In Raleigh there is an established local hamburger joint called "Char-Grill" that has some of the best greasy, cheesy, steakburgers a foodie could ask for. They have 4 locations in the Raleigh area and are locally owned & operated. By far the favorite over all the known chain operations.
Started to think of other local, mom & pop hambuger places I have tried in NC that were good. Came up with: Windy City Grill - Hickory, Claremont Cafe - Claremont, Bo-Peeps - Durham, Allen & Son's BBQ - Pittsboro, The Creamery - Wilson.
Anyone else have any others to share?