The 220 Café

4.6
173 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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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
19 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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ALS828
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had delicious food -- ka-pow shrimp and crab cakes were the highlights! Prices were reasonable. Atmosphere was very cool. Service was excellent. We were there on a live music evening, which made it a bit louder than we would have preferred. The music was good, just made conversation challenging in such a small space. Cool, funky place for a night out.

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RHmom
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit with friends during Queen’s Feast Week January 2020 was wonderful! Everyone’s meal was very good! The plating presentation for all courses was beautiful! Will definitely go back.

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TanyaO
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time here on a recent Saturday night. The service was great. Each person in our group enjoyed the food they ordered from the Queen's Feast menu. Parents, teens and one grandparent. The ambiance was festive and funky. The live music was a nice touch. A fantastic night. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They actually reduced the price on queen’s feast because we did not order any beverages

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vipEmilyW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, had local fish which was prepared nicely. Affordable- nice ambiance. Would recommend.

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vipRobert
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the music. Our waitress was very attentive. Food was cooked perfectly.

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likegreatfood
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrendaM
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.

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Korin
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

The food was extremely bland and not great quality.

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vipJimS
Western NC
57 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but pricey for what you get

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ShelleyA
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.

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vipDanF
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

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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The 220 Café is rated 4.6 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

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