Irregardless Cafe

4.7
4210 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian

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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 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 4210 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Family visiting

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vipHank
Wilmington
122 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Joshua B did a great job serving tasty food and fine wine. The menu has something for everyone. Nice live music and moderate prices make this restaurant a winner.

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Carla
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorites in Raleigh, or really anywhere! the noise level was just right with the live music and other patrons. as always, our food was delicious and fresh. can's wait until we go back!

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vipBrunch
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother's Day bruch with soft music playing in the background. Highly recommend for brunch anytime!

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Megan
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey but the food and service were good. It was our first time here for brunch. We have been for dinner and highly recommend it!

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LoriW
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal and service!

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AmandaD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were top notch. We had the best server, she was extremely helpful and attentive. The outside corner table was spacious and comfortable. And our food was perfection. We could not have asked for more. My only regret was not getting dessert to-go. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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vipkris
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have not been inside Irregardless since it changed hands and since the pandemic. I liked the spacing of the tables and booths! It was so crowded before that you could never hear the music or your own conversation. I hope they try to maintain the spacing.
I miss the original art. But the overall arrangement of the space is better

The menu was about the same and the food was good, what does the pandemic have to do with no bread, no pita with falafels? Also the plating was cramped. My salad came shoveled into a bowl rather than spread on a plate. My preseco came in an open glass rather than in a proper flute. So they can do better in the presentation of their food.

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MatthewH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent anniversary dinner celebration on the patio.

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SharonM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Irregardless for over 30 years. Even under new ownership, we were not disappointed. Wonderful place to enjoy a special meal together.

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vipEricsmom
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on Saturday of Mother's Day weekend and had a great lunch.

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ElizabethQ
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. Always delicious vegan options, wonderful atmosphere.

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Cathy
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

They ran out of cinnamon rolls at 11:30 am. Disappointing.

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KimberlyAC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The service was great. I wish the cinnamon rolls were served warm. The flavor would come through more if it was warm. Visually my entrée was not nice at all. It looked quite sloppy. All of the flavors were quite good. The coffee was great. I might try it again, just not brunch.

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Wilson
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch, menu options were good. Good was great, maybe a little pricey but nice for a splurge.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my sister when she was in town. Since she’s a vegan, this place was perfect because it clearly labels everything on the menu according to if it’s vegan or vegetarian. She had Pad Thai with Crispy Tofu and it was even better than regular Pad Thai to me, who is definitely not a strict vegan. I had the Spanakopita, which is the same recipe they have used since 1975. It was decadent and delicious. The veggies were fresh that came with it. The vegan calamari was actually quite tasty, too. Loved the squeeze of lemon on top. Wine is priced at fifty percent off a bottle and is an absolute steal, especially if coming with a friend or date. Love the ambiance and live music.

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carnivore
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The appetizers were very good. They were interesting and diverse. The main dishes were not what I would call inspired. The pad noodles had a heavy influence of cilantro, which can overwhelm any good recipe. The chicken was merely okay. And while the spanakopita was good, it wasn't terribly special. The waitress was excellent. It was nice to get out, and made for a pleasant evening. For the vegan or vegetarian, not a d choice.

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Shey
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan food, and the service was exemplary.

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MichelleM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and great for any who is gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to eat healthier. I'm gluten free/vegan and love this place. They also change my menu with the season so not always the same. The chef is adventurous with each meal. Though I wish they would have some organic cane sugar for the sweet tea and with the warm weather more refreshing drinks

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NCAggie
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was tasty and the staff was friendly. They wore masks. The tables don’t seem super spaced out but that’s likely due to the lifting of some Covid restrictions. I didn’t feel unsafe. It was also super easy to make a reservation and make changes when needed.

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EmilyR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Server was attentive without being overbearing. Music was lovely. Overall, great vibe, great experience. Already have reservations to return.

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SteveR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celiacs, make this one of your go to places for weekend brunch!!!

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Eooooooooooooooppppppppp
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food was amazing.
Its beyond compare.
Will def be going there again

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BrianH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This y first time here. I had the vegan calamari, Spanakopita; a specialty since 1975 and chocolate mousse. It was all delicious. And the service was great.

I was sitting out front and had to rate the noise level as moderate because of the inconsiderate drivers honking their horns as they went by; something Irregardless has no control over.

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KatieS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic for a date night or a night with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan food ever

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience during our meal at Irregardless Cafe was wonderful. The vegan cevice was amazing and the vegan gf chile relleno was very delicious. Our server made us extremely comfortable, and we will definitely be back soon.

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Markinthepark
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Superb but pricey

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AlissaB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have recently begun dining out again, so every time we do, it is a special occasion. We are not big eaters, so my husband and I usually share an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Though this means we spend less money, the waitress was very warm, friendly and helpful, giving us extra plates and splitting the salad in advance. The food was excellent, and eating outside in good weather made a perfect atmosphere. Irregardless remains one of our favorite restaurants.

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DebraW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food and with vegan, vegetarian and meat lover dinners, my whole family can enjoy eating here. Thank you!

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DonnaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Can't wait to go back.

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Harriet
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as good as it was 20 years ago. The restaurant had been updated and was set up well for the pandemic. We enjoyed our meal and the ambiance!

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goju11
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was just a joy to be in. The food was fabulous the service was great and the staff was phenomenal. They adhere to safe practices and were eager to accommodate all of their guest. Five stars for sure!

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LawrenceE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My meal was sensational. The salmon was perfectly cooked and well presented. The rest of my party also loved their meals. The server was very friendly and made our visit even more enjoyable.

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vipChooChooTrain
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan options were delicious!

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DonnaH
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside- beautiful weather with shade from umbrella. Food was delicious and our server was very attentive. Will be going back!!

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

Best brunch I have had in Raleigh!

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TomB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Irregardless Cafe for her birthday. Nice layout given the pandemic. Socially distanced tables inside and a quiet atmosphere. They have musical entertainment and the nights we were there they had a pianist playing soothing music. Waitresses were very attentive. They had outside tables if you wanted them. Food was great. Wine was great.

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JanetP
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. We have food sensitivities and allergies and they always do their best to accommodate us. Excellent crab dip, spanakopita, burger, strawberry salads with shrimp added and udon noodle stir fry! Everyone was very pleased with their food.

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 4210 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.