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Joyce & Family Restaurant and Catering

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129 N Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-1933
+1 919-567-1717
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove by Joyce's at lunchtime, saw several cars and an attractive 7.99 buffet price, and decided to give it a try. We weren't disapp

Thank JohnP1104
Moncure, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

To sum it up, it just wan't good. The food selection was minimal, salad bar almost nonexistent, food that was served buffet style was over cooked, kind of flavorless, didn't seem fresh, even the water tasted suspect. The attendant person never refilled my water. It had plenty of seating, and was surprisingly empty on a Friday night. Was edible, but... More 

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Raleigh, NC, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a 5 star, fancy-dancy restaurant, you might not want to dine here. However, if you don't mind down home southern, this is your place. The decor isn't nothing to look at, the place isn't even pretty, but the food & folks are great. Try it, you might just like it.

Thank Cathy G
Apex, North Carolina
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300 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My review would be a 3.5 if possible. The food is good and served buffet style. Mostly different versions of chicken, a salad bar and a bunch of veggies and sides. If you don't want Southern Country cooking this is not the place for you. The value is good. The service is o.k. I had to search out the waitress... More 

Thank elandja
Wilmington, North Carolina
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334 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for county cooking, look no further! Joyce & Family does not disappoint. Have eaten here a few times and it is very consistent. Nice and friendly staff and very reasonable prices.

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Lillington, North Carolina
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times. The food is delicious, great priced and the staff are friendly. My 5 star review is based on the food, the price and the service. This is my go-to place for a home cooked, nostalgic meal that I do not have time to cook for myself. Truthfully, the collard greens are way better than... More 

Thank LilMiss1
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

not good at all...waited for 15 mins and no one came to serve us... not making a statement here but.....

Thank beachlvr57
Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

My husband and I re-discovered this place recently. It had moved from an old, more crowded location and apparently has been operating at this location for quite some time. It's a buffet at a relatively reasonable price ($9.99 at lunch). We really liked the down-home-style food: I had fried chicken, turnip greens, steamed cabbage, candied sweet potato. There were many... More 

Thank Ellen K
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Awesome southern soul food... worth the drive from Raleigh!!! You will not regret it. Friendly staff with a friendly southern hospitality.

Thank AmadouDiop
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

My family came in to eat. There were very few customers there. We stood for a while and no one greeted or seated us but it felt like the staff stared at us plenty while no one said a word. We didn't feel welcome and walked out.

Thank crazybusymomof5
JoyceandFamily, General Manager at Joyce & Family Restaurant and Catering, responded to this review

We are popular because we serve the best home cooking in surrounding area. We have a friendly staff and people feel at home here. We have a cashier in the front to greet the people when they come in during the week and a host on Sundays. I do apologize if you were missed when you came in. They most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 N Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-1933
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fuquay-Varina
  • Phone Number: +1 919-567-1717
Joyce & Family was established in 1997. We are known for our signature (made from scratch) brand of southern cuisine. We have been profiled in several local publications. We have a banquet room that can be used for family gatherings, church socials, business meetings or whatever you event may be. We cater for any event, and we can cater your event in our banquet room. We have the best food in town at a reasonable price. Come in and visit us and I guarantee you will leave happy and full.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?