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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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609 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Big Easy and waited for a long time before someone finally came out to greet and seat us. We requested to be seated outside since it was a nice night. It took awhile to order and get drinks out. I got the Pimento Cheese Sandwich and shared a bowl of She Crab Soup with my husband.... More 

Thank VEE1225
Cary, North Carolina
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tough, dry, not a hint of marbling. I asked server and she said absolutely, 100%. But it was definitely a sirloin, which would have been fine if it weren't listed as Ribeye on menu. Still, I guess for under $17 u get what u pay for Decent place if you want to throw a few back and watch the game,... More 

Thank Carroll H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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415 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene
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?