Very loud, tight seating, friendly service, but slow. The food is good, rather pricey for fried chicken. Sides are very tasty. Love the greens best! We got our order to go and had a couple of meals with the leftovers. We had the hot chicken and it is really spicy- in a good way.
Overall, our experience at N.C. Red was outstanding. From the hostess to the servers, everyone was extremely personable and wanted to ensure we had a great experience. Even though it was a crowded Saturday night, table turnover was handled well and everyone was very attentive, even the manager stopped by a couple times to chat and check on us. We started out with the calamari and, wow was it good! It was tender, and flavorful, the sauce was light and added a nice touch. For our main course we split a whole chicken, regular fried style, with biscuits, mac n cheese, collard greens, and horseradish potato salad. My boyfriend and I both had vivid dreams about the crispy, flavorful chicken skin that night... it was absolutely to die for. The collard greens were cooked perfectly, just like grandma makes. The Mac n cheese was very creamy with a crispy breadcrumb topping and had great flavor. The potato salad was also a wonderful addition to balance out the meal. We will definitely be back for date night or a night out with friends in the future, highly recommend this spot!
This place was great. Love New England type food and southern food and this place gives you both. We got the mussels as an app (SO GOOD - the sauce was amazing) and split the Nashville hot chicken with Mac and cheese and whatever the Asian-type rice side is. Literally loved everything we ate. Even the pickles were above average. We will definitely be returning customers.
NC Red was great. We went on Saturday night, so of course it was crowded, but it was delicious. The fried chicken is outstanding, as are the sides. The whole staff was friendly and welcoming. The only downside is the noise inside, but otherwise it was a great experience.
Got the whole fried chicken plus the sides. Yes a little expensive as the 2 sides were an extra $17 but if you are sharing it was totally worth it. They give you a ton of chicken and it was not more than the friend I shared with could eat by ourselves. As well as the sides were enough to share so for that if we had more people who wanted chicken at least 3-4 of us could've ate and been full. But since we didn't we both had plenty of food to take home and eat off of at least twice. Chicken and the Mac and cheese were yummy. The homemade hot sauce was also tasty. Along with the homemade pickled pickles that come on top of the chicken and the cornbread and biscuits. We really enjoyed.