Saxapahaw is a small picturesque town with a population of just under 1,500. The Haw River runs through the town, creating a beautiful backdrop and recreational destination for kayaking and other adventures. Saxapahaw was once a mill town built around the community’s cotton mill, which was first built in 1844.  Today, the Saxapahaw Rivermill has taken the old cotton mill’s place. No town better combines historic village life with vibrant and sustainable living. Well-known by locals of all sorts, and also recognized by The New York Time and The Washington Post, Saxapahaw is acclaimed for its food, live music, farmland, lakes and riverside trails. Most notably, Saxapahaw is home to a “5 Star Gas Station” that is a must see! The Saxapahaw General Store blends a convenience store with a locally grown food café where the food is absolutely outstanding and undoubtedly the best and freshest food in the area. Read about our dining experience at the Saxapahaw General Store here:

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Saxapahaw Features and Reviews

A Taste of Saxapahaw: The Eddy Pub

Set on the banks of the idyllic Haw River in the quiet, quirky town of Saxapahaw is a farm-to-fork eatery that is serving up its own version of pub fair. The Eddy Pub, the name eddy referring to a restingRead more A Taste of Saxapahaw: The Eddy

Saxapahaw General Store

By Jordan Stanley Driving just off Highway 64, the road turns rural and winding, running flat against open fields and old farm homes. It feels, in many ways, that the road is taking you nowhere–until the car turns left aroundRead more Saxapahaw General Store

Surprise Vineyard Stop

By Jenna Hokanson – 2014 While I was in the Saxapahaw General Store, I purchased a muscadine wine that looked delicious and was made locally from Benjamin’s Winery! I love the local products and was so excited to try it. OnRead more Surprise Vineyard Stop

Saxapahaw General Store

By Jenna Hokanson – 2014 Before arriving to Saxapahaw, our group had heard so many wonderful things about this store. The Saxapahaw General Store is a mix between a Co-op and a typical general store from back in time. There were tonsRead more Saxapahaw General Store

Saxapahaw General Store

By Grace Elkus and Brynna Bantley, 2013 A little ways off the beaten path of U.S. Highway 64 lies the Saxapahaw General Store, a charming restaurant and local market that has been serving the community since 2008. Simply a gasRead more Saxapahaw General Store

The Culture of Saxapahaw, North Carolina

  By Mia Brady   It has been featured in local publications like Chapel Hill Magazine, Triad Business Journal, Our State Magazine, News and Observer, The Burlington Times, and WUNC TV; in national publications like the Orlando Sentinel, The LARead more The Culture of Saxapahaw, North Carolina