Lillington Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lillington

April 14, 2018 Merry Kessler

Lillington is a town in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,194 at the 2010 census, and was estimated in 2016 to be 3,581. It is the county seat of Harnett County. Lillington is a part of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, which is also a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.
Things to do in Lillington

1. Dunkin' Donuts

1126 N Main St, Lillington, NC 27546-6640 +1 910-893-4434
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By LilMiss1 - Lillington, North Carolina

This Dunkin' Donuts is in a gas station. It is what you'd expect for that. I stopped and picked up a take out container of coffee for a group and the gas station attendant was really nice. The coffee was good.

2. Oaxaca Flavor Tacos

1501 Main St, Lillington, NC 27546-8188 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 910-893-4927
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Oaxaca Flavor Tacos

Reviewed By BalajiS - Cary, North Carolina

Ride Hwy 55, 42 and 401 for some nice views and have lunch here. It's a mom and pop place and has incredibly tasty food that is made from scratch. I get Tostada vegetarian and use both the red and green sauce alternating to enjoy both flavors.

The food is pretty inexpensive as well.

3. Creek Coffee House

75 Marshbanks St, Lillington, NC 27546-6710 +1 910-893-3337
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Tami S

We were visting our son at Campbell University this weekend and he suggested I try PCP (Pumpkin Caramel Pecan) frozen coffee. It was phenomenal! My husband got the frozen Chai Latte and it was delicious as well. They serve hot and iced beverages and smoothies. The folks there are extremely friendly and happy to make suggestions. A definite gem! Love this place and will continue to go there each time we are at Campbell!

4. Sweet Magnolias

9 W Front St, Lillington, NC 27546-6677 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 910-814-3850
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Sweet Magnolias

Reviewed By LilMiss1 - Lillington, North Carolina

I have eaten here several times, but never carry out. Recently, I ordered a carry out meal. The nacho wrap was a mess. It was poorly wrapped and not cut all the way through. The meat was overcooked and dry. There was hardly any sauce on the wrap which, combined with the overcooked meat, made the wrap seem to be bland.

From my experiences, I would recommend this restaurant for a sit-down lunch meal. Although I did not get either this time; I recommend the grape salad and the chocolate eclair cake. I have had both several times and they are consistently good.

The atmosphere is really cute. The bathrooms are always very clean.

5. County Seat Sports Grille

1 W Front St, Lillington, NC 27546-6677 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 910-514-9670
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
11%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

County Seat Sports Grille

Reviewed By 109carmeng - Coats, North Carolina

Had a great first experience. Took my father & brother and we all enjoyed our meal. The BLT, Rueben and chicken special . All great.

6. Mi Casita

111 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546-7854 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 910-814-4216
Excellent
55%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Mi Casita

Reviewed By 560lynm - Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

We have never had a bad experience there. Staff friendly and we were there right around lunch time. Crowded but still plenty of seating. Greeted and Seated immediately. Their lunch specials menu was quite large and priced reasonably. Food was served HOT and refills of beverages were on going. I asked for extra sour cream and got a dessert size bowl of it! All foods were tasty and the chips and salsa were great, too.
We plan to return there again soon.

7. Lillington Sports Zone Restaurant and Grill

320 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546-8285 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 910-514-9600
Excellent
36%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Lillington Sports Zone Restaurant and Grill

Reviewed By Dianne J - Lillington, North Carolina

Love
this place. Every time I try something new it is good. I just tried the Campbell Wrap and it is delicious. Oh well, just more added to choose from that I like!

Haven't tried the bar but a lot of folks do. It must be good.

8. Waffle House

304 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546-8285 Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Diner, American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 910-814-2138
Excellent
35%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Waffle House

Reviewed By NYSkeptic - Albany, New York

Stayed next door at the hotel. They served breakfast but there there was more cellophane and plastic wrap than edible items. Walked to Waffle House and was welcomed by multiple calls of "Welcome to Waffle House" - including from some of what must be regular customers sitting at tables. I hadn't been to Waffle House in decades and it was almost they recognized me and welcomed me back. And I'm glad I stopped in.

The restaurant was clean and well lit, and the service was quick, friendly, and attentive without being intrusive. The cook was a very young man who stood ramrod straight and was a virtual machine at cranking out eggs, meats, waffles, sausage biscuits, hash browns and grits. We had an assortment of what seemed like everything in every variety - all of it seeming to be on individual plates making for an entertainingly crowded table and a nightmare for the dishwasher.

Everything tasted like I expect a full Southern breakfast to taste, from the butter sticking to the over-easy eggs (kudos to the cook who understood the difference between over-easy and over hard), cinnamon toast with apple butter, sausage, bacon, and hot coffee, served simple, as it should be. The only surprise was the waffle itself. It was crisp, cooked perfectly, and had a great batter taste. But after years of motel Belgian style waffles, I forgot what a real waffle is like. Thinner and richer with small holes - and with a taste that is very different than the por, flip, and wait for the beep variety. This was real.

Small downer - and only a nit. Some of the staff were young ladies and put money in the jukebox to play music. I will listen to almost anything but the machine was louder than it needed to be on a Sunday morning and was a bit too present for me. A volume change is all it would take to help.

Well served and well fed. Worth the number at the bottom of the bill. And I'll visit again. Thanks for the welcome back, Waffle House!

9. Fish Fry

1001 S Main St, Lillington, NC 27546-5634 Wheelchair Accessible Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 910-893-9476
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By housj - Raleigh, NC

Good seafood at a great price! We got the seafood platter and it was enough food for two people. The seafood is fried calabash style! Enjoy!

10. Hardee's

1102 Main St, Lillington, NC 27546-8190 American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 910-893-2187
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Bkaymc - NC

We've eaten here several times, and I usually get the Frisco Burger, and my hubby the chicken tenders. Their burgers are so tasty!... really are delicious and juicy and very well done!

For some reason, lots of time we have to pull up and wait for our food... actually, it seems most everyone else does too that's not eating inside. They must be cooking every order on demand... not really sure.

For the deliciousness of their food and their BIG juicy burgers cooked to perfection, we rate them 4 stars. They'd get 5 if we didn't have to wait so much.

Staff is usually really cordial and helpful!

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