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About Irregardless Cafe

An authentic Raleigh experience! When the Irregardless opened in 1975, it was known as the hippie, vegetarian place. In the 80s, it was the first restaurant in NC to ban smoking. Today, the Cafe is the longest operating restaurant in Raleigh with the original owner. It has changed much over the years but its core values have remained the same. It’s award winning, hand-crafted meals feature local and organic ingredients. A casual fine dining restaurant, the Irregardless offers fresh seafood, meats, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items - which all respect the environment. We also have a list of unique wines and craft beers as well as espressos, cappuccinos and 25 loose teas.
Live music is performed nightly. Our large stable of musicians play everything from jazz to bluegrass. These groups are listed on our website. Larger bands play on Saturday evenings for dancing.

The Irregardless Cafe is the place where friends dine regularly.

901 West Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Thursday

11:00 am - 2:30 pm, lunch

5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, dinner

Friday

11:00 am - 2:30 pm, lunch

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, dinner

Saturday

10:00 am - 2:30 pm, brunch

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, dinner (Live Music Speakeasy 10pm - midnight)

Sunday

10:00 am - 2:30 pm, brunch

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, dinner

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 833-8898 ext. 0

Website:
http://www.irregardless.com/

Entertainment:
Since the Cafe opened in 1975, the Irregardless has featured the Triangle’s best musicians each night. Currently more than a hundred musicians perform jazz, bluegrass, folk, traditional and dance music on a two month rotation. Go to www.irregardless.com or www.reverbnation.com/venue/irregardlesscafe to see who is performing this evening. We also have live music during brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Catering:
Since 1975, Irregardless Catering has been serving "award winning" hand-crafted meals featuring local and organic ingredients at catered events throughout the Triangle. And while great food is the Cafe's claim to fame, Irregardless offers full service catering which includes: event planning & wedding coordination (décor, flowers, music & entertainment,) all bar needs (fine wines, craft beers, cocktails & mixed drinks,) and all location rental needs. Our professional staff will ensure that your event will be a success. Please contact our catering manager at (919) 610-0872.

Parking Details:
Our parking lot is across the street and 2 doors north of the Cafe (closer to the round-about, near the cross walk.) In addition, there is ample street parking on both sides of West Morgan Street and on side streets.

Public Transit:
Raleigh's CAT bus stops at the corner of West Morgan Street and Tryon Hill, just across the street from the Cafe.

Executive Chef:
Arthur Gordon

Private Party Facilities:
Irregardless Cafe is now serving Private Dining at the exclusive Glenwood Club, just inside the beltline off Glenwood Avenue. Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, engagement, baby shower, rehearsal dinner, birthdays or wedding reception, Irregardless' offers the perfect setting all year round.

Private Party Contact:
Lara Kelleher: (919) 610-0872

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Live musical entertainment nightly. Being Well: Monthly Talks on Wellness, the last Tuesday of each month. The Well Fed Community Garden supplies Café with local organic produce.

Irregardless Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (82)
Good Vegetarian Options (81)
Healthy (71)
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Good for Birthdays (52)
Gluten Free Options (49)
Casual (49)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Organic (42)
Fun (36)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Great for Brunch (35)
Worth the Drive (35)
Cozy (34)
Authentic (33)
Good for Groups (25)
Seasonal (25)
Comfort Food (22)
Hot Spot (22)
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Great for Lunch (20)
Business Meals (17)
Romantic (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Paleo Friendly (15)
People Watching (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Tapas (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Great Beer (6)
Quick Bite (5)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall nice. Service was amazing. Food was just okay.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

I’ve always have a great experience for every dining occasion at Irregardless. New Years, Birthdays to just brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent, superb, a must try

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·Dined 3 days ago

Always beyond delicious and great live music. LOVE Irregardless.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Typically has live music, soft jazz etc. plenty of vegan and carnivore options. Paella and the chili rellenos ate two favs. Desserts and bar are very good. You will like this place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy the live music there - enjoyable and not overly loud

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

It’s always a treat to dine here especially when their is music.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

food and service were great as usual
love the vegan options

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food. Very loud. Overall a good restaurant. Would recommend but it is very noisy so not a good place for a quiet dinner.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great meal. Great chicken, really solid seafood linguine slightly overly sweet cocktails. Some of the best service I've ever had in an overcrowded restaurant. Way, way too loud.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Enjoyed our meal on New Years Eve. Live jazz trio made it a festive environment. The hummus is delicious for an appetizer. Lots of vegetarian choices though that’s not my thing. Dessert was a great finish to a great night out!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Irregardless never disappoints! The service is excellent, the food is fresh and always seasoned perfectly. It is cramped in the restaurant but still worth it and the live music is just a lovely bonus. Some of the best REAL food in Raleigh!

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Live Music, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It had been a number of years since I had been to the Irregardless. I wish I hadn't waited so long to return. I had forgotten how good it can be. The vegetarian options aren't to be missed. Even I, a confirmed carnivore, found the Zoodle Bolognese with a veggie tofu bolognese sauce to be excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Live Music, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was disappointed that their sanitation rating was 92.5. A restaurant with this reputation and these prices should not have a rating that low.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great live music and delicious food! We ate vegan food and had strong cocktails.

Tags: Authentic, Vegan, Casual, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing ambiance, food, beverages. The owners walked around . Great night

Tags: Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Mahi Mahi was perfectly prepared with unique carrots, well-presented by kindly and personable wait person (female). Featured wine was excellent, and our guests especially enjoyed the flavored tea selection after dinner. Arthur came by and spoke to us.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We lawys have a great time at Irregardless Café. Leah was our server (I apologize now since I am sure I guessed wrong on the spelling). All the food was timely and well seasoned. We started with a flatbread special (beets, goat cheese, roasted carrots, balsamic drizzle) which was very nice. My wife had the seafood pasta (huge portion and plenty of protein). I tried the Greek salad and chicken wing. The wings were marinated then grilled with a dry rub. Both were solid choices, then we finished with a caramel apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Start to finish a wonderful meal and an excellent to a nice evening out with my lovely wife.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Healthy, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great place to enjoy a meal and hear some live music!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was my second time eating at Irregardless Cafe. The food is always delicious and fresh, better than most places. The ambiance is lacking. Tables are only a few inches apart from each other and it is loud due to the close proximity to multiple parties’ conversations. Service was a little slow as well. Next time, I might order the food for take out dining instead.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Vegan, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Luv the PLACE. Hate the,wooden chairs
Vegan heaven. They care. Really

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Organic, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our waitress, Katelyn, was polite and efficient. She had a busy night, but she was very poised.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Awesome restaurant. My girlfriend is vegan, and it’s wonderful to go some place that has outstanding options for all types of diners. We’ll be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great dining experience, as always. Irregardless never disappoints! Good selection for everyone in our party. So good! Always enjoy the musical acts as well.

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our first time at Irregardless Cafe. We ordered the Flatbread to start followed by Chile Relleno, Vegan Lasagna, Chopped Salad and Vegan Chili. We decided to share because everything looked so good - Fantastic! We are definitely going back soon. Next time we're going so we're there for the live music.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I enjoyed celebrating my birthday at the IC for a second time. I had a wonderful time and very much enjoyed the vegetarian food options. There were great meat meal options for family members in my party that were not vegan or vegetarian. We all had a ball. The jazz band added to our great experience. Unfortunately, it was a bit cold in the restaurant. I noticed many people kept their hat and coat on for awhile as we did. It didn’t help that we were seated at a table close to the side door that the musicians used to enter/exit. However, once the last jazz group got settled, there was no traffic going or coming out the side door. It finally warmed up some. Despite this, I will return and request to be seated well away from the door. I do thank the staff for accommodating my group of 7 (although my reservation was for 5 persons). Thank you for the great birthday experience!

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and service. Hard to hold conversation due to such loud music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and the server were both great. We had to wait 25 minutes for a table despite having reservations, but that was the only blip on an otherwise great experience. They should search for "Seinfeld - The Car Reservation" on Youtube...

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Organic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Live Music
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Irregardless provides a menu for Herbivores and Carnivores and the selections from both are wonderful. Several of us ordered the vegan options, and they were delicious. Excellent value for the quality of food that is served. Despite a very busy time of year on a Saturday night, everyone there was efficient and polite. A wonderful place to take friends you want to impress.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had reservations for 6:15 and arrived on time. We were told that it would be at least 20 minutes for our table to be ready. We had made reservations since we had a show to see in Raleigh and were disappointed about the delay. The hostess was very nice and able to seat us at the bar which was not ideal but did allow us to eat and get out in time for the show. The food was good, but I would not recommend if you are planning to go to the theatre.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

loved everything as usual. Really good plant-based entree options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Having a reservation at Irregardless is always a good idea. We were dining very early because of another evening event, so at 5 there was really no need for a reservation, but it did fill up quickly. We had great service and food, and the staff was extremely accomodating. It gets noisy once the music begins and the crowd picks up, but that's another kind of ambiance which is also enjoyable and energetic. The menu is not vast, but there are lots of vegan, vegetarian, and healthy options, which is why it's a good choice for a group. Irregardless is always reliable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding, as usual. The service is attentive and timely, without hovering. Coffee refills were there before we asked.

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had the Butter Crunch Salad Special. Really enjoyed this, especially knowing the lettuce was from the Irregardless Cafe Well Fed Community Garden!
This is one of our very favorite restaurants and rarely, if ever disappoints. EVERYONE in your party can find something to eat here. Vegans, gluten free, lactose free, regular diets and even carnivores. Very creative menu. Full bar allows wine and drink options. Live music adds to the ambiance and unique experience that is Irregardless Cafe.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good food (had Chile renello and steak frites), ambiance (live music) and service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall, it was a good experience. Seated quickly, great service, food did not take long, and was delicious. Restaurant was packed, and tables were too close. I could hear the couple next to us better than my wife, so it was not conducive for a romantic dinner. Live music was nice.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Live Music, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a great time, but had difficulty talking because of the noise level. Tables for 2 were very close and musicians (or someone) coming in and out often made it cold. I share this just for your information. We enjoyed it and will return. Thanks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food. Vegan options that are also delicious. Nice wine list. Live music every night. Paella and seafood linguine are terrific. Stuffed squash and pabalno pepper are great vegan options. Desserts are good. You won’t be disappointed

Tags: Live Music, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was amazing as always. The music was very good. The calamari is the best in the Triangle! Great evening!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We have been to Irregardless numerous times. This time it was for my daughters birthday. We love it because not only is the food fantastic and the atmosphere is quaint, but we have 2 vegan daughters, 1 vegetarian and one paleo.
Every dish was just superb! Our go to neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, People Watching, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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