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1841 Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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117 Main St NW, Lenoir, NC 28645-5416 (Formerly Sweet T's)
+1 828-572-4145
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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201 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I had a business luncheon and being unfamiliar with any of the restaurants in the area, I asked my guest to pick their favorite spot. They selected the 1841 Cafe. I found it to be an interesting place and the service was good. My guest gave me the history of the location, it's significance in local history and the restaurant's... More 

Thank Ted K
Lenoir, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have only tried the wing special on Wednesday. The wings were great. My daughter and I also split a side order of Mac and cheese it was very good. Service was very good. We went at 4: 30 and missed a great local band I like JJ and highway men. I will have to go later next time. I... More 

Thank Monroe S
New Bern, North Carolina
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had lunch at 1841 Cafe as a respite from walking around the Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival. I had a chicken salad plate, and my husband had nachos. The chicken salad was very good, and the nachos were good, too. Our waitress was excellent. We enjoyed music by a small group of musicians while we ate lunch. The... More 

Thank glasslass1113
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday evening and asked for outdoor seating. I would steer clear of that due to very loud music, smoke and really slow service. The food was good even though it took a long time. Very friendly server but service was really slow.

1 Thank Laurel M
Oxford, Mississippi
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Since most of the restaurant was getting ready for a bridal luncheon and the front part of the restaurant was reserved by another group, service was cordial, but understandably frantic and rushed. I had a reuben sandwich with potato salad. It was a rather ordinary sandwich, and,truthfully, hardly worth the price. It wouldn't be my first choice despite its nice... More 

1 Thank BonTempsOxford
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had dinner there but will not return. Service was slow, the restaurant was noisy, and when we received our order it was not at all what we requested. My medium cheeseburger was so overcooked that it was dry and there was no cheese on it. We asked that no pickles be on the plates yet they were there and... More 

1 Thank Kenneth H
Lenoir, North Carolina
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Every meal I've had at 1841 Cafe has been delicious! They use local produce as often as possible and fresh seafood. The fried portobello mushroom appetizers are something I crave!

Thank Glenda B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the music very long time for food small portion had to hunt down another server to ask for check

Thank Peggy P
Lenoir, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great atmosphere, Good Food. A host (and owner) that tries to meet everyone in the building. Great plans with an outdoor cafe coming, stages for performances and always trying something new.

Thank Gregory S
Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at this place about a half dozen times. The food is pretty good and the service is ok. There isn't a whole lot of options in this town. I have eaten here when it was busy and when there were only a few tables occupied and the service was still the same, slow but always friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Main St NW, Lenoir, NC 28645-5416 (Formerly Sweet T's)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lenoir
  • Phone Number: +1 828-572-4145

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