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Food and restaurants in Raleigh

Top restaurants

Asian Restaurant
“Delicious Asian dishes with a twist. Their sister restaurant gets all the attention now adays (brewery bhavana), but this place is where it all started. Try the spicy green drink!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great bar food. Central location. Extensive Beer list. Great people watching. Reasonably priced.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“A great starting point for a beer crawl in downtown Raleigh! Afterward, visit the other bars nearby like Cornerstone. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Asian fusion, dim sum and brewery all in one. Classy and very tasty. My favorite dishes are scallion pancakes with bone marrow and coconut & oxtail jam, bao buns, crab fried rice, and lo mein noodles.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“You'll have to drive to this one, but it will be well worth it. It's a small diner with delicious dishes. Don't miss their famous mac n cheese!”
  • 43 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Great spot for those craving authentic NC BBQ. Very easy to access with Citrix Cycle bikes - there is a station about 1 block away from the restaurant. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I highly recommend this place for brunch and southern food affair. Their specialty is fried chicken, waffles, and honey (all in one dish). I did not believe that this mix could be tasty but boy how I was wrong. They also have great tasting fried chicken sandwiches (spicy too), sides, and cocktails.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Well, they were once voted best pizza in NC, so I'd say that's a total win (and YES! Their pizza is increds!!)”
  • 38 locals recommend

Cafes

Cafe
“Great spot for coffee and breakfast! Literally just a block if your at our Wilmington street location. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Farm-to-table restaurant with live music every night at 6:30pm. Closed Mondays.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
“This place is a Raleigh Institution! I spent many days and nights studying here in college and its still one of my favorite coffee spots to absorb some local culture and some mocha chocolate chip bread.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“A dangerous tip. But you are 5 min walk from a 24hr Krispy Kreme factory! Hot doughnuts a plenty! Coffee too...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“This is a great restaurant with a gift shop attached that has so many fun NC gifts! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cafe
“Our favorite coffee shop to enjoy a latte, baked goods, a hearty lunch, and chill with friends indoor or outside tables on a sunny day”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Park on the street and walk in to choose the biggest most delicious cake slice to take home you've ever had! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great little cafe/breakfast/lunch spot boasting fresh-squeezed juices and well-known poke bowls. Very hip and laid back.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Quaint little coffee shop nearby with outdoor seating. Dog friendly. Pastries and seasonal beverages served.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
“Hands down the best bakery on earth. The morning bun, quiches and literally everything they make is phenomenal.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you're downtown at the Convention Center, nearby bakery favorite Lucettegrace does an amazing to-go lunchbox where you choose a sandwich, side and sweet treat for $12ish. Katie does this more often than she'd like to admit... ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“A dangerous tip. But you are 5 min walk from a 24hr Krispy Kreme factory! Hot doughnuts a plenty! Coffee too...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Park on the street and walk in to choose the biggest most delicious cake slice to take home you've ever had! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Supermarket
“If you need to get more groceries, the Harris Teeter is the local favorite. They have everything you could ask of a grocery store. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you want an awesome French Bakery you do not have to go far. Known throughout the Triangle as one of the best bakeries with awesome sandwiches.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great bakery, best sandwiches around. At Seaboard Station, 15-minute walk. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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