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Second Street Lunch

American, Diner, Hamburgers
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22 East Second Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: This is one of those excellent hidden gems that's been around a long time...
This is one of those excellent hidden gems that's been around a long time. They are known for their hamburgers and hotdogs. They don't have a web site but here is excellent article about the owner and the restaurant. http://www.ourstate.com/second-street-lunch
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Stuck in time - in a great way!

Found this tiny spot via TripAdvisor - reviews and an article. So great - small, local, homey. At a time when nearly all establishments are polished and branded, 2nd street is a standout and a throwback in time. We had burgers and a dog fully dressed, a pizza burger, a cheeseburger and a bacon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Pton98
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Princeton NJ
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Princeton NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Found this tiny spot via TripAdvisor - reviews and an article. So great - small, local, homey. At a time when nearly all establishments are polished and branded, 2nd street is a standout and a throwback in time. We had burgers and a dog fully dressed, a pizza burger, a cheeseburger and a bacon cheeseburger. All came with fries. All... More 

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Weston, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Be forewarned. This little restaurant is just that - little. And not much to look at. But they do have really good food. They have been around for decades. I was introduced to 2nd Street Lunch by my husband who is from Roanoke Rapids. The first time he told me to get the hot dogs with everything, including both chili... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Best Hot Dogs and Pizza Burger ever. No frills, good food, great service by hardworking employees. Don't miss getting the cheese fries!

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Arlington, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Second Street Lunch will likely never see its food on magazine covers, but travelers visiting Roanoke Rapids who want more than fast food should definitely give it a try. A friend and I arrived around noon on a Monday to find the place filled with locals enjoying the mix of hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ and seafood. My friend and I... More 

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Anytime I visit home (Northampton County, I have to indulge in the most delicious, yet heart-damaging meal to on the planet... or at least on the other side of the Roanoke River in Roanoke Rapids NC. The “pizzaburger” is not seen listed on the menu, but knowing it is there keeps me coming back again and again.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you like burgers and hot dogs, you have to check this place out. Sure, it's a greasy spoon type place, but you don't have to eat here every day. I ordered the burger with cheese and chili, the hot dog with chili and mustard and the fries. The fries were average but the burger and the dog more than... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Having been to this tiny spot many times, I have never been disappointed in the excellent hot dogs (the cole slaw is the key) and burgers (try the Annwich). It's a local favorite, and has been written up in statewide publications. Can be crowded at lunch, and cash only, but it moves fast. Well worth the 10 minute drive off... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

A cozy little pop-in deli with table service. They specialize in hot dogs and hamburgers with chili and cole slaw. I'll say the hot dog was nothing special, but the cheeseburger was out of this world. They can get real crowded during lunch when the townfolks all break and head to their favorite place, but its always a short wait,... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I love "hole in the wall" restaurants and looked forward to eating at the Second Street Lunch. The service was good. The food was average, at best. I would not go back.

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roanoke rapids
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

very reasonable prices, food is traditionally good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 East Second Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Roanoke Rapids

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Hamburgers

Description

This is one of those excellent hidden gems that's been around a long time. They are known for their hamburgers and hotdogs. They don't have a web site but here is excellent article about the owner and the restaurant. http://www.ourstate.com/second-street-lunch
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?