And the best restaurant in N.C. is … right here in Chatham County!

Fearrington has earned another accolade! This Chatham County town, recently dubbed as “the most educated place in N.C.,” is home to one of the top restaurants in the nation.

Last month, OpenTable named Fearrington House No. 3 on a list of top restaurants in the U.S. (You can see the full list here). OpenTable based its list on the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to the Fearrington House and say congratulations! It’s so exciting to know one of America’s best eateries is right here in Chatham County.

About Fearrington House:

The Fearrington House provides an intimate dining experience for visitors to Fearrington Village, a inn/shopping venue/spa in Pittsboro. Executive Chef Colin Bedford has been with the restaurant since 2005, and he continues craft delicious farm-to-fork meals.

The Fearrington House is perfect for those looking to celebrate a special occasion, such as an anniversary or birthday. The menu changes seasonally, and once a dish leaves the menu, it never comes back, as Chef Bedford and his team are constantly experimenting new ideas. Every time you go, you should see something new (but it’s always delicious)!

Currently, you can enjoy everything from bacon to mushrooms to tenderloin to ginger cakes! Fearrington House also has a fantastic wine selection.

One last tidbit: The Fearrington House is the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in the U.S. to be Green Certified.

Other things to do in Fearrington:

Fearrington has more to offer than just good eats! If you’re new to the area, stay a few nights in the Fearrington House Inn and browse through the Village Shops. You’ll get a taste of how delightful this area can be!

  • Stay at the Fearrington House Inn: Regularly voted one of America’s top small hotels, the Fearrington House Inn is a charming, classic venue, and a perfect stop for those traveling along the East Coast. The Inn is located midway between Washington, D.C., and  Charleston, S.C., and minutes from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Browse through the Village Shops: The Fearrington Village Center is home to plenty of charming stores! Try out McIntyre’s Books, one of the South’s most celebrated independent bookstores; Dovecote Style, a clothing store that also offers accessories and gifts; and Haven, an indulgent spa boutique to pamper yourself at home.

More Top Triangle Restaurants!

A few other N.C.-based restaurants also cracked the Top 100, many of which are in the Triangle. As you may know, the Triangle cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are right up the road from Pittsboro. If you’re in the area, be sure to check out Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar, Saint Jacques French Cuisine, and Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, all in Raleigh, and Herons in Cary. Congratulations to all of these fine dining places!

Photo Credit: Fearrington Village Inn