Neal's Deli is owned by Matt Neal, son of Bill Neal who opened Crook's Corner, and his wife. It's been open for about 4 years. They make their own pastrami and corned beef in house and get their breads from Guglhupf and other ingredients from local farms. Yum!
My husband and I sampled their grilled pimento cheese sandwich and chicken salad while the boys tried their hot dog in pretzel bread bun. We got the sandwiches with chips but they also had fresh, fabulous looking sides. They had water sitting on the counter for free and sodas including Boylan sodas for purchase. We all loved our food. They boys enjoyed the hot dog because it was kid-friendly and my oldest also devoured the pretzel "Brezel" bread bun.
What we liked: They have GOOD quality food that is fresh and delicious. Plus, it's within walking distance of the Carrboro Farmer's Market. While they didn't have a kids' menu, they did have the hot dog and chips which were great for our picky kid palates.
What we would change: Our only disappointment was that they weren't serving breakfast anymore. So, we couldn't try some of their delicious biscuits. In addition, there's not much room to sit inside and the seating that they did have were tall tables with tall seats. I didn't see any high chairs. However, they do have some picnic tables outside which would be perfect for a family meal.
Website and other important information:
Address: 100 E. Main St, Carrboro
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7:30am-4pm, closed Sunday
(The view from our seats)