Asheboro restaurant scene undergoes changes

Dodge City Steakhouse has closed in Ashesboro. (Randolph Record)

ASHEBORO — The restaurant scene in Asheboro is on the move with a couple of notable developments.

Dodge City Steakhouse on East Dixie Drive has closed.

The Asheboro restaurant had been one of seven Dodge City Steakhouses in the state. Those are part of Hodge Restaurant Group, with corporate headquarters in Asheboro.

Other than confirming that the Asheboro location has ceased operations, company officials declined to comment on the situation.

“Due to an active lawsuit, we can’t comment at this time,” Amanda Hodge said Monday. “We do want to post (information) once that is resolved.”

Meanwhile, several sources have said discussions are near completion in bringing a Full Moon Oyster Bar restaurant to Asheboro.

The location under consideration is a building that’s connected to both North Street and Trade Street. That would be near The Taco Loco on Sunset Avenue.

There are Full Moon Oyster Bar restaurants in Jamestown, Clemmons, Southern Pines, Concord, Morrisville, and Atlantic Beach.

According to its website, it’s described as “a popular watering hole and seafood restaurant.” The first one opened in Clemmons.

Messages to the owners of Full Moon Oyster Bar haven’t been returned since late last week.

All the Full Moon Oyster Bar locations are open daily except for in Morrisville, where the restaurant is closed Sundays. Atlantic Beach, Clemmons, Concord, and Morrisville serve dinner only most days. Southern Pines is open for lunch only on Sundays, while the Jamestown location serves both meals daily.

By Bob Sutton