Not Open Sundays

As of December 2016 we are not open on Sundays. We plan to resume Sunday openings in March 2018 on the first Sunday of each month, coinciding with Pittsboro First Sunday Arts & Crafts Fair. Please call ahead on a Sunday to inquire if we are open.

Sunday Brunch at The Roadhouse

Brunch Buffet First Sundays

We’re open for Pittsboro First Sunday, the day when  historic downtown Pittsboro opens up its doors and fills the sidewalks with crafts and specials for visitors. Pittsboro First Sundays begin in April and continue until December.

We currently serve select breakfast choices along with our regular Lunch Menu. Menu changes periodically.

The hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m (seating by 2:30pm).

Our Lounge

Additional seating for Brunch is available in our comfortable lounge. We call it the “Flat Tire Lounge” because some of the tables are made from tires with a plexiglass top. Guests can rest their feet and order something cool or something hot to eat or drink or both before heading out again. 

With the spirit of a street market and a wide variety of wares for sale, Pittsboro First Sunday is an event. If you haven’t been, you should make a half day of it.

Town of Pittsboro

Have you seen the colored map of Downtown Pittsboro created by the Pittsboro Business Association? You may want to print it out if it’s your first visit to the quaint and vibrant downtown center. A new one has been in the works in the early Spring 2015, see if it’s ready yet.





Book Signing Events at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Pittsboro Roadhouse has a spacious and comfortable lounge where local authors can hold book launch and signing events.


Author AlexSandra Lett

AlexSandra Lett and Greg Lewis

North Carolina Author AlexSandra Lett and Restaurant Owner Greg Lewis at the Pittsboro Roadhouse (2015)


Saturday December 5, 2015 between 1 and 4 pm

Monday December 7, 2015 between 6 and 9 pm

North Carolina author AlexSandra Lett will be signing books. Her latest book, The Harvest, has ties to Chatham County.

Harvest by AlexSandra Lett

She is the author of many books. Visit her website to find out more about AlexSandra.


Chatham, Wake, Orange & Lee County Authors Hold Book Signings

A number of local North Carolina authors have held their Pittsboro book launches at The Roadhouse including Douglas Baye Lorie, author of  Acaju.

Roadhouse Cafe Douglas Lorie Book Signing

For Europeans in the 1700s, Brazil was a frontier filled with dreams; dreams of saving souls, dreams of scientific discoveries, dreams of wealth. But sugar field wealth was only attainable with enslaving African and native peoples. Acaju opens with an abandoned baby at the gates of a Catholic mission, the enigmatic dark-skinned blue-eyed child, Jasy. Jasy   is raised and educated by a priest and by a Tupi foster mother who trains him the art of yerba mahtay tea. A writer of mystical realism, those who enjoy Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ works will enjoy Acaju.

The Pittsboro Roadhouse Lounge

Flat Tire Lounge at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Roadhouse Lounge

Pittsboro Roadhouse Lounge & Patio

Pittsboro Roadhouse Open Every Sunday Starting October 4, 2015

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store, the largest restaurant in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and the top combined restaurant / music venue in the greater Chapel Hill area, announced that it will be open every Sunday beginning October, 2015.

“For our first three years, people wanted us to be open every Sunday, but we needed a day off while establishing The Roadhouse. Now, with more resources in-house, we are pleased to be able to open,” said Chef Greg Lewis, owner of The Pittsboro Roadhouse since the summer of 2012.

Make Your Sundays Brigh-2015For the past two years, with encouragement from the Pittsboro Business Association, the Pittsboro Roadhouse opened on First Sundays, as part of Pittsboro First Sunday, providing plenty of indoor space for larger groups, restrooms and a comfortable lounge for visitors, in addition to a tasty lunch, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.

“Brunch was a hit,” Lewis said, “and we’ve been under pressure to open open every Sunday, ever since.” A number of times when holding meetings in the Roadhouse on a Sunday morning or afternoon, guests would knock on the door hoping they were open, Lewis told us.

Here are the unique local restaurants open for brunch on Sundays in Pittsboro.

Virlie’s is open from 8 am to Noon with a traditional brunch menu.

Small B&B is open 8 am – 2 pm.

Bella Donna’s is open 9 am to 3 pm.

Carolina Brewery offers brunch from 10 am to 2pm, but remains open until 11 pm Sundays.

The Pittsboro Roadhouse is open for brunch 10:30 – 3:00 with live acoustic music 11:30 – 2:30.

The food coop serves coffee and has a deli and lunch buffet.

The Chatham Marketplace (a 5 minute walk from downtown) is open 8 am – 8 pm on Sundays.

The Phoenix Bakery is a town darling drawing rave reviews for its very fresh pastries. They also serve coffee. 7 – 6:30 pm.

Several coffee shops are open:

Cafe Diem is open 9 – 5pm on Sundays.

On Sunday’s Blue Dot Coffee is only open on Pittsboro First Sunday noon – 5 pm.

Pittsboro also has fast food establishments which usually are open 7 days a week from early until late:

Hardee’s | Subway | McDonald’s | Waffle House | Bojangle’s | Highway 55

The Pittsboro Roadhouse is now open every Sunday, except holidays.

10:30 – 3:00 p.m. effective October 2015.


Brien Barbour

Tuesdays Nights at the Pittsboro Roadhouse we have acoustic music in the front dining room. Brien Barbour is one of our regulars on our acoustic nights.

AcousticGuitarist in NC Brien Barbour - Copy

Listen to Brien Barbour sing.

Brien’s family is rich in vocal and musical talent. He began playing guitar and singing in grade school. His debut TV appearance was at 10. He is classically trained in both voice and guitar.

With a champion quality whistler father, Brien learned from the best and integrates this lost art with his music.

What’s Brien Barbour’s sound? It’s a unique blend of easy-listening, classic love songs light rock, and folk; with a little country and bluegrass tossed in for fun.

Barbour’s music has been heard across the range of venues, restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, bars, pig-pickin’s, inns and festivals for garden parties,at weddings/receptions, even as a strolling minstrel.

Extensive repertoire. Covers many generations of music tastes.

Brien Barbour on Reverbnation

Brien Barbour on Reverbnation


Ed Davis in Pittsboro

Have a listen to the magical style of Ed Davis who performs periodically at the Pittsboro Roadhouse!

 Ed Davis, NC Musician

And this one:

More about Ed Davis, from Ed himself:

I have all sorts of video on my facebook wall, and several solo and duet recordings on youtube….the two main sources on youtube are listed under “Mikey Howell” and “Ed & George”

Pat Lyons (who lives nearby) and I, along with Wendi Serat, recorded some songs as “Wendi And The Flying Squirrels”.

Awards! I have won several First-Place ribbons for guitar at Shakori Hills, even won first place mandolin and third place banjo there!

I got to perform with several different groups there over the years…my newest musical partner, George Stewart and I, are listed as Number Two currently on the local Reverbnation.

I started playing in public when I was nine years old, as half a duet with my older brother. My music runs all over the place from hardcore country to rock and everything in between…but I love keeping it acoustic as much as possible…..old hippies, you know…hehe…

I currently live outside of Goldsboro where my wife and I have operated a portrait studio and herb gardens forever!

I know quite a number of people in your area, having met them either through the festivals or during visits with my daughter who lived in Moncure area. Looking forward to coming and performing….kinda a jeans and boots musician….music makes me smile and I lime to share! Peace!

We’re looking forward to having you play Ed! Thanks for choosing the Pittsboro Roadhouse!

PAST Performances

January 22, 2015 – 6 – 8 pm.

Kings of the Highway August 14

Kingsof theHighway NC Band Performing - 2ltKings of the Highway is a four piece Rock & Blues band that consists of Dan Stipe on lead vocals and guitar, David Bridenbaugh on guitar and vocals, Richard Freeman on drums and vocals and Mike Copeland on bass and vocals. Started in July 2013, they have fun playing great music and deliver classic rock and blues from artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, CCR, The Grateful Dead, The Eagles, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top and more.

Kings of the Highway at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Friday August 14, 2015 at 8 pm

Dan Stipe (vocals & guitar), David Bridenbaugh (guitar & vocals), Richard Freeman (drums & vocals), Mike Copeland (bass & vocals)

Richard Freeman (AKA, Lefty) learned to play from his father. His favorite drummers range from Ronnie Tutt, Rich Redman, Tommy Aldridge and Kenny Arnoff.

Alias – Mike. AKA, The Big Dog. Rocks the Richenbacker Bass. Did somebody say Grateful Dead?

Alias – Dan. AKA, T-bone. Vocals and guitar. Bruuuuuuuce!

Alias – David. AKA, The Mississippi Madman. Lead guitar. Beethoven. Chopin. Johnny Rotten.


Thursdays at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Open: 11 am

Close: 9 pm

Beer Specials: $4

Food Specials: $8 Lunch Special, click to see the meal of the day.

Live Music: 6 pm in the front dining room, click MUSIC to see what’s playing.

The Tokyo Rosenthal Program: 8 pm  A live recording of the Tokyo Rosenthal Program for radio.

Pittsboro Restaurants

Restaurants in Historic Downtown Pittsboro

Do you know how many Pittsboro Restaurants we have for you to choose from in 2014?


If we divide Pittsboro into different areas you can see what restaurants are in each one:


  1. Courthouse North – 3 Blocks up from the Historic Courthouse

    • Virlie’s – here forever, lots of old timers, good affordable food, high on service and home feeling, low on decor
    • Blue Dot Coffee – brand new to the Pittsboro scene in 2014, high on service, variety of drinks and sweets, home feeling and the brightest bathroom in town
    • S&T Soda Shop – step back in time, an old pharmacy, milk shakes and sodas, a classic
    • Phoenix Bakery – not officially a restaurant, but some of us make coffee and a muffin into a meal, indoor-outdoor
    • City Tap – hopping bar with light meals and lots of live music / indoor-outdoor
    • Cafe Diem – Quaint cool cafe with Steam Punk theme
    • Elizabeth’s – contemporary Italian restaurant
  2. Courthouse South

    • The Mod – contemporary and new since 2012, restaurant & bar with patio
    • John’s Pizza – a local “pizza joint”


    • The Pittsboro Roadhouse – contemporary burger and new American restaurant, lounge and bar with music and dancing, locally owned, community events, cooked-from-scratch fresh food, local, farm-to-table in season 
    • Angelina’s Kitchen – small friendly restaurant owned and managed by Angelina herself, with Greek and New Mexican inspired dishes, local and fresh
    • Al’s Diner – small town diner, been here for ever, good food, good service
    • Al’s Lunchbox – across the street from Al’s


(moving East from Courthouse Circle)

  1. East Street – Block 1
    • Hardee’s
  2. East Street – Block 2
    • Small B&B Cafe – small, cool, creative restaurant, not your ordinary fare
  3. East Street – Block 3 (Piggly Wiggly Plaza)
    • Bella Donna Italian Restaurant – polished and cozy Italian restaurant with very good food and romantic ambiance
  4. Food Lion Plaza
    • Subway
    • San Fernando Mexican Restaurant
    • China Inn
  5. YMCA Plaza & Across the Road


    • The Oakleaf – contemporary elegant dining
    • Chatham Marketplace – Fresh daily buffet, sushi, soups, salads in cooperative marketplace
    • Starlight Meadery – Mead wine tastings and events

POWELL PLACE (15/501 and Hwy 64)

  1. Powell Place West
    • Subway
  2. Powell Place East
    • Carolina Brewery
    • KFC / Taco Bell
    • McDonalds
    • New Japan
    • Papa Johns – take out only
    • & more

STAY TUNED — we’re working on our list!

So how many restaurants are there in Pittsboro North Carolina?

The Sunday Band Series at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Sunday Band Series at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

In April 2014, the Pittsboro Roadhouse, in partnership with John Wilson of Wilson Entertainment Services launched a special series called “Sunday Band Series at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.”

Looking to bring in bigger bands to downtown Pittsboro for an affordable and family friendly music event, John Wilson is drawing on his connections as a booking agent for bands to attract the talent.

The Sunday Band Series at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Sunday July 20, 2014 –  The Sand Band

(R&B, Soul / Beach Music, Blues) from Candor, NC.

3:00 Doors Open
4:00 Show Starts
$10 Cover
Kids 10 and under are free

Follow them on Facebook – The Sand Band.


Sunday June 22, 2014 – The Holiday Band

3:30 Doors Open
4:00 Show Starts
$10.00 Cover
Kids 10 and under are free
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Fries available for purchase
Cash bar


Sunday May 18, 2014 – The Castaways

3:30 Doors Open
4:00 Show Starts
$10.00 Cover
Kids 10 and under are free
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Fries available for purchase
Cash bar


Sunday April 27, 2014 – SHE BOPSHE BOP

3:30 Doors Open
4:00 Show Starts
$8.00 Cover
Kids 10 and under are free
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Fries available for purchase
Cash bar



Sunday April 6, 2014 – The Invaders

4:00 Doors OpenInvaders
4:30 Show Starts
$5.00 Cover
Kids 10 and under are free
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Fries will be sold
Cash bar



More events are in the works!

We greatly appreciate your support in coming and spreading the word about these good time events! Let’s have some amazingly fun times to enjoy now and remember in the years to come.