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Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

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2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
919-856-8551
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Always excellent food, and the desserts...

Chicken pot pie and meatloaf always a favorite of mine but I have never had a bad meal. Excellent (and huge) desserts which vary each time. Cool decor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
CurliQk1
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Raleigh, NC
Good for:
  • Large groups
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Chicken pot pie and meatloaf always a favorite of mine but I have never had a bad meal. Excellent (and huge) desserts which vary each time. Cool decor.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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119 reviews 119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was in town visiting my Mom and after she picked me up at the airport, we were looking for a place to have some food and she brought me here upon recommendation from a friend. This place is adorable, something right out of the 50s, WWII and other great memorabilia decorated the walls, and you can either sit at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Old time-y and very small but this place features a robust menu and absolutely the most amazing desserts I've ever seen, and I'm from the third coast!!! Portion sizes are more than generous (the meatloaf entree easily feeds two), and decor is WWII and beyond. The staff is attentive, the service was great, the food was hot, and the drinks... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Dinners were great and large portions! You have to save room for desserts! Everything is baked fresh and looks wonderful.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Cool atmosphere, very limited seating, good service, cool owner, delicious food and even more delicious desserts! That's all you need to know...

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
25 helpful votes 25 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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Bakeries

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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