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Irregardless

4.8
4.8
5008 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 43 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 5,008 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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. R

    Rooney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extensive menu with lots of v egetarian and vegan options. Our server answered questions about dish ingredients when she knew and willingly asked questions of the chef when she didn't. Atmosphere was inviting and lively. Very enjoyable experience
  2. BH

    BrittanyH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken and waffles were awesome! The fried chicken tasted like someone's Grandma made it (in country talk-delicious!). Good live instrumental music, wonderful and considerate staff. A must try!
  3. SV

    SuzanneV

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 5 for brunch. I’m very glad I had made reservations as otherwise it was a one hour wait. Our waitstaff was warm and attentive, and the food was fantastic. I loved my root veggie hash with perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs. Nice smooth jazz was played live in the background.
  4. KS

    KatrinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hi group of five friends enjoyed the music, food and the great customer service provided. We booked our reservation and when we arrived, we were seated imediately.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal great service
  6. m

    mmack

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    They’re working hard to modernize and with time will get there. The food was quite average and the focaccia was burnt. Great service and loved the live music. Cute for a night out.
  7. C

    Christina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here! My husband and I tried the butternut squash frittata and goat cheese omelette with cheesy grits. Nothing was overly greasy or oily as brunch meals can so easily be - just simple, fresh ingredients. A tiny bit small for the price, but clearly very quality food so I can't complain. Would definitely go back!
  8. SJ

    ScottJ

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved coming here for brunch!
  9. IT

    InTownSen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service as always. Because of construction on the opposite corner parking was different but still plentiful.
  10. BB

    BrookeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband is on a special diet for cancer and we needed vegan/gluten free choices. He loved his meal and it would be a great choice for anyone. The other three of us were very happy with the delicious meals we ate also. Our waitress was wonderful. We will definitely be going back and recommend it highly.
  11. T

    Teri

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son requested Irregardless for his birthday celebration, and it was just right. We wanted a fun spot where we could enjoy the venue, food, service, and location in a laidback setting ~ Irregardless rises to the top of our list. The vibe is amazing, as we felt welcomed warmly from the moment we arrived and were treated to exceptional service by friendly staff and management. The food was top-notch, and the team service system works to perfection ~ every drink and dish arrived at the ideal time. It was great. To top it off, Douglas Babcock’s songs were some of our favorites, and his vibe was spot on for the setting.
  12. AP

    AmandaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service here are great! It was super busy at Sunday brunch, but we were sat right away, got quick service and the food was incredible. The staff seem to be very cohesive and worked together. I think we saw like four different servers and food runners and we never had to ask for anything! 10/10
  13. A

    Anthony

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Great food and service. Heather was awesome, very attentive. Planning to return this coming weekend for dinner.
  14. l

    live2eat

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really an enjoyable meal (loved the frittata) in a lively environment. Friendly service. It was busy, but we felt attended to and after placing the order, the food came out quickly. Nice morning!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience, our server was awesome and very knowledgeable about the menu. We lined the live music - great atmosphere.
  16. S

    Svgs

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’ve been coming to Irregardless on and
  17. MR

    MikeinRaleigh

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice, wholesome vibe to Irregardless, and always top notch food and service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irregardless never disappoints. We had six in our party, two of which are gluten free, including me. Most of the party ordered a gluten free meal and they were surprised how wonderful the food was. The best meal was the gluten free chicken and waffles. Truly a meal that you need to try if you are gluten free, or not.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  20. BT

    BaileyT

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The clearly labeled Vegan options are absolutely amazing!
  21. B

    Billy

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The food was not good. We expect not to go back. However, our waitress was very good.
  22. CP

    CPBarney

    Raleigh

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First Visit to Irregardless. Reasonablely priced, and Food was delicious. Rare combination. I love that they have both vegetarian, and meat dishes. I opted for the vegetarian being it was my first visit. The Chile Relleno had an Indian spice twist that was savory, and flavorful. The freshness of the veggies complimented my entire meal. That said, if you are a salad lover rejoice, because they are creative and scrumptious! Friendly service, and really good cocktails as well. Even if you are not a vegetarian there is something for everyone. Don't worry - you won't leave hungry! I Can't wait for my next visit! Thanks Irregardless!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! Wonderful service!
  24. JD

    JudithD

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time but will definitely return! Brunch with live music and awesome bloody Mary's was superb. Complimentary mini scones were a surprise and pleasant start to the meal. Omelettes and fresh fruit cups were enjoyed by all in my party. Appropriate portions. Nice vibes and unhurried service even when place was busy. Looking forward to returning soon!
  25. A

    Aeon

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early reservation for a party of five. We were seated immediately, the staff was brisk and pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and innovative -- although the udon curry was very light on the curry. The ambiance was great -- a jazz guitar duo. It was a great evening.
  26. JR

    JohnR

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very trendy place. Service was perfect. Good was very good. Just very loud. Impossible to hold a conversation
  27. LB

    LeighB

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn’t been to the Irregardless Cafe in quite a while so decided to go for brunch on a Saturday. It was packed with a wait, so I was glad we had a reservation. Everything was great – food, service, everything. I am definitely going to put this in our regular rotation.
  28. MD

    MegD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My meal here was on the best I’ve had in Raleigh. I had the grilled salmon. My only complaint is the noise. Between being seated directly beside loud music (which was an incredible artist) and the place now just being one big open room with as many tables as possible crammed in, my party could barely hear each other. Once things settled, it was great. The food and everything else was wonderful. Would definitely go back.
  29. MJ

    MellowJam

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing, and the service is fantastic. Normally have live music in the evenings, which can sometimes make it loud/harder to hold conversations if you have a larger party (but still manageable with those sitting next to you). Fun atmosphere, with local art on the walls. Lots of great vegetarian/vegan options as well as options for meat/fish eaters. A very diverse menu. Drinks are also always amazing, and rotate regularly so you never get bored.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and we were happy to see vegan/vegetarian options in the menu! The service was great and the reservation through open table worked well. It was a little pricy but the whole experience was great.
  31. BP

    BassPlayer

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of three had a delightful dinner at Irregardless Cafe. Delightful background live music, excellent food. We had focaccia, beet salad, mahi and the pepper jack burger among us. Desserts were delicious too!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While the food at Irregardless is always amazing (get the barbacoa!!) the service this evening is what made our visit above and beyond. Our server Emily’s warm energy and attention to detail was exceptional. Thanks again, Emily, Madeline and Irregardless for another great dinner out.
  33. c

    cachto

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Irregardless has been our go-to for special occasions for over 30 years and it never fails to exceed our expectations. We are so grateful for the outstanding gluten-free choices. The service is impeccable. On this occasion, we were celebrating the retirement of a friend with eight of us and everyone was so delighted with the food! Outstanding and memorable!
  34. j

    joes

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food as always. Waiter failed to bring in the appetizer we ordered and broke the cork on the bottle of wine, but was pleasant otherwise. the live music was loader that necessary given the size of the space. Still, extraordinary menu and all dishes superbly prepared.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely environment.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Irregardless is our go-to because it’s amazing every single time and each server is always the nicest!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food but waiter did not clearly communicate the onion allergy back to the kitchen so had to pick out onions and not eat another dish. They did have it ready faster then lightning so we were super impressed with the quality of the meal as well.
  38. A

    Anne

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music was great too!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is mine and my wife’s go to date night spot. As always, the food, atmosphere, and service were great! Will be going back soon!
  40. G

    Girlsniteout

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Took my hubby to Irregardless for a post New Years date nite. Cocktails, shared appetizers, two entrees was about $100 ( including a generous tip). Wait staff was very attentive. I had the mushroom stroganoff and my date had the spanikopita. Both were excellent. I requested more sauce and hot pepper flakes for the stroganoff and the kitchen obliged. Our appetizer was the vegetarian calamari. I could have enjoyed a double order!! We loved the vibe and noted that for a while we were the oldest people in the restaurant. The live entertainment was an extra plus . We will return again to sample more of the menu

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 5008 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 43 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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