosh
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Wow excellent service and food. This old house ambience was great . We recommend the shrimp chowder and loaded backed potato.

Thank D'Wayne H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a local favorite, nothing special about atmosphere, but very pleasant wait staff and very good food, Always full, so you may have to wait.

Thank 854maryannf
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Mrs Lacy's is a wonderful stop for a special lunch. We took my 85-year-old mother, 4-year-old niece and two teenage boys on a school holiday. Everyone had a nice time ((Granny and the little one) had a "tea party" with hot tea, followed by a good lunch and wonderful desserts. The Hershey's cake is famous around here, but you can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330-4208
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: 9197708038

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?