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Winner of OpenTable's Top 50 Vegetarian Restaurants in the U.S. and INDYWeek's Best Salad in Wake County 2019. Offering an award-winning and inclusive experience since 1975 in Downtown Raleigh. Irregardless Café is an authentic Raleigh experience, offering Farm-to-Table meals sourced from local farms around the Triangle.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As vegans, we love this restaurant and have brought many new patrons in for Sunday brunch the past year. Two weeks ago, we had our worst encounter this year. The vegan pancakes were small and not fluffy as in the past 14+ visits. The home...fries were wrinkled and the potatoes appeared to be deep fried. Deep frying is not healthy! In our opinion, home fries should be fresh, hot and roast or cooked on a griddle. Please remember constructive criticism is meant for improvement from people that care and want to return. The others who experience mediocrity fined another joint and never return.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2022 via mobile

A long weekend birthday celebration and a friend’s recommendation spark a visit to Irregardless Café in June. A guitarist’s playing softly, large subtle abstract paintings on the wall, and warm wood furnishings were a fine setting for after-theater dinner. Local artists are given galley space,...which the restaurant happily promotes. Start to finish we ate crispy fried calamari, fried Brussels sprouts, a shared roasted beet salad, mahi-mahi and spanakopita. But I don’t remember dessert. Specialty cocktails and a good wine and regional beers are there for your choosing. A note about the neighborhood. There are performance venues near the restaurant. West Morgan Street is busy, but parking lots are close by.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

This super friendly neighborhood cafe was amazing. So good that I went two days in a row. Very sweet and accommodating staff. Vegan options divine, all made from scratch.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

We have enjoyed Irregardless in the past and enjoyed eating there during the Pandemic. Love the vegan/vegetarian options and understand the business reason to introduce meat options. Unfortunately our recent visit was just not up to par. The spanakopita was “mushy” and not very flavorful,...the crunchy salads were way too wet, mango not ripe and lacked flavor and the teriyaki tempeh (my usual) had almost no sauce with the rice and veggies. We want to like this place and support a local business . Service was excellent!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

Our party of two had the mango salmon, mahi mahi, the fried brussel sprouts apetizer (huge!) and a glass of Sidekick chardonnay each. Service was an A+. Total not including tip: $86.61. A guitar and bass kicked out soft jazz quietly on the night of...our visit, a Friday. The food was very good but it was not elevated or next level. Irregardless, however, is a nice, relaxing night out. They are strong on vegetarian. They have music frequently. It’s a bright and pretty bistro. And if you have tickets to Goodnights, a nearby comedy club, it could not be more convenient. So, overall, recommended for a good time.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022

Restaurant was abuzz with activity. String duet was perfect. Menu was very interesting and was able to accommodate all customers. Shrimp and pasta was generous and delicious. Desserts were normal size.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2021

There's something comforting about returning to an old, timeless standby after running through the gamut of the newest/hottest eateries in the region. Just dined after several years here 12-11-21, and have decided this is my go-to place for dining in Raleigh for special events when...I come over from Durham. I love Irregardless Cafe - the food, the feel and the fact it's been a staple for 45+ years. Our waiter, Vincent, was superb. Gracious and gentlemanly. The butternut squash lasagna was about the most divine dish I have had in ages! There was a wonderful jazz combo a happy din among diners. I di not want to leave! This place is a little slice of heaven.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

Literally can't say a bad thing about the place. Food was incredible and the staff and atmosphere were friendly and inviting. I had the b Brisket Benedict which was full of flavor and the eggs were poached perfectly! Had a cinnamon roll that we shared...and it was plenty for the whole table. The kitchen sent us some banana bread that was great as well. My friend who is Vegan found many options but went with the biscuits and gravy which she loved! Over all a great meal and can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

My grown daughter and I ate here recently on a Sunday night. Irregardless was not crowded there were actually more diners in their patio than inside. Irregardless offers a fairly limited menu but does offer vegetarian and vegan options. They also offer one of my...favorite foods Rainbow Trout which is a rarity in Raleigh. The Rainbow Trout was absolutely delicious and they gave you a huge portion. It came with couscous with mushrooms and green beans which was also really good. My daughter got a vegan zucchini noodle Bolognese and said it was great as well. Irregardless features live music as well. The nice thing about the music is it's not so loud to drown out your conversation. Then to finish things off my daughter shared a Tropical Fruit Taramisu. It was absolutely to die for. Service was friendly and relaxing. There is an open dining area with nice art work. My only suggestion to Irregardless us to offer more items in their menu and to offer salad or soup with their entrees. Otherwise everything was great.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

Our server Madi, was great; was able to guide us thru the Menu and recommend entrees based on our preferences for food and drinks. Lamb and Seafood linguini was great!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent food, everything was delish. Try the smoked salmon eggs Benedict. We also tried the big ol' cinnamon roll and the waffles.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

The service was nice and friendly. The fresh coconut ceviche with avocado appetizer was really good, but the chips they served with it were overdone. The live music was a nice touch. However, my our main entrees lacked flavor and for what you got it...was overpriced. Would probably not be returning.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 22 May 2021

My daughter and her boyfriend live in the area and have gotten take out meals from here. They took my husband and me here since there are both vegetarian and meat options. The sweet potato with beluga lentils was absolutely fantastic. If I lived nearby,...I would want to eat here on a regular basis.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 April 2021

First time eating here in our "almost" Post-Covid World. Had a fun rum and coconut cocktail that was delightful. The Pear Salad was made with fresh greens, lots toppings and a vinaigrette dress that was light and refreshing. For my main course, I selected the...Spanakopita which was outstanding. Our server Morgan was First Class. Seating is available inside or on a nice outdoor area with pleasant view. Highly Recommend Irregardless Cafe, near the campus on NC State and close to downtown city core.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

Excellent Easter brunch. I would highly recommend coming here. Shrimp and grits, vegan burrito, and salmon eggs Benedict were outstanding as well as the desert. Everything was fresh and the service was top notch. If you are any where near NC State stop in for...a great meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from 681brendac | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about music on Saturday evening. I do know they have music during Sunday brunch!
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Response from NellieBly1981 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is limited outdoor seating (4 tables) but you need to call about dog.
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Response from 919FrankieTraveler | Reviewed this property |
You may want to call the restaurant to see if this location can fit a large party. I didn't see a private space in the restaurant.
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Irregardless Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5