This Mash House Brewing Company Review is not sponsored.
Ask me about my favorite bite of food in Fayetteville, NC and I will tell you all about the pulled pork potato skins at Mash House Brewing Company.
That is, easily, the best thing I’ve ever eaten in Fayetteville. And we’ve eaten a lot there.
So the last time Pete and I went to Mash House, I thought about changing it up. We were looking over the appetizer portion of the menu, and Pete asked if anything caught my eye. Of course the BBQ Pulled Pork Potato Skins did. But I wanted to try something new. Maybe the Crab Dip, maybe the Chicken Verde Nachos. My heart was telling me to stop going back for the same thing, spread my wings, pick something else.
But my stomach said no. It told me to go with what I knew was delicious, what I had traveled almost two hours to eat, what my taste buds wanted to eat from the moment we decided we were going to Mash House for dinner.
And so, once again, we ordered the BBQ Pulled Pork Potato Skins. And, once again, it was the right choice.
Mash House Brewing Company Review: Good Food And Craft Brews In Fayetteville, NC
In my opinion, there are two types of breweries: breweries that sell food and restaurants that brew beer. Of course, there are also breweries that don’t have a kitchen. But focus on the first two.
I know. They sound the same, but they’re not. Both places have homemade craft beers and food made on premises. But, with the exception of somewhere like Sierra Nevada, one is usually better than the other. And you usually decide to go to that brewery based on one or the other.
If you’re asking my opinion, Mash House Brewing Company (4150 Sycamore Dairy Rd.) is a restaurant that brews beer. Yes, it’s a Fayetteville, NC brewery that has a ton of craft beers on its menu, including a rotating seasonal menu, but we keep returning there because of the food and the root beer. So, even if you don’t like craft beers, you’ll still like Mash House Brewing Company. Don’t cross it off your list just because you’re not in the mood for beer. You’d be missing out on a great dinner.
The first time I even thought about going to Mash House, someone told me to get the homemade root beer. It was an excellent suggestion. It was so tasty and flavorful … and the waitress very kindly gave me a cup of it to go when we signed our check.
If you go and want a non-alcoholic beverage, go for the root beer. You can also get it as a root beer float too.
All the food is made in house (with local ingredients when available), so if you have any dietary restrictions or requests, they can usually be accommodated.
The first time we went, Pete ordered his burger medium rare, but it came out basically still moo’ing. It was kind of a let down. When we went back on another trip to Fayetteville, he really wanted the Ghost Burger. But the memory of the raw burger was in the back of his mind.
We mentioned the previous burger to our waitress who assured us that medium rare isn’t usually still beating on the plate. She said she would mention our previous experience to the chefs. So Pete ordered the Ghost Burger with confidence. When his burger came out, it was perfectly cooked. It was exactly what he had hoped for and he was so happy with it.
Keep that in mind when you’re dining out. Sometimes, everyone has an off day, including restaurants. Don’t judge an entire restaurant by one burger because you could be missing out on something delicious.
The food is super tasty Southern-ish bar food: burgers, wraps, flat breads, steaks, and the like. Most bars up North don’t have a fried green tomato sandwich on the menu (which is what I had the first time I went there, but doesn’t seem to be the Mash House’s menu currently), so that’s why I call it Southern. A salad is a salad is a salad, though, hence the ish.
Go for the food, stay for the beer.
The beer menu is extensive, so everyone can find something to sip. There are more than 10 beers on tap, from lagers to IPA’s to a stout. Plus, there are rotating seasonal brews on the menu as well. If you can’t decide, you can order a flight and try a little bit of a lot of beer.
If you’re looking for one to start with, Mash House took home the Best in Show award for its Peach Hefeweizen at this year’s annual Blues N Brews Festival. So if you see that on the menu, jump on it.
And, if you fall in love with one of the beers, you’re in luck. You can take home your favorites.
The Mash House sells cans of beers to go at the brewery or you can get a growler filled (Mash House will fill your growlers if you bring them in, so you might want to pack a clean growler in your car if you’re planning on being in the area. If not, you can purchase the glassware at the brewery). You can also pick up the beer at stores like Triangle Wine Company in Morrisville, grocery stores like Publix in Fayetteville, and grab the Patriotic Pale Ale at a Fayetteville Woodpeckers baseball game.
Mash House also sells dessert, but can you believe we’ve never had dessert there? That’s actually crazy to me because I love dessert. But we always start with the BBQ Pulled Pork Potato Skins (yes, I had to bring them up one more time), and after those plus an entree, I just don’t have any room left in my stomach for dessert.
Maybe next time I’ll just have the potato skins and dessert. Because yes, there will be a next time.