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Irregardless

4.8
4.8
4679 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

10:30 PM


Booked 114 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

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 4,679 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Most Booked

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Great for Brunch

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Most Booked

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  1. SH

    ShawnH

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just good food, very nice staff and a great atmosphere.
  2. C

    Cweinst

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very open, relaxed atmosphere. Super friendly staff; very clean. Cocktails were great. We sat indoors for the AC but the outdoor seating looks very nice too. Definitely recommend: Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Lemon Chicken and the vegetarian BBQ mushroom w/mac & cheese.
  3. JA

    JoeandAndrewfromCary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The noise level was too high. Could not hear the musician at all. She had a lovely voice but you could only hear her if you were standing next to her. Very disappointing.
  4. R

    Rust

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service in a fun environment!
  5. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! Live music, plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, and some gluten-free and dairy-free deserts. Excellent entrees! Would highly recommend. Warning: Spare street parking only.
  6. H

    Howie

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server, Amanda, was excellent! Food was great! Highly recommend
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite places to dine. If you are looking for a quiet spot I recommend eating outside if the weather is nice. The food is wonderful and the staff is delightful. I highly recommend for any occasion. ❤️
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our time here was incredible. We enjoy this restaurant because of the large selection of vegetarian/vegan options (my wife is pescatarian/dairy-free). The food blew us away. I had the short ribs and she had the mango salmon and we both were blown away. We did go during a time that live music was happening, so it might not always be as noisy…but it wasn’t an obnoxious noisy. They had violinist’s playing and it was really nice. Great date spot right in downtown!
  10. NM

    NeeradhaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. But very expensive. $20 entre’s 12 appitizers, 12$ wine.
  11. TD

    TimD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deserving of its iconic status, Irregardless never disappoints! Food was excellent and service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend you give them a try if you have not been yet.
  12. BC

    BeverlyC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Will return soon. The music was an added plus!
  13. j

    johnr

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. Trying to eat light had salad with salmon. Fish cooked perfectly.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, loved our server. Pickled onions were off but we enjoyed the whole experience, and they guy playing his guitar made it for our children. Will be back and recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & the food was awesome!
  17. VB

    VictoriaB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great restaurant for omnivores and vegans! The vegan chorizo puff was delicious and unique. The vegan cheesecake tasted like the real thing. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. And the live music added nicely to the ambiance. I will definitely be returning.
  18. AC

    AnnC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely love this restaurant. It was a Friday night so the cars & motorcycles were very noisy. Flies were all over the place but we still enjoyed ourselves.
  19. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    * Excellent service by Emily * Unique, delicious menu choices * Pleasant sounding live jazz band * Kid-friendly (aquarium) * Attractive inside decor, lots of plants * Plenty of gluten-free and vegan selections
  20. ME

    MichelleE

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing if you haven’t tired give yourself the opportunity to do so. The menu is constantly changing so you always feel like you’re still trying the restaurant for the first time
  21. FP

    FPic

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. The service and food were excellent and the atmosphere relaxing and lovely. So good to eat at Irregardless again and we will be back. Thanks!
  22. TN

    TransplantedNJ

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A variety of menu options,great food, live mellow music, wonderful environment to relax , catch up and enjoy
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. Love everything about the restaurant. Service was fantastic. Food is excellent. We had a table of vegetarians and non-veg and everyone had something wonderful.
  24. A

    Angela

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    The food and service was great as always. But the noise level inside is absolutely ridiculous and why I won’t be going back. It was packed with people, was so loud we had to yell at each other to be heard across a small, two-person table! And to make matters worse, they had live music which only added to the horrible noise level. I’m not sure what’s to be done—maybe some ceiling tiles?!?
  25. LM

    LauraM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and wonderful service! Best vegan and vegetarian!
  26. KG

    KristinG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Thanks for the Vegan GF options!
  27. ME

    MEve

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Brunch in the Triangle! Love the GF and Vegan options! Really great Bloody Mary’s, too!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mo was amazing and the food was amazing!
  29. AS

    AshleyanneS

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about brunch at Irregardless is divine! Love music, amazing menu, and great service.
  30. S

    Sasha

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food has a great vegan selection. It's quiet and the servers are nice.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were incredibly friendly. The food was incredibly high-quality. Though they are known for vegetarian/vegan dishes, one of us got the beef rib, and it was amazing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love sitting outside, the wonderful vegan specialties, always a pleasure!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Nice selection for lunch. We had the chickpea wrap, which was hot and tasty, and the vegan chorizo puff pastry.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, music average except for excellent vocalist. Interior dated but fine. Nice evening.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Used to go here 40 years ago and it’s still a wonderful experience! Great waitress and bartender. Live music, soft guitar, was excellent. Food was delicious. Need to make another trip to Raleigh!
  36. CF

    CriticalFoodSnob

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the welcoming, energetic hostesses, to the knowledgeable wait staff who made perfect recommendations, to the delicious and satiating food, our evening was perfect! Oh, bonus for the music too! We will def be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great! Good amount of gluten free food and was all yummy!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual.
  39. m

    marciw

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been talking about Irregardless for years to these friends from out of town. It was my turn for hosting and we went for brunch. It was all I wanted to share with the special women in my life-amazing food, service, environment!
  40. SB

    SusanB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Some of the best shrimp and grits I've ever had! My daughter had the brisket sandwich and loved it.

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 4679 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 114 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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