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Central Cafe

132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
252-446-8568
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Ranked #25 of 112 Restaurants in Rocky Mount
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Florham Park, New Jersey
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126 reviews 126 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Some of the other reviews claim that these are the best burgers in the state. I don't get it. I've eaten burgers at Central Cafe for several years -- it's close to the office I visit and others want a quick meal. If it were up to me, we would not be eating here. I don't care if they serve... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Choice of burgers or hot dogs served on waxed paper. The burgers are good but served on waxed paper! For a quick meal at a reasonable price it is ok.

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Nashville, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You are not paying for the paper that the food is served on! The burgers have been the best for the 48 years I have been eating in Rocky Mount. I still eat there once a week. Great chili, great hamburger steak, great slaw, and really good sweet tea. Still the best cheeseburger around. If you are coming through Rocky... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

My favorite hamburger in town. The best Cokes anywhere. The shaved ice makes the drinks they serve. Great people serving and cooking.

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Rocky Mount, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

12 years ago when I first ate here it was awesome. Great burgers and hotdogs in the traditional southern style. They brought your food out on a piece of paper and they used chip ice in drinks. Well all that's still the same but the food especially the hotdogs have lost their quality and zest.

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Wewahitchka, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have been eating here since the 60's,, excellent burgers & chilly dogs,, management needs training!!,, Waitress's nice & pleasant !! Only way to really appreciate the flavor of these cheeseburgers a/w & hotdogs a/w ( definitely with chilli) is to have eaten at several other establishments that claim to have the best dogs & burgers,,

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

On a long drive we needed to stop for lunch, using the reviews we went here with high hopes..... goodness me, I felt like Alice down the Rabbit Hole....where we ate was clean and the servers very sweet but the food...nothing special and in fact was so mundane as to be subpar. The reviews cheering on their hot dogs did... More

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Friend recommended this place as a 3rd generation restuarant that served great chili dogs. I decided to try just on rep and they did not disappoint - their chili is brown chili that looks like alot of finely ground beef on a dog, not the typical runny red stuff. I could have eaten 3 easily.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We go over every week to eat and the food is great and the service is awesome!!! You can get in eat and be on your way out in less than 15-20 mins!!! The best hotdogs and burgers around!!!! Wish they were closer to home but its worth driving for!!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I have eaten cheeseburgers all over this world and Central Cafe has the best burgers you can find. A true southern atmosphere and sweet tea that will rot your teeth. Don't miss this cafe!!!

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