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NOFO Cafe

#72 of 1,113 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2014 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608
+1 919-821-1240
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
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All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've eaten hear several times. Offerings are always delicious, fresh and unique. The shrimp BLT is a favorite.

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Thank NCTraveler_1964
NC
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've reviewed NoFo at the Pig before but had lunch there today and just wanted to say that it is still great. For such an unassuming place they put out really great food. I had lunch today, chicken salad and this wonderful roll with bacon on it, YUM. It's simple but it is so fresh and just good. This is... More 

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Thank NCJustMe
Apex, North Carolina
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288 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This restaurant has been in the Raleigh area for an extensive time and remains a favorite for many. In a casual however interesting and unique setting, dining is available with delicious local products from several farms. They have an excellent bar with many fine wines and great Bloody Marys. One is also surprised by their seafood and one of the... More 

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Thank Burtdol
Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you're from the south, you know Piggly Wiggly. This restaurant pays homage to the great grocery chain that used to inhabit the space. The staff is so friendly and pays attention to the smallest details. Don't miss the Brussel sprouts! Worth the whole trip!

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Thank Christine S
Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Following our morning of mental stimulation at Tic-Toc Escape (located just next door; remember to mention you went, as your visit there will net you a complimentary appetizer), my co-workers from WebAssign went to NOFO Cafe for lunch. From the moment you walk in, through the very kitschy (and much better arranged than Cracker Barrel's "country store") store, down the... More 

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Thank Spacedog2k5
Tokyo, Japan
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185 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Unlike most trendy restaurants these days with bare floors, high ceilings, and bad acoustics, NOFO is small, carpeted and rather quiet, which makes it really enjoyable. The food is simple and southern and a wonderful place to enjoy a casual meal with friends. After, you can shop upstairs at the shop (before 7 PM). Parking is a pain since it... More 

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Thank Tokyo Shirokuma
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The atmosphere is fun! Our waiter was great, quick and attentive through the entire meal. The Bloody Mary's were not great, the 'house' mix has nothing but an over welming black pepper taste. I asked if they could make our 2nd round with regular tomato juice and spices and was told they could not- they could only use the house... More 

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Thank JessJames414
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Seafood was excellent! Fried oysters and Shrimp and Grits the best i have ever eaten. i ate there twice in August just to be sure.

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Thank nelson r
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The food at NOFO is always fabulous. There specials are to die for.Parking can be tricky. My wife and I shared the Red Snapper (their special). I would highly recommend any meal. Parking can be tricky.

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Thank Kenneth K
Morganton, North Carolina
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Healthy menu selections and specials. Cozy and quaint. Upstairs shop with items you just don't see anywhere else.

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Thank CindyCookRN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2014 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-821-1240

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