Outdoor Dining in Raleigh

Get to Greater Raleigh for a Summer of Music Mania. From big-budget touring productions to free, weekly music festivals, we've got the most live music of any destination in N.C....more

Greater Raleigh Restaurants

Foodies, rejoice! You're in one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South" according to Southern Living, and you'll quickly see why our culinary scene is gaining other national recognition. Farmers' markets provide fresh meat and produce to restaurants that are focused on farm-to-table cooking... Carolina favorites like sweet tea, barbecue and home-style vegetables are staples of our culinary history... and award-winning chefs (we can claim two Iron Chef contenders) are setting trends in unique and creative takes on comfort food.

Choose from more than 1,300 Greater Raleigh restaurants, in a wide range of prices and cuisines. So, whether you're treating yourself to a fine-dining experience, searching for a romantic outdoor cafe, popping into a deli or looking for a great pub, dining here is a peerless mix of Foodie culture and warm, down-home service.

NOW SERVING IN GREATER RALEIGH: Taste bud-rocking culinary creations and craft beer, with a side of seasoned live music. Hurry here this summer for the freshest taste of 30-plus live-music restaurants, when shows are non-stop and the music is hot. Claim front-row seats during a summer of wall-to-wall live music. Learn more.

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Basic Listings

#1 China

  • 764 W. Williams St.
    Apex, NC 27502
  • Area: Apex
  • Phone: 919.362.6890

1250 Heritage

  • 1250 Heritage Club Ave.
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Phone: 453.202.0x16

18 Seaboard

  • 18 Seaboard Ave.
    Ste. 100
    Seaboard Station
    Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.861.4318

35 Chinese Restaurant

  • 1135 Kildaire Farm Rd.
    Ste. 106
    Cary, NC 27511
  • Area: Cary
  • Phone: 919.467.4262

42nd St. Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

  • 508 W. Jones St.
    Glenwood South
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.831.2811

518 West Italian Cafe

  • 518 W. Jones St.
    Glenwood South
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.829.2518

The Oak

  • 4035 Lake Boone Trl.
    Ste. 113
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.787.9100

A Baker's Dozen

  • 7461 Six Forks Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.870.1045

Abbey Road Tavern & Grill

  • 1195 W. Chatham St.
    Cary, NC 27513
  • Area: Cary
  • Phone: 919.481.4434

Courtyard by Marriott Crabtree

  • 3908 Arrow Dr.
    Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Toll-Free: 888.236.2427
  • Phone: 919.782.6868


Perfect for a date night, this spot offers delicious cuisine and live jazz and bluegrass…more
Experience this Irish pub serving Irish/European fusion and take in a night of live music…more
Feast on tasty, hearty Irish fare and tap your foot to traditional Irish music each Sun.…more
Named one of America's 100 Best Beer Bars by Draft. Experience the monthly bluegrass jams!…more

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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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