An authentic Raleigh experience! When the Irregardless opened in 1975, it was known as the hippie, vegetarian place. In the 80s, it was the first restaurant in NC to ban smoking. Today, the Cafe is the longest operating restaurant in Raleigh with the original owner. It has changed much over the years but its core values have remained the same. It?s award winning, hand-crafted meals feature local and organic ingredients. A casual fine dining restaurant, the Irregardless offers fresh seafood, meats, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items – which all respect the environment. We also have a list of unique wines and craft beers as well as espressos, cappuccinos and 25 loose teas. Live music is performed nightly. Our large stable of musicians play everything from jazz to bluegrass. These groups are listed on our website. Larger bands play on Saturday evenings for dancing.

The Irregardless Cafe is the place where friends dine regularly.


***Please inform your server of any food allergies. A 20% service charge will be added to parties of five or more guests. ltems marked with the” * ” Symbol are cooked to order or contain undercooked ingredients.Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk for foodborne illness.

Dinner $35


  • Roasted Beet Tartar (vegan + gf)

    Roasted Beet Tartar (vegan + gf)

  • Vegan Eggrolls (vegan + gf)

    cabbage, onions, carrots, cilantro served with ginger carrot aioli

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Soup (vegan + gf)

    with pumpkin seeds and balsamic drizzle


  • Cauliflower Steak (vegan + gf)

    Sweet potato puree, fried arugula, lemon tahini

  • Mushroom Paella (vegan + gf)

    Socarrat, saffron tomato sauce, mushrooms, herbs

  • Eggplant Sichuan (vegan + gf)

    Fried eggplant, sichuan sauce, vegetables and rice noodles


  • Blackberry Mango Crisp (vegan +gf)

    With almond streusel

  • Chocolate Almond Rice pudding (vegan + gf)

    with coconut dulce de leche