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Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

#38 of 1,260 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
919-856-8551
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Upscale diner ambience, white glove quality

It looks like an upscale diner in the northeast (PA-NJ), down to the Hollywood pictures on the walls. And, being the back entrance to a working pharmacy, at lunchtime it is pretty much a diner. But at dinnertime, it's a whole new world! We were skeptical because of the diner look, but the outside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Douglas B
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It looks like an upscale diner in the northeast (PA-NJ), down to the Hollywood pictures on the walls. And, being the back entrance to a working pharmacy, at lunchtime it is pretty much a diner. But at dinnertime, it's a whole new world! We were skeptical because of the diner look, but the outside menu was very promising and Frank... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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206 reviews 206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've heard about Hayes Barton for years! I've seen the lines out the door at dinner and eyed the pharmacy from the road. I've even sampled the desserts at a wedding or two, but I've never eaten in. I finally went this week with a group of co-workers for a birthday lunch. I ordered the grilled cheese with bacon and... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My fiance especially loves this restaurant! He really likes the decor and how it is "diner" style. It is definitely a bit quirky but I like it too :). We've always had good food there. The meat loaf is a very good option! The thing that stands out the most is their amazing cake selection. After dinner you can walk... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Hayes Barton Café in Raleigh was last night's venture for the six of us. Couples out for a special Valentine's Night. The restaurant's offering was a special Valentine's Dinner Menu, from which we all ordered. Wish I'd realized that they also offered their regular menu for dinner, we would have all opted for this. For the hefty sum of near... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Classic diner type feel. Great food and incredible cakes which is what they are known for! Sandwiches can't go wrong with. Seating tight but comfortable for this family environmnt.

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Logan, UT
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We chose Hayes Barton for a celebration dinner, and we could not have made a better choice! Our table reservation was ready when we arrived, and the staff was consistently friendly and cordial for the entire evening. DO NOT miss the bagel crisps and crab dip for an appetizer. Amazing! We wondered if the crab was caught that very day,... More 

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Raleigh
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189 reviews 189 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It had been several years since I've been here - too many good restaurants in the Triangle, but this is defintely one of them! I was not disappointed upon return. Delicious salads and sandwiches. My son had the Chef Salad - very filling. I had the grilled cream cheese and olive sandwich. The heat from grilling made the cream cheese... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

On a visit from my home in Tucson to my family in Raleigh, I had opportunity to have a "ladies' lunch out" with my dear daughter-in-law. I admit to some scepticism when my DIL suggested lunching at a pharmacy/cafe, but with her along, it would be fun to eat in an auto mechanic's shop, so I was all in! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a small restaurants with an obvious wide following. Make a reservation for when they open. Food is great and desserts are even WAY better.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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148 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Place your order at the counter and while waiting for it to be brought to your table, browse the hundreds of pictures from the 40's, etc. Soft music from the era plays in the background, but not so loud that you can't carry on a conversation. Had the crab cake salad for lunch; excellent!! Another had the pimento cheese &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-856-8551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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