Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of country fare at McLean’s Ole Time Cafe in Zebulon. This Groupon is only valid for lunch and dinner.
Since 1956, the McLean family has been serving up freshly prepared homestyle dishes in the warm, casual confines of its understatedly old-timey restaurant. Satisfy high-noon hungers with a spread of comfort eats, including sandwiches, soups, and burgers, such as the patty melt topped with sautéed onions, green peppers, and cheese on grilled texas toast ($4.49). At the sound of the dinner sousaphone, tuck into the fresh-baked, specially seasoned meatloaf ($7.29) or the hand-rolled chicken pastry ($7.29) accompanied by an entourage of sides, including mac 'n' cheese, fried okra, hash-brown casserole, and deviled eggs ($1.89 each). A decadent dessert of over-the-top fudge cake ($4.95) is enough to sweeten the teeth of two people, and the double-dip cheesecake on a stick ($3.59) brings back memories of wandering the midway of the Valhalla State Fair.
The large tables and ample seating at McLean’s Ole Time Cafe accommodate large broods or identical septuplet conventions. A kids' menu is also available to pacify picky progeny. McLean’s is open for lunch all week and for dinner Wednesday–Saturday. While this Groupon is not valid toward breakfast, McLean's also serves a full menu of early-morning edibles.