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Second Street Lunch

American, Hamburgers, Diner
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22 East Second Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Today
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Every time I go back home this is a must stop. Best hotdogs on the planet. I'm 45 now and retired from the Military. Have tried a hot dog in just about all 50 states and 8 countries. Nothing comes close.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Johnnie L
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Captiva Island, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A small town greasy spoon. Sweet people, but sweet doesn't take care of your hunger pains. Walk on by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Every time I go back home this is a must stop. Best hotdogs on the planet. I'm 45 now and retired from the Military. Have tried a hot dog in just about all 50 states and 8 countries. Nothing comes close.

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Princeton NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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11 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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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Additional Information about Second Street Lunch

Address: 22 East Second Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Roanoke Rapids
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
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Diner

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?