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Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

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220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-836-9909
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in the area, and wanted "something different" to go and eat. Great place to eat! When you walk on the cobblestone streets within downtown Raleigh and walk up to the door, you're instantly transported back into time. The many handmade trinkets hanging from the ceiling, accompanied by the warm welcome staff, instantly puts a smile on your face.... More 

Thank huey2b
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is quite nice as this type of restaurant goes. Whenever I go there, I am always able to get a window seat. The food is very good. The service is always excellent. The only "negative" is you get too much food:) However, if you are hungry, it's the place to go.

Thank JandC W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big Ed's has ample portions of tasty country cookin', in a country casual setting in the historic Raleigh City Market area. The daily specials are usually a meat and two sides, cornbread and / or a buttermilk biscuit with dessert and a drink for less than $10. They offer a full breakfast menu until closing which includes some of the... More 

Thank Kelly D
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yep...we took our SC guests to Big Ed's and they loved the fish. We all loved our meals. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Douglas S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love Big Ed's for breakfast -- and for their cheeseburgers and fries, which are among the best in town. Both locations are outstanding!

Thank Melissa B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

See the title, it says it all !! 100 characters are not needed..Breakfast is always, but stick to ONE pancake, it is HUGE !!!

Thank fsv001
Garner NC, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big Ed's is the spot for a big breakfast . The pancakes are the size of a dinner plate and the rest of the food is also good size but most important it all taste good !!! Told the server it was my wife's birthday so they brought a birthday biscuit covered in whip cream and drizzled in blackstrap molasses... More 

Thank Joseph L
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Looked for a breakfast in Raleigh and found Big Ed's City Market Restaurant. Excellent old time breakfasts. Pancake was huge and so delicious. Very electic clientele, made for a fun visit. government employees, locals, students and out of towners enjoy this place. Excellent, attention to detail,friendly service. Restaurant has been in the area since 1923

Thank jnndavis
Raleigh, NC
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful service - very friendly and personable. Atmosphere is very casual and comfortable - country cozy! This place attracts everybody - families, couples, legislators, professionals, - everybody and every type will be sitting at the next table - and will probably strike up a conversation if you look their way. Love the Chicken and Dumplings, the Banana Pudding, and the... More 

Thank lexingtonbelle
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We finally made it to this place. We had heard how it was a staple of Raleigh's restaurants and had it on our list to try for some time. We did have a good breakfast. It just wasn't anything to write home about. We had family in town so we were a table of six. Unfortunately the atmosphere is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-836-9909

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