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Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

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2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
+1 919-856-8551
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Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cakes OMG! They were man sized lol Bought 4 different cake slices to take home and share ;) The bagel chips were also good, garlicky and salty and dipped in a crab artichoke dip that actually had chunks of crab meat! Tried the fried oyster, and they did not disappoint. Not too much breading and fresh taste (surprising for... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, I admit it. I'm am officially a Hayes Barton Cafe junkie. I love Margot's meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy. The portion meatloaf is HUGE. It is impossible NOT to take at least half of the portion home with you to enjoy another day. Her mashed potatoes are not too thick, not to thin, but just right. Last night,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've been eating here for 15 years - best food in the city! Fabulous atmosphere, the best desserts ...I've never tasted anything not completely delicious at Hayes Barton!

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Thank Margaret H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Good selection tonight Counter person extremely rude Coffee was okay, but it was hot Best cake by far is the coconut Will return for dinner sometime soon

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Thank Mike K
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We love to go to Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery. The people are so nice and it is a small, fun establishment with a WWII era theme. The food has always been fabulous and the portions are large, so you'll probably be taking some home. They have specials each night and work with local produce. Eat the bread! And all... More 

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Thank AMTP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in town! Always delicious! Excellent service always. Only regret is that we didn't bring home the bread basket leftovers!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

From out of town but a local introduced me - Been hooked ever since. Absolutely can't go wrong even if you selected a dessert from the case blindfolded ;).

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

What a cool place. Neat old school feel. The food was wonderful. The meat loaf was awesome (big portions). The filet was great as was the pork medallions. Great mashed potatoes. And then there was dessert. Unbelievable!!!!!! Coconut cake was the best I have ever had. The service is outstanding. Will be back when in the area.

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Thank Ken S
Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My bride of 31 years, our middle daughter and her husband, celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary with Frank, Marget and the HBC crew on June 8 at the 6 PM seating. As usual, Frank welcomed us in and ushered us to our table, like an old friend welcoming us into his home. Honestly, I don't think Frank every met a... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Any time I'm in Raleigh for work, this is a MUST stop for dinner! The open at 6PM for service and a line is always waiting to get in the door. My favorite spot to sit at is at the counter. They have a regular menu, but I've always ordered off the specials they have that night. This time is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-856-8551

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