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Finch's Restaurant

American, Californian
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401 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1133
919-834-7396
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • 5
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, be prepared to wait a while.

This place is definitely a hole in the wall. It was completely full of customers and you can tell they know their locals. We had to wait to be seated, not too long. After we ordered we had to wait almost an hour. I don't mind a hole in the wall with good food, and their food was good. They... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Beach679
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Greensboro, North Carolina
via mobile
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is definitely a hole in the wall. It was completely full of customers and you can tell they know their locals. We had to wait to be seated, not too long. After we ordered we had to wait almost an hour. I don't mind a hole in the wall with good food, and their food was good. They... More 

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Raleigh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Needs to be shut down never will I eat there again very very very poor customer service............the owner had a attitude at 7:00 am again needs to be shut down ............

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I finally visited this location after wanting to many years. I had heard about it from the old timers and had also passed it on Peace Street on way too many occasions to count. My boyfriend and I went for the breakfast on a Saturday morning. We were able to secure a parking spot without too much trouble as the... More 

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Raleigh
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This landmark restaurant won't be her much longer so go enjoy a delicious burger. $3.50 for a big burger w/all fixings. It is so good, when you finish you will want another. NO kidding. They are known for breakfast, but I eat the burgers there at 7am. Live on edge and have a burger in the morning.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Went here for breakfast as the place has been open almost 70 years, so it must be good, right? Well, it was a typical greasy spoon breakfast. The biscuits were cold and the grits were runny. Everything else was okay. What can I say, it filled us up. The service was alright, but the owner kept me waiting in line... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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579 reviews 579 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Finch's Restaurant has been feeding the people of Raleigh and neighboring areas since 1945. I remember going as a kid and parking in the car outside under the cover and having the servers come to you. Your food was served on a tray attached to the front window. That service is long gone but you still get the good down-home... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

While the breakfast and lunch menus are standard diner fare, the atmosphere is comfortable and the staff friendly.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Really loved this place, good service, great food. A lot of choice on the menu, and daily specials which include salmon, crab cakes, hamburger steak. I had the hamburger steak with potatoes and greens. The lady also bought over rolls and cornbread. Would highly recommend. I would have never known about this place without my grandad, but was really worth... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Split a hot dog and a hamburger with my husband. Dog was red but good, cheeseburger was 6 oz, hand pattied and delicious. Chili on both was spicy, a surprise, but fantastic! Waitress brought us 2 onion rings that were hand cut and fried and were the best I've ever eaten. Meat and three with "real" mashed potatoes, so we'll... More 

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Edenton, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I ate here because I was at a training course up the street and didn't have much time for lunch and I'm not into chain fast food. Plus there is a geocache (that I didn't find). This kind of place is standard for rural NC, but maybe a novelty in the big city. They put sugar in the greens and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-834-7396

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Californian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm

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