Raleigh >Food & Dining > Finch's Restaurant
401 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760335.788055 -78.643428
Great Cheap Eats – If you live or work anywhere inside the beltline, this place is a must try! I have lived in Raleigh for over thirty years, but only discovered Finch’s about 3 years ago. Now I eat lunch there 2 to 3 times a week. Their daily specials are an incredible value. The food is good and the service is equally as good. Don’t be bashful. There are coat and tie patrons, blue collar patrons, and let’s just say extremely casual patrons there all the time. If you like breakfast for lunch, you must try the “Big Mans Breakfast” even if you are not big, or not a man. George, the Griddlemeister, will make it fresh for you in no time at all. . If you like hash brown potatoes, as I do, these are the real deal. I guarantee you will not leave hungry. I also love their chicken club sandwich. I have never seen any employee with a bad attitude, in fact, quite the opposite. They are always friendly, and if you cannot decide on your meal, they are patient. If a gourmet meal is what you are after, your in the wrong place. However, If you enjoy good, old fashioned diner style food, this is the place for you.
Just because it's old does not mean it is good – Went around 2 on a Friday. Waved at the woman that owns the place and eventually seated ourselves at one of the many dirty tables in the front dining area. Finally waitstaff came by the table and brought drinks but set them and our silverware on a dirty table. My GF got a ham and cheese sandwich and I got fried chicken, dark. GFs sandwich came and then I was told they were out of dark meat. I just ate the vegetables which were OK. Place needs to be cleaned and ownership should know what got you here may not keep you here if you take it for granted.
Raleigh's Best for Home Cooking – If you haven't tried Finch's Family Restaurant, please put it on your agenda. The food is great and the staff are always friendly. The owner, Peggy Jin, always greets customers with a smile and she is quick to let you know that you can sit anywhere you like. Their week day lunch meals are of good variety (BBQ chicken, fried chicken, hamburger steak, chicken & rice, porkloin & rice, chicken livers) and delicious and the helpings are plentiful with home cooked veggies. Their breakfast is second to none (country ham, tenderloin, country sausage) and includes eggs, meats, waffles, pancakes, french toast, sausage gravy and cream chip beef, biscuits, toast and wheat bread included. Their ice tea is made fresh daily and is always tasty. Their coffee is made in a large urn and is always hot and good to the last drop. They also cater to diabetics with sugar free syrups and wheat breads. So, when you are in the area, please stop in and give Finch's a try and if you are not in the area, make it a point to get over there soon. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Yummy homecooked food for cheap! – I love this place! You can get homecooked meals at great prices. The food is always good and the staff are very friendly. Definitely recommend!!!
Love This Place! – I love simple comfort food and real people. That's why I love this place.
Best restrant ever – This is a great restrant. it is a greesy spoon. the service is great. i love the food i come every weekend and any other day i can. the staff is soooooo sweet and carring. some times on sundays it takes a little longer to get your food but not to long. plus the food is worth the wate. it you want to go to a great family restrant came to finches. you dont have to be all dressed up. people came in with t-shirts and some have suits. this is a place you can come and be your self. but make sure u braing cash because they do not take credit cards.
Best home cooking on this side of Raleigh. – Finch's has great food cooked in the southern tradition. I love the daily specials and the wait staff is always friendly and courteous. My favorite dish: Beef tips and rice. It's close to downtown Raleigh and Glenwood Avenue. Bring cash because they don't take plastic.
Ok Breakfast. Just Ok. – Read a review online stating that this was a fantastic place to go for breakfast. It was ok. Went with my family after church. It's the kind of place you would love if you were still in college and had stayed up all night drinking and then woke up craving a nice, greasy breakfast. For a family after church, you might want to find a different place, although, if you have screaming little ones I don't think anyone would care.
My rasberry pankes were ok, my bacon was ok, my biscuit was ok and my orange juice was ok. Average. The waitress provided fantastic service. A+ on the service.
Would I go back? Yes. However, I will try other places first.
Bad tasting food. – The whole idea of Finch's is great; greasy spoon, waitresses with some sass. Unfortunately, it just doesn't deliver. The food is just bad. They use some terrible tasting oil to cook their home fries and everything else. The waitstaff were very nice, but the food took a long time to come out. Once it did, we were pretty disappointed. Wouldn't make this your first choice. You're much better off at a Bob Evans.
good for lunch – I've never had breakfast here but the lunch is usually good. Try the chicken bites and ranch dressing. That's some good stuff ! Lunch prices are reasonable. Wait times can be a bit long though.
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