Looking for the best restaurants and food in Raleigh? We’ve got you covered! I sorted through over 220 of my reviews to find you the twenty, best restaurants in the rapidly growing City of Oaks! These options are primarily focused Inside the Beltline (ITB, I-440) and near downtown Raleigh. My 20 best restaurants in Raleigh run the gamut of simple to fancy and across all price ranges! Because I don’t believe you should have to spend a lot of money to get great food. (Updated on 4/1/2022)
Click on the restaurant name for a review or their website. Click on the address for a Google map.
Also, see my Best Bars and Lounges in Raleigh list here. And if you’re a newcomer to Raleigh, please check out my list of classic Raleigh restaurants! These spots all have their unique charms and are a great way to get a feel for the city and meet locals in Raleigh.