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Central Cafe

132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
+1 252-446-8568
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cheeseburger” (14 reviews)
“chilli” (11 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Fast food
132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Great burgers are served here! Friendly staff. We have eaten here for years. The tea is always fresh with crushed ice and the fries are crisp and delicious. An old institution with a small town atmosphere and appeal.

Thank RossieWilliams
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

There's no reason to write a review of this place if your going by and want a quick cheap bite it's ok. But you should never make a special trip. The hotdogs a a Costco store are better in fact the only places I know...More

1  Thank everett g
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I have been eating hot dogs here f.o.r.e.v.e.r. they are still awesome!! I plan to bring my grandchildren down to have one and see Bullocks Christmas trees...a long standing tradition that needs to carry on.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Some of the other reviews claim that these are the best burgers in the state. I don't get it. I've eaten burgers at Central Cafe for several years -- it's close to the office I visit and others want a quick meal. If it were...More

1  Thank GPBucket
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Choice of burgers or hot dogs served on waxed paper. The burgers are good but served on waxed paper! For a quick meal at a reasonable price it is ok.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 March 2014

You are not paying for the paper that the food is served on! The burgers have been the best for the 48 years I have been eating in Rocky Mount. I still eat there once a week. Great chili, great hamburger steak, great slaw, and...More

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 3 May 2013 via mobile

My favorite hamburger in town. The best Cokes anywhere. The shaved ice makes the drinks they serve. Great people serving and cooking.

Thank Samuel999
Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

12 years ago when I first ate here it was awesome. Great burgers and hotdogs in the traditional southern style. They brought your food out on a piece of paper and they used chip ice in drinks. Well all that's still the same but the...More

Thank RMNCTraveler
Reviewed 10 January 2013

I have been eating here since the 60's,, excellent burgers & chilly dogs,, management needs training!!,, Waitress's nice & pleasant !! Only way to really appreciate the flavor of these cheeseburgers a/w & hotdogs a/w ( definitely with chilli) is to have eaten at several...More

1  Thank sawmillbob
Reviewed 5 November 2012

On a long drive we needed to stop for lunch, using the reviews we went here with high hopes..... goodness me, I felt like Alice down the Rabbit Hole....where we ate was clean and the servers very sweet but the food...nothing special and in fact...More

2  Thank jrvoice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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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