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Mo's Diner

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306 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1436
919-856-9938
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent but quiet restaurant

Strangely empty apart from our group, but it was a Tuesday night! We all enjoyed excellent food; I had a very tasty pork tenderloin and my husband a delicious full rack of lamb. Chocolate torte was a delight. Attentive service. Shame the Malbec was in limited supply.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cary, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Mo's Diner is now called Holly's on Hargett. It's still the same location, owner, and chef. We had eaten there over a year ago and had a great meal. The atmosphere is wonderful, quiet, unique. This past time, though the food was not as good and the service wasn't very good either. Not sure if we just hit it on... More 

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Titusville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My family an I were visiting Raleigh from out of state when we saw an ad for Holly's on Hargett in the paper. It appeared to have great tasting local cuisine.When we arrived, the restaurant was dimly lit with fresh flowers and candles on each table which was refreshing. Unfortunately, the menu had very limited meal choices and not many... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely little house- great ambiance! The food was excellent...our group had muscles, scallops, grouper, and steak and all were delicious! The salad wedge was also beyond great! Our server was also super-friendly... All in all , a delightful experience!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Holly's on Hargett, formerly Mo's Diner was a disappoint. The food was dry and flavorless and the "complimentary" bread "only served upon request" was hard as a rock and hollow. The meals were way overpriced for such poor quality. The fish alone was $28 dollars and the sides were charged separately ranging from 6 dollar corn to a 12 dollar... More 

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bishops Stortford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Strangely empty apart from our group, but it was a Tuesday night! We all enjoyed excellent food; I had a very tasty pork tenderloin and my husband a delicious full rack of lamb. Chocolate torte was a delight. Attentive service. Shame the Malbec was in limited supply.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Finally! We have wanted to come here for years and years! My husband called the restaurant early in the week of Restaurant Week for a Saturday evening reservation for six people and he was told there were no tables. The determined spouse (me!), called again the next morning and I spoke with the owner Holly. She was so personable, thrilled... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

In Raleigh, google “rack of lamb” and you get Mo’s Diner. We love rack of lamb so for our 29th anniversary I surprise my wife and took her to Mo’s. It’s not a diner. It’s a beautiful old home made into a restaurant with several cozy rooms. Bottom line, it was great. Service, food, and atmosphere all first class. The... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband and I dined here for an office party Christmas celebration. The food was excellent; however, the service was the slowest I've ever experienced. Our dinner reservation was at 7:20 pm and we didn't leave until 11:00 pm because that's how long it took to receive each course of a four course meal. I don't mind taking the time... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I'm a discerning foodie and for over 10 years, Mo's has been my FAVORITE restaurant in Raleigh. It was owned by a lovely couple but the husband/chef sadly passed away a few years ago. The owner is super nice and she carried on after her husband's death, maintaining Mo's same quality food, friendliness and service. BUT Holly stopped coming every... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I will not take your time or mine stating all that occured during a miserable dining experience. It all began when my companion made a simple request when her meal arrived "Please remove the mashed potatoes from her plate" The waiter told her she could work around them. She explained thst she was not comfortable with that and preferred them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 306 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1436
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-856-9938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?