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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (107 reviews)
“biscuits” (163 reviews)
“country ham” (32 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good ol' breakfast like I grew up with in the south!! Service was good and fast! Parking was not ideal plan extra time.

Thank trippychic1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Little did I know that Big Ed’s has been a tradition in Raleigh for a LONG time. I had never thought to go there because breakfast at my hotel was always good enough. This past trip in Raleigh changed that. A local colleague convinced me...More

1  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, friendly service and decent price. Big Ed's has a great variety of daily specials. Its a great place to meet friends and have lunch meetings!

Thank Wilma B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you would like to experience the overcooked, greasy, Southern style breakfast much as old timers made it, this is your place. Kitchy cute with "antiques" decorating the space it is better and more authentic feeling than Cracker Barrel. The best part of Big Eds...More

Thank debdg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and the food is awsome big servings you will not goi home hungry this resturant has alot of raleigh history associated with it.

Thank Joedy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were not talking just breasfast but great breakfast. Yes it is southern but not a southern greasy spoon. They have a lot of locally sourced home made food along with the local flare. Yet they can also poach an egg. Fried bologna, cheese eggs, you...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big Ed's is a Raleigh institution. A weekday spot where state politicians debate over grits, and a weekend hit spot for locals and tourists alike. Lines can be long on weekends. Location is charming in the historic city market. Venue is great with all the...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big Ed’s has some of the best breakfast food. I always walk out of the restaurant completely stuffed. The staff are attentive and friendly. It can be packed late morning so be prepared to wait for a table. But it is well worth the wait....More

Thank chasinghygge16
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got breakfast sandwiches and home fries. All were very well made though the biscuits were a tad greasy for my taste. I loved the Southern ambience of the place and would have enjoyed dining in. Staff were friendly and the order was prepared very...More

Thank April B
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Had a late breakfast at this place on my day trip to Raleigh.... I liked it!! Good food and very cheap and the banana pudding was the best! Since it was kinda late I wanted a beer lol ... they don’t serve alcohol.... I highly...More

Thank ranso
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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