From elegant to casual to local treasures, Sanford offers plenty of diverse dining experiences. Explore a few options to consider!
Looking for a beef eater’s haven? Davison’s Steaks is a casual steakhouse featuring ribeye and filet mignon, plus seafood such as tuna and lobster scampi. Located just off of US-1 near Tramway at 1724 Westover Drive in Sanford, Davison’s has repeatedly been voted Lee County’s “Most Romantic Restaurant” as well as “Best Steaks” of Lee County.
Fairview Dairy Bar, at 109 Carbonton Rd, Sanford, is a neighborhood throwback offering a ’50s vibe and nostalgic American eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a fun family atmosphere and great food.
The Smoke and Barrel is Sanford’s feel-good neighborhood pub, with a focus on outstanding slow-cooked smoked meats, NC craft beer, and bourbon. See live local bands from all over North Carolina and enjoy seasonal menus. Come on out to 120 S Steele St, Sanford and see your friends at the Smoke and Barrel!
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. We invite you to explore all that Sanford has to offer!