Category - Dining & Drinks

Raleigh’s food scene? It’s thriving. Evolving. More diverse than ever, thanks to tasty endeavors from a community that’s passionate about good eats and drinks. Just some of the recent accolades: One of America’s hottest food cities (Zagat); one of the most underrated food...
High-flying rides and deep-fried pies—the 155th annual N.C. State Fair returns to Raleigh, Oct. 12-22! The N.C. State Fair announced more than 50 new sweets, treats and over-the-top concoctions for foodies to look forward to in 2023. Hot foods, messy foods, loaded-to-the-max foods, foods we...
When it comes to food and drinks, the Raleigh area is home to some of the best-kept secret eateries dishing out and serving up some truly awesome experiences. Be sure to add these hidden gems to your travel list. Steve's Place A blue-collar deli counter and hot dog joint, Steve's Place is...
It's been a sizzling first half of 2023 for great new food in the Raleigh area, for BBQ spots to sandwich shops and more. We have 10 new places—a range of unique concepts—to help find new favorites and expand your horizons for your next night on the town. Let's dig in! Madre...
Consumer habits have changed over the last several of years. As a wave of support for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives has swept through the U.S. following high-profile protests demanding fair, equal and better treatment of individuals of color, the desire of both locals and visitors to
Weekends are meant to be brunched on! Time spent with family and friends over stacks of blueberry pancakes or the perfect eggs Benedict should be cherished—in the Raleigh area, it is. We get asked about brunch spots all the time, so we've put together this list of some of the area's...
Foodies—are you ready? One of the year's most anticipated restaurant openings has arrived in Raleigh, N.C.! Il Falò, an upscale restaurant offering wood-fired Italian cuisine in a gorgeous, modern dining room, is now open at the new Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport (just a few minutes...
Passionate local chefs, brewers and creative types have teamed up to guide the Raleigh area through a foodie resurgence in recent years, bringing you delicious, unique and approachable culinary experiences. Save these dates (and come hungry!) Brew 'n' Choo June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 9,...
Whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, wedding rehearsal or another monumental life event, the many restaurants in the Raleigh area are stepping up their game when it comes to special occasions. Find the perfect setting for your next big celebration at one of these top spots for birthday...

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Raleigh

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 8am by visitRaleigh

Downtown Raleigh, N.C., is where historic neighborhoods, world-class museums, Southern diners, outdoor green spaces, performing arts venues, local shops, breweries and underground cocktail spots all work together to create one incredible cultural hotspot. In recent years, it's been widely...