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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” (103 reviews)
“biscuits” (162 reviews)
“country ham” (31 reviews)
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220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great, inexpensive country style breakfast- this is the place for you. The restaurant is tucked back on some side streets in the middle of downtown Raleigh. The atmosphere is very casual with antiques hanging from the ceiling. As you...More

Thank LoganBerryKai
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good breakfasts! Fried fish is great and as long as you understand that we are not talking about low calorie fare--although it might be possible to order some--they do offer salads. You are not going to want to eat here if you are dieting....More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is located at center of the Downtown Raleigh. We went there for breakfast. The food is traditional America Southern food. Enough food quantities with reasonable price. Fabulous pancake and hush puppies. Staff are super nice and friendly. After breakfast, we walked around downtown....More

Thank Bei Y
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast topped off by meeting the founder Big Ed himself. He sold the place years ago but dines there occasionally. 87 years young and married 55 years. Great molasses and biscuits

Thank 19Murray
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I had read the reviews and recommended to colleague for us to try. This shot was hit of all the places we tried. The pancakes were larger than plate and delicious and the cheddar biscuit was both rich and fluffy. Bacon crispy and grits smooth....More

Thank faithwalknc
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Make sure you are hungry when you go because servings are generous and the food is delicious. Biscuits are fresh and hot. Omelettes are stuffed with fillings. Everything is delicious. There is often a line for a table, but it is worth the wait.

Thank WNContheroadagain
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is THE place to go if you want to experience a large, delicious breakfast in a setting that feels like you just went through a time space warp and landed in the 50's.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat in a restaurant and Big Ed's never disappoints! Great food, fun friendly efficient service. Can't get any better. Pluls love that it's just down the street from my neighborhood in N. Raleigh. Someday I might have time to...More

Thank barbarasJ8379XY
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Quail Corners Shopping Ctr was on it's way out, was floundering but then Big Ed's decided to open in an available had-been restaurant space @ Quail Corners. (And,for those who don't know Quail Corners is the beginning place for Quail Ridge Books--decades ago the first...More

Thank DeaconDebi
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I had been asking my husband to has to take me to Big Ed's City Market for some time now. A friend had posted from there last week and I had decided enough was enough and set a date. We had a great time, wonderful...More

Thank joycek522
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Richard D
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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