First Taste: International Breakfast & Burger Company

Update: After posting this today, I heard from the gang at the Raleigh DLA who let me know that IBC has already closed and the owner is planning a new concept in its place. Stay tuned!

I had the chance to grab a quick lunch with a former Raleighite back in March at Glenwood South’s new International Breakfast & Burger Company.

We went around 12:30 p.m. and were two of only a few diners, which gave us the opportunity to enjoy attentive service and a quick turn around between placing our order and receiving our meals.

I ordered the “Low Country” omelette with fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese (sans the pork belly for this vegetarian), which is $7, and had it wrapped in a soft tortilla for an additional $2. It was heavy on the eggs and the cheese – a rich sandwich which I would order again as a standalone breakfast omelet, but I’ll venture around the menu to other lunch items before returning to this one for a lunch sandwich. It does not come with a side item, but was served with an orange slice. A side of seasoned breakfast potatoes would have helped balance out the richness of the cheesy egg sammy.

My fellow diner ordered the “Cackalacky Dog” off the “Shut the front door Dog” section of the menu – which ended up being a large dish. This is not the type of hot dog you need to order two of for lunch. It was a half-pound hot dog served with chili, slaw, mustard, and one side item of choice (sweet potato fries, fried pickle, side salad, tater tots, kimchi slaw, garlic green beans, tempura onion, or house fries). He opted for the green beans, enjoying his choices, but agreed he would continue to venture around the menu on the next visit before immediately returning to this dish again.

Lunch for two, with two drinks and a generous tip, was less than $35 and we were in and out within an hour, so I’ll definitely be checking International Breakfast & Burger Company out again – especially for that hard to find weekday breakfast in Downtown Raleigh and lunch for less than $15.

IBC is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., extending hours to 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, serving breakfast, salads, burgers, gourmet hot dogs, wine and spirits. You can see more dishes from IBC Raleigh on its Instagram at @IBC_RLGH.


Lisa Jeffries

A good old-fashioned Southern girl - at home in the modern world.