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Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
+1 919-856-8551
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut cake” (24 reviews)
“cakes” (34 reviews)
“meatloaf” (27 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I used to go here as a kid for cherry cokes. As I got older I would go here for the chicken salad sandwiches. I know the same lady isn't making the chicken salad but whoever is making it now must be using the same...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess spotty is how I would describe it. My wife went once and loved it but today she was dissatisfied. The burger was just Okay, the fries were good but my soup was not just warm. great 1940s photos on the wall.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. I had the chicken pot pie. It was very good but had mashed potatoes in the middle. It was very good but more like a shepherds pie in my opinion but still very good. The deserts look amazing but I had...More

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 years into living in Raleigh and we had never heard of this place ... a hidden gem! Now that we are moving out of town my only wish is that we found it sooner!! Locally owned and operated for over 20 years this husband...More

Thank Cigarfanattic
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Our friends asked us to meet them at Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery for Diner. We have visited there in the past and looked forward to a delicious meal. We arrived at 6:00 pm and seated right away. The waitress was very helpful and attentive....More

1  Thank tripjwf
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Growing up in the South, I had heard of tomato pie and fried green tomatoes, but never had tried either one. The wonderful thing about summer in NC is the availability of heirloom tomatoes. We were dining a Hayes Barton Cafe and Frank's Heirloom Tomato...More

Thank TurksHeadGuy
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I love the environment and the Decour. The food was very good we had their famous meatloaf. Not as good as I expected or the hype. The mashed potatoes were awesome the wedge was great and of course the coconut cake was unbelievable and will...More

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We planned for a month, and drove almost two hours to be the first in line when the doors opened so we could celebrate our anniversary at Hayes Barton. This was our second trip to this unique and truly fantastic restaurant. Yes, everyone talks about...More

1  Thank ktnc2015
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is one of the most unique places in Raleigh you will find. The owners have done a great job with the decor, but more importantly with the food. Very friendly owners and staff. All entrees and the desserts are top notch. Well worth the...More

Thank ECU1987
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

If you've never been. You have to go. Must visit when in Raleigh. It's small. Seating can be difficult. We went in for desert and a coffee. Found a nice cozy spot at the bar. Staff is outstanding. Deserts are unbelievable. You won't be able...More

Thank Scott P
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Laura Y
20 June 2015|
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Response from SweetLeilani53 | Reviewed this property |
We've always been fortunate to find a spot within a block of the resatuarant ... usually, right out front, pull in style parking right there. Street parking, on the curb with a parking meter is the other option. Many of... More
Melissa G
9 April 2015|
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Response from SweetLeilani53 | Reviewed this property |
I sincerely doubt they have gluten free items. This is a very old fifties style place, kinda mom and pop. It's really nostalgic for many people... old movie star photos on the walls, vinyl booths and seating... Delicious.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-856-8551
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