Blue Ribbon Diner - Mebane
Remember when we did the write-up on the Tanger Outlet Mall and I complained about lack of dining options? Our newest contributor, Laura M., found a solution! By the way, check out the URL of the restaurant at the end. So bold; I love it.
Now if there is one thing I love more than food, it is shopping! And, the new(ish) Tanger Outlets, just down the road in Mebane, make this bargain-shopping mama smile. JCrew, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Gymboree, Carters . . . Oh, I could go on and on. But, if there one thing the outlets are lacking in is food choices. And while there is a McDonalds and a Bojangles right outside the mall’s entrance, sometimes you aren’t really in the mood for fast food. But, on a recent outlet shopping trip, the fam and I discovered a fabulous lunch spot that I had to share with y’all -- the Blue Ribbon Diner.
Blue Ribbon Diner is, well, your quintessential diner -- checkered floors, neon lights, chrome bar stools, blue retro booths, even a jukebox. Its menu is simple, homestyle diner food - cheeseburgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers, apple jack chicken and onion rings, milkshakes and pecan pie. Every dish is served with a helping of “endless fries,” which Baby B enjoyed swiping off his daddy’s plate. There are plenty of choices for kids - burgers, corn dogs, chicken fingers, grilled cheese, pasta, fruit cups. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, just good home-cookin’ in a fun, kid-friendly atmosphere. With balloons, crayons, coloring placemats and plenty of high chairs, it’s a great post-outlet shopping lunch stop when you’ve got the brood in tow.
Blue Ribbon Diner
1004 Mebane Oaks Rd.
(Exit 154 off I-40, just down the road from Tanger Outlets)
Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
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