What to Eat in Raleigh

Raleigh is fast becoming a haven for foodies. And chef Ashley Christensen is one of the reasons why. Helming five establishments, including her latest venture Joule Coffee, Christensen is a name that food-loving tourists will probably come across more than once while traveling the city. If you're hunting for North Carolina-style barbecue, you'll find a cache of restaurants awaits you. Clyde Cooper's is one the best-loved choices. To wash it all down, you might try one (or several) of the area's craft breweries: Sample the Hell Yes Ma'am at the Raleigh Brewing Company or the Rickshaw Rye IPA from Crank Arm Brewing. You might also try and snag a table at the much-acclaimed Stanbury and enjoy a starter and main from their inventive, seasonal menu. 

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  • #1
    Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern
    #1 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 776 reviewsTripadvisor (776)
    $$ | American
    330 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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  • #2
    Saint Jacques French Cuisine
    #2 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 420 reviewsTripadvisor (420)
    $$ | French, European
    6112 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-3528
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  • #3
    Bida Manda
    #3 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1002 reviewsTripadvisor (1002)
    $ - $$ | International, Asian, Thai
    222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
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  • #4
    Neomonde Mediterranean Raleigh
    #4 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1119 reviewsTripadvisor (1119)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
    3817 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-5244
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  • #5
    Brewery Bhavana
    #5 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 272 reviewsTripadvisor (272)
    $ - $$ | Asian
    218 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
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  • #6
    Glenwood Grill
    #6 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 321 reviewsTripadvisor (321)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    2603-151 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608-1044
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  • #7
    Big Ed's City Market Restaurant
    #7 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 723 reviewsTripadvisor (723)
    $ | American
    220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
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  • #8
    Sitti
    #8 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 978 reviewsTripadvisor (978)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean
    137 S Wilmington St Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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  • #9
    Winston's Grille
    #9 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 476 reviewsTripadvisor (476)
    $ - $$ | American
    6401 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-6812
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  • #10
    Guasaca
    #10 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 225 reviewsTripadvisor (225)
    $ | Latin, Venezuelan, South American
    4025 Lake Boone Trl #104, Raleigh, NC 27607-2986
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  • #11
    The Angus Barn
    #11 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2584 reviewsTripadvisor (2584)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7514
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  • #12
    Gonza Tacos y Tequila
    #12 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 638 reviewsTripadvisor (638)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    7713 Lead Mine Rd Ste 39, Raleigh, NC 27615-4805
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  • #13
    Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
    #13 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 653 reviewsTripadvisor (653)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    111 Seaboard Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604-1151
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  • #14
    Salt & Lime Cabo Grill
    #14 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 236 reviewsTripadvisor (236)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Healthy
    6006 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-3526
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  • #15
    Fiction Kitchen
    #15 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 208 reviewsTripadvisor (208)
    $ - $$ | American
    428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1723
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  • #16
    Seasons 52
    #16 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 181 reviewsTripadvisor (181)
    $ - $$ | American
    4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-4532
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  • #17
    The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
    #17 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 826 reviewsTripadvisor (826)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    4208 Six Forks Rd Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27609-5733
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  • #18
    Taverna Agora
    #18 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 406 reviewsTripadvisor (406)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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  • #19
    42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill
    #19 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1045 reviewsTripadvisor (1045)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
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  • #20
    Irregardless Cafe
    #20 of 1,446 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 565 reviewsTripadvisor (565)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC 27603
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