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Irregardless Cafe

#28 of 1,147 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, International, Vegetarian
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901 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Raleigh's CAT bus stops at the corner of West Morgan Street and Tryon Hill, just across the street from the Cafe.
+1 919-833-8898
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Award winning restaurant, serving hand-crafted meals in downtown Raleigh...
Award winning restaurant, serving hand-crafted meals in downtown Raleigh since 1975. Featuring farm to table cuisine in the Cafe and at all Catering events. Great Jazz, Bluegrass & Folk music nightly, to be enjoyed with craft beers, unique wines and fun cocktails. Dinner, Lunch and Brunch menus feature local and organic ingredients, beef, lamb, seafood, poultry, duck, vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options. Affordable, upscale dinner specials paired with sizzling cocktails, craft beers and musical ensembles nightly spells fun! The Irregardless Cafe is the place where friends dine regularly.
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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Very good food, live music

We came during Downtown Restaurant Week activities. They had very good price fixed menu for $30. There were three appetizers served as one course. These were deviled egg, smoked salmon, pimento cheese grits with chow chow; shredded Asian duck confit with wasabi slaw; and a smoked brisket biscuit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Wayne K
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We came during Downtown Restaurant Week activities. They had very good price fixed menu for $30. There were three appetizers served as one course. These were deviled egg, smoked salmon, pimento cheese grits with chow chow; shredded Asian duck confit with wasabi slaw; and a smoked brisket biscuit -- all delicious. My wife got the smoked salmon and I got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Enjoyed our food and service was good. Only complaint is the tables are a little close together for any sort of intimate conversation with a date.

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was our first visit to Irregardless in about 35 years, and our expectations were high. The Irregardless salad and fruit cobbler dessert were fantastic, but the small plates were very disappointing. We had one order of seafood cakes, which had no taste or appearance of seafood, just corn meal or similar, and one of lamb "lollipops". The lamb was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Irregardless is one of those places that feels like home. The staff is all friendly and making sure you have a good time and a great meal are obviously their main concern. The food is always fresh and delicious and they always make sure my allergy to onions is not a concern.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a nice family dinner here. Very good food and I strongly recommend this place. Calamari appetizer is outstanding. Shrimp w/ grits and Chicken Pesto were excellent. The drinks and desserts were great. Get the fruit cobbler for dessert if they have them. Lots of locally sourced foods admirably put together by the kitchen. Cute place highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Large vegetarian and vegan menu in addition to meat and fish dishes. The food was outstanding. The entrees and appetizers were not your usual fare, providing many new and different choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was in town on business and went here for dinner one night. I had the Paella and it was delicious! Our waiter was super friendly and knowledgable. I would definitely go back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

we have loved this restaurant both before and after there was a fire. We love the style of food and how Arthur serves it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have always loved Irregardless, but of late the noise level is so high that it's no longer a pleasant place to eat. Last night we had been seated close to the musicians. We were a group of six and there didn't seem to other tables large enough for us. We couldn't carry on a conversation and I had to... More 

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ate dinner at the Irregardless Café a while back, and it was generally not a positive experience – the food wasn't very good, and the service wasn't friendly or helpful. However, we assumed it must have been a bad night, given the other good reviews, and we decided to visit for brunch. A friend of ours was playing some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Public Transportation: Raleigh's CAT bus stops at the corner of West Morgan Street and Tryon Hill, just across the street from the Cafe.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-833-8898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Award winning restaurant, serving hand-crafted meals in downtown Raleigh since 1975. Featuring farm to table cuisine in the Cafe and at all Catering events. Great Jazz, Bluegrass & Folk music nightly, to be enjoyed with craft beers, unique wines and fun cocktails. Dinner, Lunch and Brunch menus feature local and organic ingredients, beef, lamb, seafood, poultry, duck, vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options. Affordable, upscale dinner specials paired with sizzling cocktails, craft beers and musical ensembles nightly spells fun! The Irregardless Cafe is the place where friends dine regularly.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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