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Barry's Cafe

) #24 of 1,165 Restaurants in Raleigh ££ - £££ American, Cafe,
2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
+1 919-859-3555
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (17 reviews)
“biscuits” (27 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A paralyzing ice storm and an emergency request to provide food and hot drinks to firefighters, first responders and victims, prompted the store owner, Barry, to establish an endowment fund to assist care givers involv.ed in future emergent situations. Barry's' is a relaxing, clean, and...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I had the Mamma Burger on a gluten free bun and it was the best burger I have had in ages! I usually go with a breakfast option, and I'm glad I did. The staff was amazing - as they always are. This is my...More

1  Thank Mountaineer_76
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast there with my two teens. Very friendly and attentive staff. Good portions of food for the price. Don't ask for the large orange juice, they mean large when you say large there. Lol

1  Thank Jose M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Good breakfast spot with a number of options. Service is friendly and attentive. Can get busy on weekends but plenty of indoor seating. Family friendly.

Thank Wolfpacker88888
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was a highlight of a recent trip in terms of places to stop for breakfast. Cool theme and decor, and really good sausage omelette!

1  Thank Diner99UK
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I have met a friend of mine at Barry's several times for breakfast over the past year and have not been disappointed. Service is good and quick. They are huge supporters of their local community, including fireman, policemen and service members. They offer many breakfast...More

1  Thank jermsshan
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Ate with ten others. The waitress was awesome and very friendly🤗. It's average cafeteria food. Everyone was happy with their choice......chicken salad sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, burgers and meatloaf. Biggest hit was the spinach omelette. They do give good cookies after dinner.

Thank Kathleen598
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Twenty five years ago, Barry and Denise Doyle opened Barry's Cafe and struggled for awhile to get it off the ground. However, during a severe ice storm that had shut down nearby interstates, a local volunteer firefighter called Barry and asked if he maybe supply...More

1  Thank Doug P
Barry D, Owner at Barry's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thanks so much for your glowing review, Doug!! That was a dangerous day for several people, including the First Responders and Law Enforcement, and of course the victims!! Thanks for your patronage also Doug Barry

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Barry's for 25 years and always love it💜. Same owner that has high standards. Eggs, biscuits, hash browns and crispy bacon especially yum! They have great lunches too including healthy options. And all of the waitresses are friendly and attentive!More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Barry D, Owner at Barry's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thanks for eating with us so frequently and for all 25 years we have been open! Please let us know if or when we disappoint you. We must have already or will be soon...it sounds like we are over due!! Thanks again, Barry PS If...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Barry's had a very cold beginning. In 1994 the area was hit by a huge ice storm. The owner provided hot food and coffee to the local firefighters during the emergency. From that beginning Barry's has grown into a local favorite. The walls are decorated...More

1  Thank Tim C
Barry D, Owner at Barry's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thanks so much Tim. I think I remember you and your wonderful family at the cafe. Your first impression made me think that you might be a pro firefighter also. Thanks for stopping in Tim. Come back as soon as you can and please bring...More

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James N
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Response from James N | Reviewed this property |
found it. It is great will be returning soon and this time I'll be sure to meet Barry since he responded to my review on Trip advisor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-859-3555
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Barry's Cafe serves great comfort food both breakfast and lunch. It is decorated with Firefighter memorabilia from 23 countries and all 50 states. We have provided emergency foodservice to over 100 local fire stations since 1994, at no charge. We have a separate Foundation that supports us with the food cost. It has a 501-3c if you would like to help.
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