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Cafe Meridian & Catering Company


4731 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 361-9333
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Photo of Wan Dee Xiong Wan Dee Xiong
Jan 20, 2019 5

Great for lunch. Light and hearty options. It's cafeteria style when you go choose what you want, but there are menus on the wall before the food area. If it's not in the food area already, they'll make it to order. I would recommend this place for a group. There's something for everyone.

Photo of Sarah Denty Sarah Denty
Jan 21, 2019 5

Burrito Thursday is the best! Best burrito in town. Menu changes everyday so check out Twitter for updates. The app makes it easy and you don't have to wait in line!

Photo of ivory chaney ivory chaney
May 9, 2019 4

Good food. The place was packed as I can only guess it usually is since it's only open 11-2 Mon thru Fri. The ordering system is chaotic...so its probably wise to call your order in ahead of time.

Photo of Sharon Slater Sharon Slater
Feb 14, 2019 4

This is a great little spot. My 1st time there. Food was really good & healthy. Great atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

Photo of Michael Simmons Michael Simmons
May 20, 2019 5

Excellent fresh food. Cafeteria style, but with oh so good food!

Photo of Kelley Buell Kelley Buell
Jul 1, 2019 5

The best place to get a healthy meal in RTP period.

Photo of Melissa C Melissa C
Oct 10, 2019 5

Wow very good food and it’s fulfilling. I got a burrito and orzo rice. I normally don’t order Mexican food unless it’s from an authentic Mexican restaurant but this burrito was actually delicious and full of flavor.. they are generous with the chicken inside & it taste homemade. Loved it! Highly recommend eating lunch here.

Photo of Rachel McKenzie Wells Rachel McKenzie Wells
Jul 28, 2019 5

This place is consistently great. They have specials of the day, which are fun when you want to mix it up. You don't usually need to, though, because their menu offers a lot of variety. They definitely have a "customer first" mentality and it shows. Wonderful place, wonderful people! :)

Photo of Tobi Bowen Tobi Bowen
Jul 13, 2019 5

For a place that’s only open 15 hours a week, they are constantly packed and the food is always great!! I had salmon for lunch there a few weeks ago and it was in the top 5 EVER pieces of fish I’ve had. It was AMAZING!! It’s kind of hidden in a biz complex so you might not know it’s a restaurant but stop in M-F from 11-2. You won’t be sorry!!!!

Photo of Nathan Bales Nathan Bales
Sep 4, 2019 5

Great lunch spot with a rotating menu of fantastic specials. I order online for a quick pickup when it gets mobbed at lunch time.

Photo of Jayden Bauer Jayden Bauer
Nov 13, 2019 5

Great food, great service, just wish they were open more often!

Photo of Sharon Evans Sharon Evans
Nov 24, 2019 4

The food is good, but marginally pricey for lunch hours. However, it's a nice place to have lunch on the healthier side.

Photo of Garrett Jenkins Garrett Jenkins
Dec 26, 2019 5

Cafe Meridian never disappoints with a wide variety of flavorful menu options. You can choose between hot bar items, salads, and sandwiches, and multiple daily specials. The cafeteria style restaurant's location is conveniently located off of I-40 and Highway 55 and offers dine-in and carry out.

Photo of Matthew Smith Matthew Smith
Jan 15, 2020 5

Cafe Meridian is a real gem for folks working in the RTP area. The food is fresh, flavorful, and wholesome.

Photo of Denise Barlock Denise Barlock
Feb 22, 2020 4

Very good lunch location for the area. It's a smallish cafeteria style environment with high quality food. There are daily specials. There are also very good sandwich options along with the daily specials. About 11:50 they get so busy the line almost goes out the door. It's worth getting here early to avoid the crowd. They are only open for lunch.

Photo of Andrew Hadjipetrou Andrew Hadjipetrou
Feb 24, 2020 5

Daily and weekly specials keep variety in my life. Close to those that work in the meridian park area. Web ordering makes things easy. There are a few favorites that I have now, cubano, salmon, and whatever burrito they have that week always hots the spot.

Photo of Risa Schluchter Risa Schluchter
Feb 18, 2020 5

First visit and very well worth it. Had the Hollywood sandwich, just a half. Should have gotten a whole and I could have saved the other half for dinner it was so good. Original sandwich that had Turkey, London broil, gouda, avocado and bacon lettuce and dijionaise, had the tomato left off, on a sub roll. I'm not one for trying new things but this one was well worth it!

Photo of Mrs Dixon Mrs Dixon
Feb 16, 2020 5

The food here is always good!! Don't let the long lines (which moves pretty fast)deter you from giving them a try.

Photo of Diane Burke Diane Burke
Feb 25, 2020 5

Very Clean. Friendly staff. Portions are fantastic, you won't leave hungry. Great variety. Food is great.

Photo of Michael Haag Michael Haag
Oct 20, 2018 4

Good lunch spot, very popular and busy. The specials rolled through the line quickly, but I ordered a sandwich and it took a little bit during the lunch rush. The turkey chili was so, so, seemed like the ingredients weren’t the highest quality. Would go back, but would get one of the lunch specials.

Photo of David Williams David Williams
Feb 9, 2017 5

The food is amazing! Different options every day with the bar, but they can always make you a specialty sandwich too. They have a few desert options too. Ample seating for the lunch crowd.

Photo of Paige Kazazian Paige Kazazian
Feb 10, 2021 5

Full transparency - I'm biased as hell because this is my parents restaurant. At the same time, what kid willingly wants to drive 30 minutes to eat their parents food? This kid - cause it's the best food. Cause it's my favorite food. Cause I can eat there 30 days in a row and not eat the same thing once. Whatever mood I'm in, it's fresh, healthy, and downright delicious. Their sandwiches have spoiled me! Ruined me! No other sandwich matches theirs! Favorite sandwiches: Pesto, Supreme, Cranberry, Savannah, Fresno, Caprese (I really could keep going...) My favorites hot specials: cat fish PO boy (Friday only special!), spanakopita, fresh salmon with kale & garbanzo bean salads.

Photo of Brittney Pickering Brittney Pickering
Feb 8, 2021 5

Got the Bruchetta Chicken with sesar salad and fruit, was soo delicious. Chicken was flavorful and so juicy! Was the days special so for only $10 was a great amount of food!

Photo of Alfonso Piacentini Alfonso Piacentini
Feb 4, 2021 5

Very good food. Highly recommend

Photo of John Barrs John Barrs
Feb 18, 2021 5

So happy to see these guys back open congratulations❤️❤️

Photo of Wesley Sommer Wesley Sommer
May 17, 2021 5

Best lunch in RTP. Food quality is consistent and customer service is top notch. Highly recommend the salmon. For sides I always go with cold orzo salad and the kale salad. Most days the owner is out there serving food with his employees. Great guy!

Photo of vineet goti vineet goti
May 16, 2021 5

Great restaurant. Have been a regular here for more than 3 yrs.

Photo of Valerie R Valerie R
Jun 27, 2021 5

I absolutely love this restaurant! Consistent and kind service, fantastic food and it's healthy! So happy my coworkers showed me this place, 11/10 recommend to anyone!

Photo of Brizzel Graves Brizzel Graves
Jul 4, 2021 5

Food is alway fresh and delicious, the owner demands the highest quality of service. He had his staff re-do a customers order because it was wrapped and cut wrong.

Photo of Amanda Riccio Amanda Riccio
Aug 25, 2021 3

They moved locations to closer to where we work and Williams kitchen was too busy, so we gave it a try since they have an outdoor space. Honestly, won’t be back it’s disappointing that Durham has a mask mandate, we are a year and half into a pandemic and the owner and some employees chose not to wear a mask. The sandwiches were pretty good, but nothing I would crave again and the sides they had don’t come with the sandwich and were just ok-maybe an option to add a drink and a side could be added together.

Photo of alex guiraud alex guiraud
Sep 10, 2021 5

This is the only place I eat for lunch when I go into work. The food here is always great and the employees are very nice. The owner is awesome too and always greats people with a huge smile. So glad this place is here! It’s hard to find healthy lunch options in the area and this place always has healthy fresh choices. I can’t get enough of their Thursday chicken burritos, kale salad, spanakopita, festa chicken, or really anything on their daily hot bar! Only negative is that I wish they were open for dinner!

Photo of Jody Flannery Jody Flannery
Aug 29, 2021 5

BEST lunches at Meridian!! Every time we’ve eaten at Meridian, the food is fresh & delicious, the staff helpful & professional & everything is very clean. The Savannah sandwich & burrito special are 2 of our favorites.

Photo of Victor Nwosu Victor Nwosu
Sep 17, 2021 5

The food here tastes great, and the pricing is very reasonable. I usually order the supreme chicken sandwich. The restaurant is located conveniently in the RTP area. The staff are all super friendly. One of the staff members even let us continue our lunch while outside after closing time. Would highly recommend!