Dining

Cure your Craving with Diverse Dining Options in Fayetteville & Cumberland County 

Mash House Fayetteville and Cumberland County offer a smorgasboard of diverse dining options – for every taste and budget.  Point a compass in any direction in Cumberland County and you are bound to come across savory delicacies at every turn- seafood snatched fresh from the Carolina coast, BBQ like only us North Carolinians can pull off, Spanish cafes providing Latin flair and German bakeries serving the most mouth-watering treats are just a sampling of some of the cuisine we hold near and dear to our hearts – and bellies.

Read more to learn about some of the region’s fabulous dining options or download the International Cuisine Trail to see a great list of locally-owned favorites

Featured in Fay: Myron Jones

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If anyone is a true native son of Fayetteville, it’d be Myron, aka Mr. Fayetteville. The running joke in our office at the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is, if Myron isn’t related to someone here, he probably knows them (or their daddy or auntie). Our Director of Sales and a U.S. Air Force retiree has taught this native Texan much about Cumberland County—to include what it was like grow… [...]

Surprising Facts About Fayetteville, North Carolina

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How well do you know Cumberland County, NC and its history? Since Fayetteville predates the Revolutionary War, this area's history is steeped with people and places that have left their mark on our community, the nation, and even the world. When I saw NC Tripping share "50+ Facts about North Carolina That You Should Know, But Probably Don't" recently, I wondered if I could come up with an equally impressiv… [...]

40+ Holiday Events in the Fayetteville Area

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Call me old fashioned, but I think the holidays should be celebrated in their appropriate season. If you pay attention, there's a sweet rhythm to how the season begins, and that's especially true in Cumberland County. Earlier this week, city workers hung wreaths on all the light poles that line the main corridors of Cool Spring Downtown District, where I work and play. For me, that's one of those rituals th… [...]

Midway to Mickey

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Did you know Fayetteville, North Carolina, is almost exactly midway between New York City and Orlando? New York City to Fayetteville is a 551-mile drive, and Fayetteville to Orlando is a 534-mile drive. This would explain why our tourism surveys consistently show residents of these two states make up the largest demographic of visitors to Cumberland County year-round. Many of these travelers are snow… [...]

Cool Down in Fayetteville

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When it comes to planning summer vacations in the South, my priority will always be to look for places to escape the heat and keep cool. While North Carolina can boast some incredible mountain and beach destinations, the Sandhills region in which Cumberland County lies is often where I-95 travelers choose to stop on their treks north and south. Since Fayetteville happens to be the only major city in the sta… [...]

Mother’s Day Weekend: 50+ Things to Do in Cumberland County

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I grew up with that mom who was always turning special occasions into memorable experiences. I vividly remember a birthday when she packed up a picnic basket with fried chicken, deviled eggs, and cake, and we went looking for the perfect picnic spot in a pecan grove by the Brazos River. I don't recall the gifts I was given, because the experience was so much sweeter than the material things. She relentlessly… [...]

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