Sweet N Savory Cafe

Review by: Michael Stern

While Sweet N Savory’s menu is extensive, with something for everyone at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it also is possible to eat local at this very popular place.

True-South specialties include country ham biscuits, biscuits & gravy,  buttermilk fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and fried shrimp, and shrimp & grits as well as a dish titled Shrimp Without the Grits. Seekers of something uniquely regional should check out the Carolina Bowl, which is a foundation of buttery cheddar cheese grits upon which are piled pulled pork, collard greens, a couple of eggs, pickled jalapeno peppers, and a scattering of crisp onion straws.

The on-premises bakery makes all kinds of breads, rolls, and pastries, including an immense, thickly-iced cinnamon raisin bun that locals love; but my go-to morning meal is Wrightsville Beach French toast. That’s extra-thick slices of baked-here cinnamon raisin bread sopped in egg batter and fried, then topped with fruit and whipped cream and accompanied, if desired, by eggs and/or breakfast meat.

While it’s not an undiscovered, hidden gem (you likely will wait for a table), Sweet N Savory is a good place to know about when you’re very hungry (portions are generous) and want a wide choice of things to eat, morning, noon, or night, 7 days a week.

What To Eat

Carolina Bowl

Wrightsville Beach French Toast

Cinnamon Raisin Bun


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