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Little Country Kitchen Monroe, NC

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When I first started my YouTube channel back in 2016, my goal was to show the world all of the local hidden gems in the South. You know, restaurants where the locals go. Just like the Cheers theme song says” You wanna go where everybody knows your name”.

Sign out front on the Little Country Kitchen in Monroe, North Carolina.
The sign on the side front of the Little Country Kitchen | Monroe, NC

I wanted to curate a collection of these places so that when outsiders visit, they too can share my love of southern food from these local establishments. The local restaurants are the one that treats you like family.

Little Country Kitchen is a prime example of a restaurant that fits the mold. No one knew me here, but that did not matter. As soon as I walked in the door I felt welcomed. It was a joy to see the mix of people from different backgrounds mingling and talking over their morning coffee.

Location of the Little Country Kitchen

Little Country Kitchen is located on Old Charlotte Hwy in Monroe, NC. What used to be the main road, has now taken a back seat to the heavily traveled Hwy 74 (Independence Blvd). Of course, this is now considered a back road to some.

Even still, it is a heavily traveled road. You will need to be quick on your toes so you do not miss it because of a building that is just before it. It blocks the view of this building until you get right up on it. There is ample parking that surrounds the quaint little building. It has two entrances, but we chose the one that faces Old Charlotte Hwy.

Inside the Little Country Kitchen

Upon entering, we noticed the initial section was quite crowded with limited seating. However, upon further exploration, we discovered another area with more available seats.

Inside view of the Little Country Kitchen.

As we settled into our chosen spots, excitement filled the air as we eagerly scanned the menu. While seated, I couldn’t help but notice a sign displaying the daily special: “Saturday’s Special – 2 eggs, Country Ham, Hashbrowns or Grits, biscuits or toast for an unbelievable $5.95.” Country ham alone was enough to entice me, but the price truly sealed the deal; there was no need to peruse the rest of the menu.

The chalkboard inside the little country kitchen showcases the daily specials.

The food came out quickly!

Following our order, we sipped our coffee and patiently awaited our meals. Remarkably, our food arrived in no more than 7 to 8 minutes.

Coffee from the little country kitchen in Monroe, North Carolina.

My wife opted for a classic bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on toast, while I indulged in the chalkboard special. The coffee and cuisine proved to be delightful.

The grits, cooked to perfection, showcased an often underrated culinary skill, and Little Country Kitchen executed them flawlessly.

The grits were perfect from the little country kitchen.

The Country Ham, just as impressive, avoided the overcooking pitfall that some eateries stumble upon. Overall, it was a satisfying and memorable meal.

Country ham, grits, and fried eggs at the little country kitchen in Monroe, NC.

Next time I am in the area, I want to try out lunch at the Little Country Kitchen. I bet it is every bit as good as the breakfast was.

If you’re passionate about discovering hidden gem restaurants and sharing my love for breakfast, I highly recommend exploring one of my personal breakfast favorites: Joey’s Pancake House in the charming town of Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

We also have many other restaurants we have visited in North Carolina. If there is a place you like us to visit or if you love this review, leave us a comment below!

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In conclusion, our dining experience at Little Country Kitchen was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment we entered to the swift and attentive service, the restaurant delivered on all fronts.

The food, including a perfectly executed bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich and an enticing daily special, left our taste buds thoroughly satisfied. Notably, the grits were a standout, showcasing the kitchen’s dedication to getting even the simplest dishes right.

The Country Ham, cooked to perfection, further underscored the chef’s skill. Little Country Kitchen has clearly mastered the art of offering delicious, well-prepared comfort food at reasonable prices. It was a delightful meal that we won’t soon forget, and we look forward to returning for more culinary delights.

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Liz Mays

Thursday 7th of September 2017

Those grits are calling my name big time! I find they vary dramatically from place to place, and there's nothing like it when you hit a great bowl!

Southern Food Junkie

Thursday 7th of September 2017

You hit that spot on! I don't understand why many restaurants don't season their grits. It's better to cook them with salt than to add it yourself. I love mine thick too. I really appreciate you stopping by to visit.

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