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Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
+1 919-836-9909
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (93 reviews)
“biscuits” (153 reviews)
“country ham” (29 reviews)
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220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Pretty sure we were the only tourists in here on a Friday morning. Easy walk from the Sheraton to enjoy a great breakfast. Antiques and gadgets hanging from the ceiling made it feel like we were in an old barn. Food is plentiful, hot and...More

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our Sunday breakfast. Watress was very friendly, our coffee cups were never empty. Food was good.

Thank Kristian Knockl... M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve eaten at Big Ed’s many times over the years and the food and service have always been excellent. The most challenging aspect is whether to order breakfast or lunch/dinner. If you’re a big eater, you’re in luck....the portions are rather large (my husband could...More

Thank charliespr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was suggested to us by hotel staff- and it didn’t disappoint! This place is awesome! One of us tried the “pancake challenge” w/ success- but she stated they were VERY good! The staff was very friendly/ atmosphere was historical!

Thank Teri D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Antic and yet modern, a place you will forever remember. It takes you way back to ancient period, am talking about collections from way back in 1885, decorated all over the place. This restaurant makes you feel a very special way. I called it the...More

Thank Dj-Lil S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate breakfast at Big Ed's. Good, Southern comfort food (grits, red eye gravy, fatback, etc). They offer a free t-shirt to anyone who eats 3 pancakes within 45 minutes. I couldn't finish one - HUGE and fluffy. Overall, pretty tasty place to eat.

Thank DrBuckwheat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome and our server was very attentive. We're looking forward to returning soon. The pancakes were huge and tasty.

Thank Heaven J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in attractive City Market, Big Ed's is a Raleigh institution. Quick and efficient service of freshly made range of breakfast and lunch dishes, all Southern style - watch the calories - each choice comes with a full array of side choices - great biscuits....More

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing country breakfast. large portions limited parking. Friendly staff has lots of local antiques hanging on ceiling and walls.

Thank matthew w
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent, especially breakfast. However, everything taste great. Good service and very reasonable prices. You can also sit back and enjoy the decor and when you are finished go enjoy the local market place.

Thank Leon I
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Richard D
17 December 2016|
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Response from Nevin L | Reviewed this property |
It is a breakfast/brunch kind of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-836-9909
  • E-mail
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