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Fiction Kitchen

428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1723
+1 919-831-4177
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“curry bowl” (8 reviews)
“tuna tacos” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1723
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service, food, atmosphere - it all perfectly matches the price point, which is under most upscale restaurants but a touch above high-draw chains. The menu is like no others around here - they didn't just take "meat" dishes and create vegetarian versions, or run with...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It is totally worth the wait. This was the only place we saw in the area with a wait. As my family are die hard vegans it was great to see the place so busy. They have great selections and great food. Don't forget to...More

1  Thank CVA11
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent and as a meat eater, genuinely couldn't tell the difference with the 'chicken' tacos and 'chicken' waffles.. those and the mushroom pakora as starter were fantastic .... pulled pork was good just had Eastern NC BBQ as default ( wish it was...More

Thank Shaunm1972
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We have loved all of the food we have eaten at Fiction Kitchen! Great place to have a wonderful dinner before seeing a show in downtown Raleigh. Unusual and very tasty meals!

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is one of my favorite places for Sunday brunch or dinner any night of the week. The menu options are delicious and creative! I especially love the farmers market specials. The menu slightly changes seasonally and I am always delighted by the new dishes...More

Thank Vegansince2009
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I had the herbavore salad and it was spectacular. Vegan cheese here is great and I loved the fried mushroom appetizer. Great craft beer options too. A local favorite of mine, this place!

Thank shannonebush
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant! As a vegetarian my selections are typically very limited and this entire restaurant was paradise to me. Fresh food, authentic spices, fabulous presentation, and a great melange of taste in your mouth. TRY IT

Thank ladymacdeth
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Our daughter and son-in-law took us to Fiction Kitchen for brunch last Sunday, and boy, did we love it! The restaurant is vegetarian/vegan, and chef Caroline has created a most interesting menu with delicious offerings. We started with the seasonal blueberry fritters and the ultra...More

Thank RedpepperPam
Reviewed 27 June 2017

When my daughter, who lives in Raleigh, recommended we try this for dinner I wasn't sure. I am not picky, I just really like to eat meat. Our server was very helpful in answering our questions about the menu selections. I decided on the curry...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

1st time here but vegetarian daughter eats here often. The chicken & waffles were delicious and more food than I could eat. My veggie daughter loved the biscuits & gravy and got a side piece of mock chicken. My gluten free daughter loved the pancakes....More

Thank Theresa4196
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1723
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-831-4177
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