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Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

  • 220 Wolfe St.
    City Market
    Raleigh, NC 27601

This place was founded by Big Ed Watkins, who claims some of the recipes were handed down from his great-grandfather, a Confederate mess sergeant. Southern cooking doesn't get much more traditional than this place; make sure you indulge in the biscuits. The restaurant is filled with antique farm implements and political memorabilia, including snapshots of presidential candidates who have stopped by. Every Sat. morning a Dixieland band plays.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators Indoor:
  • LGBT Welcoming:
  • Monday Hours: 7am-2pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 7am-2pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 7am-2pm
  • Thursday Hours: 7am-2pm
  • Friday Hours: 7am-2pm
  • Saturday Hours: 7am-noon
  • Sunday Hours: 8am-1pm


  • Farm-to-fork:
  • Group Seating (30 or more):
  • LGBT Welcoming:
  • Serves Breakfast:
  • Serves Lunch:
  • Dinner Price for Two: $ Under $20
Other Amenities
  • Delivery:
  • Takeout:
Big Ed's City Market Restaurant Meeting Facility
  • Largest Room: 2,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 170
  • Banquet Capacity: 170
  • Classroom Capacity: 170
  • Reception Capacity: 170
  • ABC Permits:
  • Alcohol Allowed:
  • Indoor:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Total Capacity: 170
  • Parking Onsite:
  • Wireless in Meeting Space:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Main X       2000.00     170     170     170     170     No  
Open Social Area

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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