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Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
919-856-8551
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Ranked #34 of 1,236 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Tucson, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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USA-NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

First time at H. B. with friends who had been there before. They converted the old drugstore counter into a restaurant/bar. It was crowded and very noisy--good signs for a week night. Asking friends what to order, they said not to get the chicken pot pie as it was too dry--so I went with the fried chicken and waffles with... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

BEST restaurant dessert ever. That is all :) Says review must 100 characters .... Ok. Best HUGE restaurant dessert ever...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Looking for someplace different to celebrate my daughter's birthday and reading about Hayes Barton Cafe, we visited for lunch. We arrived early ... about 11:45... and shortly thereafter it was super busy. I had the Famous Five Points sandwich with French Fries ...large portion of fries but not warm and crispy. My daughter had the Grilled Pimento Cheese with bacon... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

First note: parking is terrible, and I mean terrible..especially at peak lunch time, basically "fahgetaboutit". This is a re-done very old lunch counter in the back of a very old pharmacy, conceptually not a bad idea and the décor is a somewhat interesting throw back of pictures/photo's from the 1940-50's. There was no welcoming/acknowledgement or host/ess (at lunch anyway) though... More 

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Drexel Hill, PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you straggle into Hayes Barton in the 5-points section of Raleigh, it's probably because someone told you about their unbelievable cakes and pies. At last that's how i ended up there! I came, I ate, but could not conquer the huge dessert. For lunch I ordered a special of a house salad with grilled chicken. The salad was fresh... More 

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durham, nc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband, and I decided to try out this place for the 13 year wedding anniversary. The decor takes you back to a 1960s dinner-which we enjoyed! The food was great, desserts were even better(all made in house) but the watch out for the portions- they're huge! The wait staff could use a little pep talk, but overall everything was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Everything about this place is top quality. The service, food and desserts all are amazing. The food portions are just unreal. Everybody leaves with a to-go box. My wife and I went for our anniversary and loved the experience. As an appetizer I recommend the mussels.

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Additional Information about Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

Address: 2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
Phone Number: 919-856-8551
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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