It may not be your nutritionist’s favorite choice, but boy, does fried food sure hit the spot.  People will fry anything just to give it that extra flavor that will have your mouth watering.  Greater Raleigh is home to restaurants that offer some of the most delicious fried foods around.  Rest assured that these dishes are in an entirely different league than the fried food you’re used to in fast food joints.

You simply can’t go wrong with good ole Southern fried food.  At The Pit in Raleigh you can fill your belly with everything from classic fried onion rings and crunchy fried chicken to fried green tomatoes and okra.  A Southern-styled Cary restaurant, Lucky 32 offers delicious fried dill pickles, pan-fried green tomatoes, fried grit cake and flash-fried oyster salads.  Your arteries might not be too happy, but your taste buds will love you forever.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum there’s Japanese fried foods.  At Mura in North Hills you can savor fried pork dumplings, fried tofu and fried mushroom caps.  Venture over to Ginza Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in Cary and try their fried scallions and vegetable tempura.  Your chopsticks have never been so pleased.

If you’d like to mix it up with some Cajun cooking, then visit The Big Easy in downtown Raleigh.  Here you’ll find fried oysters, fried shrimp and fried seafood platters that you’ll swear came straight from Louisiana.  If you’re feeling adventurous then dive on in to a plate full of fried alligator bites!

These are just some of the yummy fried options you can choose from in Greater Raleigh.  Treat yourself to a tasty fried meal and delve into taste bud heaven today!