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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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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

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Mac's Tavern

  • 1014 Ryan Rd.
    Cary, NC 27511
  • Area: Cary
  • Phone: 919.467.4114

MacGregor Draft House

  • 107 Edinburgh S. Dr.
    Ste. 120
    MacGregor Village
    Cary, NC 27511
  • Area: Cary
  • Phone: 919.461.1633

Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery

  • 1318 Main St.
    Ste. 104
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Phone: 919.554.1564

Main Street Grille Pizzeria & Restaurant

  • 999 Durham Rd.
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Phone: 919.556.1777

Mama Bird's Cookies + Cream

  • 304 N. Main St.
    Holly Springs, NC 27540
  • Area: Holly Springs
  • Phone: 919.762.7808

Mama Jee

  • 105 Friendly Dr.
    Ste. 101
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.307.8403

Mami Nora's Rotisserie

  • 2401 Wake Forest Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.834.8572

Manchesters Grill

  • 9101 Leesville Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.676.3310


  • 2519 Fairview Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.322.0365

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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