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“Would not recommend” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Finch's Restaurant

Finch's Restaurant
401 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1133
919-834-7396
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Ranked #406 of 1,212 restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: American, Californian
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USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Would not recommend”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Gas station coffee that had been sitting for hours would have been better than theirs. I took one sip and could not drink anymore. My boyfriend's coffee cup had pink lipstick stains on it which halted him from drinking anymore. His omelet was runny. I had a side of grits and hash browns to eat since there were no other meat or dairy free options--they were okay, but it's hard to mess up grits and hash browns. My boyfriend, on the other hand, thought the hash browns were gross. They advertised multi-grain pancakes on their door, but the server had no clue about this option when our friend tried to order one. They were out of orange juice. They only take cash. I think I would have preferred Waffle House over this one.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Greasy spoon old timey slow NC ....my poached eggs were perfect Coffee ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but if you're in the neighborhood it's a cool old diner....
My husband didn't care for the sausage... He said it was too spicy
My eggs were delicious but it's hard to mess up poached eggs :)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Homemade Grits! OH MY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I hadn't been to this place since 1996- It is still a great place for breakfast, no frills, but outstanding food, service and price!! Try the homemade grits and you will understand what the big deal is about!!

Visited May 2012
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Edenton, North Carolina
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155 reviews 155 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Good for the broke college kid, but don't expect much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Typical greasy spoon diner. The food is decent, but just not my cup of tea. I had the baked chicken, which was quite tasty but the plastic plates, drafty room, and terrible decor just reminds me of the school lunchroom.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, NC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

I've been going here for years for breakfast on the weekends. It's food like you would make at home, and cheap to boot. I usually get either plain hotcakes or raspberry hotcakes and scrambled eggs. The hotcakes taste like normal pancakes, not the overly processed sugary crap you get at IHOP or Waffle House. The eggs are cracked and cooked right then, not from a premixed vat that they spoon out onto the grill. The clientele is easily the most diverse in all of Raleigh - you see a little bit of everything at Finch's. Old people, young people, pierced hungover people, people all dressed up from church -- they all come to Finch's for breakfast. Everything's delicious. Don't expect fancy decor - this place probably was decorated in the 60s or 70s and hasn't changed since, but that's part of the charm!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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