Raleigh Travel Guide

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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. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Raleigh

  • #1
    Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern
    #1 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 575 reviewsTripAdvisor (575)
    $$ | American
    330 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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  • #2
    Saint Jacques French Cuisine
    #2 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 405 reviewsTripAdvisor (405)
    $$ | French, European
    6112 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-3528
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  • #3
    Bida Manda
    #3 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 952 reviewsTripAdvisor (952)
    $ - $$ | International, Asian, Thai
    222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
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  • #4
    Neomonde Mediterranean Raleigh
    #4 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1046 reviewsTripAdvisor (1046)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
    3817 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-5244
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  • #5
    The Lost Cajun- Wakefield
    #5 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 71 reviewsTripAdvisor (71)
    $ - $$ | Cajun & Creole, Seafood
    10901 Forest Pines Dr Wakefield Commons, Raleigh, NC 27614-8015
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  • #6
    Glenwood Grill
    #6 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 293 reviewsTripAdvisor (293)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    2603 Glenwood Ave Ste 151, Raleigh, NC 27608-1044
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  • #7
    Brewery Bhavana
    #7 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 215 reviewsTripAdvisor (215)
    $ - $$ | Asian
    218 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
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  • #8
    Big Ed's City Market Restaurant
    #8 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 690 reviewsTripAdvisor (690)
    $ | American
    220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
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  • #9
    Sitti
    #9 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 943 reviewsTripAdvisor (943)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean
    137 S Wilmington St Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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  • #10
    Gonza Tacos y Tequila
    #10 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 624 reviewsTripAdvisor (624)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, South American
    7713 Lead Mine Rd Ste 39, Raleigh, NC 27615-4805
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  • #11
    Salt & Lime Cabo Grill
    #11 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 217 reviewsTripAdvisor (217)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Healthy
    6006 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-3526
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  • #12
    Winston's Grille
    #12 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 439 reviewsTripAdvisor (439)
    $ - $$ | American
    6401 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-6812
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  • #13
    The Angus Barn
    #13 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2427 reviewsTripAdvisor (2427)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7514
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  • #14
    Bad Daddy's Burger Bar - Seaboard
    #14 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 613 reviewsTripAdvisor (613)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    111 Seaboard Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604-1151
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  • #15
    Guasaca
    #15 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    $ | Latin, Fast Food, Venezuelan, South American
    4025 Lake Boone Trl #104, Raleigh, NC 27607-2986
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  • #16
    Lucettegrace
    #16 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 112 reviewsTripAdvisor (112)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, European
    235 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1345
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  • #17
    Fiction Kitchen
    #17 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 192 reviewsTripAdvisor (192)
    $ - $$ | American
    428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1723
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  • #18
    J Betski's
    #18 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Central European, Polish
    10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
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  • #19
    Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar
    #19 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 332 reviewsTripAdvisor (332)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    5625 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6316
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  • #20
    18 Seaboard
    #20 of 1,661 Places to Eat in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 775 reviewsTripAdvisor (775)
    $ - $$ | American, Contemporary
    18 Seaboard Ave Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-8009
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