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Central Cafe

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132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
+1 252-446-8568
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Nashville
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This quaint little cafe located in downtown Rocky Mount is awesome!!!!!!! I love, love, love the burgers and fries!!!

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Thank trevorv45
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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158 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is one of those Cafe's that all of us locals know about and visit often. Best Cheeseburger's and hot dogs period! But this visit, WHAT HAPPENED? Hamburger bun's were cold as if they just came out of the wrapper. And their slaw is second to none but this trip the cabbage was in huge chunks and dry. To be... More 

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Thank mrschaplaincoley
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I love eating their hot dogs and cheeseburgers that is what they do best. Now that I'm not working it seems that I just don't think about driving downtown to eat.

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Thank Julia F
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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225 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Greasy burgers that remind you that the pre-formed, frozen patties served at fast-food restaurants weren't always the norm. You can order at the counter if you want your food to go, or take a seat at any open table if you want to eat in, and a waitress will make her way to your table. It's a laid-back sort of... More 

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Thank travelmakesUrich
Nashville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My family has eaten here for years and it is a favorite. Delicious burgers and fries are our favorites. Tea or sodas, hotdogs and some breakfast items too. Always served on little pieces of waxed paper so no dishes to wash or waste. Good food and always busy. Go and enjoy! :)

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Thank tlstanley99
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

So your asking yourself "what is this place seemingly so off the beaten path?" If you know someone in Rocky Mount, chances are they grew up eating hotdogs on a Saturday at Central. This is a genuine, no-frills, down-home soda-counter burger joint, where you with worth-your-while wait for a table on the weekend. But what no one tells you upon... More 

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Thank Anna B
Nashville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Central Cafe is an old fashion hot dog/hamburger joint that has been around for years. Steamed buns that melt in your mouth for the best hot dog you've ever eaten! It's all about the chili and they only have red wieners. Best sweet tea in the South! Don't be put off by the building; it's old, but that is part... More 

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Thank vgoode88
Nashville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Great burgers in an old-timey setting. Loved that they don't waste plates but serve their food on little pieces of wax paper. 😃

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Thank tlstanley99
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This place is a landmark in Rocky mount. My family has been coming here for years. Decent food. Only takes cash. Great place to remember old times.

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Thank Ktndave
Louisburg
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Old fashioned, down home burger joint. Nostalgic and friendly staff. You will leave happy and satisfied.

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Thank Nevin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-446-8568

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