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Snappy Lunch

Opened on the 1920s to serve snappy lunches to workers of Mount Airy, Snappy Lunch hasn’t changed much as visitors will find the same diner that Andy Griffith ate at as a young boy while growing up in Mount Airy.

The restaurant is famous for its pork chop sandwich, a boneless, tenderized loin chop dipped in sweet-mile batter and fried until golden crisp. In an early episode of “The Andy Griffith Show,” Andy suggested to Barney that they go to the Snappy Lunch, and Andy also mentioned the Snappy Lunch in his version of the song "Silhouettes."

Snappy Lunch is open Monday through Friday, from 5:45 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays from 5:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.