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Lovick's Cafe

320 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501-4824
+1 252-523-6854
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
320 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501-4824
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is like many small town diners I have been in. Great food, nice sized portions, reasonable prices. I found the wait staff and the owner to be very friendly. I had the beef-tips and rice special, cole slaw and apples. I couldn't finish it!...More

Thank Tulip76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to Kinston for dinner at Chef & The Farmer and an overnight stay at The O’Neil. The surprise of the trip, though, was breakfast (or, in my case, lunch) at Lovick’s. Hubby had corned beef hash and eggs with a side of grits; he...More

Thank JerriAnnD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovick's has been in business since 1941 and was very busy the day I was there. The locals frequent the place and the staff is so friendly and helpful. My waitress knew the menu so well and helped me select what to order. I forgot...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local cafe......only open for breakfast and lunch....enjoyed a fresh omelette filled with lots of goodies...would like to try lunch next time

Thank LadyRed829
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling to Beaufort we stopped in Kinston for breakfast. Lovick's Cafe was a Great place to stop It was recommended by the Gentleman at the visitor center.It has been there 75 year.I ordered their Breakfast special.The pancake was big could only eat 1/2,sausage was excellent,eggs...More

Thank mesettle
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Had probably one of the best breakfast I’ve ever had. Fresh sausage was excellent along with the French toast! Highly recommend

Thank Warrior95
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We eat here regularly for breakfast. It is consistently good and the staff is always so friendly. Just get there early or you will have to wait for spot to park and eat!

Thank bellabsmom
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We went for lunch. We got the special for the day and the dough burger. The beef tips were tender. The fried okra was awesome and the baked apples were delicious. The dough burger was very good. It reminded me of a meatloaf sandwich. Staff...More

Thank Wade S
Steve L, Owner at Lovick's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you folks. Please come again!

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Went for lunch on a Tuesday while in town. We ordered a regular burger and fries and the specialty of the house, a doughburger and fries. Both were hand pattied. The doughburger was unusual but good. Tasted more like a meat loaf on toasted white...More

Thank kathync1
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Great local breakfast joint. Sausage was awesome and highly recommend. Really like the home fries. everything else was just good. Everything you would expect from a place that has been around since 1941. Speaking of which, the place is not run down. You can tell...More

Thank Curt C
Steve L, Owner at Lovick's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you folks....come back anytime..My wife or myself always likes to catch up a minute with out of towners...I am 3rd generation now running....lived in Charlotte from 85-96..so always enjoy CLT folks. Steve

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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, Groups, Kids
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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