Side Street Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 225 N Bloodworth St

    Raleigh, NC 27601

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  • 919-828-4927

About Side Street Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 3pm;Sun. CLOSED

Food

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This small, intimate restaurant is locally owned and operated. If you want to experience "cookie cutter" food and service, then go to a chain. I love the sandwiches, soups and salads. Quaint building and fun place to eat. There is no

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★★★★★

This small, intimate restaurant is locally owned and operated. If you want to experience "cookie cutter" food and service, then go to a chain. I love the sandwiches, soups and salads. Quaint building and fun place to eat. There is no

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I had only heard good things about Side Street so I decided to try it for lunch today. Not only was the person ringing people up very rude and not hospitable but the food was awful. \r
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★★★★★

I had only heard good things about Side Street so I decided to try it for lunch today. Not only was the person ringing people up very rude and not hospitable but the food was awful. \r
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I placed a telephone take-out order for 8 lunches based on the printable menu found on Side Street's web-site. I calculated what I thought would be the total due from each co-worker and headed to the restaurant with just enough to cover the bill. After being rung up by a clerk who looked uninterested I discovered I was $6 short. I was then told by another employee that if I used the online menu that the prices were wrong and that "they" have not been able to update the menu for the past 3 years. We then went back and forward over who was at fault them or me. How can you advertise out dated prices online but then put 100% of the blame on me a first time customer? The owner/manager came out and accepted the money I had but she too kept saying that I should not have gone by what was online. I won't be going back to Side Street any time soon.

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★☆☆☆☆

I placed a telephone take-out order for 8 lunches based on the printable menu found on Side Street's web-site. I calculated what I thought would be the total due from each co-worker and headed to the restaurant with just enough to cover the bill. After being rung up by a clerk who looked uninterested I discovered I was $6 short. I was then told by another employee that if I used the online menu that the prices were wrong and that "they" have not been able to update the menu for the past 3 years. We then went back and forward over who was at fault them or me. How can you advertise out dated prices online but then put 100% of the blame on me a first time customer? The owner/manager came out and accepted the money I had but she too kept saying that I should not have gone by what was online. I won't be going back to Side Street any time soon.

Pros: Health serving sizes

Cons: So-so customer service

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A recent visit to Side Street has made me not want to return; at check out the group in front of my did not realize they only accept cash or checks and when I got to check out with a $50 bill they didn't have change. How can you not have change if you only take cash?

Sandwiches are great, but lunch service is slow...do not expect to get back to work within an hour time frame.

For a $12 lunch I want to use my debit card please!

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★★★☆☆

A recent visit to Side Street has made me not want to return; at check out the group in front of my did not realize they only accept cash or checks and when I got to check out with a $50 bill they didn't have change. How can you not have change if you only take cash?

Sandwiches are great, but lunch service is slow...do not expect to get back to work within an hour time frame.

For a $12 lunch I want to use my debit card please!

Pros: great dessets, good atmoshphere

Cons: cash or checks only,, a little pricy, slow service

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We have been here many times and the food has been good each time, but recently we experienced numerous fruit flies/nats at the table throughout the meal. It was very unpleasant. Not sure I want to risk going here again.

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★★★☆☆

We have been here many times and the food has been good each time, but recently we experienced numerous fruit flies/nats at the table throughout the meal. It was very unpleasant. Not sure I want to risk going here again.

Pros: Food, price, quiet

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We loved to walk to this place for lunch when I worked downtown. The salads and sandwiches are some of the freshest and yummiest around, not to mention they have really funny names on the menu! The meals are reasonably priced. Parking is very limited on the street. Be sure to get a lemon bar to go. You want regret it!

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★★★★★

We loved to walk to this place for lunch when I worked downtown. The salads and sandwiches are some of the freshest and yummiest around, not to mention they have really funny names on the menu! The meals are reasonably priced. Parking is very limited on the street. Be sure to get a lemon bar to go. You want regret it!

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Love the sandwiches here - from traditional to off the wall but yummy inventions (my favorite is a peanut butter conconction with marshmallow fluff!). Good vegetarian options, as well. Service is either great or cranky and harried, depending upon the number of customers. I suggest not going at peak (12-1) times if service is very important to you. Lovely bright atmosphere in an historic building, great lunch spot for downtown when you don't want to spend a fortune. Don't think they take credit cards, although I think they may take local (Wake County) checks.

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★★★★☆

Love the sandwiches here - from traditional to off the wall but yummy inventions (my favorite is a peanut butter conconction with marshmallow fluff!). Good vegetarian options, as well. Service is either great or cranky and harried, depending upon the number of customers. I suggest not going at peak (12-1) times if service is very important to you. Lovely bright atmosphere in an historic building, great lunch spot for downtown when you don't want to spend a fortune. Don't think they take credit cards, although I think they may take local (Wake County) checks.

Pros: Great range of yummy sandwiches

Cons: Spotty service, depending upon number of customers

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Great salads and not the normal lettuce and tomatoes type. Nice quaint place primarily in a residential neighborhood.Can be so easily overlooked.
Prices are fair.

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★★★★☆

Great salads and not the normal lettuce and tomatoes type. Nice quaint place primarily in a residential neighborhood.Can be so easily overlooked.
Prices are fair.

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I've been to Side Street Cafe on several occassions and have enjoyed each time I've gone. They have a wide variety of unique and interesting sandwiches, but it is the desserts that are the true reason for going. Save some room at the end of your meal for some key lime pie, you won't be dissapointed. As for the few negative reviews, I can't explain it as I have always found the staff to be very friendly and the environment pleasant.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Side Street Cafe on several occassions and have enjoyed each time I've gone. They have a wide variety of unique and interesting sandwiches, but it is the desserts that are the true reason for going. Save some room at the end of your meal for some key lime pie, you won't be dissapointed. As for the few negative reviews, I can't explain it as I have always found the staff to be very friendly and the environment pleasant.

Pros: Great sandwiches and desserts

Cons: Street parking which can be a little difficult at times

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Every single time I go here, they are running around like chickens with their heads cut off. They always seem stressed and behind because of the number of customers there. HIRE MORE STAFF! If you're so busy and doing so well, surely you could hire another waitress and another cook. The first time I went, they seemed to forget about our table (which had 6-8 people) and it took over an hour to get sandwiches. In subsequent times, it has not been any better. This includes take-out and sit-down. I am not the kind of person who usually complains about customer service, and am very forgiving of wait staff. But it's really bad here. They need to hire an appropriate number of people to handle all their customers.

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★★☆☆☆

Every single time I go here, they are running around like chickens with their heads cut off. They always seem stressed and behind because of the number of customers there. HIRE MORE STAFF! If you're so busy and doing so well, surely you could hire another waitress and another cook. The first time I went, they seemed to forget about our table (which had 6-8 people) and it took over an hour to get sandwiches. In subsequent times, it has not been any better. This includes take-out and sit-down. I am not the kind of person who usually complains about customer service, and am very forgiving of wait staff. But it's really bad here. They need to hire an appropriate number of people to handle all their customers.

Pros: sandwiches are pretty tasty

Cons: CUSTOMER SERVICE

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I wanted to try a new sandwich restaurant so I stoped by Side Street instead of my usual Sunflowers. I have been curious about them for awhile. I followed the signs to the restaurant door not the "take-out door". I walked in the restatuant to face a large sign that stated "please wait to be seated". So I stood there while a hurried women passed me by, she did not acknowledge my presence. When she came back into the room she asked me if was there for take out. I said no. She told me to sit anywhere and she would bring me a menu. I sat there for about five minutes before someone yelled out to my back "one or two" I yelled back "one". Then she yelled "what you'll you have to drink", since I had never been there before, I did not know what they had nor do I have a menu yet to see. I responded "I don't know". After five more minutes without a menu, I realized I was obviously interrupting them so I promply left. I will never return. Meanwhile, they had no other customers to wait on.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wanted to try a new sandwich restaurant so I stoped by Side Street instead of my usual Sunflowers. I have been curious about them for awhile. I followed the signs to the restaurant door not the "take-out door". I walked in the restatuant to face a large sign that stated "please wait to be seated". So I stood there while a hurried women passed me by, she did not acknowledge my presence. When she came back into the room she asked me if was there for take out. I said no. She told me to sit anywhere and she would bring me a menu. I sat there for about five minutes before someone yelled out to my back "one or two" I yelled back "one". Then she yelled "what you'll you have to drink", since I had never been there before, I did not know what they had nor do I have a menu yet to see. I responded "I don't know". After five more minutes without a menu, I realized I was obviously interrupting them so I promply left. I will never return. Meanwhile, they had no other customers to wait on.

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This place is a jewel! It has 2 full pages of wonderful sandwiches and enough desserts to give you diabetes. Give youself plenty of time - this is a dining experience, not a fast food joint.

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★★★★★

This place is a jewel! It has 2 full pages of wonderful sandwiches and enough desserts to give you diabetes. Give youself plenty of time - this is a dining experience, not a fast food joint.

Pros: excellent sandwiches, great desserts, wonderful staff

Cons: None!

 

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