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Irregardless

4.8
4.8
4874 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 is an authentic Raleigh experience, offering Farm-to-Table meals sourced from local farms around the Triangle.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 133 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 833-8898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos Lugo

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Parking details

    Paid Parking. 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.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,874 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for brunch

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Most Booked

  • Raleigh

    Great for brunch

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Most Booked

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  1. RB

    RobB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. This Raleigh gem continues to shine!
  2. k

    klbuckeye

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our experience and food and service were great. Big problem with parking!! Disappointing there.
  3. CL

    CLTMike

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good wine selection, varied menu and delicious food. Our server, Emily, was very attentive and delightful. Brightened up the whole evening. The guitarist deserved more amplification. He was very good but hard to hear due to ambient noise.
  4. BT

    BarbaraT

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and great service. Because of our age and some hearing problems we hesitate to dine where there’s live music, but tonight was fine with low key female entertainer
  5. s

    sheilal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The skirt steak was so tough! We mentioned this to our server, Mason, who was excellent. He removed it from our bill. However, I will be canceling my Brunch reservation for 12/11. Too many other restaurants in Raleigh to try!
  6. JD

    JDNC

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a special occasion. Everything on the menu is fabulous. Our table of 5 all got something different and we were all very pleased. Service was attentive. We had the pleasure of being there on a night with live music which was perfect in that it was nice background but not overpowering the conversation.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place so much! Anytime we have friends in town we always bring them to Irregardless for brunch!! The live music is great and the food is so fresh and tasty. Their menu covers the board for all types of eaters, whether it’s yummy pancakes and turkey bacon for a picky eater like myself or breakfast salmon hash for our pescatarian friends- they’ve got so many great options. PS the fresh OJ is to die for :)
  8. NO

    NealO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time back at Irregardless in years and I’m glad we went. The menu was great for vegetarians.
  9. RJ

    RobinJ

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! I love that they have amazing vegan and gluten free options that are clearly marked on the menu.
  10. CF

    ChuckF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I picked Irregardless on a whim and it was a delightful experience. Everyone was pleasant, the food was delicious and served promptly. My only complaint is that the music duo was a bit loud, in particular, the bass player's endless solos. Other than that we loved every minute.
  11. DT

    DavidT

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner for all was great. Service was very good. A bit loud though.
  12. SF

    SamanthaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music, wonderful service, great brunch, everything was wonderful and the team was great in working with me to make sure the birthday lunch went off without a hitch.
  13. W

    Walton

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Extremely disappointed with one my favorite restaurants. Undoubtedly, one of the worst meals ever, and definitely the worst Thanksgiving dinner I’ve eaten. Superior starter salad, very satisfying bottle of wine. Wonderful service. But the food! OMG! Disaster! Texture and taste of the turkey bore no resemblance to that of a roasted bird. Very little flavor and, I feel the worst of all, the texture resembled that of sliced luncheon meat. The stuffing was dry with large chunks of bread that had never made contact with any liquid. Cranberry sauce was thin and without flavor. The entire plate and my husband’s salmon dinner was room temp. Not hot, not even warm. I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy sharing it with others. Experiencing variations in preparation, seasonings, and friends’ family traditions are what make this meal so special. Circumstances this year forced me to change my usual plans. I’m a huge fan of Irregardless, felt fortunate to have snagged the last two available seats, and was looking forward to a memorable dinner with my partner. Sadly, I will remember this dining experience for all the wrong reasons.
  14. RH

    RobertH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was grest. The waitress was able to cater to my lactose intpllerance. The muzic was lovely. I would have given the restsuraunt a 5 star rating except the restaurant has started charging for parking at its once free parking lot. This seems unfair for a relatively pricy establishment.
  15. H

    Hpsmom

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great holiday additions to the food and drink menu. Seated timely and AMAZING service !!!! The live keyboard/piano player was wonderful bonus.
  16. LB

    LewB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Disappointed in the Thanksgiving meal. Staff and service were top notch. Food was bland and not what it use to be. Very expensive for what you receive. Will not be returning for Thanksgiving.
  17. LR

    LuvRaleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Gone are the days of Arthur Gordon, apparently. The Thanksgiving Dinner menu was intriguing, but all three meals we got lacked the quality of the ingredients and the preparation. The standard Thanksgiving meal (slices of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dressing) was just about inedible. The turkey had a canned look and unpleasant taste and texture. The potatoes were lumpy, the dressing dry. No discernible seasoning. The winter vegetable spanokopita-type dish had a good phyllo shell -- flaky, fresh. The vegetables were OK but had no seasoning. The steak Oscar dish had a nice piece of beef, but was completely unseasoned. The dish had no béarnaise sauce at all (though that was listed in the menu description). The potatoes au gratin were a bit greasy, also without any discernible seasoning. Lastly, the dinner rolls were room temp, dry, no taste -- like low-quality mass produced rolls straight out of a plastic bag. Overall, it was such a disappointing meal, after many years of terrific food. The service was great, and give credit to the manager who was professional and comped the turkey dinner without us asking (which was the only dish we complained about, after being asked by the server about full plates at the end of the meal). The menu has shrunk quite a bit since the new owners took over, and we miss some old favorites. But the precipitous dip in quality for this meal is what may keep us from coming back.
  18. JH

    JihanH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Thanksgiving dinner was the first time for us to return to Irregardless since Covid shut down. We were a party of six. It was good to have a varied menu and not a prix fixe menu. My husband ordered the rack of lamb which was very good. However I opted to have the traditional Turkey dinner plate. Big mistake as the Turkey was not fresh pieces but a Turkey roll that was very thick round slices (6) and tasted of preservatives. A most unappetizing plate that after one bite I sent back and ordered the butternut squash salad with grilled chicken. That was good but I missed having my Turkey! Talking to other customers, they voiced the same disappointment and regretted not sending it back. One of our friends ordered the salmon which she said lacked flavor so half was left. As for ambience, of course crowded due to Thanksgiving but deafening music from someone hired to continually play a keyboard with no break. We asked for the music to be lowered twice but that did not happen! With loud customer chatter and some with hearing aids, that should be addressed. Finally a charge of 20% service was added to our check as we were six which is fine with us and Tabitha well deserved it! However what wasn’t OK was that our bill was $62 with a 20% erroneously calculated at $19.40, which is around 32%!! Should have been $12.40! I will add that we have always enjoyed eating at Irregardless and my comments are meant to be constructive criticism. As for returning? Maybe.
  19. G

    Ginger

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    Turkey was kinda blah...not much flavor. Loud...with the music playing and a full room it was hard to hear each other.
  20. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! It’s great to have options for meat eaters and non meat eaters. Will be back for sure, especially to try the brunch.
  21. D

    Debbie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    May family of 7:eat Thanksgiving dinner here. Reservations were confirmed that day Again. Service was very good, food was excellent. The menu had nice choices of Vegan and regular choices.
  22. g

    gregs

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, atmosphere, relatability of server to my teen request!! Perfect holiday meal
  23. SP

    SallyP

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff made the Thanksgiving experience at Irregardless great. I will dine again soon and recommend this to friends.
  24. a

    afinediner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. I highly recommend Irregardless
  25. m

    mbm1

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Meal was ok, wait staff was very nice and efficient. Guitarist was fantastic, not loud but perfect volume. Thank you for that!
  26. SJ

    SeanJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setup for the Thanksgiving lunch, ambient guitar was amazing, and Tabitha provided uncanny service that delighted our small but thankful table. The fare also rocked!
  27. A

    Angeliam

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Emily was fabulous
  28. D

    Doolinguy

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was great. Wine was a good price and very nice. A little loud, but not a problem. Good music as well.
  29. DV

    DorisV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had Thanksgiving dinner here and was pleased with the food and service. It is a casual no frills type local neighborhood restaurant.
  30. N

    Nance

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 3rd year I have enjoyed Thanksgiving meal from Irregardless!! The two previous times we got takeout and it was delicious!! This year we decided to dine in on Thanksgiving at Irregardless!!! The food, the service (our waiter was Mo), the atmosphere, the music, the drinks, everything was excellent!!! It was and remains my all time favorite for celebrating Thanksgiving!!! And not just Thanksgiving meals, but every time I have ever eaten there!!!! Thank you all for the incredible dining experience you always offer.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us visiting family for the holidays and wanted a place that had a good selection of vegetarian options. WOW, so impressed with the whole experience. After finally deciding on the course to take, the food was prepared perfectly. Every bit delicious! Highly recommended !!!
  32. DH

    DHenny2453

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are accommodating and the atmosphere is great. The food is always on point.
  33. JB

    JohnB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There's something for everyone at this longstanding cozy favorite near Pullen Park. The relaxed atmosphere, delicious varied menu, and great music combine to make a great spot for first dates, special occasions, or just a family dinner. Bring your wallet, as it can run $50-75pp with drinks and dessert; but it's worth it.
  34. YO

    YOGAD88

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy but still outstanding
  35. AJ

    AmyJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great experience!
  36. M

    Mbjkrj

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service at irregardless are wonderful. Unfortunately, the noise level is way too high. The five of us had to shout at each other to make our comments heard. We probably won’t go back.
  37. ID

    IvanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. a little pricey, but not too bad for downtown.
  38. P

    Polly

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two great violinists were playing which added to the ambience. One of our favorite restaurants.
  39. LB

    LeeB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic seasonal frittata and perfect side of grits! My daughter was sold on the Belgian waffle. Yummy all around and exceptional service!
  40. j

    jonk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding! We would have come today for brunch but it was too late and had to fly home.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Irregardless using the Order Online button. Irregardless also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 833-8898.

Irregardless is rated 4.8 stars by 4874 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 133 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Irregardless

901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC 27603

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid Parking. 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos Lugo

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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