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Second Street Lunch

American, Diner
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22 E 2nd St, Roanoke Rapids, NC
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 06:00 - 19:00
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This is an old timy diner in the heart of town, that has been around forever. Family owned and operated, offering hamburgers and hot dogs at a great price.

Thank JulieP2012
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I did a call in order and when I arrived, my food was ready and still very hot. Staff took care of me as soon as I arrived. This place has clean restrooms,excellent cooks and great management. I recommend this place to anyone who wants a good meal.

Thank Kakam M
Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food was burgers and fries but very tasty. Wait staff was very friendly and courteous. The house special burger had chili and coke slaw. This spot is about ten minutes off of 95.

Thank Stephen B
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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195 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Stopped for lunch, a bit off I-95 but worth the 10 minute extra drive. Great Club sandwich, huge and to die for! The " fully" dressed hot dogs are great. Didn't know the specialty was hamburgers, next time for sure. Really great lunch food at such 1950's prices. Friendly place and a local favorite. Danny and son Greg are a... More 

Thank Pat G
Perry, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

In the area on business and wanted something other than a chain place for lunch. Checked the TA app and found this place. Owner was super friendly and recommended the hot dogs, so I ordered two with chili, slaw, and onions. They were fantastic! Reminded me of the old pool room hot dogs I grew up on. Red color and... More 

Thank Hambone1400
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The food at 2nd street is great. Nice service. 2nd street is very Family friendly. They have good parking

Thank 420blazin
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have lunch and wanted to go where the locals eat. This would be the spot. Jeff enjoyed the daily special, a double cheeseburger, fries and a drink. He enjoyed it very much. The hamburger was freshly made and the fries were not frozen. I enjoyed the chicken salad sandwich. This restaurant is a... More 

Thank Patricia H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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347 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This is a fantastic local family owned diner that has been around for a while. A group of 6 of us, in town with work, stopped in for lunch. The burgers and fries were fantastic as was the chicken sandwich. Service is quite friendly and prices were very reasonable. We all agreed that this was one of the best lunches... More 

Thank GuyfromILMNC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Inside is insanely dirty. Nice people but that's about it. Hot dogs are just OK. Nothing like I was expecting from the reviews.

Thank Samuel L
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

If you have never ate at Second street lunch, you are truly missing something GOOD! THE FOOD IS FRESHLY MADE AND MADE TO ORDER!

Thank Jaelynn J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E 2nd St, Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Roanoke Rapids
This is one of those excellent hidden gems that's been around a long time. They are known for their hamburgers and hotdogs. They don't have a web site but here is excellent article about the owner and the restaurant. http://www.ourstate.com/second-street-lunch

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