At 85, Mama Dip continues to do what she does best

Posted August 12, 2014

— Mildred Council, better known as Mama Dip, and her Chapel Hill restaurant have become legendary for their country cooking. At 85, Mama Dip is still hard at work in the kitchen.


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  • Stephania Sidberry Aug 20, 2014
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    I visited the restaurant last year and at 84, she was seated in her kitchen making sure everything was done to her specifications. She was even gracious enough to let take pictures with her. Great lady!

  • John Gardner Aug 14, 2014
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    God bless her!!

  • trafalgerfountain Aug 13, 2014

    An American success story.

  • zonk Aug 13, 2014

    What a great American !!!

  • newssaavy72 Aug 13, 2014

    Love this restaurant. Mama Dip is a great person and a joy to talk to.