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Central Cafe

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132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
252-446-8568
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Must try

Comfort food. A local favorite. Affordable hamburgers and hotdogs ordered the way you like it. Fast service. The food tastes fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Aimee J
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Comfort food. A local favorite. Affordable hamburgers and hotdogs ordered the way you like it. Fast service. The food tastes fresh.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

After games, the baseball player said the burgers were delicious. Great spot! Good variety of the standard choices. Thx!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great burgers are served here! Friendly staff. We have eaten here for years. The tea is always fresh with crushed ice and the fries are crisp and delicious. An old institution with a small town atmosphere and appeal.

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North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

There's no reason to write a review of this place if your going by and want a quick cheap bite it's ok. But you should never make a special trip. The hotdogs a a Costco store are better in fact the only places I know there worse is your local 7 -11 or other convinence store. As for service ok... More 

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Red Oak, NC
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been eating hot dogs here f.o.r.e.v.e.r. they are still awesome!! I plan to bring my grandchildren down to have one and see Bullocks Christmas trees...a long standing tradition that needs to carry on.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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220 reviews 220 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
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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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: 252-446-8568

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?