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Central Cafe

132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
+1 252-446-8568
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hot dog” (26 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (15 reviews)
“chilli” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Fast food
132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone in Rocky Mount knows Central Cafe. Good consistent food that is craved at times. Not fancy and not expensive. Not unusual to have people waiting for a seat.

Thank jerobemd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Rocky Mount Landmark. This is a great place for lunch. The hamburgers made Eastern NC style with mustard, onions, cole slaw and chili are wonderful as well as the traditional Eastern NC lunch the ever favorite hot dog. They have really tasty fries as...More

Thank Sherrie W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Try the burgers hotdogs and fries. Mix hot sauce with your ketchup and dip fries in it, so good. I get cheeseburger with chili, mayo and onions, and yes it's great.

Thank Shlymil
Reviewed 26 March 2017

There is an on-going argument about which is better, the Central hotdog or the Central cheeseburger. My vote is for the hotdog. Go for the dog with mustard, chili, and slaw. The to-go dogs are even better. Something about riding the dogs around in your...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been eating here since I was a child. Don't expect fancy but the burgers are simple and delicious! Hand patted and dressed however you choose. Hot dogs are equally yummy. You might hafta wait in line or you might get invited to sit...More

Thank Jamanda1
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This quaint little cafe located in downtown Rocky Mount is awesome!!!!!!! I love, love, love the burgers and fries!!!

Thank trevorv45
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is one of those Cafe's that all of us locals know about and visit often. Best Cheeseburger's and hot dogs period! But this visit, WHAT HAPPENED? Hamburger bun's were cold as if they just came out of the wrapper. And their slaw is second...More

Thank mrschaplaincoley
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I love eating their hot dogs and cheeseburgers that is what they do best. Now that I'm not working it seems that I just don't think about driving downtown to eat.

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Greasy burgers that remind you that the pre-formed, frozen patties served at fast-food restaurants weren't always the norm. You can order at the counter if you want your food to go, or take a seat at any open table if you want to eat in,...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My family has eaten here for years and it is a favorite. Delicious burgers and fries are our favorites. Tea or sodas, hotdogs and some breakfast items too. Always served on little pieces of waxed paper so no dishes to wash or waste. Good food...More

Thank tlstanley99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-446-8568
  • E-mail
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