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Raleigh, N.C., 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 1,200 Raleigh area 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.



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Featured Listings

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

  • 309 N. Dawson St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

Freshly-prepared Italian plates served alongside accessible estate vineyard wines and inspired cocktails in downtown Raleigh. ...More

Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar

  • 420 Fayetteville St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Jimmy V's is a unique and modern restaurant created with Jim Valvano's passion and commitment to excellence, with 2.5% of the restaurant's revenue being donated to the V Foundation for Cancer ...More

Irregardless Cafe and Catering

  • 901 W. Morgan St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

Award winning Irregardless Cafe has been nourishing the community with delicious meals, attentive service and live music from talented entertainers from around the Triangle since 1975. And speaking ...More

Basic Listings

Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria

  • 106 1/2 S. Wilmington St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.835.3593

Garland

  • 14 W. Martin St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.833.6886

Gravy

  • 135 S. Wilmington St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.896.8513

Gringo A Go Go

  • 100 N. Person St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.977.1438

Happy and Hale

  • 443 Fayetteville St.
    The Pavilions at City Plaza
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Harvest Grille

  • 1707 Hillsborough St.
    Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.828.0811

Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

  • 2000 Fairview Rd.
    Five Points
    Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.856.8551

Authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza house with a craft flair in downtown Raleigh, N.C.…more
A modern restaurant created with Jim Valvano's passion and commitment to excellence.…more
Award-winning American dishes prepared from scratch with fresh, local ingredients.…more
Real food, fast. Made-to-order seasonal salads, burgers, smoothies and ice cream shakes.…more
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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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