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Lovick's Cafe

320 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501-4824
+1 252-523-6854
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
“sausage links” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
320 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501-4824
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe represents a dying tradition of the South. The biscuits with gravy have become my gold standard for saw-mill gravy, The corned beef hash is among the best that I have had. Egg dishes are fixed as ordered. Clearly everything served is made from...More

Thank RShereff
Steve L, Owner at Lovick's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, you are correct, cafes of our stature are at the end of their cycle. Its been a fun cycle. Thanks for coming in.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great local couple offering delicious breakfast and lunch selections. A must have while in town. Famous for their lunchtime doughburgers.

Thank ump44Trey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband had eaten at Lovick's Cafe with his family years ago and still talked about it. My mom and aunt eat there regularly when they have breakfast together. Finally, one day, my husband and I were in Kinston around breakfast-time, so we decided to...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

excellent breakfast. prompt service even when busy, good-sized portions, great value. highly recommend.

Thank MEP422
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I decided that Lovick’s would be a very good place to break up our trip from Myrtle Beach to the Outer Banks and stop there for a quick lunch. It turned out to be an excellent idea. Where else could I find a restaurant that...More

Thank Stucolco
Steve L, Owner at Lovick's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you folks and glad you chose to join us. Come again.

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Best tenderloin biscuit in NC.The food is always hot, simple, and filling. Always a crowd pleaser. The staff is always friendly.

Thank Oldcritter53
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

What a gem!! In business for over 75 years. If you eat there, you'll understand why. The food is amazing. The "fresh" sausage (available at the restaurant for hone use) is the BEST I've ever had. I had two made from scratch pancakes (they were...More

Thank Louis S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

A place to get breakfast, was not as good as we were told. Ham was a little tough. Servers were very attentive.

Thank octopi47
Steve L, Owner at Lovick's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you. Issue has been addressed, Country Ham was being cooked and held differently this week by a new person. Thank you and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 22 May 2018

This restaurant is Like a throw back in time. Great food and friendly service. Prices are inexpensive.

Thank dt4vt
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We love to eat here for breakfast. It has good food with reasonable prices. The staff are like family. Eat here and never meet a stranger.

Thank Jennifer B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501-4824
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-523-6854
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Breakfast & Lunch Since 1941. Please come and enjoy. 3rd generation.
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