Restaurants in Cary

Up to 47% Off Dinner at Thai Spices & Sushi Restaurant

Thai Spices & Sushi Restaurant

Preston

$20 $11

Grilled salmon smothered in creamy panang curry, pad thai, soft-shell crab sprinkled with Thai spices, and variety of fresh sushi rolls

45% Off at Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Cary

$20 $11

(34)

Sushi chefs craft dozens of sushi rolls, while grill masters prepare hibachi salmon, chicken, beef, and veggies

52% Off at Maximillian's Pizza Kitchen

Maximillian's Pizza Kitchen

Cary

$25 $12

Stone-baked pizzas dressed in fig jam and prosciutto, spicy pastas tossed with seafood, and house-ground veal meatballs

Cafe Carolina and Bakery – Up to 40% Off

Cafe Carolina and Bakery

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(142)

Sandwiches made on house-baked bread and salads made to order are the hallmarks of this neighborhood gathering spot

45% Off New Orleans–Style Cajun Food at The Big Easy

The Big Easy

Cary

$20 $11

(79)

Authentic Cajun étouffée, gumbo, and jambalaya served amid photos of New Orleans' French Quarter or on an open-air patio

40% Off Global Fusion Cuisine at Maximillian's Grill

Maximillian's Grill

Cary

$25 $15

(59)

Global influences converge in chef-driven dishes, such as seafood dishes and pork stuffed with fig and apples, at fine dining establishment

47% Off Italian Food at Paisan's Italian Ristorante

Paisan's Italian Ristorante

Cary

$30 $16

(84)

Authentic, regional Italian cuisine, including Italian meatloaf, shrimp scampi, veal saltimbocca, and roasted vegetable lasagna

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At The Great Mongolian Grill, patrons are free to assemble their own plates of Mongolian fusion fare at buffet-style counters, a process that earned the grill favorable mention in Cary Living magazine. Protected by vaulted glass, a long counter hosts bins of noodles, fresh veggies, and meats waiting to be assembled into novel combinations. After filling their bowl, diners snag a colored stick denoting their sauce of choice, then watch the chefs fire up their meal on the grill or at a nearby Olympic torch. While the selection of meats, veggies, and sauces is ever-changing, the Cary Living feature highlights the crabmeat, mushrooms, sprouts, shrimp, and honey-citrus pepper sauce. Patrons can also relinquish the burden of dish-building responsibility with special entrees on the menu, such as galbi—Korean barbecue beef ribs served with a ginger salad or boneless beef short rib steak. In the eatery’s dining room, sleek modern lines and neutral tones are illuminated by wide cylindrical lamps hanging above tables.:

243 Grande Heights Dr
Cary,
NC
US

A science lab calls to mind test tubes, bubbling flasks of chemicals, maniacally laughing men in white coats—but rarely ice cream. But that's exactly where Curt Jones, chairman and founder of Dippin' Dots, came upon the inspiration for the tiny flash-frozen beads of ice cream. A microbiologist, Jones spearheaded the flash-freezing process of cryogenic encapsulation, a method capable of trapping flavor and freshness.

Beginning as a retail shop in Lexington, Kentucky, the ice cream quickly began to quell the tantrums of Fortune 500 CEOs all over the country. Having won numerous awards since he created a new way to enjoy an old treat, Jones stays true to Dippin' Dots’ roots, making the ice cream at the company headquarters in Paducah, Kentucky. New additions to the Dippin' Dots family include Dots ‘n Cream, a treat similar to traditional ice cream.

1105 Walnut St
Cary,
NC
US

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

1263 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary,
NC
US

It's been more than a half-century since the first Char-Grill opened its doors on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, but not much has changed at this beloved local chain. Whether in the original cinderblock building or one of the 10 locations that have been added since, people still approach the counter to jot down orders, pass them through the window, and then look on as cooks grill half- and quarter-pound steak patties over charcoal flames.

In addition to the signature smoky-flavored burgers, Char-Grill also fires up grilled chicken, chili dogs, and pulled-pork sandwiches. Milkshakes and fries add to the eatery's classic feel, helping land it on USA Today's list of 51 Great Burgers and reminding guests of simpler times when hamburgers were used as currency.

3635 SW Cary Pkwy
Cary,
NC
US

Past a verdant forest of shrubbery, a welcoming umbrella-tabled patio, and homey bright red drapery, diners at La Shish tuck into sumptuous fare from Greece and Lebanon. Gyros crammed with beef and lamb lurk on the lunch and dinner menus, attended by tangy tzatziki sauce and a pronunciation coach. Entrees often arrive with house-whipped hummus and a Greek or Lebanese salad as well. News and Observer food critic Greg Cox is a big fan of La Shish, placing it on his “Hot List: Middle Eastern” not once but twice, and citing the baklava’s “shatter-crisp texture and golden brown color” as just two reasons why it is “without peer” in the region.

908 NE Maynard Rd
Cary,
NC
US

At Unaabi Grill, chefs orchestrate a menu of authentic Afghan kebabs, rice dishes, and vegetarian platters. Wood charcoal infuses lamb, beef, chicken, and seafood kebabs with a smoky aroma and empathy for humidors, both of which mingle with the meat's freshly grated spices. Vegetarian palates savor eggplant, okra, or pumpkin simmered with onions, tomatoes, herbs, and spices. Before delving into desserts such as rosewater-and-pistachio pudding or homemade baklava, guests can admire the collection of intricate tapestries and burnished cooking vessels that pepper the dining room.

914 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary,
North Carolina
US