The 220 Café

4.9
188 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipgoodeats
Tampa
116 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again 220 Cafe hits the mark. The quality of food and the service were outstanding. 220 Cafe is now on my rotation of go to restaurants.

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Darren
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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JeffG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for Valentines Day and had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent and service was attentive and very pleasant. For an in-town restaurant I was quite surprised and would definitely come back. I had the grilled bone-in pork chop and my wife had the fillet. Was it slightly more expensive than I expected? Yes, but for a special occasion that's fine. That said, the menu is quite varied and can satisfy any palate or budget. We're planning to go back for lunch since their hamburgers looked amazing!

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TraceyW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The food and drink were wonderful. The atmosphere was great.

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a Valentine's Day dinner for me and my wife and our first time in this restaurant. The guitar playing in the background was a nice touch. The food was good and the drinks were well-mixed. We will recommend and be back for future date nights.

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Chris
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu is concise but has superb variety. The food is well prepared and presented. Solid wine selection. Overall very affordable pricing for a higher end experience. 220 is always a good choice for a night out or intimate special occasion.

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vipgoodeats
Charlotte
117 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a treat to be able to go out and have a really nice dinner and not have to travel to the big city (lol) to get it. 220 Cafe hits the mark. I just happened upon it while scrolling through Open Table. Took my Mother-In-Law there for her 98th Birthday and everyone enjoyed their dinner, the filets were cooked just right, the seared yellow fin tuna excellent and to top it off the fried goat cheese was delicious. Will definitely be back. Oh wait and an unexpected joy $20 off all bottles of wine over $40, say what!

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LynseyH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously an amazing little find! Total gem, and will go again and again and again! Great place for a date!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

220 is our go to for any special occasion or when guests are in town!

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vipOutstanding
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience ... food, drink, atmosphere ... All!

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StaceyR
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liz was awesome, the food was awesome! My girlfriends and I have been here multiple times and it’s consistently great!

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Chris
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

220 really never disappoints. The food is good and the dishes are familiar but often have a unique twist. Service is friendly and prompt. The drinks are well crafted and they have good beer and wine choices. And live music is often present in evenings.

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MelissaW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great local spot. good food at a good price point

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, great restaurant.

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willnanb4u
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St visit ever. Staff very friendly and attentive. Very nice atmosphere. Food was great with ice presentation.

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ChristinaD
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came across 220 Cafe by accident and it was a great find! I’m a huge fan of risotto and it was delicious! The spinach artichoke dip was really good. They were able to alter dishes to our liking which was great. Definitely recommend the pumpkin creme brûlée. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. It was a perfect date night. We definitely plan to go back.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Never disappointed at 220 Cafe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood! And the spinach artichoke appetizer was absolutely amazing!

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LaraD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service will be going back! Would recommend!

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Chris
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great as always. The ambiance is nice...like a quaint cafe. The service was good for Statesvillle but that isn’t saying much as Statesvillle has poor service everywhere with maybe the exception of Outback which is probably because that place trains their staff continually.

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GregW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a clean and great place to visit.............................................

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KentG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

In the time of Covid we chose to eat outside tables on the sidewalk. Not fancy but safer for us. We both had the grilled pork chops, one with asparagus and one with salad. They were wonderful. Flavorful and juicy. Our waitress was efficient and attentive.

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vipsangpicks
Greensboro
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely dinner on our first visit to the Cafe. Read the reviews and it lived up to the expectations. I had the seafood pasta which had multiple kinds of seafood in a tangy marinara sauce. My husband had the salmon with cauliflower mash which he stated was the best he had ever tasted. For both of us the Brussels sprouts were very tasty ample appetizer. Only critique I have is that we were not offered dessert or coffee but handed our bill. Yes I could have asked but in truth we were both satisfied with our meal without the need for dessert. Will definitely return and perhaps leave room for dessert.

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Tripnc
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thankful for this little gem in our town. The perfect spot for outdoor dining with attention to detail in service, menu variety and changing specials. That huge pork chop with chutney paired with parmesan risotto! And that amberjack special! Yum.

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Tasty
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unexpected gem

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LisaM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. The wonderful thing of a locally owned small town business is everyone can call you by name!!!!!

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LisaM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 220 Cafe is one of my favorite places to eat. I have a friend that lives in NYC and she compares it to cafes there. I love the arty and bohemian vibe and check out the remodel.

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KimB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food with even better wait staff ! Definitely will return !!

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DeniseC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are always very kind. The owner visits the tables often to ensure a great experience. Give 220 a try! A definite local favorite.

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KinsiC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time in here and I will be back! The sweet potato fries were great!

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Lovegoodfood
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. They saved a table for us right at the front window, and we really appreciated that thoughtful consideration!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, live music! Would highly recommend

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vipJohnB
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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Dave
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow but the food was excellent.
Great place for live music BUT way to loud!!! It’s unfortunate that at our Valentines dinner we had to practically yell at one another to have a conversation. Talented young lady but way WAY to load for the venue.

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vipZelda
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and food were excellent. The noise level was a little off-putting. Everyone was friendly and the decor was interesting in a nice way.

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Peph
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped at the Statesville exit on our way home to Cleveland from Florida. On a friends recommendation we were told to check out the 220 Cafe'. We loved it!
We plan on making that our 'go-to' stop whenever we're traveling!

Our server was excellent...she suggested the pork chop...my husband, (who travels all over the country for work), said it was the BEST he'd ever had!

Thank you for making a 'Crazy Long' drive a great experience!
Pep and Pete Hammer

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food!

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BarbaraA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Charming casual dining. Steak was a little tough, pork chop a little dry but otherwise a good experience. Would definitely go again.

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for restaurant week & it was just okay.
We were expecting for a $100+ meal that it’d be better than just okay.
It wasn’t a “WOW” restaurant it was a just simply mediocre.

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The 220 Café is rated 4.9 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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