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Central Cafe

132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
+1 252-446-8568
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cheeseburger” (14 reviews)
“chilli” (11 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fast food
132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Central Cafe is an old fashion hot dog/hamburger joint that has been around for years. Steamed buns that melt in your mouth for the best hot dog you've ever eaten! It's all about the chili and they only have red wieners. Best sweet tea in...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank vgoode88
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Great burgers in an old-timey setting. Loved that they don't waste plates but serve their food on little pieces of wax paper. 😃

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank tlstanley99
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This place is a landmark in Rocky mount. My family has been coming here for years. Decent food. Only takes cash. Great place to remember old times.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Ktndave
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Old fashioned, down home burger joint. Nostalgic and friendly staff. You will leave happy and satisfied.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Nevin L
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Just went again yesterday. There was a mix of professionals and blue collar workers. The prices are unbeatable and the FOOD is amazing. If you love a greasy cheeseburger, where the juices run down your wrist, this is the place for you. There is none...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The best authentic fast food restaurant in the area. I have been a patron for at least two decades and, hopefully, will continue to be a frequent visitor when I am in the downtown area. The food is consistently great and what you would expect.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Angela U
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Great burgers and fries and hot dogs. Be sure to order chili on your burger. And get a beverage with ice, they have the best ice!!

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank loveFineDining256
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I used to go here for lunch all of the time with my grandparents during the summer. During the school year, I don't get to visit as much as I would like but try to go every now and then. LOVE this place. Cannot get...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Racemanryan
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Until today, it was years ago since I last ate in the Central Café operated by the Hardy family in Rocky Mount, NC since 1926. That's right 1926 as in after WWI but before WWII. Some call it the "Corner Café" but it is Central....More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Frank T
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Central Cafe is a favorite among local residents and their burgers are wonderful. A great place for lunch or to meet for coffee downtown.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank kristiadams
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
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