Irregardless Cafe

4.7
4351 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
Winner of OpenTable’s Top 50 Vegetarian Restaurants in the U.S. and INDYWeek’s Best Salad in Wake County 2019. Offering an award-winning and inclusive experience since 1975 in Downtown Raleigh. Irregardless Café is an authentic Raleigh experience, offering dishes for every guest.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4351 people are saying
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CindyH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I miss Arthur Gordon! Has been a fav since mid-1970s but disappointed last night. Fried okra app was awesome but went downhill from there. Selection of white wines by the glass was poor-all sweeter wines. Salmon atop caprese salad and topped with peach salsa was bland. Peach and tomato flavors just didn’t mix well. Late season tomatoes had no flavor. Needed a side dish. Nothing on dessert menu sounded good. Settled for chocolate cheesecake-again, very bland.
I understand these are hard times and restaurants face shortages and unreliable supply. Hope this is the case here and that this is not the new normal.

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WilliamT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Hollywood
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, low crowds. Great service. Music was good.

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Mike
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptionally good food, look forward to going back soon!

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ToddA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful day. Road traffic not too bad, a little loud at times. The food and our server was excellent. Checked in often and refilled waters as needed. Will definitely be back !!

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WendyKW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. Relaxing place, a little live guitar music was a nice surprise.. several vegan/vegetarian options..we loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great- good food and drinks and a little live music- perfect brunch spot!

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OliviaT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice slightly elevated breakfast fare with some simple options as well. I got a vegetable fritatta which was tasty- the vegetables seemed fresh and the mozarella and fresh basil on top were a nice addition. Good coffee, and I love the little scones they brought to the table. Live music inside- the guy was great but the level was just a shade too loud for me, not a problem though. Overall a lovely morning.

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kindabutnotreally
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Irregardless! Their menu is not too small or large with different options for every type of diner (except maybe children). I particularly like going for brunch. The hostess was very accommodating with seating us outside although it cannot be reserved. Wish they had a few more cocktail options but all in all, it is a true gem.

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MelindaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious !! The food and service was amazing.

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vipDavidB
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambiance, food was excellent. I started with the grilled peach spinach salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. Dinner was a seafood linguine with very light white wine sauce. Cherry cobbler for dessert, it is probably the best cobbler I have had since moving to Raleigh.

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CarolynN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was delicious. Salmon Caprese was so good and my husbands Spanakopita was the best I’ve ever had. We sat outside and the service was great. My daughter is a vegetarian and they had lots of options for her. She enjoyed her mushroom scallops and couscous.
Will definitely go again!! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice!

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StormieF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, high quality food, service and ambiance. I took my dad out since he hadn't been to Irregardless since it first opened in the 70s and he said it still retained its original charm (and still has great eats!). We'll definitely be visiting again when I'm back in Raleigh.

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SueR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt the new ownership has built on to this established Raleigh place. An ol place given a great fresh reboot. Food well prepared, Customer Service great, and loved the current art exhibit.

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Foodie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great - food, service, live music, etc. They have a free parking lot across the street (next to Haven House) which is good to know ahead of time...

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viptravellingbuffalo
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Mason was great. Long time since we had been but will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Several of the dishes were very tasty. Prime rib was very tough, difficult to chew. Our server was excellent. Live music indoors was piped outside for outdoor seating enjoyment. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.

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ARTJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere! Our favorite Sunday brunch place. Love the live background music!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best dining thus far at Irregardless. Friendly staff and fantastic vegan food.

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Cierra
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in Raleigh! The food is to die for, the atmosphere is the cutest, and they take all food allergies very seriously. The best part of the experience is always the staff. Everyone has been wonderful but Mckenzie has been our server twice now and she is amazing! Whatever she’s being paid, it’s not enough. I cannot recommend Irregardless enough!

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Kerwood
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu, friendly service, quick arrival of delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner

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WendieK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outside. Lovely evening and the food was great!

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Leftylovesfood
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, food consistently good. New dishes all worth trying. Staff friendly and willing to please.

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JoanneH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service from check in time(was early before opening and waitress
brought glasses of water outside to us -very considerate!)to time of leaving.
Food was very good!

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vipBeanie
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It’s just not the same under new management. Why were so many favorites taken off menu, especially the calamari? And the decor is not inviting. Have given it 2 attempts. Will not be returning. We wanted so much for this to continue to be our favorite restaurant, the one we always brought out out of town guests to.

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Luvhorses
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality menu, outstanding service, amazing options for not only vegetarian and vegan dishes, but also for gluten free items which is so important for family member with Celiac disease.

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Charles
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were given the location outside that we wanted. The waitress was fantastic!! The food was very good, although there were a few small bones in my wife's fish. My food was wonderful.

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DeniseW
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saturday brunch for two and first time here. The food was quite good. Looking forward to returning to try other items on the menu.

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JudyS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irregardless Cafe had great food and atmosphere do myself and my visitors from CA. The courses and drinks were outstanding. Our waitress was extremely attentive and the staff did not hassle us to leave as we sat for some time after finishing our meal to talk. I would highly recommend Irregardless Cafe and encourage everyone to make sure to make reservations, they were that busy!

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ebrs
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservations honored at the time of arrival. Waiter was attentive, charming but not intrusive. Allowed us to sit and talk even after we were done with food and drink.
Restaurant is loud but not horribly loud.
The music was extremely relaxing and soothing and not too loud - loved the guitarist.

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PollyWH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, suitable for everyone including vegans.

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JohnW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal. Love Irregardless. We have been going there for years. This is the first time for us since the Arthur, the founder, has stepped back. Still a great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service despite being there at a busy time great live music at the perfect volume for the venue- could hear it but could still converse. .

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JE2021
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and great food for the healthy people of the world!

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HappyDiner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at reasonable prices. Excellent service, and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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BJVK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpected delight! Great service1. Food delicious with a great variety of vegan and non-vegan selections. Do not hesitate to try it. I will go back often.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a few girlfriends here recently. Food and service were both great! Vegan calamari was excellent!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Irregardless Cafe using the Order Online button. Irregardless Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 833-8898.

Irregardless Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 4351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.