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222 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1310
+1 919-832-6082
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good48%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
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222 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1310
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Reviewed June 16, 2015

Loved the Louisiana pretzel with crab dip. We had the lobster ravioli and crab cakes. Fried spinach side dish was tasty! They have great prices for downtown. I would go back. Oh and the banana foster dessert was great. Downside: Service was kind of slow...More

Thank Kelli S
Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went for a business dinner to this New Orleans style restaurant - and the food was simply amazing, with a very comprehensive menu and jaw-dropping daily specials. Had the surf and turf, served with a crawfish potato pie.. I would order the same thing every...More

Thank eggestad
Reviewed June 1, 2015

A feast for the family which included a Marine! Loved the turkey and avocado sandwich, some really juicy burgers. The fried spinach was incredible and had the texture of cotton candy- impossibly light and crispy. Since there was a huge Anime/ sci fi event nearby-...More

Thank imaxmyrtlebeach
Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I was looking for some decent food out of the heat and this place really surprised me! From the advice from some locals on sight seeing to the delicious burger And fries - this is well worth the visit!

Thank PopupTraveller
Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Good option for lunch. The salmon salad is amazing!!! Ohhh! And the grandma's. Creme brulé is delicious and delicate.

Thank Julieta M
Reviewed May 27, 2015

Drinks were great**Kamikaze * * * especially. Porkchop entree, and salads exceeded expectation Also good service.

Thank DCM18
Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was a little different than we have come to expect for "Cajun style." They use a grit cake it their shrimp and grits which is a great addition. The salmon was very spicy and I really love that. The jalapeno corn bread is...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stopped in for lunch, and ordered their gumbo - very tasty, and shared a Muffelata - 1/2 is enormous - more than 2 of us could eat. It was okay - wouldn't order again though. Friendly service, reasonable prices.

Thank NancyOO7
Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stopped in for a drink after checking into our hotel. Stayed for two because of the vibe and the cool long bar - but the jazz saxophonist is what kept us there. He plays throughout the week most nights.

Thank Dave Y
Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food was very good. I had a salad with fried oysters & brie (delish). My husband had gumbo which he said was authentic. The service was excellent as well.

Thank Ms. Joan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, 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: 222 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1310
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-832-6082
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