Irregardless Cafe

4.7
4308 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 4308 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolLisa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about the experience. We sat outside so noise level and ambience really isn’t apply as much. Our server was spot on for her recommendations for wine, entrees and dessert. (Glad she talked us into dessert.)

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viprobertp
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Always good live music too.

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tp101
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive for what it delivers . Somewhat limited in non alcoholic drinks. I had the vegan pattie on Ciabatta - the pattie tasted ok but crumbles and so it does not hold together well which makes it a somewhat clumsy handheld. Need to work on this. But having Ciabatta instead of Bun is a good idea.

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ArtR
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a few minutes late. Our friends were already seated. Because of hearing issues I needed to be outside. the wait staff graciously enabled us to move.
The meal was excellent

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RonD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for sunday brunch and I am so glad we used Open Table app the night before to reserve a table. The restaurant is very popular and rightly so. The food was cooked to perfection. The jazz guitarist played low enough to enjoy his music.

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jaredg
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

one of the best places for brunch in Raleigh. Live music, great menu, good service.

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bobb
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great dinner. My wife had a Chicken dish that was terrific and I had Lamb Chops which were cook medium as I ask and also were great. The dessert was German Chocolate Cheesecake which was a great choice suggested by our waitress.
We ate outside and enjoyed the evening.

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vipfoodiehall
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High marks for tasty food at reasonable prices. I like that when I read the menu and place my order, I have a good idea of what will be placed before me. This is not always the case at some restaurants where ordering food involves some guesswork.

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IrieJ
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back at Irregardless. One of my favorite spots. Food was amazing!!!!

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LoveORO
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Tables are super close together during Covid- wait for service and meals was long

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TimK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed the atmosphere, the life music and the warm welcome.

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SexyDefined
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the wide range of menu items, it allows a group of people with different diets to be able to dine together.

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RhondaW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we had was delicious and fresh. Our server took good care of us since 2 of us have Celiac. He was so friendly and helpful. The next day we were still talking about how much we enjoyed our meal. I’m so pleased because I’ve eaten here since highschool and the quality of the food is actually better. We’ve been recommending you all weekend!

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vipDubb
Raleigh
62 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is awesome. Before the pandemic, they had live music, and we miss that, but the food is just as good. Hopefully, they'll get back to the music down the road.

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rdbd
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I think they were understaffed- we had to ask for drinks twice and condiments three times. The food was dry and overall poor value. Our server was extremely friendly and hard working, so this is not a poor review of the staff.

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WilliamB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a laid-back ambience with good, live local music. Menu is eclectic and makes you won't to try everything. Staff is unfailingly personable and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything. Good vegan/veggie options. Servers are awesome. So are the musicians. It’s a weekly reservation for us.

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vipMoe823
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Irregardless and have never had a bad meal there - the waitstaff is attentive and the food is great, especially for someone who is gluten-intolerant. The only negative about our visit yesterday, was that it was really warm inside, felt like the AC wasn't working....

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic date spot. Vegetarian cuisine was worth it for me, the meat-eater. Great ambience. Overall 5 stars, for sure.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner there last night was outstanding, as always. Loved the singer/guitar player!

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goodfood4life
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a solid, reliable establishment. Great food and service! Going back for brunch soon!!

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LansdowneAldan
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some new items on menu since last visit. We all had the trout and all enjoyed it. Also the mango salad, vegan calamari and wines were enjoyed. Wait staff was very helpful and pleasant. A very enjoyable time.

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FrancisH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything was great, the food - oh so good!
Service a bit slow - not sure why, I didn't ask, but in theory, restaurant could've been understaffed in the kitchen.
But hey!, the food was cooked to perfection and the time was well spent catching up with our friends.

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Saul
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! The vegan calamari was excellent, along with the watermelon and warm goat cheese salad. Entrees were orange tofu and seafood linguine--both scrumptious! We took an apricot tart home with us. Overall, a very nice evening.

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CCinNC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, but I esp have to rave about our server. She was perfect. I'm sorry I didn't get her name. Friendly, unobtrusive, but showed up at just the right times. And I'm glad I -- a sworn red wine drinker -- took a chance and ordered the Caipirinha to go with my chili relleno. Fabulous.

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Carly
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and the service was great. Will definitely be coming back.

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JBMzr
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious vegan and gluten free healthy meals close to NCSU.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious
Extra touched like lemon poppy cake prior to our meals!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service - I think our server’s name was CeeCee (sp?). She checked in with us just the right amount and just at the right moments.

Brunch menu is awesome - love the juevos rancheros - nice presentation & delicious!

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vipKathy
Raleigh
85 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beat brunch that I’ve had in years. The menu has creative options for everybody.

The whole family was satisfied with their meals. The live music was a really nice touch.

Our server, Stacy, was really nice and the food was delivered quickly.

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LindaL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I’m so sorry to write a negative review.
The service is as good, and as pleasant as I remember. The change of the decor I didn’t care for, I preferred the coziness of before, which is one of the reason I liked going to irregardless.There were enough selections on the menu to choose from; my Vegetarian burrito was OK, but I would not order it again. The most disappointing part of the meal was that we ordered the carrot cake. There were only two choices for dessert, and we both ordered individual Carrot cakes. Their size was appropriate for a single serving dessert after a meal, but was not worth $8.00 each. I would not have ordered it because of that if I had seen it listed on the menu. It was also obviously kept in the freezer until it was needed, because it was very dry.

Like I said, I am sorry to give a negative review, especially during this time of so many restaurants are trying to get back up to speed, but possibly this will help the owners improve.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Since we had a reservation, we were promptly seated at our table. The waitress was a little standoffish for I ordered water with a plate of lemon slices.

I ordered the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon. Personal the Hollandaise Sauce wasn’t lemony enough and the salmon didn’t have a really smoky taste
They only offered two desserts. The carrot cake was a boxed spiced cake baked in a ramekin with a glue substance for frosting.
I know everyone is just back from the pandemic. I’m hoping to revisit the restaurant in the future.

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FayeD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to spend an evening. We were able to sit outside on a nice warm night in downtown Raleigh,

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ChadH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great setting, great people. Will go again

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and enjoyed every minute!

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ScottJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This use to be my favorite restaurant. Not sure with covid. But atmosphere has changed. Our waiter was pushy and not trough. Dishes that were staples has been removed. It just was not the same very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan selection, and also a few things thrown in for meat eaters. The filet was perfect.

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Phil
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere. We’ll be back.

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vipalexhoward
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

An excellent option for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores. Nice environment as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my friend Sherry's Birthday!!!
Good food, good drinks, good memories!!!!!!

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 4308 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.