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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” (4 reviews)
“meatloaf” (4 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
06:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
320 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501-4824
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

2 couples on birthday weekend. This restaurant was recommended and we had a reservation made by this friend. Staff was friendly & knowledgeable. Beer was cold and they had a nice selection. Dinner was 2 orders of shrimp and 2 orders of ribeye. Steaks were...More

Thank Roam557539
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovick’s is only open for breakfast and lunch, and their signature sandwich is a dough burger. It’s sort of a cross between a burger and meatloaf, served on sandwich bread with sautéed onions. Delicious. Our server was Juanita and she is an authentic Kinston personality!

Thank ChuckW65
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This place is an institution in Kinston, with a full menu of omelets, egg dishes, sausages, ham (both city and country ham), and delicious biscuits with more different kinds of fillings than I can remember. They've got table service, baa service, and take-out service, too....More

Thank jnwall
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Based on good reviews we stopped in for late breakfast. People are friendly and helpful but the food wasn't great. My BLT didn't have any taste (I know, right??) and even though the bread was toasted, it was soft. Hubs had the ham biscuit. Tasty...More

Thank P T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Love the breakfast here. All good home cooking. All the favorites. Really good and great price. Love the sausage links.

Thank Curt C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Their daily special on Tuesday is fried chicken and it sells out fast. Partner that with any of their wonderful sides and you will be full! It's so much food that we split a plate and had our fill. Shericka is a great waitress, and...More

Thank Kathy18_12
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Decided I wanted to try Lovick’s Cafe after seeing it on WRAL’s tarheel traveller and of course we both, my daughter and I, had to get their famous dough burger combo. The place was busy and our side had only one waitress but she was...More

Thank ECUMGR83
Steve L, Owner at Lovick's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you sir for dropping in, we always like seeing folks from out of town.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

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 26 July 2018

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 13 July 2018

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

Thank ump44Trey
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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 lin-duh_k
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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