What Customers are Saying About Mrs. Lacys

Family having a meal at Mrs. Lacys

"Just do it. You will thank me. Strawberry shortcake or peaches shortcake."

Martin Allen

"Staff was very friendly. Food was amazing, the loaded potato was massive! Peach cobbler was soo good!"

B Hat

"This is the place I bring my Mom for lunch, everything is always so good, and the staff are friendly. Tips: Make a reservation or call ahead; it can get really busy! Try the stuffed baked potato 100% recommended 😉 the strawberry lemonade is amazing too. Don’t skip dessert here!"


"If you want delicious food and a great atmosphere, this is the place to go! I wish I had found it sooner. Their salad sampler is a must have. I’m generally a bit hesitant to try chicken and tuna salad, but this place makes it fresh each day. Everyone who works there is friendly and upbeat. It’s now my favorite place to dine in Sanford."

Sally Houston

"One of those quaint places that have turned an old house into a restaurant, very charming with a very friendly staff. Very good home style food, I had a meatloaf sandwich with potato salad that was very good, and the wife had the spinach quiche that was very tasty. The desserts are made there and worth saving room for."

Bill Jennings

"My husband and I day tripped to Sanford, NC to visit antique shops. In my research of the area I was encouraged to not miss lunch at Mrs. Lacy's and it did not disappoint! Super friendly service, delicious corn chowder, broccoli salad and sandwiches. Of course we had to save room for dessert and I cannot recommend the warm Butter Pecan cake with vanilla ice cream enough! (We also brought home Milkshake cake and thin mint...dear Lord, it was all delicious!) Thanks for the making our "day date" special!"

Kimberly Vaughan

"After a visit to the doctor, my sisters and I did lunch @ Magnolia House. It was a delightful experience. I had the Hawaiian Chicken sandwich with some cranberry salad on the side. It was a very intimate cozy interior with a tasty lunch. Something I noticed though, I have to go back for the quiche. Clearly, everyone knew how good it is except me 🙄. Return Visit for me!"

Kiana D. Jiles

"A real jewel of a place. Having a parking lot jam packed at 11:30 speaks loudly about the place. And the fore telling was true. The waitresses were very fast but also very friendly. Sometimes when the wait staff are quick, you feel rushed, not here. We stayed til closing, chatting and sipping tea. We felt right at home. The food is excellent for a lovely tea house, elegant but homey at the same time. It was my first visit today, but I'm going back 2 more times with 2 more girlfriends in the next 2 weeks. Today was my trial run, and I'm giving everyone the thumbs up.👍"

Donna Redmon

"A great place to have a special lunch, but any lunch here would feel special! Recognized by Our State magazine in 2007 as a "Might - Tea" fine tea room, it's sure to impress you too. Great sandwiches, sides, and soups. Don't forget to save room for dessert, because they definitely save their very best for last! It's very popular and for large groups calling ahead is definitely recommend."

Scott Lankford

Strawberry Cake

"I always love coming here, the food is excellent and the service is so good. I drive 45 minutes just to make a special trip to eat here it's that good!"

Chelsea A

"I had the special chicken casserole and you can choose your side. I got the cranberry salad. The meal was delicious! My friend got the stuffed potato. It is a BIG Potato stuffed with cheese, meat, soup, and sour cream which was also delicious. You can also add chicken. We tried the fresh strawberry short cake. Warm cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! Absolutely out of this world good! The staff are also helpful and courtesies. We will be back soon. They also have their cook books for sale."

Vickie Drew

"The southern charm this town has. I loved the hospitality service, the soup and new cheddar bites. I’m enamored with this cafe! Will be coming back! 5/5 Food, 5/5 Service, 5/5 Atmosphere."

Lee Santiago

"Owner still seats you with a warm smile and hug. Wait staff is friendly prompt and service is exceptional. The menu complements the atmosphere. Exceptional quality, portion size and flavor tops off the whole dining experience. Included in this is a dessert menu to die for. So 5 🤩 for Mrs Lacy's Magnolia House."

David Cyphert