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Second Street Lunch

American, Diner
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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
Hot dog joint

Yes this is a Hot Dog Joint. A small town small place. It has the Best Hot Dogs in the world......It has been there for over 60 years serving the same exact dogs. My wife used to go when she was a child and she is 73 now. I have been going since we got married 55 yrs ago. Whenever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
gcox8
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a fantastic local family owned diner that has been around for a while. A group of 6 of us, in town with work, stopped in for lunch. The burgers and fries were fantastic as was the chicken sandwich. Service is quite friendly and prices were very reasonable. We all agreed that this was one of the best lunches... More 

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Weldon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Inside is insanely dirty. Nice people but that's about it. Hot dogs are just OK. Nothing like I was expecting from the reviews.

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Thank Samuel L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

If you have never ate at Second street lunch, you are truly missing something GOOD! THE FOOD IS FRESHLY MADE AND MADE TO ORDER!

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Thank Jaelynn J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Yes this is a Hot Dog Joint. A small town small place. It has the Best Hot Dogs in the world......It has been there for over 60 years serving the same exact dogs. My wife used to go when she was a child and she is 73 now. I have been going since we got married 55 yrs ago. Whenever... More 

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Thank gcox8
Captiva Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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Thank Marion L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Johnnie L
Princeton NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Pton98
Weston, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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Thank Twinsanemommie
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

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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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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?