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Troy Mezze Lounge

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315 Blake St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919-834-8133
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Allow yourself to be transported to Turkey by the rich flavors and...
Allow yourself to be transported to Turkey by the rich flavors and intoxicating smells of authentic Turkish cuisine in our ethnic restaurant. One must only travel as far as historic Blake Street in downtown Raleigh, NC to obtain their pass to the Mediterranean. Owner Arif Denk, a native of Troy, provides his guests with the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of his hometown where he learned the secrets of authentic Turkish cuisine firsthand. Upon entering you will feel as if you have stepped off a boat onto an authentic beautiful Turkey Mediterranean Restaurant.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A variety of bursting flavors

We chose this restaurant because of a coupon in our book. We tried a clay bowl dish and the Alexander Gyro. Both dishes were full of flavor and my husband and I enjoyed sharing. I combined them the next day for lunch and it was quite tasty. I thought the prices were reasonable. My husband had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
wysteria1977
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Raleigh, NC
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We live about 40 miles from Raleigh. Tonight we drove in to celebrate New Years Eve. We had walked by this small restaurant several times and decided to try it. We had traveled to Turkey years earlier and loved the food there; my wife's grandmother was from Turkey so she knows what the real deal tastes like. We had tried... More 

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Thank Albert008
Raleigh, NC
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We chose this restaurant because of a coupon in our book. We tried a clay bowl dish and the Alexander Gyro. Both dishes were full of flavor and my husband and I enjoyed sharing. I combined them the next day for lunch and it was quite tasty. I thought the prices were reasonable. My husband had a turkish coffee in... More 

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Thank wysteria1977
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is perhaps my favorite restaurant to go to in downtown Raleigh. We live nearby and often bring our dog and sit outside. There's never much of a crowd during the week and we've often been the only people there. Sitting outside on the side of the quiet, cobblestone street feels often feels foreign, especially since there is sometimes an... More 

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Thank Chris W
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

While visiting family in Raleigh, we decided to get coffee. We passed by Moore Square and saw that Troy Mezze was open. We went in and the restaurant itself was not well maintain it could use a fresh coat of paint. The server was really attentive and cater to us pretty well, of course we were the only people in... More 

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Thank Josue C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Sent our entrées back after one bite. Literally could not stomach the food that was served to us. Room temperature, salty, poor quality and inauthentic food. Everything tasted awful. We ordered the "prawn" appetizer and I should have known better because the place was dead. Out of the kitchen comes 5 cocktail shrimp; 2 hot and 3 COLD. I can't... More 

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Thank Rob T
Garner, North Carolina
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the 4th of July off so I decided to go out since I had Friday off. We saw that Troy Mezze had Turkish food and we thought yea let's try this. The restaurant definitely had that cool space vibe that most of the Fayetteville street area has. It is definitely a nice space to eat. The décor supported... More 

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Thank parrib1
North Carolina
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135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My friend and I arrived at this charming little restaurant for a late lunch on a Saturday. It was quite full, and we assumed that many of the customers had participated in the protest march that had just ended in downtown Raleigh. To our surprise, there seemed to be only one server for the whole place. When she finally got... More 

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Thank marilynpearl
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This restaurant is a cozy place where one can experience the authentic Turkish/ Mediterranean food taste and atmosphere. I have to say that the food is extremely delicious and the portions are pretty satisfactory. Our group tried Troy mezze platter in which we were served different kinds of traditional healthy food options, as well as clay pot, lamp and chicken... More 

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Thank Jane G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for almost 3 years, even through the lean times the owner keeps a smile and delivers great food each time. We have taken several groups of friends and our family from the UK and everyone loves the healthy and tasty dishes.

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Thank simonelanzarote
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I liked everything about this place. The decor was warm and pleasant. The music was both Turkish and Greek, adding to the authentic atmosphere. The woman who served us was attentive and helpful. My wife needs gluten free food, and so the server offered to change some of the items on the appetizer tray to make it all gluten free... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 Blake St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-834-8133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Allow yourself to be transported to Turkey by the rich flavors and intoxicating smells of authentic Turkish cuisine in our ethnic restaurant. One must only travel as far as historic Blake Street in downtown Raleigh, NC to obtain their pass to the Mediterranean. Owner Arif Denk, a native of Troy, provides his guests with the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of his hometown where he learned the secrets of authentic Turkish cuisine firsthand. Upon entering you will feel as if you have stepped off a boat onto an authentic beautiful Turkey Mediterranean Restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?