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Central Cafe

132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
+1 252-446-8568
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chili” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (15 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (14 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Fast food
132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Nothing fancy ... food delivered on napkins layed out on table .. but reasonably priced cooked to order hot dogs and hamburgers (and a few sandwiches, such as toasted cheese) with french fries. For when you want a REAL burger or dog.

Thank TheLinkinNC
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Central Cafe has been the longest serving restaurant in downtown Rocky Mount since my move to the area in 2001. Tasty hotdogs and chili cheeseburgers are the best. Haven't tried their breakfast so I can't comment on it. You won't be disappointed with their lunch...More

Thank djremosnyc
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Their food is the worst in the country. For breakfast they served me rotten meat the grits was not cooked all they way and the eggs were just horrible. I did not pay them neither I just walked and never returned to that place again....More

1  Thank Shanita B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Hot dogs are amazing! Chili reminds me of my grandmother's..no beans, and not spicy...got one loaded, with fries. ..very, very tasty. Just a smal local place that was worth the trip

Thank Vickie M
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Just stopped by for coffees and a lite bite. Staff were welcoming in this old fashioned basic place with its wooden tables, counter and bench seating that looked and felt like church pews. Pricing was noticeably cheap

Thank David G
Reviewed 12 September 2017

A Jewel of Downtown Rocky Mount! Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Plate Specials...the staff are quick, courteous, and always welcoming.

Thank resteve62
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you want a really great hamburger, cheeseburger, or hot dog - this is the place. Love their service too! Fast and easy to get in, eat, and get out!

Thank Glenda W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a small place 2 blocks from train station, I think I counted 7 tables and the take out line was out the door. We were lucky to get a seat. The hamburgers are not a greasy burger they were cooked to perfection. The...More

Thank Paladin1911
Reviewed 28 June 2017

One of the "hole in the wall" restaurants that you find in many towns. Nothing fancy from décor to serving plates (small paper plates and wax paper). Just good hamburgers, Eastern NC red hot dogs, fries and ice tea at a reasonable price.

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Everyone in Rocky Mount knows Central Cafe. Good consistent food that is craved at times. Not fancy and not expensive. Not unusual to have people waiting for a seat.

Thank jerobemd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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