Fodor's Expert Review Mama Dip's Country Kitchen

$ Chapel Hill American

In Chapel Hill, Mildred Cotton Council—better known as Mama Dip—is just about as famous as Michael Jordan. That's because she and her restaurant, which serves authentic home-style Southern meals in a roomy, simple setting, have been on the scene since the late '70s. Chicken and dumplings, ribs, and country ham as well as fish, beef, salads, a mess of fresh vegetables, and melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk biscuits appear on the lengthy menu. Mama Dip's two cookbooks explain her famed "dump cooking" method and have more than 450 recipes.

American Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Southern $

Quick Facts

408 W. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27516, USA


Known For:
  • Southern comfort food, including chicken and dumplings and biscuits
  • Family-run local establishment
  • Friendly service

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