Seating Policy: We operate on a  first come, first seated basis. We use a text-based waiting system. Stop by and put your name on the list and we will text you when your table is ready! 

Take-out: We are not offering take-out orders at this time. 

Apex Location (Dine-In Only)
Monday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Fri, Sat, & Sun: 11am-9pm

Cary Location Now Open (Dine-In Only)
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 4pm-9pm

Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
Sunday 11AM-9pm 
Cary location address: 160 E Cedar St in Downtown


About Us



Located at 225 Salem Street in Apex, we are excited to become a part of the Downtown food scene. Scratch represents a partnership between two restaurant families with over a dozen successful concepts between them. Jeff and Meredith Kromenhoek and the ownership team of The Mason Jar Tavern and The Mason Jar Lager Company have come together to bring a truly exciting new concept to Apex. With dishes made from scratch, careful attention to details, and focus on southern hospitality, we hope you find Scratch Kitchen and Taproom to be the place to enjoy a great meal with your friends and family. Scratch Kitchen and Taproom aims to contribute to the “Peak of Good Living” by providing a fun place to work for our staff, being a positive addition to the community, and by becoming your go-to place for a great meal. We cannot wait to prove it’s better from scratch!