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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (91)
Good Vegetarian Options (85)
Healthy (76)
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Good for a Date (72)
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Fit for Foodies (68)
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Neighborhood Gem (66)
Vegan (64)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Gluten Free Options (59)
Casual (53)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Organic (43)
Worth the Drive (40)
Good for Groups (39)
Authentic (39)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Cozy (37)
Fun (37)
Great for Brunch (30)
Romantic (28)
Great for Lunch (24)
Seasonal (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (13)
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People Watching (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Tapas (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 9 hours ago

Thoroughly Enjoyed the entertainment! Our waitress was great. We had an enjoyable experience!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Irregardless has been a favorite of our family for many years. We have celebrated birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, holidays and just Sundays together at Irregardless. They always delight us with great food and service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Usually a great experience both service and food wise
But disappointing tonight.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Unique menu, great flavor, nice date night dinner.
The menu has some different entrees and it took us a while to choose what we wanted Our server was extremely helpful, listening to our likes , and helped us choose. We both ended up ordering Spanakopita. It came wit ha side of vegetables. The flavor was awesome. It would very much be considered as comfort food. We both really enjoyed it. The side vegetable were really exceptional as well. The service was excellent and attentive. Every few minutes our server was coming by and checking on her tables. The one thing that we weren't thrilled with was how loud it was. There was live music, but it was pleasant and sounded like background music. The loud volume was just people talking and the acoustics. It was tough to talk to each other at times. The food and service won out though and overall, a real treat.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Another awesome evening at the Irregardless Café! We have been regulars since moving here from Chicago over two years ago. Great location, fantastic food and service and if you plan your dining reservation right, you'll have background music during dinner and then dance with your significant other at 9PM when the next band starts playing. Love this place!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Irregardless is our favorite restaurant in Raleigh. For many years it has led the way with innovative, creative, tasty, and healthy food. We are always impressed with the latest dishes on the menu and are completely satisfied with whatever we order. The service is very attentive, and while the decor is rather simple, the staff makes you feel welcome and comfortable. While other restaurants come and go, we know irregardless will be here as an old friend with quality and a good meal at a reasonable cost.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time. Fully enjoyed the restaraunt. Really enjoyed that the menu offered smaller plates. Great idea.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The place has a nice atmosphere and probably would be ok to come and have a drink but definitely not for the food. I have had Chilean seabass a number of ways and this was the worst and don't bother with the paella unless you like tomatoes and tomato juice if the other entrees are anything like these two then you definitely want to stick to just the drinks.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our meals were delicious, as well as lovely to look at. Good recommendation on the wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Made reservations early yesterday, table was in sight clean and ready when we arrived, yet we had to wait at least 15 minuets . Not sure why!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place is amazing! My second time here, first was for breakfast and now for dinner and I have been nothing but pleased with the food, service, and environment. Also you can't beat live music with good food!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food, incredible service, outstanding atmosphere, and top notch music. Top recommendation!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Irregardless is always great to go to and the food has always been excellent. We were close to a family that had 2 kids and they let them run wild. Not restaurants fault-need better parents! Irregardless is always 5 Star.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed the ambiance, the jazz and of course, the food was great. Our server took very good care to make sure we had everything we needed for a great evening out.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love Irregardless Cafe! The service and food are always good. Their selection of musical entertainment is relaxing. The ambience is perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I truly love visiting Irregardless Cafe', either for birthdays, casual lunch, or simple downtime after a busy phase. Therefore, this was not my first visit. I went to celebrate my birthday and invited people to join me who had and had not been there before. A couple of those people invited others, which increased the amount of people in my party. Irregardless was very gracious and handled the change with no problems. My food was delicious, as usual. The only concerns I had, which are minor, are that Irregardless usually recognizes one's birthday in some manner, and they did not do that this time, and our waiter was usually hard to find. However, when present, he was attentive. They were rather busy and I'll just assume that the oversight was due to the "busyness" of the evening. Other than that, I had a great time, laughed a lot, and enjoyed the music immensely! I highly recommend a visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been to Irregardless and handful of times and after this nights experience I hope to exponentially grow that number. The food, atmosphere, and music are all amazing. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The only down side was the aggressive Angel fish in the aquarium at the bar. This little gut literally made me and my date flinch. It was great entertainment for the short wait for our table.

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a 7 pm reservation, we arrived on time and we did not get seated until 7:50. We witnessed two parties with later reservations get seated before us (same party size). We approached individuals in charge of this process twice and they were not apologetic....just noted they were busy. This was their first impression for us...and it was bad. Food was ok nothing special and for the price was not something I would go back for.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food. Had an out of town guest and they wanted vegetarian so this place was perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We highly enjoyed our visit. Cindy was very warm and helpful server. My husband and I enjoyed being able to eat the way we want to without having to pick a vegan or non-vegan restaurant. Great variety for both eating preferences.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Tapas, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Healthy, Fun, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great menu. Good was delicious. Music was great.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I have been to Irregardless about 4 times for special occasions. Live band is not too loud so you can still have a good conversation. The food is excellent with a variety of meal preference choices. Entrees with meat are a little above average in price, but worth it. We always get the humus for an appetizer which is very good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Portobello Stack was one of the best entrees I've ever had at Irregardless. The mushrooms and sliced beets were perfectly prepared and stacked on a bed of sauteed arugula, carrots & a potato cake. Absolutely delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was excellent and would definitely go back for that. The cafe was crowded and tables very close together which made it hard to have a conversation without hearing other conversations going on. Would recommend for a yummy meal however if your planning a date night maybe not so much.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Every time I come to Raleigh I have to dine here. This gem is my favorite restaurant in Raleigh. I'm vegetarian and I've tried several dishes here and every single one was nothing but amazing. I also love the live music and the lighting. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had reservations for 7:30. When we arrived at 7:25, there was no table. We were told the wait would be 15 minutes. We were finally seated at a table at 8:00. Other than that, we had a delightful meal

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Irregardless is always excellent but the filet mignon we had was one of the best entrees that we have had anywhere. The sauce was incredible. Best restaurant ever!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went here for our anniversary dinner and absolutely loved it. Our waitress took great care of us with recommendations since the food is pretty unique. The food and wine were fantastic!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Celebrated 3 birthdays! We chose Irregardless because they had live music. Our waiter was attentive and the food was delicious. We (because we all tried each others) especially liked the seafood linguini.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great vegetarian and vegan menu options, and excellent service.
Outside tables have some noise and cigarette smoke that drifts over from bar next door (which is not really the restaurant's fault, but diners should be aware before choosing to eat outside).

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner is always a special treat here

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I went For the first time with a friend before NC Symphony on a Saturday night. The restaurant is attractive; the food is quite good. The cocktails are unique. Service is spot on. The live music was a bit loud, but I’m very sensitive to noise. We could still converse and the band was better than most you’re likely to hear in the Triangle. We hope to go back and bring more friends from Durham.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was very impressed with the cafe. This was my first time visiting and I selected it based on the reviews. I was a little concerned about my choice since it was a mixed party with carnivores and herbivores, but everyone was more then satisfied. Outstanding.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! Harvest Fritatta wasdeljcious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the best brunch spots in town! Food is always freshly made ! One of my favorite places to eat!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Third time here. Food was much better on previous visits. Enjoyed the outdoor dining area. Server was very helpful and friendly.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the delicious meal. The server was attentive and helpful in pointing out menu options. We will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was well conceived, prepared, and presented. The variety was exceptional. The wait staff was extremely attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Organic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We're "regulars" that choose Irregardles as our "no brainer" choice for vegan or non vegan options, that have ussually made it difficult to decide if we want to try something different next time we come. It's "that good"!

Tags: Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Had a wonderful time. Enjoyed the music. Not too loud. Able to converse without yelling at each other. Look forward to another visit in the near future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Cozy, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Good for a Date
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