For seventy-six years, the culinary favorites of the Mecca Restaurant have satisfied the lunchtime crowd in downtown Raleigh. Located on East Martin Street two blocks from the state Capitol, the Mecca is in its third generation of ownership by the same family. Nick Dombalis founded the restaurant in 1930. Diners run the gamut from old friends gathering for lunch to North Carolina legislators. The jumbo hamburger is a favorite meal among the Mecca's regulars.