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Cary Street Cafe

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2631 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5118
+1 804-353-7445
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Tampa, Florida
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A friend brought us to Cary Street Café to hear Diamond Heist (Neil Diamond cover band). Cary Street is one of those great local places with great food, drinks and nice draft beer selection. The staff and customers were all friendly and were there to have a good time. Suggest stopping in to catch one of the local bands.

Thank John_Go_Bucs
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Good bar to enjoy hear some live local music and have a few drinks. The craft beer selection is very good and they seem to draw a lively crowd even on a weeknight.

Thank Maryland1traveler
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I loved the local atmosphere of Cary Street Cafe! The food was literally amazing - the loaded cheese fries and baked spaghetti made my life. We'll definitely be back!

Thank Cory S
Midlothian, Virginia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I went here with my Mom for lunch. She recommended we eat here because they have delicious chili. Mom can be a picky eater, so you know the chili is great if she says so! I enjoyed the Brazilian Black Bean soup that had the perfect kick to it. They serve the soup with a good amount of chips as... More 

Thank ShellyS S
Austin, Texas
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Had a quick lunch on the way to the airport. Shared a burger and bowl of black bean soup. Both were excellent. This is a great local bar/cafe. Our server Maggie was very nice. Stop by for a visit.

Thank KerryDeanwat
Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The cafe is a smaller "neighborhood" type of bar/eatery with a motif of Greatful Dead oriented decor. Their menu features breakfast items all the time along with other sandwiches and salads. I had the "BARNYARD BRAWL" which is a Grilled Chicken sandwich topped with Bacon, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo. My wife had the Black bean burrito. Both of us... More 

Thank Wermuth
little town sc
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Interesting small local tavern. Local music that was good listening and not so loud that you couldn't hear a conversation. Smoke drifted in from outside. Servers knew their local beers and the owner stopped by to small talk. A bygone era of friendly atmosphere with people that enjoyed interactions.

Thank travelerLittleTownSc
Essen, Germany
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Enjoy some great food while watching a game on the screens. I recommend the chicken/bbq/salad. Nice barkeepers and easy access. Thanks for a great time :)

Thank Foody1991
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Was presently surprised by this quaint little place. We went for lunch and loved the appetizers, especially the duck egg rolls and the home made chips. The salads we had were ample and very fresh, even the salmon was cooked properly! We had more then enough to eat at a very reasonable price with vet good service. We'll worth another... More 

Thank Deborah B
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

We met some friends here for some drinks prior to our dinner reservations elsewhere. The staff is extremely professional and courteous, and we enjoyed our happy hour drinks. We did enjoy some live music from a lone guitarist, but the volume was too loud and it was difficult to have a conversation. The place is a bit dark inside, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Bar, Pub, American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2631 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5118
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-353-7445

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