The 220 Café

4.5
131 reviews
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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
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the restaurant and I love using Open Table.

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Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Apps good entrees very good fries soggy

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D
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Inattentive wait staff

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great for Valentine's day lunch

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Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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CJ
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was pleasantly surprised. Lots of options on the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!!

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BM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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PM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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TR
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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k
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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CK
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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s
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and very good food

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RB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

My husband and I travel 40 minutes about 3 times a year to eat here. Always loved the ambiance. Very disappointed tonight. Was more like bar atmosphere than a special date night. Food was great though.

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MI
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly knowledgeable staff. We ordered shrimp and grits and ribs. Both were fabulous. Great cocktails! We drove from out of town and will be back!

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KS
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was very good; friendly and helpful. Ambiance of the restaurant was very nice. Food was good, but not great. We opted for four small plates, rather than an entree. The tuna was over cooked and some pieces were “fishy”; the wasabi was extremely dry. The steak didn’t have much flavor; were those pickled beets? The scallops could have been seared longer; they were a little chewy. Wine selection by the glass wasn’t great; I tried three, “settled” on one. I would go back, but wouldn’t make a point of making it another date night, especially coming from Charlotte. Good little restaurant for Statesville though.

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J
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit slow but overall a good experience.

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JG
Greensboro
33 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fist time dining at 220 Cafe. Had read the outstanding reviews posted on OT. The food and service was fantastic . Had the salmon/scallops/shrimp trio which was the “catch of the day”. All three seafoods were prepared excellent. Will definitely dine at 220 again.
I added my email address to their mailing list for updates and special events.

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FS
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively atmosphere. Excellent meal. Shared 3 appetizers- Portobello & sausage, scallops & steak with beets. Took a bit of time to receive our order, but they were quite busy AND to our server's credit, when the steak came out of the kitchen overdone, she asked kitchen to prepare a new order. Scallops tender. Great flavors. All served nice & hot.
I agree with a previous review, that live music /vocalist great, but acoustic vs amplified would have so much better suited the space, the dinner hour & ability to have conversation. If I pass through Statesville again, would definitely return.

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always great! I love it that they switch up their menu from time to time.

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MF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I can't say it was an unexpected surprise because the reviews I read were already good. But I typically would not have expected such a wonderful locally owned, locally sourced, creative and healthier cuisine in a relatively small town. The walls are filled with art from local unknown artists and the wait staff was pleasant. We would have eaten there again on our way back down to Charlotte if our plans hadn't changed. Highly recommend.

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d
Toledo
132 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great evening to eat outside. Had the fish special but was only good and not the typical amazingly delicious. Always great service.

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WT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there for lunch, enjoyed it so much we came back for dinner.

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J
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a nice dinner. Live music was a little loud for the space. The woman singing was great but probably could’ve played without amplification and it would’ve been fine.

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