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#92 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2014 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608
+1 919-821-1240
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We recently went to NOFO and enjoyed it. It's kind of an eclectic, casual spot. We started with the hot pimento cheese, which was great. I had the crab cake and found it to be very good. At our table we also had the spinach burger, which was tasty and the special, a pork lion, that was delicious as well.... More 

Thank Becki P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had lunch at NOFO just before going to Tic Toc Escapes. NOFO had a varied menu and offered a nice setting with a shop upstairs. The food and service were good. Parking was fine, but I could see that parking and the café could get easily crowded.

Thank M H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I've eaten hear several times. Offerings are always delicious, fresh and unique. The shrimp BLT is a favorite.

Thank NCTraveler_1964
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I've reviewed NoFo at the Pig before but had lunch there today and just wanted to say that it is still great. For such an unassuming place they put out really great food. I had lunch today, chicken salad and this wonderful roll with bacon on it, YUM. It's simple but it is so fresh and just good. This is... More 

Thank NCJustMe
Apex, North Carolina
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305 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant has been in the Raleigh area for an extensive time and remains a favorite for many. In a casual however interesting and unique setting, dining is available with delicious local products from several farms. They have an excellent bar with many fine wines and great Bloody Marys. One is also surprised by their seafood and one of the... More 

Thank Burtdol
Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you're from the south, you know Piggly Wiggly. This restaurant pays homage to the great grocery chain that used to inhabit the space. The staff is so friendly and pays attention to the smallest details. Don't miss the Brussel sprouts! Worth the whole trip!

Thank Christine S
Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Following our morning of mental stimulation at Tic-Toc Escape (located just next door; remember to mention you went, as your visit there will net you a complimentary appetizer), my co-workers from WebAssign went to NOFO Cafe for lunch. From the moment you walk in, through the very kitschy (and much better arranged than Cracker Barrel's "country store") store, down the... More 

Thank Spacedog2k5
Tokyo, Japan
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191 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Unlike most trendy restaurants these days with bare floors, high ceilings, and bad acoustics, NOFO is small, carpeted and rather quiet, which makes it really enjoyable. The food is simple and southern and a wonderful place to enjoy a casual meal with friends. After, you can shop upstairs at the shop (before 7 PM). Parking is a pain since it... More 

Thank Tokyo Shirokuma
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The atmosphere is fun! Our waiter was great, quick and attentive through the entire meal. The Bloody Mary's were not great, the 'house' mix has nothing but an over welming black pepper taste. I asked if they could make our 2nd round with regular tomato juice and spices and was told they could not- they could only use the house... More 

Thank JessJames414
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Seafood was excellent! Fried oysters and Shrimp and Grits the best i have ever eaten. i ate there twice in August just to be sure.

Thank nelson r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2014 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-821-1240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?