Snappy Lunch - Home of the World Famous PORK CHOP Sandwich
  Snappy Lunch will be closed July 8 through July 12 for vacation.

Welcome to The Snappy Lunch

We are honored that you have taken the time to visit Much like the diner itself, this is a simple, easy to use site with focus on our friends and customers. Our goal is to keep our customers informed, our business associates visible and our world wide web fans involved. We will gladly share news and photos as well as provide information and special product offers.

We hope you will make a regular stop when surfing the web in the future.  This can be a great place to interact with other Snappy Lunch fans and we encourage you to keep in touch and share your views. There is always something happening at The Snappy Lunch and this is the place to be when you can't get there yourself.

What's Going On These Days?

Update: September 7, 2012

In Memory of Charles Howard Dowell, 1928-2012
Mr. Charles Howard Dowell, 84, of 1544 East Pine Street, Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mr. Dowell was born March 16, 1928, in Surry County, to the late Ambrose Lafayette and Nannie Lessie Deatherage Dowell. He was the owner and operator of Snappy Lunch for 61 years and was of the Protestant faith. He is survived by his wife, Mary Clement Dowell of the home; a daughter, Jamie Lynn Dowell of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Steven and Judy Dowell of Pfafftown; a granddaughter, Jessica Michelle Dowell; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Opal Marion of Winston-Salem, Thelma Dowell of Mount Airy, Nancy and Al Adams of Greensboro, and Carolyne Churchill of Williamsburg, VA; and three brothers and a sister-in-law, A.L. Dowell, Jr. and Jack Dowell, both of Mount Airy, and Jimmy and Carol Dowell of Lowgap. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dowell was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Joyce, Betty Neese, and Patricia Jarrett; and four brothers, Byron, Leo, Roscoe, and Harry Dowell. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Golden Living, Central Continuing Care, and the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to:
Oak Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Tina Mooney
129 Mark Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030

Memorials may also be made to:
Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home
945 Zephyr Road
Dobson, NC 27017

Update: September 4, 2012

We are saddened today to let you know that the long time owner of The Snappy Lunch, Charles Dowell has died. Charles died Tuesday morning after a long illness at the age of 84. Arrangements are still incomplete as of Tuesday afternoon.

Out of respect for the family, The Snappy Lunch will be closed until 6 a.m. Monday, September 10. More information will be posted shortly.

Update: September 1, 2012

The Surry Arts Council Presents:
Mayberry Days
September 27-30, 2012
Mount Airy, North Carolina
I know that most of the folks reading this web posting are very familiar with Mayberry Days, but it is important for those that do not know to find out.  If you have been before, I am sure you are planning to come back. If you have never been to Mount Airy during Mayberry Days….you are in for a treat. According to the Surry Arts Council:

"Mayberry Days is a festival for the whole family with activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was simple and the sheriff didn't carry a gun. Enjoy a bottle of pop while playing checkers, relax to music from many local bands playing the same songs that Andy grew up with and performed on The Andy Griffith Show. There is so much to do during the festival such as watching the parade, meeting the Special Guests, laughing at Colonel Tim's Talent Time, placing the high bid at a Silent Auction or taking in all of the music at the many venues. Remember to  take time to slow down and enjoy what Mayberry means to you."

What this does not tell you is that Mount Airy comes alive during this weekend. Mayberry character actors are everywhere. Mayberry themed treats and souvenirs are at their best and of course, no trip to Mayberry would be complete without a World Famous Pork Chop Sandwich from the Snappy Lunch. Please come join us for the fun, the best parade in North Carolina and special treats at The Snappy Lunch.

Stay all weekend; you will be glad you did.

Update: August 15, 2012

Where has the summer gone? As we work to survive the heat and dry weather we lose track of the time. We have blinked and the summer is almost over. We did close for a week in July just to give the crew a few days off. We apologize to anyone who may have come to visit and found us closed. We are so sorry, but business was slow and we all needed a break. This was a very rare happening. We always suggest that if you are driving into Mount Airy for your taste of the World's Famous Pork Chop Sandwich, just call us to confirm that we are open and the hours for that day. We never mean to disappoint anyone. Come to see us!

Update: May 14, 2012

The buses are coming! It has been fun seeing the bus tours roll into Mount Airy lately. We have seen folks from all over in The Snappy Lunch. We had a nice chat with some folks from Gadsden, Alabama last week. Those folks sure do love their football in Alabama. Thank you all for coming to visit. We have also seen groups from Richmond, Virginia, Greenville, North Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina…..and many, many more.

While we do love these tour buses to come and visit it really helps when we know you are coming. We work hard to make sure there are plenty of The World Famous Pork Chop Sandwiches for all. If we know you have a large group coming to visit The Snappy Lunch, we will throw a few extra on the grill to make sure that everyone gets one made special for you (Two, if you dare.) Just check out the tab labeled location for our telephone number and give us a call with the date and target time of arrival. We will plan ahead and do our best to accommodate your party.

And be sure to say hello, tell us where you are from….and get your picture taken in The Snappy Lunch ….and under the sign out front.

Update: April 20, 2012

Greetings from Mayberry, I mean Mount Airy. The cool, crisp mornings have really got folks stirring around here this week. Breakfast regulars wearing jackets these days. Many had already put them away for the season. Quite a change after warm, summerlike temperatures just a few days ago. We can’t complain. It makes for hearty appetites and more hot breakfast sales.

I heard there is activity at the Playhouse today. The Tammy Wynette Story is being presented. I am sure it is awesome. Be sure to check it out:

The Andy Griffith Playhouse.

By the way for visitors, when you come to Mount Airy you must come to get a Snappy Lunch World’s Famous Pork Chop Sandwich, but make sure you get here before closing time. In order to make sure, I suggest you check our hours out closely. They have been updated on the rolex web-site (see Location tab). We do not want to disappoint anyone. While we don’t stop serving right at closing time, when the room is empty and everyone fed, we go home. Make The Snappy Lunch your priority stop and come early.

And if you have never had a Snappy Lunch World’s Famous Pork Chop Sandwich……you are in for a treat. The two best sandwiches you will ever eat: your first one and the next one. Come see us. 

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