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Second Street Lunch

American, Diner
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22 East Second Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Perry, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the area on business and wanted something other than a chain place for lunch. Checked the TA app and found this place. Owner was super friendly and recommended the hot dogs, so I ordered two with chili, slaw, and onions. They were fantastic! Reminded me of the old pool room hot dogs I grew up on. Red color and... More 

Thank Hambone1400
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank 420blazin
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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333 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 East Second Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • 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?