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Cary Street Cafe

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2631 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5118
(804) 353-7445
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
good dark atmosphere and good beer on tap

Nice staff waited us on a rainy Saturday afternoon in April 2014. Floating around Cary street, this is a must stop just for the atmosphere alone. Nice area outside to sit in and inside is dark and nicely decorated. The folks who waited us were all just amazing and friendly and even though they were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2014
FBOOTH6
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Hopewell, Virginia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Palmyra, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Oh my goodness! We went out of our way to visit the Cary Street Cafe because they advertised live music from 4 to 7 pm, and acoustic band, and the menu sounded reasonable. What we found was a sorry little bar with a few patrons sitting on bar stools, very shabby looking, and no music. Quite disappointing. We took one... More 

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Hopewell, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Nice staff waited us on a rainy Saturday afternoon in April 2014. Floating around Cary street, this is a must stop just for the atmosphere alone. Nice area outside to sit in and inside is dark and nicely decorated. The folks who waited us were all just amazing and friendly and even though they were busy, took time to explain... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I live in the Fan area of Richmond, and when my wife and I just want some good food rather quickly delivered, this is our go to place. The menu is large for a bar/pub, but everything we have gotten has been very well made, and very tasty. No surprises.

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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Like most inner city restaurants, looks can be deceiving. I would never had even ventured into Cary St. Café, until a friend turned me onto it. The nachos are the best in Richmond, and if your a vegetarian, you would love the menu choices. There are tons of "regulars" and the bartenders will pour you a great drink. The atmosphere... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Going here for burger week in rva. . It was the generomo burger whichbwas 5.00 it was nthng special..I loved the outsoor seating, inside smelled like urine and other matter. Needless to say the waitress was great and the service was awesome. Food is ok, has no flavor. .price is excellent. I wouldnt go back again if I was offered... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Was in Richmond for a few days and went to the Cary Street Cafe before a show at the Byrd Theater just two blocks away. The staff was responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. The service was prompt and the food was good. There happy hour specials are great in both price and quality. Half-off appetizers from 4-6 on weekdays and $3... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I've driven past this place a million times and I finally ventured inside last night. There was a $7 cover to get inside, not too thrilled about that. My friends wanted to order some food. The kitchen was about to close and the bartender lady wasn't being too friendly about it. I ordered a local draft beer and it was... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stopped here for lunch, on the fly. Sign outside said "Best Chili in Town", so we had the Chili. It was good, served differently than I'd had before, and was definitly filling! Nice selection of beers and good staff. This is a decent little dive bar with good food, that sums it up.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

A terrific local Bar, Hippie Themed, loys of Grateful Dead Memorabilia and several local DeadTribute and Jam Bands frequent the place. Great Bar food and service.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I like Cary Street Cafe. It's not actually in Carytown (which is a plus in my opinion), but the location is still pretty good. Although, I usually have them deliver to me. It's nice to get delivery from a place that's not just a pizzeria or New York chinese take-out. Their sandwiches are decent, burgers are pretty good, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2631 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5118
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 353-7445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?