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Irregardless Cafe

#23 of 1,260 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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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 79
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 10
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  • 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
Great Food, Live Music, Friendly Staff

A group of friends came here for brunch, and we were not disappointed. Live jazz music accompanied a great, fresh, and tasty menu selection. The staff was friendly, and the overall vibe of this place was just relaxed and charming. We noticed the expansive, full bar alcohol selection here--so, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Frank C
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Maryland
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you are looking for a place in the downtown area, this is not the place. I only say this because we were unsure as tourists. The food was ok, yes everything on the menu looked very healthy but the flavor was not all there. I ordered the shepard pie and my husband ordered the chile relleno. The pie was... More 

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Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A group of friends came here for brunch, and we were not disappointed. Live jazz music accompanied a great, fresh, and tasty menu selection. The staff was friendly, and the overall vibe of this place was just relaxed and charming. We noticed the expansive, full bar alcohol selection here--so, I can imagine that this place is also rocking at night.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Everything we ate was good. The service was good. The falafel was good. The soup was good. The coffee was weak though. We had a fine meal in a friendly well-lit ambience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Unless you have a need to drive down this particular street, you'll never know that Irregardless Cafe exists. Well it does. And it's fantastic. Something for everyone. So what if they lean towards the veggie side. Since when were veggies bad for you?? So how about a nice dinner, in a great location, great service and live Jazz music. Head... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I loved this place when I used to go to Raleigh on business. I came here only for lunch, but remember the delicious combinations of salty and sweet, and loved the cozy feeling in the joint. It's a gem in the triangle that you'll definitely want to visit if you're in the NCSU area....

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This restaurant is very highly rated. I did not understand this rating. The portions were small and the menu is more suited for vegans, vegetarians and people who don't eat gluten. I had shrimp & grits which were just OK. The service was good. They do not have decaf cappuccino. The only reason we went to this restaurant was we... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and friends went to the Irregardless Cafe two separate times in the month of March. It was excellent both times. Everyone loved their meals. The atmosphere was very nice also. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Family ordered Hummus app (ok), seafood linguini (very good), smoked brisket (tender, needs more flavor) and pesto penne chix (good). Food is pricey but includes entertainment. Tracy Shedd was playing. Excellent venue and Tracy's music is worth the visit alone.

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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?