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Central Cafe

132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
+1 252-446-8568
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot dog” (27 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (16 reviews)
“chilli” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fast food
132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just stopped by for coffees and a lite bite. Staff were welcoming in this old fashioned basic place with its wooden tables, counter and bench seating that looked and felt like church pews. Pricing was noticeably cheap

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Jewel of Downtown Rocky Mount! Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Plate Specials...the staff are quick, courteous, and always welcoming.

Thank resteve62
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you want a really great hamburger, cheeseburger, or hot dog - this is the place. Love their service too! Fast and easy to get in, eat, and get out!

Thank Glenda W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a small place 2 blocks from train station, I think I counted 7 tables and the take out line was out the door. We were lucky to get a seat. The hamburgers are not a greasy burger they were cooked to perfection. The...More

Thank Paladin1911
Reviewed 27 June 2017

One of the "hole in the wall" restaurants that you find in many towns. Nothing fancy from décor to serving plates (small paper plates and wax paper). Just good hamburgers, Eastern NC red hot dogs, fries and ice tea at a reasonable price.

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Everyone in Rocky Mount knows Central Cafe. Good consistent food that is craved at times. Not fancy and not expensive. Not unusual to have people waiting for a seat.

Thank jerobemd
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A Rocky Mount Landmark. This is a great place for lunch. The hamburgers made Eastern NC style with mustard, onions, cole slaw and chili are wonderful as well as the traditional Eastern NC lunch the ever favorite hot dog. They have really tasty fries as...More

Thank Sherrie W
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Try the burgers hotdogs and fries. Mix hot sauce with your ketchup and dip fries in it, so good. I get cheeseburger with chili, mayo and onions, and yes it's great.

Thank Shlymil
Reviewed 25 March 2017

There is an on-going argument about which is better, the Central hotdog or the Central cheeseburger. My vote is for the hotdog. Go for the dog with mustard, chili, and slaw. The to-go dogs are even better. Something about riding the dogs around in your...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been eating here since I was a child. Don't expect fancy but the burgers are simple and delicious! Hand patted and dressed however you choose. Hot dogs are equally yummy. You might hafta wait in line or you might get invited to sit...More

Thank Jamanda1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-446-8568
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