What are the top restaurants in Raleigh? We’ve got you covered! 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.
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar (Burgers, American)- Raleigh Enjoy the wonderful burgers piled high with great toppings and delicious tots or fries
Barcelona Wine Bar (Spanish Tapas)- Raleigh A fun and lively spot for delicious, Spanish small plates and a great covered patio!
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
The Cortez (Seafood)- Raleigh Enjoy fresh and creatively prepared seafood in a hip dining room with a clean Mediterranean feel.
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.
Jolie (French)- Raleigh A modern French bistro offering all the classics along with a great rooftop patio!
Layered Croissanterie (Bakery)- Raleigh A bright and hip bakery focused on croissants and pastries layered with butter and deliciousness! Great for sweets and savory tastes for breakfast and lunch.
Metro Diner (American, Breakfast)- Raleigh A small, chain eatery focused on hearty breakfast items and great sandwiches!
Oakwood Pizza Box (Pizza)- Raleigh Fantastic NY thin-slice pizza made with quality ingredients.
Plates Neighborhood Kitchen (Southern, Farm)- Raleigh A cute and quaint restaurant dishing out delicious seasonal fare, don’t miss their patio
Sam Jones BBQ (Smoked meats, Southern)- Raleigh Fantastic Eastern NC vinegar-based barbeque, ribs and classic sides for comfort food
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
Stanbury (Seasonal, American)- Raleigh A stylish and sexy eatery focused on farm to table in a quiet neighborhood of Raleigh
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 and Pizza (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
Zanyu Asian Noodles (Soup, Noodles)- Raleigh Casual spot for bowls of ramen, udon along with other Asian noodles in Lafayette Village, N. Raleigh
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