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Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
919-836-9909
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Ranked #13 of 1,221 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Irmo, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Four of us enjoyed a great breakfast at this restaurant. We all had something different and everybody enjoyed their food. Service was good. It was a bit noisy as it was Sunday brunch but that made it lively and fun.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of lunch at Big Ed's. Just wow! The meatloaf could have been enough to feed an army. I usually don't like meatloaf at restaurants, but this was just like my mother used to make. Big Ed's does feed you well and at a very reasonable price. Friendly, efficient service too. I just wished... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is my favorite spot. Good home cooked breakfast. Don't let the long line stop you from eating here. It goes quickly. Service is quick and they have great prices

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Located downtown in the city market district, Big Ed's is in a cute little block with cobblestone streets and uneven brick walkways. Parking in the city is usually free on weekends, so if your willing to drive around the block you are likely to find close parking to the restaurant. We went for Sunday brunch today, got there at 12:30pm... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Big Ed's serves one of the best breakfast in the Raleigh area. I love the atmosphere, and the staff is warm and friendly, true southern hospitality.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We came here for brunch because locals recommended the place. The specialty is breakfast – American style. The set meal is the way to order = value for money. I got heaps of different food on my plate for less than $10. The one-egg set meal filled me up and I eat a lot (I’m an average size, healthy male).... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We're in the Raleigh area every couple of months and no trip is complete without a trip to Big Ed's. I know they serve lunch, but their breakfasts (which they serve until they close at 2:00) are so wonderful we've never even tried them. Fluffy eggs and omelets, yummy biscuits and spiced apples, and absolutely huge (we're talking 14" or... More

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annapolis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is the place to take out of towner's for breakfast. It meets with all the cliché images of the South. Biscuits, gravy, fat backs, and delicious.

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While visiting family in Cary, we decided to take an excursion into Raleigh to get breakfast at Big Ed's. We arrived moments before they were closing down the restaurant for the day (I do hate to be the people who come in at the last minute, and usually avoid it, but they were extremely gracious about the whole thing -... More

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Paris, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you like a classic Southern breakfast, Big Ed's is you place. Good biscuits, good eggs, and bacon. Not much on grits so I can tell you but my buddy seemed to like them

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