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Barry's Cafe

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
+1 919-859-3555
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
“biscuits” (28 reviews)
“burgers” (14 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 15:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

As always a great lunch A really home atmosphere I have been coming here now for at least 15 years and I will continue Great food

1  Thank michael W
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The wait staff and the food is very good and the plates are full of wonderful food. But for seniors who can't eat all that much , they charge you 2.50 for an extra plate to split, they would rather see the food tossed in...More

2  Thank robertcM7535ZA
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Our grandson and family friend joined us for lunch and enjoyed the turkey reuben sandwich with fries or onion rings and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The highlight was the warm chocolate chip cookies brought to the table after we finished our meal.

1  Thank Shiloh2
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I had their Ruben and seasoned fries. The Ruben was as good as Rubens get. Service was excellent. We were served a complimentary plate of cookies. Barry's story of serving firefighters is inspiring. The decor showing badges from firefighters from around the world gives one...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We came here after hearing about it through locals in the area. The owner is a massive supporter of firefighters and his cafe is full of pride for their work and his cause. Our table ordered a mix of breakfast and lunch and we were...More

1  Thank jlmn0221
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Barry's (thank you TA☺️) and we were surprised to find this little gem. It's very casual, friendly, with a diner type feel, completely different from all the hoity toity over priced brunch places every where else in Cary. The...More

Thank BinksVaca
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A paralyzing ice storm and an emergency request to provide food and hot drinks to firefighters, first responders and victims, prompted the store owner, Barry, to establish an endowment fund to assist care givers involv.ed in future emergent situations. Barry's' is a relaxing, clean, and...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I had the Mamma Burger on a gluten free bun and it was the best burger I have had in ages! I usually go with a breakfast option, and I'm glad I did. The staff was amazing - as they always are. This is my...More

1  Thank Mountaineer_76
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast there with my two teens. Very friendly and attentive staff. Good portions of food for the price. Don't ask for the large orange juice, they mean large when you say large there. Lol

1  Thank Jose M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Good breakfast spot with a number of options. Service is friendly and attentive. Can get busy on weekends but plenty of indoor seating. Family friendly.

Thank Wolfpacker88888
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James N
6 October 2016|
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Response from James N | Reviewed this property |
found it. It is great will be returning soon and this time I'll be sure to meet Barry since he responded to my review on Trip advisor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-859-3555
  • E-mail
Barry's Cafe serves great comfort food both breakfast and lunch. It is decorated with Firefighter memorabilia from 23 countries and all 50 states. We have provided emergency foodservice to over 100 local fire stations since 1994, at no charge. We have a separate Foundation that supports us with the food cost. It has a 501-3c if you would like to help.
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