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Barry's Cafe

#22 of 1,143 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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2851 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4007
+1 919-859-3555
08:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 06:30 - 15:00
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 options as well as lunch (they're closed in the afternoon). A few outside seating options... More 

1 Thank jermsshan
Apex, North Carolina, United States
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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 some of the workers and first responders with some coffee. He happily took them coffee... More 

1 Thank Doug P
Barry D, Owner at Barry's Cafe, responded to this review

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 More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Barry D, Owner at Barry's Cafe, responded to this review

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 we haven't taken your picture yet, please ask Denise or one of the waitstaff so... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 with fire fighting equipment, helmets and patches from all over the state. If you are... More 

1 Thank Tim C
Barry D, Owner at Barry's Cafe, responded to this review

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 your beautiful family! Barry More 

Cary, North Carolina
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110 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I love the "papaburger", the club & any breakfast. A plus is that the servers are personable & efficient.

1 Thank Tom H
Barry D, Owner at Barry's Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Thanks again for both your reviews and your regular patronage of our Cafe!! You might have heard that we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary this coming May 20th from 11 am til 2 pm. Please come by and help party for a while, we would love to have you! We'll have a great band, 2 live radio... More 

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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The staff is wonderful and the owners are great ! The food was fast and professionally prepared . The service was excellent and very fast. They support firemen and that is huge for me 😎

1 Thank William B
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Big biscuits, great food, free cookies at lunch... what more could you ask for? Oh, and clean bathrooms! As a former firefighter I enjoy the decor and memorabilia from all over the USA ... and they give back to the community. WIN!

Thank smithie17
Garner, North Carolina
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134 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went recently to meet a friend for breakfast. They did a great breakfast. I had a fairly standard two eggs over easy hash browns bacon and toast meal that was done well and served quickly. The wait staff were all friendly and attentive. If I am in the area looking for breakfast I definitely will be back.

1 Thank parrib1
Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Sat at the counter and was entertained by the hard-working cooks who orchestrated the meal prep. Terrific burger and great service.

Thank abrownva

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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