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Miss Maude's Cafe

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206 E Main St, Benson, NC 27504-1509 (Formerly Benson Main Street Cafe)
+1 919-207-9000
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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California, Maryland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Not once did Mayberry or The Andy Griffith Show come to mind for this road trippin' Marylander (and big fan of the '60s series) during our stop in Benson this month to have breakfast at Miss Maude's Cafe with my brother-in-law, who drove over from southwest of Chapel Hill. None of us had been to the restaurant, or Benson, before.... More 

2 Thank John W
Benson, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This used to be a great hometown restaurant but went down hill fast. It used to have great quality food and was clean. Not so much anymore. We used to recommend it to everyone when we moved here 5 years ago. Would not now because it is just not up to the standards it should be.

Thank DanTillNC
The Village, Manhattan, NY
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207 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped here a couple years ago and have been meaning to come back (See previous review - still valid). Well, we did today and it is exactly as we remember. Good SOUTHERN cooking. (I am veggie and had a nice grilled cheese). The people I was traveling with were amazed. They had never had fried pork chops nor vegetables... More 

Thank stephrab
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Stop here for lunch as we head south. We love the local places as we can eat at chains anytime. We were created as soon as we sat down. As is the southern way sweet tea and half and half came immediately. We ordered the lunch special at the recommendation of our server. Chop steak smothered with onions and mushroom... More 

1 Thank Madmartins
Cora G, Owner at Miss Maude's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by to see us at Miss Maude's. We hope the next time you travel our way you will stop by again. More 

Benson, North Carolina
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Miss Maude's is a small establishment in downtown Benson but there chicken salad should earn a gold medal...it is the best I have ever eaten, even better than my mothers!!

1 Thank Mary Lynn S
Cora G, Owner at Miss Maude's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review about our chicken salad. We think it is pretty awesome as well. We do sell it by the pint and quart so feel free to come back and buy some for your use at home. More 

Benson, North Carolina
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Good country cooking in downtown Benson. Good people working there as well. Always leave full and we enjoy the food, portions and prices. It's a hole in the wall place but worth the stop.

1 Thank giddensw
Ridgeville, South Carolina, United States
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We love to stop at local cafes and diners when ever we travel. I won't be stopping at this one again. There were probably 15 customers there when we walked in and there was only one person on the floor taking orders and ringing up checks. If she had acknowledged us at all in the first 10 minute we were... More 

1 Thank Nancy C
Benson, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

My family and I have eaten here several times and have always had good service and the food has always been good!

Thank Jan S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

The service was very poor. The order was left under the warming light and not brought out for quite some time, so the appetizers were only lukewarm. The orders were mixed up and the food was terrible. The burgers were so salty they were nearly inedible. I will never go back.

4 Thank anbr2010
Richmond, Virginia
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393 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

We stopped by for lunch and were very please with our meals, good Southern cooking. The restaurant is old and needs some remodeling (they may be trying to keep it rustic looking) but the food was very good and had a very friendly staff. I had the hamburger steak with fried okra and coleslaw. My wife had a vegetable plate... More 

1 Thank duffey3700

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 E Main St, Benson, NC 27504-1509 (Formerly Benson Main Street Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Benson
  • Phone Number: +1 919-207-9000
Miss Maude's Cafe is located in downtown Benson, NC at the intersection of I95 and I40. We are one block from the grove in the center of town. Family-owned, we proudly occupy the same building that the famous "Dixon's Restaurant" was located.

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