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Fiction Kitchen

#36 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1723
+1 919-831-4177
Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Troy, Illinois
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to Raleigh, we tried Fiction Kitchen because one of my travel mates is vegan. One member of our party is very much a carnivore. The three of us were very impressed with our meals. I ordered the kale cakes appetizer, which was plenty for me. One member of our party ordered the "chicken" and waffles and... More 

Thank Sharon M
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I instantly liked the eclectic and friendly atmosphere. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or an omnivore, the food is delicious! There were so many creative items on the menu it was hard to choose. The selection on adult beverages is great and I had one of the "rotating" ales - in this case a bourbon porter that had excellent body... More 

Thank Choose2BKind
Boone, North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My partner and i had an amazing experience! Our waitress was so kind and very knowledgeable about the menu, even the rotating/seasonal options. The atmosphere is kitschy and hip. Although my partner usually enjoys a carnivorous diet, we both left satisfied. My bf had the chicken & waffles and opted for the spicy sauce on the side. I ordered a... More 

Thank JordanGrande
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We visited from out of town from a recommendation by family for a great vegan restaurant....we were not disappointed! Food is on point, atmosphere is chill and service is top notch. Parking can be tough but worth it. Our only suggestion would be to have maybe a few children friendly options like a vegan Mac & cheese. Will most definitely... More 

Thank beachbum7903
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not vegan or vegetarian. Usually make fun of the food and people. This place was FANTASTIC. Started with Kale Cakes, almost didn't need dinner they were very filling. Had a taste of the daily soup, was very good. Then the curry bowl. All very filling and flavorful. I forgot I was at a vegan place. They have daily /weekly... More 

Thank F6735IDwilliamb
Concord, North Carolina
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This inventive restaurant does wonderful vegan dishes and drinks as well as vegetarian options. But you really need to bring the omnivores in your group here so they can see that a delicious, filling, tasty meal happens with no meat. Fiction Kitchen takes their mission seriously and on top of that, they were sourcing local food before it was "in".... More 

Thank Mary J
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had seen positive reviews of the Fiction Kitchen and were game to try it. We recently visited Irregardless Cafe, which was super, and living the vegan life, were excited to explore more options. Previous reports suggested arriving at 4:30 PM or expect a long wait (no reservations accepted) and that proved true. We showed up at 5:30 and had... More 

Thank Tom B
San Antonio, Texas
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

So, so good. Stopped on way out of town as I was traveling home and was not disappointed. Creative and delicious vegan/vegetarian cuisine.

Thank kearyo
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1,068 reviews
513 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It's best to get here near to when they open at 4:30 pm. We got here at 5:30 pm and waited for half an hour for a table (although we could have had immediate seating at the bar). The environment is friendly and laid back, with a distinctly millennial clientele. Our food came about 25 minutes after we were seated.... More 

Thank John M
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Come hungry and early and be prepared to wait a bit on the weekends. But it's all worth it. Great food, excellent service and good prices. It's a little edgy and that makes it all the better. Interesting clientele !

Thank DeemarieSingapore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1723
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-831-4177

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