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Pharaoh's at the Museum

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5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-807-7879
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A delicious quick lunch to enjoy on your museum visit. Adjacent to the History Museum and within easy walking distance to the Science Museum, Pharaoh's is an excellent stop for lunch.

Thank FMCgigi
Augusta, Georgia
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My family and I visited the history museum on vacation this past June. we ate here for lunch because of its location next to the museum. It is small, and it was very crowded. The lines were also long. The food was typical fast food and average. The prices are good and family friendly. It is worth it to stop... More 

Thank jwmcrazynurse
New York, New York, United States
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is a nice fast food joint at the North Carolina Museum of Natural History in downtown Raleigh, NC. It offers up pretty decent swiss burgers in a setting that looks like a retro diner - with its red and white chairs with a Pharaoh's head at each table! Staff could be a bit more friendly but overall good quick... More 

Thank InvestCaribbean
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here while touring history museum. Just a chicken salad sandwich which was ok. They charged 35 cents for a cup of water. The sandwich board advertised Lays potato chips but served Wise potato chips. Only open 11-2.

Thank ebfk
Charlotte, North Carolina
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This restaurant is okay. It's good, just not great. I don't really have anything bad to say about the place, it's just average in my opinion. The service was quick and pleasant. The restaurant was clean when I arrived. By the look and feel, it is a restaurant that you would see a lot of children on school field trips... More 

Thank qngardner
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Small selection of food and although I would not classify this as fast food, service was pretty quick. Food was good and we would return here on another visit. They do close early on the weekend though so check the hours before planning lunch here

Thank Ray B
Concord, North Carolina
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Don't miss the Philly sandwiches. I got the beef one and my husband got the chicken one. Both were excellent. Staff was friendly and place was clean and fast serving time. Rest of menu looked great too.

Thank Susan G
Ozark, Alabama
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Was visiting downtown Raleigh, on a whim, and was searching for a non-existent restaurant when we almost literally stumbled on Pharaoh's Café. Four adults needing nourishment and not wanting to search further we gave it a try. The food was simple but good. My cheese burger was juicy and just the way I like them. One daughter had the chicken... More 

Thank FlaBama
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

It's a burger joint. Nothing impressive but quick and convenient if you're visiting the museums. Inside and outside seating with quick service.

Thank CAR80_11
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Our routine when we go to the Museum of Science is to have lunch here. The burgers and fries are really good and the counter service is quick. Sometimes you may have to wait but that is okay. The booths are roomy and its a good place for lunch

Thank Noel T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-807-7879

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?