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The Friend's Table, Fayetteville, NC

The Friend's Table

3.7
3.7
78 Reviews
$31 to $50
Soul food
RESERVATIONS FRIDAY - SUNDAY ONLY | WALK-INS WELCOME

Excited to have relocated to our new home in Westwood! We are excited to bring your favorite brunch menu + more to our larger space! Chef Portia + The Upscale Culinary and Service Teams are saving you a seat at The Friend's Table!

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Soul food, Breakfast, Contemporary Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Tue–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 849-3122
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

78 Reviews
  1. MiaC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited an hour to get food for two people. Had to yell over the music to hear each other talk. Food was kind of bland once we did get it. I’m not a difficult person to please at a restaurant but I will not be going back to the friends table because both my friend and I had higher expectations and were disappointed.

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  2. Bishop

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is amazing! The food was seasoned well and the portions were great!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, the ambiance, the price, the location all 10/10 but man that wait time was exhausting! We got seated at 1030 for our reservation and we didn’t get the food until 1148! Mind you it was worth the wait but they didn’t have any offers to the table other than water. Maybe offer some bread to the customers or something while they wait. I did get the honey butter croissant which was yummy it reminded me of the ones from cheddars, we also got the deviled eggs, the mini waffles and the shrimp and grits! Yes definitely chefs kiss ‼️ overall a great experience and I’ll be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but slightly overpriced for brunch. The menu was limited. The Sunday DJ was too loud for the space. The Waitress was amazing ~ smiles all around. My mimosa was served in a plastic glass, and that was a little off-putting. I’ve been for dinner and it was a perfect 10!

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  5. AnnaN

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server T was wonderful. This was my 3rd time trying The Friend's Table and my friend's 1st time. The food did not disappoint once again. This is not really a complaint but more of a personal preference, at the time we were there there was a DJ...I very much enjoyed the music selection however felt that the volume should not have been so loud...you could not hold a conversation well with your eating mate without yelling. Thank you for another tasty experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation on the 31st, got a phone call and was told that it would be open on the 1st (we were celebrating a New Years Birthday). We showed up and they were closed. An event was cancelled and instead of informing those who had a reservation, I heard nothing. However, after going on the 2nd, we received an explanation and an apology. The birthday individual got a free birthday shot too, so it made up for the mishaps in the end.

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  7. ShantaeH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing! Tastes great and great portion sizes.

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  8. AytoiyaT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nothing was in stock at the restaurant. Signature pasta was presented but no acknowledgement it was $30 a plate. No one would save question to asked the price when every thing on the menu ranged between 10-20 dollars. Just poor experience. I think it was a really bad time we went, right after the holidays and they nothing in stock

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  9. JayvonneL

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the Shrimp and Grits 7/10, Bacon wrapped salmon 6/10, and Elevated Mimosa flight 8/10. The food was good and I’d order again. I also enjoyed the environment and the music that played in the background. My waitress was very pleasant as well.

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  10. ValerieL

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess and the waitresses were all pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was amazing.

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  11. CarashanaG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and the atmosphere that we were in. I will be coming back. It would have been nice if we had flowers at our table because it was our 27th anniversary. But I'm just thankful for the many yr

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  12. RenataM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very clean. We were greeted and escorted to our table right away. There is a live DJ on the weekends from 11a-3p to our surprise. We enjoyed the wide variety of music. The food was excellent. The fried green tomatoes with pulled chicken was converted to an entrée as it is usually one of the appetizers. It was absolutely perfect and plated well. Our birthday celebration was fantastic with our Cotton Candy mimosas.

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  13. OkKellz

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a good time. Service was good, the ambiance was good, food was good too. I would highly recommend.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I've heard rave reviews for the Friend's Table all over social media and for my birthday I thought it would be the perfect place. Boy was i wrong. Cons: The music is entirely too loud. You literally have to yell to not only the servers but members of your party to be heard. I think the miscommunication with my order was all due to the fact we couldn't one another. Inconsistencies with the food is unfortunately another con; my daughter and best friend ordered the Chicken and waffles. While his breast filet was juicy and well seasoned my daughter's was half the size, hard and lacking flavor. The menu also states they have kale, I ordered the kale with one server and she said they have it. We never received it. When I asked about it another server states its been off the menu for months. They also ran out of Chicken wings so we were unable to order anything besides the chicken breast or seafood. Since the menu is just a single laminated sheet of paper, I would recommend they update it to remove no longer served items and to state choices of lemonade and waffles on the menu. We had different servers throughout the whole dining service and things were not communicated to each other so I ended up getting the wrong order, having it took back and then waited an additional 40 minutes for my food to be remade. My daughter and friend ordered sides of Mac & cheese and those weren't even brought out with their orders, it came out with my remade meal. No one apologized for the wait and no one even came to check on us, we had to signal random servers to ask what the eta would be and everyone seemed confused. Pros: The food for the most part was tasty. My friend and I's meal was very good. They need to just make sure the same consistency is given for each meal The music selection was very nice and crwated a lively atmosphere, just turn it down a few notches I would love to come back because the food was good but changes have to be implemented first.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and the food was amazing! Highly recommend!

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  16. Missdee99

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great our waitress recommendations were on point I like the music and I had the mimosa flight. It was excellent.Definitely coming back again

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited for 45 minutes literally and were never even asked what we wanted to drink. After 20 minutes I asked for a water and never received it. We were very excited to try this establishment and was truly disappointed that we didn’t have the opportunity due to never being served or even asked what we would like to drink.

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  18. Angelica

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was so bad, they took their sweet time, our food was extremely greasy and touching each other. Once we complained they said we couldn’t get a refund because of their policy even though the food wasn’t touched. Our server was rude about it. Good place to catch a vibe but the food and the service don’t make it worth it.

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  19. ThameenaM

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very professional, she knew about the food and drinks which helped up. Kept checking on us making sure we were good. Great experience

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The service and food was great but it was hard to enjoy the meal or dining experience as the music was soooooo loud I had to keep asking waitress to repeat herself because we couldn’t hear a word she was saying over top of the music, and yes she was speaking up , the other thing was that I couldn’t relax in my seat bcz of the vibration from the wall on my back & seat area from the bass in the speakers and having to lean forward to yell at the person I was with just to converse. I would think that I would return just whenever the DJ wasn’t there, but then again if they didn’t value my business by having the DJ turn the music down just a tad bit as I asked to speak with the owner and told the owner wasn’t there, there are still many other reviews stating the same and older customers coming in and going back out bcz of the volume of the music, then it’s not a place I’d want to continue to support. Brunch is geared more for the young hip hop Club people, while I loved most of the music, the volume definitely does not give Upscale vibes.

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  21. TammyB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and ambiance. I plan to go back and try other menu items

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated prior to our reservation. The customer service was great. I had the fried deviled eggs with shrimp and the fish and grits. The fish was well seasoned, the grits was creamy and the deviled eggs were delicious. The only issue I had was with the deviled eggs. If you don’t eat them immediately and allow them to sit too long they become tough and rubbery.

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  23. LetaH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our first time here. I was skeptical because of all the mix reviews. I must say we were seated quickly. Food came out in timely manner it was hot. The waitress was great. The host on the other hand made me upset I tried to tell her we had a reservation for the gallery it was like I was talking to the wall.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The friends table always provides great food and positive service… Music was a tad loud, however we had a good time

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  25. LisaH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Music could have been a lil lower that was my only issue but the server did say if it was to loud they could lower it so it was good

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  26. Blake

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I made a reservation and it took almost 20 minutes to even be served or recognized. I ordered the shrimp and grits and the only thing that was good was the shrimp. The grits had no flavor. It was very bland and expensive.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice place to visit food, and the service was great. I will be back!

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  28. Marie

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great and the music was even better. The ambience and the food didn’t live up to what I expected.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foood was absolutely delicious and overall a great price. Took my mom for a birthday brunch and definitely will be back!!

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  30. TekiceyJ

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience! The food was delicious. The DJ and and ambience was everything.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Pros: great service, drinks and food presentation Cons: feels gritty, like a downtown pub. The artwork was nice, but the walls needed paint bad and the bathrooms were scary. Felt like I was in a bar that happened to serve food rather than a restaurant that happens to have a bar. Food was under seasoned. Has potential to be best brunch spot in town.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and great food; service is always excellent; the waiter V is one of the best waiters; the vibe is very welcoming and every time I go; the food is always delicious!! This place is one of my favorite spots to eat at in Fayetteville!!!!!

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  33. ZekiaJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely overpriced. Menu is not diverse at all. We tried to order from the drink menu and the waitress kept telling us we could only order mimosas but wouldn’t tell us why. After reading the issue they revealed that they don’t have a liquor license so the drink menu is pointless. Will never visit again,

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. I enjoyed everything I had however they were out of several items listed on the menu.  ambience is a vibe. An adult setting during brunch would not recommend you taking the kids. They had a live DJ. 

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  35. Anniversary22

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed with the food service and everything! Have been trying to get on for a while so needless to say I will not return :(

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First time experience. The food was amazing and this was my first! Loved the view and the server explained the food perfectly! 10/10!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambience was really nice, however that’s doesn’t make up for the terrible service that was provided. I know we went on a busy day but that still doesn’t answer the waitress lack of hospitality. We arrived and was immediately seated. Upon us getting ready to order our appetizers we was rudely interrupted and stated that we had to place everything in at once, understandably so because the business level. We waited about 15 -25 minutes for our drinks and appetizers, after wards we did not see our server again for 50 minutes. The food was brought out to us Ice cold, and we didn’t have any drinks after wards. We saw our serve comp others part of their meals for the lengthy wait although they arrived 30 months after we did. We went our entire experience with no help.

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  38. CarolynA

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited over 20 min for water when we first arrived . The server was very nice but kept forgetting about us it felt like . It was a time when it was not that busy and we order appetizers and they came out a little before the food , but we ordered them way before hand . The food was very good and hot and fresh , just the service of waiting and never getting refills and when we did we had to ask but it was clear our glasses were empty .

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  39. SharonG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group had a nice time. So many good choices on the menu; can’t wait to come back and try them.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have a deep appreciation for this restaurant. This marks my fourth visit to their new location. During this specific visit, I was fortunate to be served by an outstanding waiter named T. Her service was exceptional, and the food was equally delightful. I have absolutely nothing bad to share.

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253 Westwood Shopping Centger, Fayetteville, NC 28314

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Fayetteville
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Tue–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Soul food, Breakfast, Contemporary Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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