Get the most out of your team's trip to Greater Raleigh by taking advantage of some of the best places to eat! This list includes some of our favorite family-friendly spots in town that can accommodate groups of 30+ people and offer a reasonable price point. Take the whole team for a night (or day) out at some of these great restaurants.


The Pit Authentic Barbecue

Known for its mouthwatering Southern barbecue, The Pit offers a hearty menu featuring slow-cooked meats and classic sides in a warm, rustic atmosphere. Enjoy a team meal in a beautifully restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse. 


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Morgan Street Food Hall

Morgan Street Food Hall provides a unique dining experience from a wide variety of local chefs, restaurateurs and purveyors. The space features 20 culinary concepts ensconced in fully outfitted spaces offering cooked-to-order meals, snacks and specialty foods—ensuring there's something for everyone in your group.


Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom provides a laid-back and colorful atmosphere for team gatherings. The restaurant offers an assortment of pizzas, hoagies, salads, calzones, appetizers and vegetarian/vegan options. Gluten-free crust and a kids' menu is also available.


Players Retreat

Open since 1951, Player's Retreat sits on the edge of North Carolina State University's (NCSU's) campus. The American pub offers a warm and welcoming setting with burgers, hot dogs and more, making it a great spot for a team meal! You will find a bevy of Wolfpack memorabilia—framed newspaper clippings and autographed photos—hanging on the walls.


Carolina Ale House

The friendly neighborhood sports bar is best known for its number of TVs, drink specials and extensive food menu that caters to all taste buds. The family-friendly, sports-themed restaurant provides a lively setting for team gatherings.


Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, & Spirits

With locations in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville and Apex, Ruckus offers great homemade Italian pastas, pizzas and more. Check out their schedule to see this month's events!


BB's Crispy Chicken

BB's Crispy Chicken specializes in an iconic Southern comfort food—fried chicken. With 13 signatures sauces—from buttermilk ranch to hot honey to scorpion red fire (warning: HOT)—BB's Crispy Chicken lets you make your meal your own (and will keep you coming back for different tastes!). The Cary location offers a large outdoor patio perfect for team meals.


Amedeo's Italian Restaurant

One of Raleigh's oldest restaurants, this Italian spot is a NCSU favorite. Be sure to check out their NCSU sports "museum"—with all sorts of Wolfpack memorabilia! On the menu, their lasagna is a must.


Backyard Bistro

The perfect spot for the sports fan and BBQ lover, Backyard Bistro is home to some of the best BBQ in the area, plus offers a half dozen burger options, vegetarian options and more. Pro tip: Try the Pulled Pork Tater Tots with kimchee—your team won't regret it.



All-natural Angus beef is used to make tender, juicy and delicious burgers. Hand-cut Idaho potatoes fried crisp in 100% peanut oil for flavor and health. Make sure to try their frozen custard made fresh every two hours. 


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Rudino's Pizza & Grinders

Rudino's Pizza & Grinders is a sports bar with delicious pizza and grinders, providing a casual and friendly atmosphere for team gatherings.