Fayetteville, North Carolina can boast a 10-year-old downtown restaurant that is known for offering its patrons a finer take on some southern classics. Circa 1800 is a family-owned establishment whose Chef Bill and team take great pride in developing recipes that are often inspired by their own families’ best food memories. Not only that, but their mixologist extraordinaire, Tony, carefully curates the restaurant’s selection of North Carolina craft beer, wines, and spirits.
Add to that the fact Circa has made it their mission to get to know their patrons, to update their menu seasonally, and to consistently serve meals worth lingering over with loved ones, and you have the recipe for a stellar dining experience. I’ve had just about every type of meal at Circa—from their popular weekend brunch to a weekday business lunch to a five-course dinner with friends—and I can say with confidence that all three offer diners something to fall in love with.
Looking to have a special dinner during your visit? You can’t go wrong with their mainstays, such as Shrimp & Grits or Filet Tips, but the new Braised Pork Cheek entrée has piqued my interest. I recently fell in love with the Chilled Asparagus Salad over lunch with a friend and would also recommend everyone try their Fried Green Tomato Salad. It’s ridiculously hard to choose just one dish from their brunch menu; however, an all-star is the Southern Eggs Benedict.
Be sure to ask any of their knowledgeable waitstaff to recommend a beverage to pair. Then top it all off with one of their decadent desserts to ensure you have the full “Circa Experience.” Open for Mon. – Fri. Lunch, 11 am – 2:30 pm; Mon. – Thu. Dinner, 5 pm – 9 pm; Fri. & Sat. Dinner, 5 pm – 10 pm; Sat. & Sun. Brunch, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Directions to Circa 1800
I-95 Southbound to Exit 52A-52B, then 4.9 mi. west on NC 24 to Circa 1800
I-95 Northbound to Exit 46A-46B, then 6.8 mi. west on NC 87 to Circa 1800
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