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McLean's OLE Time Cafe

418 W Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597-2508
+1 919-269-0125
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“butter beans” (4 reviews)
“biscuits” (6 reviews)
“catfish” (3 reviews)
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418 W Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597-2508
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Good for a quick bite, simple food for simple tastes. We have eaten several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Roxie411
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

With a country decor, cheerful service staff, and close to country cooking, what’s not to like. This seemed to be a popular local lunch place, as it was quite busy, but wait staff seemed to be well caring for everyone, and that included us. Menu...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We came in after 6:30 and they were not busy for a Sunday night. We ordered and got our food and that was the last we saw of our waitress until the check came. She was too busy at the table next to us which...More

Thank adamschwartz123
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Great family owned restaurant. Excellent service. A menu that will satisfy anyone. Great country cooking means you know how to cook collards. Mclean"s knows how to cook collards. A tad on the sweet side, not mushy and shredded to pieces. Just great texture, great taste...More

Thank Bobby H
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We ordered lemon pepper chicken, grilled shrimp, scallops and catfish. All were excellent. The sides were worth the visit though. The butter beans were perfectly cooked and the collards were as good as you remember from childhood. The piece de resistance was the chocolate pecan...More

Thank HubbellGardiner
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I have been to McLean’s several times. The staff is always friendly and helpful, the food is of the down home variety and it tastes like your favorite aunt made a big lunch or dinner. If you are looking for home style cafe food, this...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 14 January 2018

My mother and I were travelling and got past the Raleigh traffic, and happened to get off of Hwy. 64 at Zebulon. We didn't want fast food, so I looked up restaurants on Google Maps on my phone, and saw McLean's was only a few...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My husband had spotted this once when in Zeubulon and decided if we were in the neighborhood together, we should stop in and check it out. Wow, so glad we did. I ordered steak with a side of grilled shrimp and my husband ordered steak....More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I love there breakfast buffet, Dinner menu is great. Cisco chicken is the way to go! friendly service too!

Thank Casey S
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We used to eat here about once a month when I had family in the area...Its just good ole county food and service. I'd like to tell ya what's good...but here its everything. Only problem they do get real busy some days.Best thing to do..turn...More

Thank johnnyquest111
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11 February 2016|
Response from Frank T | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea.Unfriendly, most likely.
cheri s
29 May 2015|
Response from April McLean H | Property representative |
if you have a least 50ppl. being served either breakfast, dinner or lunch, there is no cost. If you have less than that it really depends on what your needs are from the restaurant. Feel free to call or email. We have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 W Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597-2508
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Zebulon
  • Phone Number: +1 919-269-0125
  • E-mail
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