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The Big Easy

American, Bar
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231 Grande Heights Dr, Cary, NC 27513-3925
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere. We went during karoke night, the other patrons were locals and we had a blast. The karaoke DJ had music for everyone and from all different genera's. The food is amazing, I love things with a kick of spice. The server made great recommendations and even got me to try alligator for the first... More 

Thank LaToya H
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382 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Average Food. This is a bar that serves a lot of Cajun food. The food is nothing special. The crab cakes seemed bought, not homemade. Service was fine.

Thank L D
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I used to really like this place and go often as it is close to where I work. It was a 'go to' for a group of us. Lately, there have been less and less full tables, they redid the menu so it doesn't match the menu at the other raleigh location :( which was a bummer. Yesterday, I ordered... More 

1 Thank Apexchick
Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Food and drinks were good for the price. The bar was packed with locales. Would not go back due to having to walk through smokers right outside the door which made it unpleasant to walk through. Plus the smell came in to the restaurant. Will try the Raleigh location instead.

Thank NC_Foodie_11
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends at The Big Easy on Sarurday nite. Wasn't in the mood to fight traffic or find a parking space downtown Raleigh. Checked on Yelp and to my surprise there's a location in Cary. We got there about 10:30pm not a lot of people which is what we wanted. We decided to sit outside on the patio but... More 

Thank khymmnyc
Columbus, Georgia
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I love supporting local eateries when traveling and this by far was the worst experience. Our waiter was very friendly but didn't know a lot about the menu and then mentioned he had just started. I am very food savvy and ordered a grilled salmon that turned out to be completely bland. There was no sauce or seasoning to taste.... More 

Thank Misty S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I have been there many times since it opened. It can be a bit pricey. The funny thing is the quality of food ranges from just amazingly delicious to what looks and tastes like it came from a can. Try it - but think "Can they cook this up fresh or microwave it?" when you order.

Thank ngneer54
Greensboro, North Carolina
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Went here for my birthday weekend. Karaoke was great and we enjoyed our time. Will be back soon. Try the burboun chicken. Finger licking good!!

Thank schortey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Thought food was excellent, must try deserts especially Bananas Forster! Yum! Large portions, so be prepared to take food home.

Thank Barbara S
Youngsville, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Not from the area, and taking an out of state relative who was staying at the Umstead Hotel to dinner, we had to rely on reviews on the internet. Upon arriving at 7p.m., the restaurant had 2 tables eating and the bar was full. The music was heavy metal and so loud we had to ask to have it turned... More 

Thank Robyn1113

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Grande Heights Dr, Cary, NC 27513-3925
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: 919.468.6007

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