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Irregardless Cafe

#21 of 1,131 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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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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Today
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 10
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  • 5
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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
Not just for vegans

Varied menu including vegetarian options. I had a great soft shell crab special. Good beer and wine by the glass selection as well as cocktails. Friendly service. We arrive at 5:30 without a reservation and were seated quickly. The restaurant was full half way through our meal and they do take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Varied menu including vegetarian options. I had a great soft shell crab special. Good beer and wine by the glass selection as well as cocktails. Friendly service. We arrive at 5:30 without a reservation and were seated quickly. The restaurant was full half way through our meal and they do take reservations via open table so I'd recommend that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Irregardless Cafe has been the go-to place for vegetarians and Raleighites for decades...and it still is. Innovative cuisine that appeals offers great variety, friendly and professional table service and nightly music make for a great dining experience. And, Arthur Gordon has been able to keep the prices reasonable. A can't miss choice.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was the quaintest restaurant...not in size...but in charm. The location is perfect right at the start of the city in a little neighborhood. Great place to eat outside. Food was delicious! Mojitos were great. I will certainly return when/if I'm back in Raleigh.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food, service and music is top notch. Live music EVERY night, and eclectic to boot. Ambiance is laid back. Great place to eat .

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Graham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Was not sure if I would like this place at first, as it is vegan and nearly all gluten free. The name says it all! I had

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Plantation Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Traveled from Raleigh to Charlotte to visit Carowinds, we were on the run leaving at 11am. The place was full but the host was patient and took my ordered from the brunch menu. I waited in my car for 20 minutes, then came back. We ate in the car on I-40, the food we delicious. We had a Seitan Tofu... More 

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Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Where to start. First of all if you can't find something to eat at Irregardless you are in trouble. They have everything from vegan to duck confit, all with a Mediterranean flair. I had the stuffed acorn squash. The amount of flavor in the stuffing was incredible. It came with black beans that had roasted beets in them. I know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I had no expectations going, joined some friends for a get together with my wife. The music was the first thing that suprised. The band playing was just loud enough to be heard but not so loud as to interfere with the table conversation. The menu had several vegan options and an equal number of good solid meat lover specials.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I went after seeing the Nutcracker with my fiancé. The food was decent yet different and the service was good. The place gets a little too noisy and the tables are set quite close together which could be a good and bad thing. This would be a good thing if you're in a social mood and have social "neighbors" but... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant has live music almost every night! We went to a late dinner with another couple and lucked into a large booth at the back, furtherest away from the stage. We had another couple meeting us for dessert and drinks later and all fit into the booth, could enjoy the music and still hear each other talk. There are... 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, Vegetarian, Eclectic

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?