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McLean's OLE Time Cafe

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American, Bar
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418 W Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597-2508
+1 919-269-0125
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06:00 - 20:30
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my dad for his birthday. Accommodated our large party, friendly staff and every one was happy with their meals. Dessert also delicious!

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Thank Holly G
Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my our second visit to this restaurant. We are from upstate NY and have friends we visit in the area. Gotta say this is a delicious breakfast buffet! It isn't huge like some places but is has everything you would want. Wait staff is friendly and attentive, and love the ambience!

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Thank Linda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I enjoy visiting McLean's for lunch. I or my family go a couple of times a week. Today was an exceptional lunch experience. I go so often I sometimes forget the amazing decor, very rustic. Today the server was very attentive, even anticipating needs, such as butter for our biscuits, more water, extra napkins; all without asking. I had the... More 

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Raleigh, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had the turkey and stuffing and it was good. The biscuits and hush puppies were good. Brought me the wrong sides but was quickly fixed. Th waitress Kat quickly refilled drinks over and over. The carrot cake was excellent, will be back to try another menu item.

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Thank James E
Zebulon, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife and I dine at McLean's Ole Time Cafe every quite often. Waiters and waitresses are cordial and very attentive. The food is very good and served in generous proportion. The prices are very reasonable. The noise level can sometimes be a little more than what is desired. Nevertheless, it is not to the point that I would discontinue... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited McLean's while traveling based on the reviews and were not disappointed. It is a short 5 minute drive off the interstate but well worth the few short minutes. I would definitely recommend the meatloaf with the tomato sauce and my husband loved the ribs. Our kids had burgers, sandwiches and the honey bbq chicken, all of which were... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lots of options on the menu to suit everyone in the group. Salad bar had a nice selection and unlimited soup and salad bar was an option I considered. Vegetable plates are a solid value and daily specials give a good array of options.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

If you like " country " food that is lard intensive, then this might be the place for you. The pork chops we ordered were flatted like they had been cooked on a hydraulic press, the rest of the food was... well " tired " looking and tasting. The " home made pie " was terrible. Add to that, the... More 

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April McLean H, Owner at McLean's OLE Time Cafe, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you had such a bad experience at my restaurant. We are family owned and operated and try very hard to provide our customers with quality and delicious meals for a price that wont break the bank. We do cook our grill chops fresh on an open flame chargrill & we do bread and batter them to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Been several times and with two picky kids we can always find something they like. Really enjoyed the seafood combination plate. So much food, very good. Had half the food for twice the price and not as good at a popular ocean front establishment at Myrtle Beach. I'd rather go to McLean's because they are also much more friendly. Southern... More 

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My family and I eat at McLean's at least once a week. All the menu items are exceptional and well prepared. The atmosphere is family friendly dine in or carry out with reasonable prices. I really do enjoy the breakfast as well! Try McLean's you will leave satisfied.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 17
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:30
Monday
06:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:30
Thursday
06:00 - 20:30
Friday
06:00 - 20:30
Saturday
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 W Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597-2508
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Zebulon
  • Phone Number: +1 919-269-0125

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?