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Serendipity Gourmet Deli

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118 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3302
+1 919-469-1655
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 20:30
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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715 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was over at the Cary Farmer's Market recently and needed lunch. I walked over to Serendipity to grab a bite. WOW! I've never been here and the menu looked fantastic! I got the Tried and True (BLT) with chips and Dr. Pepper. They even put in a pickle. I took my meal to-go. I WILL be back here! It... More 

Thank VEE1225
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Picked up a sandwich to go - staff took my order was super pleasant, checked offerings, and was quick! Perfect place to stop in for a to-go order. I don't know if I'd dine in with clients, but there is a nice little patio area. With a little love inside to freshen up, could be a great spot!

Thank Katie S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint little deli serving the freshest soups, sandwiches, salads & desserts! My husband and I dropped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. A real treat!

Thank Linda L
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Very cute place. Reminds of of Michigan . Both of had the white bean chicken chili. Very tasty with just the right amount of tomatoes. My friend had 1/2 sandwich of the Greek grill cheese. Very tasty on sunflower bread. I had 1/2 the cowboy on sunflower bread toasted. Love the taste with horseradish. Cute place to have lunch.

Thank Tracy G
West Row, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We brought some friends here and had a lovely meal outdoors on their patio. They have a good selection of speciality sandwiches. We had 3 different ones and a salad. It was all good and generous portions. It is close to the train station and downtown Cary and worth a visit. We will return.

Thank J F
Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Serendipity is the most wonderful place to grab a sandwich and soup. Enjoy the outdoor patio. Service is always friendly and the food is delicious!

Thank Helen S
Cary, North Carolina
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I live in downtown Cary and have been popping into Serendipity for a sandwich once in a while for like 10 years. Each time, the service is great, they are quite happy to take special requests, and I think the place is adorable. The sandwiches are very good. But the prices are somewhat steep. I would gladly pay premium prices... More 

Thank CarissaJohnson
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Well located right downtown Cary. Nice choice of tasty sandwiches prepared with fresh ingredients. Quick and smiley service. A good spot for a rapid lunch.

Thank Solofo
Cary, North Carolina
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166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This deli has been a staple of downtown Cary for well over 30 years... Very good sandwiches. Reasonably priced. They have a big outdoor seating area in an adjacent courtyard. Recommend the Reuben.

Thank headed2dabeach99
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

My daughter and I have been going to Serendipity for 15 years. It is our place. We love to support downtown Cary businesses instead of big chains. It has a very hometown feel and good food. Afterward lunch we browse the local shops and art galleries. I will agree with another review that I don't care for their chicken salad... More 

Thank Marian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3302
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-469-1655

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