Doris & Roger's Kitchen

Categories: Steakhouse, Seafood, Roadside Grill, Ice Cream/Yogurt Shop, Family Restaurant, Deli, Breakfast

Contact Information

010 Reynoldson Road
415 Reynoldson Road
Gates, NC 27937

Phone: 252-357-0042

Fax: (252) 357-2233

Hours of Operation

Open Sunday, Tuesday through Saturday  6am - 8pm

Closed Monday

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

"Home Cooking is Our Specialty"

Do you like good home cooking served with a smile? If so, Doris and Roger's Kitchen on the corner of Reynoldson Road and Rte. 13 just two miles south of the Virginia state line is the place for you. The food, prepared by Doris, Roger and their cooks, is scrumptious and the portions are large. The staff, led by assistant managers Judy Hufton and Christie Evans, create a welcoming atmosphere where nobody is a stranger. As Carolina Country Magazine states, "everyone leaves full and fulfilled because of the warmth, hominess and hospitality found at Doris and Roger's Kitchen."


  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa, Discover
  • Reservations:  Accepted
  • Attire:  Casual
  • Banquet Facilities:  Max 75
  • Handicap Accessible:  Entrance, Restrooms
  • Price:  Breakfast: $1.55 - $7.99 Lunch: $2.55 - $7.29 Dinner: $6.99 - $19.99
  • Recognizes Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Yes
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Gift Certificates:  Holiday Especially


Doris Shingleton used her love of cooking to open Doris and Roger's Kitchen in 1990. It was not long before her husband Roger joined her in the restaurant because business was so good. The restaurant is bright and roomy housing numerous antiques. Historic pictures and even some Elvis memorabilia adorn the walls. Doris and Roger Shingleton have combined their love of cooking and their desire to gratify customers to create a wonderful restaurant that you will not want to miss.

Chef Biography

Doris & Roger's Kitchen

Doris has always loved cooking and was told by many friends and relatives after preparing holiday meals that she should own a restaurant one day. Little did she know then, that one day she would. Doris is the oldest daughter of Revelle and Haywood Harrell, raised on a farm so she always helped cook meals while growing up with a family of five siblings. Delicious daily specials priced just right bring customers back often. All natural beef, fresh fish, moist chicken, country ham, NC pork barbecue, and other scrumptious foods are paired with regional produce and sides. Doris' special homemade desserts such as Doris' Blondie and Hot Fudge Brownie will completely satisfy you. Roger prepares host of the main dishes, soups, and chili. Doris and Roger's cook staff of Jordan Brooks and Kathy MoCherman help Doris and Roger to prepare meals with pride.

Owner Biography

Doris & Roger's Kitchen

Doris started working at Art's Kitchen in Gates County. Art and Clara saw the potential in Doris and soon told her to pay attention to everything. She did and it paid off as she purchased Art's Kitchen less than a year later. Eight years later, Doris and Roger purchased property and built what is now a beautiful restaurant - Doris and Roger's Kitchen. The previous landowners Lloyd and Katherine Hayes loved the business being there and used to drive around and count the cars on Sundays. They were very excited to see the property develop into such a successful business. Now, Doris and Roger have a strong following of customers. Doris and Roger thank each customer for dining with them.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Organic Menu: 

    Organic Food Selection From Doris & Rogers


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 5 Stars based on 6 reviews
  1. Doris & Roger's Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    That food was GOOD!!

    Man, them pork chops was so good!

  2. Doris & Roger's Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Hometown Atmosphere, Good Food
    Good food, good service. I'm one of the local patrons and we visit Doris & Rogers several times a week. The atmosphere is relaxed and homey. Locals visit and talk about their day over a good meal. The breakfast is very good and so is their daily specials. Desserts are yummy. If you haven't visited Doris and Rogers you don't know what you're missing. :)
  3. Doris & Roger's Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Outstanding Service
    Please accept my sincere appreciation for the outstanding service that your team at Doris and Roger's Kitchen provided to my motorcycle riding crewmembers in Harry S. Truman during our Rodeo for Motorcycle Safety. Most notably, the care received from Sarah, Judy, and Cameron - superb! On behalf of Team Truman, thank you, and know that we look forward to future opportunities to visit your restaurant. Moreover, if I ever find myself on Route 13 in North Carolina, I will be sure to stop in for what I am told is the best barbecue in the state. T.R.Tembe Captain, U.S. Navy Commanding Officer USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
  4. Doris & Roger's Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars
    A tourist gem

    Exquisite breakfast! A tourist gem ready to be discovered in Gates, NC Unbelievable price less than $20.00 including tax, gratuity, and cost for TWO adults. Texture, presentation and taste beyond expectation for a country breakfast. Truly Americana! For this critique freelance five stars! Yes five stars! -Victor Morales, San Juan, Puerto Rico-

  5. Doris & Roger's Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars

    For the only place in area to eat, its better than the big chains in the big city I'm from. Loved it!

  6. Doris & Roger's Kitchen
    Rating: 5 Stars

    Wonderful Service, everyone was really nice. Food was cooking quickly and perfectly! Will surely be visiting this establishment again! Thanks!

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