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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” (25 reviews)
“cakes” (37 reviews)
“meatloaf” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Hayes Barton Cafe is a great find for lunch or dinner. The decor is “old Hollywood” and World War II memorabilia - and the selections on the menu will not disappoint. From grilled chicken and almond salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese to more...More

Thank OffWe3Go
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to dine at one of our favorite Raleigh restaurants, Hayes Barton Cafe. Now normally, we wouldn't think of attempting to get in on a Saturday night, but it was Memorial Day Weekend. Our mission was to get there before the queue started to...More

Thank TurksHeadGuy
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

After playing at Tic Toc escapes, the staff recommended eating here. We figured it was right next door and apparently had amazing cake so why not? The food here is a bit pricey but you have to go into it expecting that. The atmosphere is...More

Thank Sjohnson90
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Hayes Barton is hands down our favorite last minute date night spot in Raleigh. It is a very small restaurant, so not ideal for large groups, but everything on the menu is delicious. The best menu item is seasonal and served typically June to September...More

Thank LeighWallaceDodd
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We had only visited during dinner and had to be told to get a menu and stand in line to place your order. You can’t see the dessert counter until you are placing your order due to the line of people in front of it....More

Thank NC0016
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I searched on the web for somewhere new to eat, and Hayes Barton kept popping up. I decided to give it a try. The restaurant is owned by a nice couple, and the wife makes the desserts from scratch. the husband comes over and greets...More

Thank pjordan2017
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We love going to Hayes Barton Dessertery! The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is quaint and delicious. The pork lines are super yummy. Don’t forget to save room for one of the super gigantic pieces of cake. peanut butter fudge is our favorite!

Thank Dylan B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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 12 November 2017 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 29 October 2017 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
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Marilyn O
19 February 2018|
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Response from pjordan2017 | Reviewed this property |
Given that restaurant policies change from time to time, I recommend contacting them directly with your request. I hope it works out for you and your group!
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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