Irregardless Cafe

4.8
4265 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian
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 Farm-to-Table meals sourced from local farms around the Triangle.

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 4265 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
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4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSteveM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu change was interesting since pre Covid visits. Not sure if good change or not

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vipJenniferL
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I miss the former owner's eclectic decor and stage for live music, but the food is as good as ever! Make sure to request the patio if you want to eat outside!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have loved the food. Great atmosphere and service. Always wanting to go back!

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TylindaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great and so was the service, I will definitely be back soon. Drinks was a little weak (alcohol). Otherwise it was nice

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BrettO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Irregardless Cafe is a favorite. This was our first time back after ownership change and pandemic. Other than missing the fresh flowers on the table and a decor change (not necessarily for the better), it was very much like old-times. The food was absolutely delicious. This restaurant remains my default favorite for all special get togethers. Many happy memories and delicious dishes.

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MadisonG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful from the food and drinks to the ambiance, service, and staff. A great place for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Great vegan and gluten free options. 10/10 would recommend the smoked salmon hash. We will definitely be visiting soon!

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CindyT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and our party of 4 had 4 different menu items - all 4 were delicious. Would recommend!

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QiWarrior
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan Street Chicken and the Spanakopita are fantastic. As an appetizer , you have to try the fried calamari (mushrooms), they are light and very tasty. The peanut butter pie is a great way to top it off. The portions are large and a very good value. The staff is wonderful.

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MikaylaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica the bartender was not only a great server, but an amazing bartender as well! She was personable, friendly, helpful about her surrounding area, and makes the best French 75 you’ll ever drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great and service was quick.

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BeverlyM
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable server, wonderful food, lovely chat with the owner. We will be back. Well worth the drive from Greensboro!

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SteveG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan choices for starters, entrees and desserts. Great service and atmosphere, very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! So kind to anyone with allergies or dietary restrictions. Absolutely delicious food and great ambiance!

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SharonG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked the combination of vegan and meat options. My vegan dish was delicious and the portion was just right. My husband’s filet mignon was cooked perfectly. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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UncleLee
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been in a long while due to Covid, but Irregardless certainly still has what it takes for a great restaurant. Food was excellent! So glad to be back to normal times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration food was great, better than I could have imagined. Service was very attentive perfect!

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MaryM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails! Waiter was patient with numerous questions from people.

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WilliamB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, always. An eclectic and delicious menu! Wait staff is always personable and professional.

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vipBrunch
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for Sunday brunch! HIghly recommend.

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Melissa
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was very good - prompt and energetic. Our meals were good - we look forward to visiting again and trying other options.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time my husband and I had eaten at Irregardless Cafe, and we will definitely go back again the next time we are in Raleigh!! The brunch menu had many options for different dietary needs. My husband had shrimp & grits which he obviously enjoyed very much as he cleaned his bowl, and I decided to try the vegan tofu scramble breakfast. YUM!!! It was so good that I was looking for tofu scramble recipes on the way home. And our server was excellent = friendly, helpful, and took care of our needs without checking in too often. Dining here was a wonderful experience!

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JanD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, no hovering but professionally attentive. The food arrived correct to our order, hot and delicious!!! We were meeting friends from out of town.. lots of catching up to do. We enjoyed being able to converse as the noise level was surprising quiet in such a busy establishment. Cant wait to return and highly recommend!

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Whitney
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, healthy brunch options. Highly recommended!

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vipprobeno1
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service—portions are ample!!

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SonyaL
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous per usual. The Pad Thai with tofu and the sweet potato with lentils was amazing. We sat outside which is such a nice option. Perfect weather last night and our server was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Live music was too loud. Difficult to have a conversation. But food and service were very good.

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Karen
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the food and atmosphere at Irregardless cafe. It was very nice to have live music available as well, although it was a little loud for those us who were trying to have a conversation with friends.

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vipdkwst9
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was an excellent server. Food was fab. Perfect evening for a dinner!

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ShirleyG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiancé and I love this place and the food is delicious!

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raleigheats
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Irregardless. Great atmosphere (we are inside because it was chilly). Love music was fun and enjoyable. Waitstaff was engaging attentive (thanks, Chris!) Food was excellent.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first trip back since Covid times, food was better than ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Irregardless Cafe exceeded my expectations. The live music was a bonus and the food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch! It couldn't have been better, including the food, service, and quiet but fantastic love music

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vipVerdaO
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I was in this restaurant probably 4 years ago for dinner. This time it felt a bit worn down. The food was good but the presentation of the food and the ambiance were really just OK.

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vipDonnaK
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Hollandaise Sauce in North Carolina!

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AllanA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music, great food, excellent service.

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vipDAFP
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside last night with excellent food and service! Our server was fairly new and she was lovely and attentive. Irregardless has gotten even better! Vegan dinners are delicious as are the burgers, fish and chicken dishes.

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Decanter
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Glad that they are finally bringing live music back! Good food options on a fairly brief menu but definitely leans heavy towards the vegan options. Lots of nuts so for those with a nut allergy you need to be attentive - the kitchen did a nice job accommodating though.

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DaveA
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there under new ownership - still excellent! Food was creative and delicious, good wine choices, and service that made the whole experience enjoyable.

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 4.8 stars by 4265 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.