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Finch's Restaurant

American, Diner
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401 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1133
+1 919-834-7396
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat 06:00 - 13:00
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Clearly this place was a drive in days ago... The breakfast is like your Grandma made if she were as southern as fried chicken and sweet tea!!! Great grilled cheese too!! Hope you make it soon!!

Thank Leland W
Wilson, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Finch's is a legacy. I have been dining here for years and before me I had an aunt that ate here over 50 years ago. They have wonderful food of all kinds - salmon cakes to die for on Wednesday - Spaghetti everyday that is just like mom's. You have to get to this location before the end of September... More 

Thank dneal1960
Cary, North Carolina
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This place is long gone as far as i am concerned. Run down building, micro and dirty toilet. Stay away!

Thank PeedinS
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Finch's had a lot of character. You could tell many of the patrons were regulars, and the wait staff was incredibly friendly. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. If you are looking for outstanding food, try somewhere else. If you are looking for a pleasant, quaint dining experience, Finch's is your place.

Thank missy675
Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We've been going to Finch's for years for breakfast/brunch. The place is not elaborately furnished and shows its age, but the staff and the continuous patrons are a joy to be with. they serve good food at reasonable prices. Their home fries are made from real potatoes, not those already diced in a bag. Unfortunately, due to Raleigh's planned expansion... More 

Thank CarolinaGuy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

This place is an institution. It is no-frills and definitely won't blow your socks off, but if you are looking for good, greasy, southern diner food and friendly people, then this is your place! My go-to diner in Raleigh!

Thank Michael O
Park City, Utah
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Essentially Finch's is a non-corporate version of Waffle House. They make great greasy breakfast foods for really reasonable prices. Ideal for after a night on the town or for a quick morning bite. The service can be a bit slow at times, and the layout of the restaurant could be streamlined a bit better, but it is a solid place... More 

Thank Thom M
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

I really was looking forward to a home-style breakfast. My sunny- side up eggs were good, but the home fried potatoes were served burnt, they actually were blackened!. I was looking forward to the biscuits but they were served cold. Coffee was very weak. I would not go back.

Thank Travelgalle
Crofton, Maryland
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

We found out it from recommendations of our hotel and people we met at bars. For some really strange reason, people in Glenwood South do not seem to eat breakfast out. Everyplace in the area is lunch and dinner only. We had a free breakfast at our hotel (Hampton) but it was lackluster at best . We wanted some local... More 

1 Thank Jay G
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

great local place. The food is very basic. We love the atmosphere and the history of the place. We always have excellent service.

Thank brittany w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-834-7396

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