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

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hometown favorite.

Great burgers and fries and hot dogs. Be sure to order chili on your burger. And get a beverage with ice, they have the best ice!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
loveFineDining256
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Wilson, North Carolina
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Wilson, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great burgers and fries and hot dogs. Be sure to order chili on your burger. And get a beverage with ice, they have the best ice!!

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Thank loveFineDining256
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I used to go here for lunch all of the time with my grandparents during the summer. During the school year, I don't get to visit as much as I would like but try to go every now and then. LOVE this place. Cannot get enough.

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Thank Racemanryan
North Carolina
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Until today, it was years ago since I last ate in the Central Café operated by the Hardy family in Rocky Mount, NC since 1926. That's right 1926 as in after WWI but before WWII. Some call it the "Corner Café" but it is Central. I had really great bacon, delicious scrambled eggs, good grits and whole wheat toast, all... More 

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Thank Frank T
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Central Cafe is a favorite among local residents and their burgers are wonderful. A great place for lunch or to meet for coffee downtown.

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Thank Kristi A
NC
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had Hamburgers (terrible) the bathrooms was so nasty -unbelievable) nasty :-( never will go to this place again.

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Thank Honeyzx9
Rocky Mount, Virginia
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I love their cheeseburgers and hotdogs. And my husband loves their hamburgers. Our children and grandchildren also love this place! Homemade chili and slaw. What's not to love?

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Thank mrschaplaincoley
Raleigh North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Central Cafe is a great place to eat. The cheeseburgers and hot dogs are great. When I am in town, I try to have lunch on a Saturday. I run into many of my old friends and acquaintances and enjoy a hot dog and cheeseburger at this cafe.

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Thank UNCCH81
Rocky Mount NC
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

No atmosphere but good service and good burgers. This place is a old fashioned Rocky Mount Burger and Hot Dog joint. Has been open for too many years to count and is always filled with locals.

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Thank NCCUfootballmom
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Central cafe is a old fashion cafe. It has some of the best hot dog and hamburgers around. Worth going for.

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Thank ALTP1219
North Carolina
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The best cheeseburgers and hot dogs in Rocky Mount in my opinion. The food comes out on white parchment paper, nothing fancy but so good!

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Thank reneerose77

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?