Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
Central Raleigh, Raleigh
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  • William V.
    "Best old school southern breakfast in Raleigh hands down!"(4 Tips)
    Beci M.
    "Is that a hotcake?"(4 Tips)
    William V.
    "Bottom line the best southern style breakfast in Raleigh."(3 Tips)
    Brandon E.
    "Great southern food!"(17 Tips)
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  • Beci M.
    Beci MarkijohnNovember 3, 2013
    Is that a hotcake? I can't see my plate! The hotcake recipe is based on Grandma's pound cake recipe with buttermilk added. So good you better plan a long nap or a serious trail hike after eating one!
  • Brandon E.
    Great southern food! Very fast even at 11:30am when they're busy! The BANANA PUDDING is a MUST!! Everything else was just as good but wow, if I ever drive near raleigh again I am coming back for sure
  • Izzie D.
    Izzie DriftwoodMarch 18, 2016
    Great service, our waitress was consistently coming by to offer coffee refills. Great biscuits, on the denser side. Very packed but the staff was quick about getting people seated, served, and paid up
  • L.F. R.
    L.F. RuizAugust 13, 2013
    Fresh, homemade biscuits. The gravy is a bit salty; but good and chunky bits of sausage come along with it. Amazing and super friendly wait staff. I'll be back for lunch next time in Raleigh.
  • Marilee H.
    Marilee HenniganMay 8, 2016
    This place is amazing!! The omelettes are great and tasted the hot cakes - yum!! Great prices and great service to top it off!!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FlytheJanuary 21, 2015
    Amazing food and quick, friendly service. They give you a lot of food for a low price. I could eat here everyday! The homemade Chicken and Pastry is the best!
  • William V.
    William VaughanFebruary 11, 2016
    Bottom line the best southern style breakfast in Raleigh. Molasses on the table and everything!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BauerAugust 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I don't know when they changed their french toast from white bread slices to slices of heaven but I highly recommend it.
  • Denzell S.
    Denzell SmithMarch 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything I've tasted here is delicious...the meatloaf & Arnold Palmer, however, are my favorites!!
  • Bre S.
    Bre SweetberriesJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is spectacular but the service? Even better. The waitstaff is friendly and warm. Food like your grandma used to make it.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BakerJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you can eat 3 hotcakes you win a free T-shirt!! I love being rewarded for hunger with clothing!
  • Eva D.
    Eva DiVentiApril 26, 2015
    Everything is good. Made to perfection. Will return.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HobgoodDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the link sausage biscuit but smother it in saw mill gravy and top it with a scrambled egg with cheese...amazing!
  • Jada B.
    Jada BingMay 7
    Been here 10+ times
    The country ham is the best! Make sure to have the biscuits with molasses too!
  • William J.
    William JoynerJuly 17, 2015
    It's all good old fashioned home cooked food...! The co.ham is the real deal.
  • Scott P.
    Scott P.July 26, 2010
    If you are in the area at lunch, hit up Big Ed's City Market. Ask for Carole and tell her The Texans sent you. Home Cooking at it's B-E-S-T!
  • William V.
    William VaughanMarch 5, 2016
    Best old school southern breakfast in Raleigh hands down!
  • allison
    allisonApril 26, 2015
    Amazing food, service. Best fat back since my Daddy cooked it.
  • James N.
    James NanceOctober 6, 2014
    Make sure to add cheddar to your grits instead of butter or gravy. Delicious!
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay BenedekDecember 14, 2013
    Cute place . Staff very friendly and sweet - food was good, but my eggs were a but too watery for my liking. Overall, nice little place for breakfast.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillFebruary 19, 2015
    A very good "Southern Breakfast. Try the ham with Red Eye Gravy.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KidneyDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Feel free to ask for extra corn bread or biscuits and remember refills on tea are always free!
  • Derek W.
    Derek WDecember 30, 2013
    Yum, lots is food for the money, menu is always different
  • William J.
    William JoynerJuly 17, 2015
    Co ham is the real deal. It's all good ole home cooking at its best.
  • John J.
    John JurewiczAugust 19, 2013
    Get a window table and some hotcakes on A rainy morning with your sweetheart! Nice breakfast date.
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie McKoySeptember 19, 2015
    I had the pancake w/ bacon and water to drink. The pancake was cold. 3 strips of regular, fatty bacon and cold syrup. I don't think, no, I know I will not be back! You guys missed the mark on this one
  • M T.
    M TOctober 26, 2016
    Best French toast. Bacon was perfect and crispy.
  • Christy S.
    Christy SlikasAugust 15, 2014
    Love the kitschy decorations, food is nothing special (except for the biscuits).
  • Karl B.
    Karl BrennemanApril 24, 2010
    Best sawmill gravy around! Also, ask for Kathleen's section. Best service I've had at a restaurant in a really long time.
  • Hello J.
    Hello JennyJuly 8, 2013
    Great home cooked food but get here early, they close at 2p
  • Colette H.
    Colette HollenquestJuly 12, 2015
    Absolutely loved the Catfish and grits plate
  • Rakesh S.
    Rakesh SehgalJuly 29, 2012
    Biggest and tastiest breakfast around.
  • Dj F.
    Dj FeltonAugust 24, 2011
    Try the sliced pork with the sauce it is delicious
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MooreJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Had the fried pork chops, absolutely delicious!
  • Javier D.
    Javier Diaz de LeonNovember 3, 2013
    Pan cake with Carolina packer sausage
  • Mital P.
    Mital PatelJune 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Eggs and meat for breakfast. Chicken dumplings anytime.
  • Burke F.
    Burke FreedlandDecember 14, 2013
    Try the breakfast I heard it was pretty good! 🍳👍😋
  • Jasmin Y.
    Jasmin YOctober 1, 2015
    Try the biscuits - they're amazing.
  • Chuck B.
    Chuck BarryJune 19, 2013
    Great service and the pork chops were YUMMY
  • Jami P.
    Jami PearsonMarch 12, 2012
    Great place for a traditional southern breakfast!
  • Keith W.
    Keith WindsorNovember 17, 2012
    Brains with scrambled eggs. Eeeh. Tastes kind of fishy.
  • Clark R.
    Clark RiemerApril 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best grits you will ever put in your mouth.
  • Garry O.
    Garry Oates JrDecember 15, 2015
    BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens
  • Tatiana K.
    Tatiana KalininaNovember 23, 2013
    Very friendly and quickly service!:)
  • Marty L.
    Marty LinkMarch 8, 2014
    Decent southern breakfast, worst and weakest coffee I have ever had
  • Neil H.
    Neil HenningSeptember 20, 2014
    Pancakes are huge and dense.
  • Diamond J.
    Diamond JimDecember 8, 2013
    The sausage gravy is excellent...
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HachtelFebruary 2, 2013
    Coffee was really good, so was the water. Other than that, not sure what the fuss is about.
  • David L.
    David LevyMay 9, 2012
    I could do without all the confederate memorabilia on the walls.
  • Eric S.
    Eric StevensonMarch 30, 2013
    Wow, they are on top of the coffee service in this place. My cup was never more than a few sips low and BAM it was full again.
  • Cindi B.
    Cindi BradshawOctober 2, 2015
    Everything
  • Ryan O.
    Ryan OliverDecember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ribeye and 2eggs is on point!
  • Kyle Britt
    Kyle BrittFebruary 22, 2013
    Best breakfast in Raleigh
  • Denzell S.
    Denzell SmithSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This strawberry shortcake...😍😍😍
  • Liz W.
    Liz WaltersOctober 14, 2010
    Had the BBQ Pork and it was delicious!
  • Tom F.
    Tom FontanaJanuary 3, 2015
    Pancakes! Big.
  • Gary P.
    Gary PerryAugust 25, 2011
    Biscuits an gravy..yummy!
  • Gary F.
    Gary F.December 31, 2012
    Best sausage links around
  • YATA Media G.
    YATA Media GroupDecember 19, 2014
    Down here gettin my eat on.
  • Kellen L.
    Kellen LassiterSeptember 29, 2013
    Grest southern food
  • Lesley L.
    Lesley LooperMarch 10, 2012
    Try the veggie omelet-yummy!
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MartinOctober 17, 2011
    Hello tomatoes, I don't love a lot of things. But I do love you.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FountainJanuary 17, 2011
    WARNING the pancakes are GINORMOUS
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClarkAugust 9, 2011
    Brains are on the menu... No joke:)
  • Bobby C.
    Bobby ChoiFebruary 16, 2010
    Best Chicken and dumplings in town
  • justin f.
    justin fucciFebruary 12, 2011
    country ham serious
  • justin f.
    justin fucciFebruary 12, 2011
    country ham is serious
  • Joel B.
    Joel BellApril 15, 2012
    An hour waiting for eggs - FAIL
  • John Mark I.
    John Mark IveyJanuary 21, 2010
    bacon nom nom nom
  • Derick D.
    Derick D.February 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG!!! Bobby C. is right.
  • Denis A.
    Denis AgafonovDecember 9, 2013
    Отличный завтрак, вкусная еда.
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