Best Bakeries

* Guglhupf- Durham

* LaFarm Bakery- Cary

* Rise Biscuits and Donuts- Durham

 

Best NC Barbeque Joints

* Allen and Sons- Chapel Hill

* Brew n Que- Cary

Clyde Coopers- Raleigh

 

Best Southern Barbeque Restaurants

The Pit- Raleigh

Backyard BBQ Pit- Durham

* Big Mike's BBQ- Raleigh

 

Best Breweries

Fullsteam Brewery- Durham

Big Boss Brewing- Raleigh

* Trophy Brewing & Pizza Co.- Raleigh

 

Best Brewpubs

* Tyler's Taproom- Raleigh

Natty Greene's- Raleigh

* Raleigh Times- Raleigh

 

Best Brunch Restaurants

Watts Grocery- Durham

* Beasley's Chicken- Raleigh

Acme Restaurant- Carrboro

 

Best Burgers (Cary)

* Barry's Cafe- Cary

* Corbett's Burgers & Soda Bar- Cary

* Five Guys- Cary

 

Best Burgers (Durham)

* Bull City Burger and Brewery- Durham

* Only Burger- Durham

* Dain's Place- Durham

 

Best Burgers (Raleigh)

* Chuck's- Raleigh

* The Mecca- Raleigh

* Bad Daddy's Burger Bar- Raleigh

 

Best Cheese Fries-Tots

Dain's Place- Durham

Raleigh Times Bar- Raleigh

Natty Greene's Pub- Raleigh

 

Best Chicken, Fried and Otherwise

* Beasley's Chicken & Honey- Raleigh

* Soo Cafe- Raleigh

* Mami Noras- Raleigh

 

Best Chinese Restaurants

* Super Wok (Sichuan)- Cary

* Captain J's (Shanghainese)- Raleigh

* Gourmet Kingdom- Carrboro

 

Best Cocktail Bars  (Raleigh)

* Foundation- Downtown Raleigh

* C. Grace- S. Glenwood, Raleigh

Fox Liquor Bar- Downtown Raleigh

 

Best Date Spots - Durham

* Mateo (Spanish)

* Little Dipper (Fondue)

* Toast (Paninis)

 

Best Date Spots, Inexpensive- Raleigh

* The Rockford (American)

* Calavela (Empanadas)

* Beasley's (Chicken, Southern)

 

Best Date Spots, Basic- Raleigh

* Tazza Kitchen (American, Pizza)

* Garland (Indian, Asian)

* Jose and Sons (Mexican)

 

Best Date Spots, More Expensive- Raleigh

Tasca Brava (Spanish)

* Second Empire (American, Southern)

* Humble Pie (Small plates)

 

Best Donut Shops

* Rise Biscuits and Donuts- Durham

* Baker's Dozen- Raleigh

* Monuts Donuts- Durham

 

Best Eastern European Restaurants

* J Betski's (German, Polish)- Raleigh

* Guglhupf (German)- Durham

 

Best Farm to Table Restaurants (Raleigh)

* Poole's Diner- Raleigh

* The Stanbury- Raleigh

* Plates Neighborhood Kitchen- Raleigh

 

Best Food Trucks

KoKyu BBQ- Durham

* Baguettaboutit- Chapel Hill

* Porchetta- Raleigh

 

Best French Restaurants

* Vin Rouge- Durham

* The Kitchen- Chapel Hill

* Coquette- Raleigh

 

Best Indian Restaurants

* Cilantro Indian Cafe- Cary

* Tower Indian- Morrisville

* Saffron- Morrisville

 

Top Three Italian Restaurants

* Gravy- Raleigh

* Bella Monica- Raleigh

* Daniel's Restaurant- Apex

 

Best Latin-S. American Restaurants

* Oakwood Cafe- Raleigh

* Calavela- Raleigh

* Centro- Raleigh

 

Best Lunch Deals (Cary)

* Cozzolino's Pizza (2 slices, breadsticks, drink for lunch- $6)- Cary

* Cook Out (Tray with sandwich, two sides, drink)- $5- Cary

* Tijuana Flats (2 tacos, chips, drink- $5 on Tuesdays)- Cary

 

Best Mediterranean-Middle Eastern Restaurants

* Sitti- Raleigh

* Baba Ghannouj- Various Locations

* Bosphorus- Cary

 

Best Mexican Restaurants (Raleigh)

* Taqueria El Toro- Raleigh

* Los Cuates- Raleigh

* Jose and Sons- Raleigh

 

Best Nacho Plates

* Tobacco Road Sports- Durham, Raleigh

* Raleigh Times Bar- Raleigh

* Tyler's Taproom- Raleigh

 

Best Neapolitan Pizza Places

* Bella Mia (Neapolitan)- Cary

* Pompieri Pizza- Durham

* Pizzeria Toro (Neapolitan)- Durham

 

Best NY Pizza Places

* Cozzolino's NY Pizza- Cary

* Randy's Pizza- Raleigh

* Pizza Dude- Apex

 

Best Non Thin-Crust Pizza Places

* Lilly's Pizza- Raleigh

* Rosati's (Chicago Deep-dish)- Morrisville

* Trophy Brewing & Pizza Co.- Raleigh

 

Best Onion Rings

* Tobacco Road Sports- Durham

* The Point- Raleigh

* City Beverage- Durham

 

Best Patios (Durham)

* Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (American)

* Guglhupf (German, Bakery)

* City Beverage (Small Plates)

 

Best Patios (Raleigh)

* Humble Pie (Small Plates)

* Babylon (Moroccan)

* Vivace (Italian)

 

Best Sandwich Spots

* Hot Point Deli- Cary

Toast- Durham

Sandwhich- Chapel Hill 

 

Best Small Plates Restaurants

* Humble Pie- Raleigh

* Mateo- Durham

* Six Plates Wine Bar- Durham

 

Best Spanish - Tapas Restaurants

* Taberna Tapas- Durham

* Mateo- Durham

* Tasca Brava- Raleigh

 

Best Sushi-Japanese Restaurants

Waraji Restaurant- Raleigh

Sono- Raleigh

Yuri Japanese- Cary

 

Best Thai Restaurants

* Sawasdee Thai- Raleigh

* Thaiphoon Bistro- Raleigh

* Tom Yum Thai- Cary 

 

Best Wine Bars

* Mosaic Wine Lounge- Raleigh

* West End Wine Bar- Chapel Hill and Durham

* Six Plates Wine Bar- Durham

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