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Mrs Lacy's Magnolia House

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$$ - $$$
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405 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330-4208
+1 919-777-6787
11:00 - 14:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

Thank RabbitFear
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

While we loved our sandwiches here, the desserts are amazing! Our favorite is the Victoria's Secret! Also love the cute glasses they give you for the lemonade. Everything was great here and are planning to come back soon!

Thank Mariah C
Northville NY
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We have been here several times and they have it set up like a Victorian tea. Antiques and lovely period furniture. They have awesome sandwiches and salads and it is popular place for lunch. We have not been here recently but will return in January. Reservations are a good idea as the rooms are small and fill up fast.

Thank maryambro
Sanford, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a typical, elegant eatery with the Southern hospitality charm. The food and the service is excellent. I've been here with family a couple of times and the quality is superb. A little lacking on the parking arrangement though.

Thank ayala52
Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Sandwich and salad menu. Tea room style. Yummy desserts .Could use a little freshening up but certainly worth a visit

Thank 241maryelleng

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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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: +1 919-777-6787

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