The 220 Café

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
The 220 Café is a Contemporary American Cuisine restaurant, located in the historic district of downtown Statesville, NC.

The 220 Café provides a fine dining experience and atmosphere for all of our guests. With a combination of class and elegance, the 220 Café also exudes a “stop by anytime” welcome to the restaurant.
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Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Tuna appetizer was nice. Pork chop special was tasty and well presented.

BM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wait staff is attentive but not hovering.
Nice place for casual fine dining or a special occasion.
I had shrimp and grits. Very yummy.
My husband had rib eye steak and asparagus. He said his food was very good.
We shared a Cesar salad and took dessert home.

K
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been a customer of the 220 Cafe for 5 years. The only complaint I have ever had and they still haven’t corrected is that they do not serve regular caffeinated coffee. They have decaf and they have flavored caffeinated. If they had regular coffee I would always buy dessert after dinner instead of going somewhere else to get it.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and our server was very attentive and helpful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was extremely bland and not great quality.

JS
Western NC
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but pricey for what you get

SA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place to eat. Not too busy for a Saturday. Parking was ample in the rear of the building.

DF
Greensboro
40 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was are first time to the restaurant. it is a charming modern dinning experience. the service was very good, the menu selection was nice. tow of the parties had the seafood pasta dish, each choosing a different sauce and they enjoyed it. I had a salmon dish and it was small and disappointing. it was very small for a $22.00 plate and was over cooked or blackened and lacked flavor. The appetizers or small dishes as they refer to them were good. Brussel sprouts were great per the eater and so was the seared fresh Tuna. I would go back again but would not recommend the salmon. Dan

LB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint atmosphere and delicious entrees services with a smile! I highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business lunch there and it was a perfect spot. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was good and quick. Atmosphere was conducive to having a business discussion. Definitely would go back.

d
Toledo
147 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great filet, perfect temp, impeccable service.

E
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the restaurant and I love using Open Table.

OT
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Apps good entrees very good fries soggy

D
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service. Always enjoy our dining experience at Cafe 220.

SM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We went out for Mother’s Day. We were a large party of 9. The staff wasn’t very welcoming. I don’t know if this was bc they were busy or what. The food was pretty good but our daughter ordered blueberry pancakes with bacon for $11. She received 1 pancake and 2 slices of bacon. The pancake was small and crunchy. That was the only disappointment.
We will be back, but maybe with less people this time. We’ve eaten here before, several times and the food is always delicious and the service is great.

S
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice selection of a variety of foods from seafood to pasta to Thai salad. A quirky, eclectic atmosphere.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Inattentive wait staff

CF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was bland and the cream sauce for the seafood pasta wasn't creamy at all it was disgusting

MG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch at the 220 Cafe - food and service were fantastic. Recommended in Statesville for a local treat!

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic. Troutman has a hidden gem!!! We will definitely be back.

c
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Grace, our server, was charming and knowledgable. the courses were well paced. we were very satisfied.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Waitress was very rude and acted annoyed when I told her I asked for a salad as my side instead of fries. She about hit me with the plate picking it up, didn’t say a word and slammed my plate back down when she returned. Food was good.

TR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! The live music on Feb 15 was really wonderful, but too loud.we were yelling at each at the table.

JH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great for Valentine's day lunch

DP
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Reasonable prices, good menu variety, decent craft beer and premium wine selection, and all-around fun, funky local place. Definitely recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Expect it to be a bit noisy with a girl singing with a guitar. Food was good but a bit pricy. Service was excellent! Nice to find a gem of a restaurant in Statesville since we just met friends there and don’t really know the city.

CJ
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleasantly surprised. Lots of options on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location in downtown Statesville. Wonderful food selection and service.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time going to Cafe 220 this past Friday and had a great experience!! Food was delicious, service was excellent and the live music this particular evening was a very talented young lady with an amazing voice. Only complaint was the volume of the music made it a little tough to have conversations but I'm guessing it's mostly because of the high ceilings. That said, we still enjoyed our time at this restaurant much more than the normal brand name restaurants you find in most cities or towns. We'll definitely be back again soon for more of the homemade tiramisu!! Thanks for a great evening!!

BM
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Years Eve dinner. Great choices for the price.
Glad we chose to come here and stay in town.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Tried the risotto for the first time and enjoyed it. Coffee was a bit too strong for me, though the flavor was great. Loved the live music.....the Kincaids. Waitress was fun and personable. A very pleasant evening.

RG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with food and service...always topnotch. Thanks to staff and owner for an excellent dining experience.

S
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

By far best restaurant in Statesville. Lunch was good, although it took some time to get out it out the kitchen. Patty melt was cooked perfectly. Limited wine list but found something I haven’t had and it was good. Service slow, but overall a nice place.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The server was friendly and terrific. The salads were very good. Things after that were mediocre. My crab cakes were nearly burnt and I thought about sending them back, and decided to just eat the insides. The steak was smothered in blue cheese and there was a mountain of fat. The duck was not great.
The restaurant was oddly dark, and I understood that was part of the ambiance however when I looked up I saw several burnt out lightbulbs.

PM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited from out of town and found the Cafe 220 to be the perfect spot for excellent food and quiet atmosphere for a conversation over dinner. Salads were a mixed green delight served on chilled plates. Entrees were served hot and with an appealing presentation. All in our party enjoyed dining here.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decided to try Cafe 220 based on positive reviews. We had a terrific lunch. Nice, varied menu - it was tough to choose. Can recommend the spinach and artichoke dip, prime rib sandwich, blue cheese slaw and sweet potato fries. It is a 30 minute drive for us. We will definitely be back.

TR
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this quaint little restaurant. It was a lovely surprise. Food was delicious and staff was attentive and friendly. Would love to go again. Definitely try the stuffed portobello mushrooms!

k
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server we had was fantastic. She was very busy but was attentive. I was disappointed in the Asian salmon as I could not taste any of the flavorings. When I asked if its was the correct entree she quickly offered a sauce to add to the flavor. It was awesome and made the meal. Kudos to her to quickly react or my rating would have been lower.

CK
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice night out with live music. Food was delicious and some different menu items that were very tasty. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient.

s
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good service and very good food

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