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Irregardless

4.8
4.8
4536 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian, Unspecified, Vegan

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (919) 833-8898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

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

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What 4,536 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

    Hot Spot

  • Raleigh

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Buddy

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always a good meal.

  2. NS

    NicoleS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING!!! I see why this place is always packed! The food is outstanding. The vegan burrito was so delicious! Whether you’re eating plant based or a carnivore, there is something for everyone!!

  3. C

    Cass0302

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and beautiful atmosphere! The live music was a nice touch as well.

  4. MC

    MayCe

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing! We have been here before and every time is perfect! Food was delicious and service was exceptional. We love coming here!

  5. AQ

    AaronQ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great as always. Service was, of course, stellar! Thanks so much. :)

  6. MX

    MarkXM

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice little spot...actually not so little and not a cafe' but a neat restaurant with some happnin' vibe indoors and outdoors. Enjoyed the jazz music too

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Entrees & appetizer were great. Just a personal preference but if ordering dessert at that point I’m already dietary splurging. There was only 1 dessert option where the fat was not removed. Sadly I didn’t pick that one, I chose poorly.

  8. M

    Melingso

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Early arrival on a Saturday. Lovely, simply appointed dining room and attentive service throughout the evening. As the restaurant filled and some tasteful live music was added, it did become too noisy for conversation. Food was uniformly good. Calamari and Lamb Shank were highlights. MahiMahi was good. We tried a couple of the desserts and realized, after the fact, they were vegan offerings -- thus the labeling set us up for expectation of different tastes and textures. The 'cheesecake' would be better named something else, though the flavors and textures were acceptable on their own right. Just nothing like a cheesecake. Similarly the crumbcake was dry as traditional crumbcake is pretty dependent on Butter . Next time I would skip the desserts, but overall quite good and would come again.

  9. JC

    JesseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just discovered this place and had to bring my sister... well be bringing my parents when they're in town next! Fantastic selection for those with dietary restrictions, and everything I've had here has been steller.

  10. MV

    MidwestViz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch experience with (chill) live music to add to ambiance. Service was incredible. Great options for anyone with dietary restrictions.

  11. M

    Mookie

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fried Brussels sprouts app perfect for a group, delicious artichoke dip. Salads and entrees were enjoyed by all. Friendly servers.

  12. RB

    RobB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The mango salmon is outstanding. Love the live music in the background. Service is always exceptional. If you haven't been, go!

  13. CM

    ChuckM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience at Irregardless! Wonderful vegan choices along with meat options.

  14. DD

    DanD

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Irregardless is a long-standing, reliable restaurant. The atmosphere was quiet, which we liked. A live guitarist played in the background. Service was attentive, and allowed us plenty of time. The fried Brussels sprouts starter was good, but too much for two. The mushrooms and mash was very good. The mahi-mahi on zucchini noodles was misadvertized. The zucchini were spirals, not noodles, and the small piece of fish, which was done well, was almost lost on the over-large bed of spirals. Strawberry crumb cake was tasty but a bit dry

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing every time!

  16. CC

    CherylC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic meal and our waiter was awesome!

  17. TL

    TLEIGH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Emily was amazing as well as the food! We will definitely be returning.

  18. MH

    MattH

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Excellent, as always!

  19. GF

    GF5150

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Brussel sprouts were excellent!

  20. R

    Rachel

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the music and atmosphere.. My waiter Patrick was Awesome and Very Knowledgeable off the menu, in which I was Highly Impressed because I find a lot of waiters for some reason are not knowledgeable of the food they serve!!. They smoked salmon was amazing and the libations!!..5/5!!!.. We Really Enjoyed Ourselves!!

  22. DK

    DianeK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Mother's Day brunch and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Service was prompt and friendly, the food was delicious and we enjoyed hearing the acoustic guitarist who kept it low enough that we could talk. Wonderful!

  23. KK

    KarolinaKen

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We (party of 6) went to Irregardless on Mother's Day for brunch. Four of us had not been here before, while two had. We had a reservation so we were seated within 15 minutes of arrival. The server and the other helpers were very professional, but still warm and friendly. Three of us had the Salmon Eggs Benedict which was wonderful. The others had Pancakes, a Breakfast Burrito, or a Classic Breakfast. Good portions and cooked perfectly. Yes, we had 2 mothers with us and they were thrilled. Irregardless provided us with a great experience and we will be back again.

  24. MK

    MamaK

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderfully delicious. My friend has celiacs and their menu had delicious options to choose from. Friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.

  25. SR

    SuzieR

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I would have given this review a 5-star overall if they hadn't messed up my order, but they were quick to rectify the issue. It was Mother's Day weekend and they were busy, but I have to say that the staff was very efficient with seating us, taking our orders, and getting our food out quickly. As busy as it was, the inside was quiet enough for us to hear each other without having to raise our voices. All-in-all, it was a very pleasant experience.

  26. NR

    NikkiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the best meal I have had in a very long time! I love the vegan/ gf options they offer! We will definitely be back.

  27. M

    Michelle

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Service was great, food was delicious. Location was perfect for a short walk about afterwards.

  28. CM

    CandyM

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    WE opted to sit outside on a lovely evening. Our waiter Jaylen was fantastic! He was very attentive and had great suggestions. Our food was delivered promptly and was delicious!!! Irregardless delivers wonderful food at reasonable prices.

  29. DR

    DanaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a large party - food was great- service was on point. The music was a plus as my guests from overseas enjoyed the vegan menu and overall casual/fun atmosphere.

  30. ER

    EmilyR

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful experience at Irregardless.. delicious food and LOVED the live music! We got the udon noodles and the tempeh tikka masala— incredible!! My only critique would be the noise level since we were seated right next to a 6 top table.

  31. HL

    HelenL

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite restaurant, the food, service and entertainment is always the best.

  32. R

    Rgtec

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Went there in 1982 while in college food still very good Service awesome but to load and crowded

  33. DV

    DanielleV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. My only complaint is the music was so loud we had to scream to hear each other. Food was worth every penny. Vegan burrito was 🤌👅

  34. BL

    BethL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great experience! Well staffed. Excellent food! Loved it.

  35. AS

    AshlynS

    Greensboro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    My meal was not prepared the way I asked. I didn’t send it back, but I wanted eggs fried hard and instead they were served over easy.

  36. AM

    AmyM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The skirt steak was delicious!

  37. f

    foodiehall

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a pleasant visit to Irregardless as always. Not as many diners inside as most were eating outside…all the better to hear the musicians. The parking situation isn’t the best…either a steep hill to climb or paid parking in a gravelly lot—-not great if you have any mobility issues.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Table was ready for us! Server friendly professional and prompt! She was able to serve us with plenty of time to spare before the Theater downtown! Wish some Toast points /french bread were added to the mahi-mahi to soak up the delicious sauce!!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal large portions

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food & the new drink on menu.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • 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 4536 OpenTable diners.

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

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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

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian, Unspecified, Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

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

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