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The Big Easy

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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231 Grande Heights Dr, Cary, NC 27513-3925
+1 919-468-6007
11:00 - 02:00
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I took my hubby here for his Birthday. He loves food with flavor. We were not disappointed. The service was great and the food was fantastic. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing and our food was prepared as requested. We were very pleased!

Thank StacyCaryNC
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I may have only briefly been in the restaurant industry in college but medium rare is always defined as a warm, red center. When I cut into a steak ordered medium rare and there is NO pink, that's not medium rare. The server apologized and took our steaks back to be replaced, then the guy calling himself a manager comes... More 

Thank whovian2100
Raleigh, North Carolina
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726 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived at the Big Easy and waited for a long time before someone finally came out to greet and seat us. We requested to be seated outside since it was a nice night. It took awhile to order and get drinks out. I got the Pimento Cheese Sandwich and shared a bowl of She Crab Soup with my husband.... More 

Thank VEE1225
Cary, North Carolina
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Tough, dry, not a hint of marbling. I asked server and she said absolutely, 100%. But it was definitely a sirloin, which would have been fine if it weren't listed as Ribeye on menu. Still, I guess for under $17 u get what u pay for Decent place if you want to throw a few back and watch the game,... More 

Thank Carroll H
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere. We went during karoke night, the other patrons were locals and we had a blast. The karaoke DJ had music for everyone and from all different genera's. The food is amazing, I love things with a kick of spice. The server made great recommendations and even got me to try alligator for the first... More 

Thank LaToya H
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476 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Average Food. This is a bar that serves a lot of Cajun food. The food is nothing special. The crab cakes seemed bought, not homemade. Service was fine.

Thank L D
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I used to really like this place and go often as it is close to where I work. It was a 'go to' for a group of us. Lately, there have been less and less full tables, they redid the menu so it doesn't match the menu at the other raleigh location :( which was a bummer. Yesterday, I ordered... More 

1 Thank Apexchick
Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Food and drinks were good for the price. The bar was packed with locales. Would not go back due to having to walk through smokers right outside the door which made it unpleasant to walk through. Plus the smell came in to the restaurant. Will try the Raleigh location instead.

Thank NC_Foodie_11
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Met some friends at The Big Easy on Sarurday nite. Wasn't in the mood to fight traffic or find a parking space downtown Raleigh. Checked on Yelp and to my surprise there's a location in Cary. We got there about 10:30pm not a lot of people which is what we wanted. We decided to sit outside on the patio but... More 

Thank khymmnyc
Columbus, Georgia
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I love supporting local eateries when traveling and this by far was the worst experience. Our waiter was very friendly but didn't know a lot about the menu and then mentioned he had just started. I am very food savvy and ordered a grilled salmon that turned out to be completely bland. There was no sauce or seasoning to taste.... More 

Thank Misty S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Grande Heights Dr, Cary, NC 27513-3925
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-468-6007

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