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Side Street Restaurant

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225 N Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1105
+1 919-828-4927
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From 1981 - 1987 I worked in downtown Raleigh at one of the court facilities. At least once a month my colleagues and I would make the 15-minute walk to Side Street for lunch. Six of us met last week having not seen each other in 25+ years and of course we chose Side Street for our gathering. That said,... More 

Thank Brenda W
Leesville, South Carolina
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I made the journey to this establishment in the Oakwood historic district after spending the morning at the NC History museum. What a splendid little gem. Our server Kera was really great. The interior is eclectic with pressed metal ceiling and paintings of all types on the walls. The menu offered many selections and had several vegetarian... More 

Thank kedkap
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went here during my lunch hour and only had 40 minutes, as I needed ten minutes to walk either way. After I told the hostess about my time limit, she was very helpful - the food arrived quickly and the extremely nice and helpful waitress brought the check along with the food. The slowest part was the payment process;... More 

1 Thank sc_rodriguez
Cary, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been going to Side Street for at least 30 years. In fact, we held both my and my wife's 50th birthdays there for Sunday lunch. Mary Lou has catered family celebrations (last minute deviled eggs), and we have never been disappointed. No, it is is not fancy, but get past the step up screen door lock gender neutral... More 

1 Thank fr0gp0nd
Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Today was the walking tour of historic homes in Oakwood and that should have been a reason to staff up but there were only two servers in the entire restaurant. We (a party of three) arrived around noon and were told that there was a 15-20 minute wait; it was much longer. During the time we waited we observed group... More 

1 Thank pax222
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321 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I am particularly drawn to places only locals know about. You would need to be a local to find this Side Street. The chicken salad was amazing!!! It is not something I generally order out, but this was spectacular!! Not your average sandwich shop from white tablecloths, fine art on the walls and sprouts on the sandwich. Others in our... More 

1 Thank Dinah W
Rolesville, North Carolina
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very good food in a location you must know it is there. Second visit for us. Very busy with the local trade but we were not waiting too long considering how popular it seems to be. Great selection of sandwiched and salads.

Thank rolesville_dave2013
Raleigh, NC
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have been going to Side Street ever since I started working and living in the Oakwood community area. It is my favorite spot for lunch with friends and co-workers. I love the location, the decor, and the food. The corn and bean salad is my favorite side. The names of the sandwiches are entertaining. I am partial to the... More 

Thank wysteria1977
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

When we were there it was calm and quiet which is different than most other restaurants in downtown Raleigh. Parking was easy to find. Our food was very good. They have very good homemade soups, sandwiches, quiche and desserts. We enjoyed meeting and talking to Mary Lou. It is in what I think is the oldest and most historic neighborhood... More 

Thank terrysawyers
Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

If you want a good, fresh sandwich for lunch this is the place to go! It's an old house in the middle of Oakwood so be on the lookout for it. It's right on the corner. Streetside parking right out front has never presented a problem. They have all kinds of unique selections from the Let's Horse Around (roast beef),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
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 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1105
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-828-4927

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