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“Great local place for breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

Big Ed's City Market Restaurant
220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
919-836-9909
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Ranked #12 of 1,232 Restaurants in Raleigh
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great local place for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Terrific breakfast. Also good for lunch. Serve down home food with great service.

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
North Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“If want breakfast in Raliegh, this is the place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Huge windows, lots of atmosphere, great customer service (except the bored young lady cashier), food was awesome. Loved the cooked apples, loved the sausage, all homemade, you could taste that it was. If it was'nt for the cashier we would have given it five stars).

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“excellent country breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

If you enjoy a good ol fashioned country breakfast like the farmer's market restaurant, then you have to try Big Ed's. Biscuits and gravy w/ country ham is a MUST. friendly staff in a cozy atmosphere downtown. Breakfast served anytime

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Raleigh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Went for a "holiday" breakfast party for work. I was actually trying to get out of going. SO glad I didn't. With over 80 people going I thought the service and food would be terrible but was sooooo surprised. They knew we were coming so they were ready but still surprised how well the staff handled 80 people all at one time! Wonderful servers!!!!!! even with all the chaos. My food was fabulous, Eggs, hashbrowns, toast and bacon everything was cooked perfect and didn't take half as long as I expected. I know that two people didn't like their spinach omelette but even they agreed everything else tasted great. Prices are a little high for breakfast food. My breakfast with a soda was over $10 & then tip. You should not have to spend $12 for breakfast but I ATE EVERYTHING on my plate so kinda worth it.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Mmmmm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Great value, wonderful staff. Pancakes that are bigger than the plate. My only wish is that I didn't have to take off work to go for lunch, but that just makes it better when I get there. I once had a chicken breast so big that the lid on the to go box wouldn't close well because it was so big. I miss seeing Ed there, but the new owner is just as present in the restaurant. I love the endless sweet tea refills. Love it when they have banana pudding. I always leave moaning because I ate too much!

  • Visited April 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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