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Central Cafe

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132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
252-446-8568
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love eating their hot dogs and cheeseburgers that is what they do best. Now that I'm not working it seems that I just don't think about driving downtown to eat.

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Thank Julia F
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greasy burgers that remind you that the pre-formed, frozen patties served at fast-food restaurants weren't always the norm. You can order at the counter if you want your food to go, or take a seat at any open table if you want to eat in, and a waitress will make her way to your table. It's a laid-back sort of... More 

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Thank travelmakesUrich
Nashville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My family has eaten here for years and it is a favorite. Delicious burgers and fries are our favorites. Tea or sodas, hotdogs and some breakfast items too. Always served on little pieces of waxed paper so no dishes to wash or waste. Good food and always busy. Go and enjoy! :)

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Thank tlstanley99
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

So your asking yourself "what is this place seemingly so off the beaten path?" If you know someone in Rocky Mount, chances are they grew up eating hotdogs on a Saturday at Central. This is a genuine, no-frills, down-home soda-counter burger joint, where you with worth-your-while wait for a table on the weekend. But what no one tells you upon... More 

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Thank Anna B
Nashville, North Carolina
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Central Cafe is an old fashion hot dog/hamburger joint that has been around for years. Steamed buns that melt in your mouth for the best hot dog you've ever eaten! It's all about the chili and they only have red wieners. Best sweet tea in the South! Don't be put off by the building; it's old, but that is part... More 

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Thank vgoode88
Nashville, North Carolina
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Great burgers in an old-timey setting. Loved that they don't waste plates but serve their food on little pieces of wax paper. 😃

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Thank tlstanley99
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is a landmark in Rocky mount. My family has been coming here for years. Decent food. Only takes cash. Great place to remember old times.

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Thank Ktndave
Louisburg
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Old fashioned, down home burger joint. Nostalgic and friendly staff. You will leave happy and satisfied.

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Thank Nevin L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Just went again yesterday. There was a mix of professionals and blue collar workers. The prices are unbeatable and the FOOD is amazing. If you love a greasy cheeseburger, where the juices run down your wrist, this is the place for you. There is none better in Rocky Mount.

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Thank Lisa W
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The best authentic fast food restaurant in the area. I have been a patron for at least two decades and, hopefully, will continue to be a frequent visitor when I am in the downtown area. The food is consistently great and what you would expect.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: 252-446-8568

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