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Second Street Lunch

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22 E 2nd St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-1926
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at 2nd street is great. Nice service. 2nd street is very Family friendly. They have good parking

Thank 420blazin
Crestview, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have lunch and wanted to go where the locals eat. This would be the spot. Jeff enjoyed the daily special, a double cheeseburger, fries and a drink. He enjoyed it very much. The hamburger was freshly made and the fries were not frozen. I enjoyed the chicken salad sandwich. This restaurant is a... More 

Thank Patricia H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a fantastic local family owned diner that has been around for a while. A group of 6 of us, in town with work, stopped in for lunch. The burgers and fries were fantastic as was the chicken sandwich. Service is quite friendly and prices were very reasonable. We all agreed that this was one of the best lunches... More 

Thank GuyfromILMNC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Inside is insanely dirty. Nice people but that's about it. Hot dogs are just OK. Nothing like I was expecting from the reviews.

Thank Samuel L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

If you have never ate at Second street lunch, you are truly missing something GOOD! THE FOOD IS FRESHLY MADE AND MADE TO ORDER!

Thank Jaelynn J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Yes this is a Hot Dog Joint. A small town small place. It has the Best Hot Dogs in the world......It has been there for over 60 years serving the same exact dogs. My wife used to go when she was a child and she is 73 now. I have been going since we got married 55 yrs ago. Whenever... More 

Thank gcox8
Captiva Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A small town greasy spoon. Sweet people, but sweet doesn't take care of your hunger pains. Walk on by.

Thank Marion L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Every time I go back home this is a must stop. Best hotdogs on the planet. I'm 45 now and retired from the Military. Have tried a hot dog in just about all 50 states and 8 countries. Nothing comes close.

Thank Johnnie L
Princeton NJ
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Found this tiny spot via TripAdvisor - reviews and an article. So great - small, local, homey. At a time when nearly all establishments are polished and branded, 2nd street is a standout and a throwback in time. We had burgers and a dog fully dressed, a pizza burger, a cheeseburger and a bacon cheeseburger. All came with fries. All... More 

Thank Pton98
Weston, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Be forewarned. This little restaurant is just that - little. And not much to look at. But they do have really good food. They have been around for decades. I was introduced to 2nd Street Lunch by my husband who is from Roanoke Rapids. The first time he told me to get the hot dogs with everything, including both chili... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Gluten Free Options, American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E 2nd St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-1926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Roanoke Rapids
This is one of those excellent hidden gems that's been around a long time. They are known for their hamburgers and hotdogs. They don't have a web site but here is excellent article about the owner and the restaurant. http://www.ourstate.com/second-street-lunch

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