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Side Street Restaurant

225 N Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1105
+1 919-828-4927
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (16 reviews)
“chicken salad” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
225 N Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1105
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I've known Mary Lou and the restaurant for many many years. When my dad passed away recently -- despite having not seen her in quite some time -- I called Mary Lou to see if she could cater a reception for 100 at my parents'...More

Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This week was my third or fourth annual trip to the Side Street Restaurant. Tablecloths and an old restore building make this an enjoyable place for lunch. The food makes it outstanding. We always get a sandwich with a cup of soup. After a few...More

Thank LAtraveler36542
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant opened its doors to cater for our women's fellowship. The buffet was a great choice for the set menu. The roast pork was particularly good. The chocolate fudge and the lemon coconut pie were Southern treats that did not disappoint with their rich...More

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food excellent, but the people were friendly and attentive. I had the Bob's Bardyard Strut. A delicious chicken salad with pecan and apple chunks on a sesame bun. Accompanied by a creamy tomato basil soup and delicious homemade pasta salad, I...More

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Not too expensive and a good lunch. The wait to pay your check is a little long. Seems like a lot of local work people come here for lunch, we were tourists. The chicken salad wasn't the best, try the turkey.

Thank S F
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Huge selections of sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts - all made on the premises. Feels like a fancy cafe with white linen tablecloths, but you can dress casually. Everything we've had has been delicious! #eatlocal

Thank Kessaaaaa
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank Brenda W
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...More

Thank kedkap
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...More

1  Thank sc_rodriguez
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...More

1  Thank fr0gp0nd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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