Find some of the best food, restaurants and dining in the rapidly growing Oak City! These options are primarily focused Inside the Beltline (I-440) and near downtown Raleigh.
(Updated September 2017)
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar (Burgers, American)- Raleigh Enjoy the wonderful burgers piled high with great toppings and delicious tots or fries
Beasley’s (Fried Chicken, Southern)- Raleigh A great hip and casual eatery for classic Southern with a twist from Ashley Christensen
Brewery Bhavana (Dim Sum, Chinese)- Raleigh Brought to you by the folks from Bida Manda, this modern take on fresh beer and Chinese dim sum (small plates) offers a great experience
Capital Club 16 (American, German)- Raleigh Classic American-German done with care and quality ingredients, perfect for meat-eaters
Chuck’s (Burgers)- Raleigh Beautiful burgers with Southern flavors and amazing Belgian fries, don’t miss the sauces here
Crawford and Son (Southern, Upscale)- Raleigh A modern take on Southern gourmet fare offering crudo, rabbit pot pie and more. Good for smaller groups and couples, reservations recommended.
Garland (Indian, Asian)- Raleigh This hip new eatery blends style, flavor and service in delicious combination for the daring diner
Hayes Barton Cafe (American, Comfort)- Raleigh The epitome of comfort food and amazing cake, throw the diet out the window here
Humble Pie (American, Tapas)- Raleigh Small plates in a super-hip, urban environment. Great patio for brunch or dinner.
J. Betski’s (German-Polish)- Raleigh Ridiculously good pierogies and E. European fare in a classic setting.
Linus & Peppers (Sandwiches)- Raleigh A casual sandwich shop with a gourmet twist, a great lunch spot Monday to Friday.
Los Cuates (Mexican)- Raleigh Basic but delicious Mexican eats ranging from tacos to burritos and more. Cheap but good…
Mami Nora’s (Peruvian)- Raleigh Great rotisserie chicken cooked over wood, don’t miss the plantains.
Metro Diner (American, Breakfast)- Raleigh A small, chain eatery focused on hearty breakfast items and great sandwiches!
MOFU Shoppe (Asian Fusion)- Raleigh A fresh new take on Asian fusion in a cool, industrial space near City Market
Nashers Sandwich House (American, Sandwiches)- Raleigh A casual but sophisticated take on sandwiches and sides in N. Raleigh.
Oakwood Cafe (Argentinian, Cuban)- Raleigh Home-style Cuban and Argentinian cuisine served by a lovely family
Plates Neighborhood Kitchen (Southern, Farm)- Raleigh A cute and quaint restaurant dishing out delicious seasonal fare, don’t miss their patio
Raleigh Times (American, Bar)- Raleigh The classic bar and restaurant with fantastic cheesy fries, pork nachos and beer
Second Empire (American, Southern)- Raleigh A classic special-events restaurant that is not as pricey as it seems! Be prepared for a great Southern seasonal menu and top-notch service
Sono (Sushi, Japanese)- Raleigh Modern sushi and Japanese food right on Fayetteville Street near the Raleigh Convention Center and City Plaza
Stanbury (Seasonal, American)- Raleigh A stylish and sexy eatery focused on farm to table in a quiet neighborhood of Raleigh
Standard Foods (Farm to Table)- Raleigh This re-vamped restaurant offers up an eclectic menu of delicious farm-to-table fare with gourmet touches
Tazza Kitchen (American, Pizza)- Raleigh This slick restaurant focuses on pizzas and plates out of its wood oven. Delicious, simple and well-priced in Cameron Village
Trophy Brewing (Beer, Pizza)- Raleigh Solid craft beer and delicious, pizzas with fresh toppings at this hipster hangout
Whiskey Kitchen (Southern, American)- Raleigh A beautiful patio and space for quirky, gourmet Southern eats. More bar than restaurant right now