Food & Drink in Garner

Up to 52% Off at Mitchikia Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Garner

$40 $20

Entertaining chefs prepare hibachi steak and seafood at traditional teppanyaki grill-equipped tables; variety of apps and fresh sushi

50% Off Gizmo Brew Works Tour Package - Two Options

Umstead

$22 $11

Tours uncover brewery methods; beer pints and take-home pint glasses preserve the memory

Half Off Pastries and Sandwiches at Despina's Café

Northwest Raleigh

$8 $4

From-scratch pastries and desserts based on traditional family recipes from the owner's years spent in England and Europe

The Meat House – Up to 40% Off Artisan Sandwiches

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $12

Sandwiches with Certified Angus Beef & 9-year cheddar cheese or sweet-potato waffles with buttermilk-fried chicken using local ingredients

Half Off Café Pastries and Drinks at TK Kaffee

TK Kaffee

$10 $5

Enjoy a Turkish espresso with a slice of cake or a strawberry and basil smoothie paired with ice cream with a choice of toppings

Up to 42% Off Italian Food at Moonlight Pizza Company

University

$20 $12

Artisan pies with 50 creative toppings, from pepperoni and tomatoes to local cheese and mandarin oranges

45% Off Gourmet Popcorn at Carolina Popcorn Shoppe

Southwest Raleigh

$20 $11

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Hand-blended gourmet popcorn comes in flavors such as caramel, kettle corn, garlic butter, and bacon cheddar

Up to 52% Off at MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery

Brier Creek

$5 $2.75

Dozens of ice-cream flavors churned fresh each day and used to create custom ice-cream cupcakes, dessert pizzas, and cakes

Half Off Pizza Buffet at CiCi's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Pizza made with fresh dough lines the expansive buffet, along with pasta, salads, and desserts

Half Off at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

North Ridge Shopping Center

$20 $10

Maintain sleek, powerful physique with protein powders, weight loss supplements, and muscle-building creatine

50% Off

North Raleigh

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 36% Off at Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $12.75

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Award-winning noodles, curries, and stir-fries from Thai chefs, made with authentic Thai herbs and tailored to your desired spice level

45% Off Casual American Food at Brewmasters Bar & Grill

Downtown Raleigh

$20 $11

Chefs whip up salads with local greens, form burger patties by hand & infuse sandwiches with international flavors within a historic eatery

Half Off South American Cuisine at Guasaca

Northwest Raleigh

$10 $5

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Rice bowls, salads, avocado guasaca sauce, and grilled arepas stuffed with ingredients such as tilapia, shredded beef, and baked plantains

50% Off at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$8 $4

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Freshly made yogurt in flavors such as mango or chocolate pair with fresh fruit and candies

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Capri Restaurant

North Raleigh

$30 $15

Homestyle Italian meals such as filet of grouper, shrimp scampi, chicken marsala, veal piccata, and cheese-filled ravioli

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club – Up to 84% Off Standup

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

$50 $10

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Club fills weekends with comics such as Jim Holder from The Bob & Tom Show and Pedro Lima from NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity

50% Off at Clayton Bakery and Cafe

Clayton

$7 $3.50

Chefs use local and natural ingredients to whip up daily soups, grilled sandwiches on fresh sourdough, and pastries

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

Cary

$20 $11

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

57% Off at Coffee & Crepes

Cary

$23.16 $10

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In addition to coffee, eatery offers dozens of hot and iced drinks and sweet crepes served with Nutella, whipped cream, cinnamon, and fruit

45% Off at Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Cary

$20 $11

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

Half Off at Ashee Ethiopian Cuisine

Cary

$20 $10

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Authentic Ethiopian meals, such as curried-goat-and-lamb stew atop flatbread, are served at an eatery with coffee ceremonies

$12 for Seafood Fare at Tony's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Cary

$20 $12

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Seafood and American classics such as Cajun shrimp jambalaya, shrimp and grits, ribs, steak, burgers, and steamed oysters

Up to 50% Off at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Apex

$20 $11

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Sandwiches, omelets, and homemade pancakes at restaurant with more than 400 national locations

46% Off Gift Basket from Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

$63 $34

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Gift beer-lovers with six-packs, seasonal brews, pint glasses, and a brewery tour to learn each step of the beer-making process

Up to 51% Off Brewery Tours and Beer

Angier

$36 $18

Guests sample beer, choose one to sip as a pint, and take home branded pint glasses

Up to 45% Off at Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Morrisville

Morrisville

$10 $5.50

Huge menu intersperses burritos, chalupas, and fajitas with veggie-friendly options including chiles poblanos, served in festive dining room

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Cucina di Milano

Morrisville

$30 $16

Fine pastas and specialty Milanese dishes prepared according to family recipes

Up to Half Off at Buffalo Brothers Pizza & Wing Company

Wake Forest

$10 $6.25

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Signature buffalo-chicken pizza with a blue-cheese base, mozzarella, and house wing sauce highlights a menu of American eats

$11 for Seafood at Blue Fin's Bistro 

Wake Forest

$20 $11

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Fresh seafood, ribs, and pastas served in a mood-lit bistro with exposed-brick walls, nautical paintings, and shaded outdoor seating

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting

Pine Level

$47.49 $23

In 40 years, vineyard has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into wines, some as old as the vineyard itself

50% Off Greek Cuisine at Spartacus Restaurant

Durham

$30 $15

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Award-winning restaurant serves steak, seafood, pasta, and traditional Greek specialties including lamb kababs, moussaka, and pastitsio

45% Off at Gobblers Burgers

Durham

$10 $5.50

Paired with a fresh salad or oven-baked sweet-potato fries, a turkey or vegetarian burger makes for a healthful, low-calorie meal

Up to 59% Off at The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company

Durham

$29 $12

Tour a 1,300-square-foot facility that makes krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian spiced-honey liqueur

45% Off Irish Pub Food and Drinks at James Joyce

Downtown

$20 $11

House-brined corned beef sandwiches, Guinness–battered fish and chips, and whiskey-marinated wings served in a rustic pub setting

50% Off at Dales Indian Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Eatery infuses India’s culinary heritage into oven-baked tandoori & curry dishes

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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.

1155 Timber Dr E
Garner,
NC
US

Established in 2000, Ken's Korny Corn Maze presents an autumn playground where families converge every year for full days of exercise, learning, and fun. As the centerpiece of the property, the 6-acre corn maze snakes visitors through 2.5 miles of trails that take months to design and construct. Burrowed into the stalks are rest areas that provide trekkers with benches and water coolers, and checkpoints track how long groups spend in the maze so they aren't slowed by having to drag cumbersome grandfather clocks behind them. Hasty escapes from the maze's twisting paths leave plenty of time to check out other family-friendly attractions, including an 8,000-square-foot rope maze, a mini-golf course, and hayrides.

3175 Benson Rd
Garner,
NC
US

From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers’ exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location’s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.

164 Shenstone Ln
Garner,
NC
US

The chefs at 5th Avenue Grill man a grill that sizzles happily beneath quarter-pound patties of Angus beef. Guests quiet hunger pains that roar as loudly as a juvenile windstorm's rock band as they tear into made-to-order treasures nestled between warm buns. As eager fingers plunge salty fries into sweet ketchup pools, guests sip bubbly sodas to wash down savory bites and fuel talk of founding a fantasy sesame-seed league. Chatter floats through the dining room from around the restaurant's gleaming tables.

1322 5th Ave
Garner,
NC
US

Domino's recently reformulated its pizza recipe, which puts the buyer in command of a plentitude of pie-personalizing possibilities. Test the sturdiness of a hand-tossed thin crust with mounds of hearty marinara, ham, chicken, green peppers, black olives, and spinach, or fill a deep-dish foundation with alfredo sauce, bacon, onions, jalapeños, fresh mushrooms, and banana peppers. While delicious design options stretch into infinity like a taffy pull in a black hole, the eatery's specialty pizzas make choosing more manageable. Peruse pies like the MeatZZa Feast, which is piled high with pepperoni, ham, italian sausage, beef, and extra mozzarella, and the Pacific Veggie, a flashy West Coast–concoction of roasted red peppers, spinach, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, black olives, feta, mozzarella, and provolone.

735 US Highway 70 W
Garner,
NC
US

Hibachi dining has become popular across the world, but Fuji Steakhouse's staff members attempt to replicate a Japanese dining experience more thoroughly. They have their guests sit on the floor beneath bamboo screens in private tatami rooms, where waiters deliver tempura, teriyaki, and udon dishes. In the main dining room, the restaurant's Asian prints and wooden-latticework panels pay homage to Japan’s culture, and flames dance on oversized hibachi tables as chefs toss shrimp and steak onto guests’ plates. Another team of chefs mans the sushi bar, like a guitarist manning the stage or a drummer manning an oil drum. There, they enfold ingredients such as caviar and lightly spiced crawfish into 19 specialty rolls.

1571 US Highway 70 W
Garner,
NC
US