Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

Top 1% of restaurants in Raleigh-Durham
8 / 10

4 expert reviews

“This homey breakfast and lunch spot was founded by Big Ed Watkins, who claims some of the recipes were handed down from his great-grandfather, a Confederate mess sergeant.”

– Fodor's

Gayot Gayot
"Generously portioned country-style breakfasts are the stuff of legend." Full review
For lunch, you might choose such traditional dishes as fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, and country-fried steak, each served with your choice of two vegetables which, depending on the season, might include yellow squash, black-eyed peas, butter beans and collard greens.
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"Known for its irresistible Southern cuisine, down-home atmosphere in City Market, and proximity to the state capitol, Big Ed's offers an authentic taste of North Carolina." Full review
Bon Appétit Bon Appétit
"This restaurant is the place to go for a true Southern breakfast experience—old-school favorites like salty country ham with red-eye gravy and house-made biscuits"