Restaurants in North Carolina

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

47% Off at The Cherry Pit Cafe and Pie Shop

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.33

Made-from-scratch comfort foods include chicken pot pie, meatloaf, and a rotating selection of more than 25 pies and desserts

Up to Half Off Contemporary American Food and Drink at Twin City Diner

Winston Salem

$14 $8

(131)

Modern and traditional contemporary american diner food served in an old-fashioned wooden-paneled dining room or on an outdoor patio

50% Off Greek Cuisine at Spartacus Restaurant

Durham

$30 $15

(25)

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

45% Off New Orleans–Style Cajun Food at 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

Up to 55% Off at The Melting Pot

Wilmington

$83.65 $40

(200)

Creamy cheese fondue and meats to be cooked fondue-style at the table, including filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken, and shrimp

Up to 52% Off Steak-House Food at Bistro 135

High Point

$39.90 $19

Locals and hotel guests alike can enjoy 12-oz. new york strips, grilled Atlantic salmon, or grilled portobello sandwiches

50% Off at University Chophouse

Greenville

$110 $55

(77)

Angus beef ribeye, lobster ravioli, low-country shrimp and grits, and baby back pork ribs pair with wine and appetizers

$11 for Asian Cuisine at Sogo Fusion

Asheville

$20 $11

(30)

Traditional and innovative sushi rolls team up with spicy curries, grilled seafood, hot teas, and Japanese sodas

The HoneyBaked Ham Company — 50% Off Deli Meals

Concord

$15.56 $7.75

Sandwiches stacked with HoneyBaked ham, smoked turkey, roast beef, homestyle chicken salad, fresh vegetables on bakery fresh breads

50% Off Thai Cuisine at Thai House

Gastonia

$24 $12

Handmade teakwood accents adorn the walls of a Thai eatery where the owners cook curries, noodles, and rice reminiscent of their native land

Half Off at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

$60 $30

Southern-influenced menu crafted from locally sourced ingredients wafts gourmet aromas throughout historic Carolina Inn

36% Off Mexican Cuisine at La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano

Multiple Locations

$20 $12.75

(70)

Family-owned eatery voted Best Mexican Restaurant nine years in a row by Times-News readers serves up freshly prepared Mexican cuisine

50% Off at The Pizza Stop

Huntersville

$10 $5

Specialty pies include the Greek pizza with spinach, tomato, feta, and olives, and the Buffalo Chicken with hot sauce and ranch dressing

Up to 50% Off Pizza and Sandwiches at Revolution Ale House

Hickory

$20 $11

Pizzas and sandwiches crafted from locally-sourced ingredients at ale house with more than 24 beers on tap

Up to 50% Off at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Apex

$20 $11

(18)

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

Up to 55% Off Cuban Dinner at Mambo Grill & Tapas

Salisbury

$60 $28

(205)

Pork, fish, and steak flaunt tropical spices inside a Cuban restaurant, where flavorful plantains are featured as both starters and entrees

Up to 50% Off American Food at Derby Casual Restaurant & Bar

Monroe

$10 $5.50

Diners can enjoy meals made of comforting and familiar foods such as pulled barbecue pork, hearty sandwiches, and housemade soups

Up to 51% Off at Turn 4 Pizza

Mooresville

$28.48 $14

(10)

Hand-tossed pizzas decked in toppings such as barbecue sauce, chicken, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, and onions

Up to Half Off at Buffalo Brothers Pizza & Wing Company

Wake Forest

$10 $6.25

(26)

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

Up to 42% Off at Pie Five Pizza Company

Matthews

$19.99 $12

(9)

Pizza professionals create made-to-order pizzas with toppings like bacon, black olives, cheddar cheese & more; cooks in five minutes or less

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

Up to 43% Off New American Cuisine at Hot Stone Grill

Cornelius

$30 $18

Ben Caylor, who has appeared on Hell's Kitchen, creates New American meals that are grilled atop hot stone sprinkled with Himalayan salt

Up to 75% Off at Kyjo's Japanese, Thai and Sushi Bar

Troutman

$23 $13

Chicken and steak sizzle on hibachis as chefs roll sushi and mix multicolored curries with meat and bamboo strips

45% Off at Elizabeth's Italian Restaurant

Oak Ridge

$20 $11

Italian standards such as oven-baked ravioli and 6-ounce meatballs pair with more than 18 pizzas with or without red sauce

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

Up to 51% Off at Angelo's Family Restaurant

Graham

$20.05 $11

Family-friendly restaurant bakes warm pizzas and creates fresh, authentic pasta to pair with appetizers

Half Off Italian Food at Iannucci's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

(84)

Family-friendly pizzeria builds pies from hand-tossed dough and housemade sauce, also crafting pasta classics such as baked ziti

47% Off at Old Richmond Grill

Old Richmond

$15 $8

Barbecue ribs, cheese burgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken sandwiches and lunch specials available daily

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

Up to Half Off Steak, Seafood, and Sandwiches at The Village Diner

The Village Diner

$10 $5

(21)

Steak, seafood, sandwiches, and breakfast cuisine served at homey diner with exposed-brick walls and padded booths

Up to 53% Off European Dinner at Willow Creek Inn

Vale

$170 $85

(153)

Organic-greens salads and champagne sorbet prime appetites for chicken or beef bourguignon and glasses of wine, followed by cherries jubilee

Up to Half Off at Village Pizza

Stokesdale

$10 $5

Pizzas and burgers, cheese steaks, and spaghetti with meatballs

$7 Off Japanese Food at Sake Express

San Carlos

$20 $13

(16)

Sushi plus classic Japanese hibachi options, including chicken, steak, vegetables, and a wealth of seafood cooked on a flat-top grill

44% Off at Chubz Famous Chiliburgers

Charlotte

$16 $9

(9)

Eatery serves homemade chili on top of 100% grass-fed Angus patties, hot dogs, and cheese fries

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

Contemporary American Cuisine at Tavo

Downtown

$20 $12

(21)

American comfort food with a modern twist, such as spicy buttermilk chicken, spinach-stuffed pork chops, and Angus rib eye marinated in beer

Up to 61% Off Billiards at Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar

Winston-Salem

$46.73 $20

Groups get two hours of pool time with great food and drinks in an upscale billiard room and sports bar

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

57% Off at Coffee & Crepes

Cary

$23.16 $10

(78)

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

Up to 60% Off Classic American Food at David's Deli & Restaurant

David's Deli and Restaurant

$20 $10

Roast-beef sandwiches, prime rib, and manicotti served alongside all-day breakfast options such as meaty omelets and pancakes

Up to Half Off Comfort Food at Golden B Restaurant

High Point

$48 $24

(5)

Cozy eatery serves up American food with Italian, Greek, and French influences

Up to 48% Off at Honey Baked Ham & Cafe

Multiple Locations

$8.97 $5

Cured hams hardwood-smoked for 24+ hours, served on sandwiches with cookies and beverages

Up to 50% Off Latin Food at Bandidos Latin Kitchen

Asheville

$26 $13

(24)

Cooks butcher organic, hormone-free meats from local farms for trout tacos and other inventive twists on Latin dishes

Half Off Asian Cuisine at Chef Thai and Sushi Bar

Concord

$25 $12.50

Fresh sushi and Thai specialties such as drunken noodles and coconut curry with duck

35% Off Japanese Food at Sake Express

Gastonia

$20 $13

(32)

Classic Japanese sushi rolls and hibachi fare with chicken, steak, vegetables, and a wealth of seafood cooked on a flat-top grill

43% Off Italian Food at Vespa Ristorante

Downtown Chapel Hill

$30 $17

Mediterranean tapas platters, prosciutto-wrapped pork loins, chicken parmaggiano, and tilapia prepared in a lemon caper sauce

Up to 50% Sushi at Katana Japanese Fusion

Salisbury

$38 $19

Sushi chefs build traditional and specialty rolls using fresh ingredients; combo plates include paired proteins

50% Off at Carnitas Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.50

Authentic Mexican cuisine such as pork carnitas, roasted chicken, enchiladas, and flautas served in a restaurant with a full bar

Half Off Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at TK Sushi

Mooresville

$20 $10

Friendly staff serves sushi and other Japanese cuisine including hibachi steak entrees and spicy shrimp

$11 for Seafood at Blue Fin's Bistro 

Wake Forest

$20 $11

(182)

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

50% Off at Tacos & Tequila Cantina Grill

Matthews

$30 $16

(8)

Upscale south-of-the-border cuisine and beverages, including extravagant seafood dishes, burritos, tacos, and top-shelf tequila

50% Off at Sushi @ the Lake

Cornelius

$40 $20

(200)

While noshing on specialty maki rolls or hibachi dinners, patrons watch sports on one of seven TVs or sit at a sushi bar to observe chefs

Half Off Tapas at Bistro B & Wine Bar

Kernersville

$30 $15

(116)

Seafood, sausage, and veggie tapas include tuna ceviche, lightly spiced chorizo, and sliced cucumbers with tzatziki

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Cucina di Milano

Morrisville

$30 $16

Fine pastas and specialty Milanese dishes prepared according to family recipes

Up to 50% Off Casual American Food at Blue Sky Café

Fletcher

$16 $8

(212)

Hand-formed burgers topped with bacon, mushrooms, and swiss cheese, vegan wraps, kids’ menu, and a large, inventive new brunch menu

Up to Half Off at Center Street Tavern & Restaurant

Historic Downtown Cramerton

$20 $11

(112)

Fried pickles and green beans, North Carolina barbecue, shrimp and grits, and other recipes inspired by the American South

$30 for Sushi and Japanese Food at Red Ginger

Uptown

$40 $30

(9)

Japanese steakhouse with classic hibachi entrees, like filet mignon, and specialty sushi, with ingredients such as BBQ eel

Up to 36% Off at Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $12.75

(141)

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

Up to 52% Off Pub Food at Legends Bar and Grill

Greensboro

$25 $12

Classic pub food such as burgers and fries, steak and potatoes, wings, and reubens

Up to 47% Off at The Loop Pizza Grill

Buena Vista

$37.49 $20

(45)

Fountain drinks and side salads accompany a two-topping pizza layered with options such as bacon, portobello mushrooms, and artichokes

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

45% Off at 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

45% Off Italian Food at Marozzi's Pizzeria

High Point

$20 $11

(178)

Hand-tossed, freshly made dough forms the foundation of New York–style and Sicilian-style pizzas in an eatery with a varied Italian menu

Up to 53% Off at Fat Cats Billiards

Asheville

$40 $19

(5)

An unlimited number of players enjoy an hour of pool while sipping beer and snacking on chicken tenders and burgers

Italian Food at Romano's Pizza (50% Off)

Concord

$12 $6

(90)

Family-owned restaurant makes Sicilian and New York style pizzas from homemade dough as well as Italian specialties such as shrimp scampi

Half Off Hibachi or Sushi at Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Salisbury

$20 $10

Chefs create specialty sushi rolls and hibachi meals of seafood or chicken paired with veggies and rice

40% Off Italian Food at Italy Cafe

Mooresville

$20 $12

(5)

Chefs treat guests to rich, flavorful Italian cuisine, from toasty paninis and subs, to bubbling pizzas and sauce-laden pastas

Half Off Pizza and Sub Sandwiches at Jet's Pizza

Brevard

$20 $10

(22)

Signature deep-dish pizza, wings, Turbo Stix, and Jet's subs

Half Off at Catawba Ave BBQ & Grill

Belmont

$20 $10

Menu features an abundance of smoked barbecue meats, burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, and specialty sandwiches

55% Off Barbecue-Sauce Sampler at Chicken Magnificent

Back Creek Church Road

$42 $19

Sauces include a signature chicken marinade, a sweet-and-spicy sauce for veggies, and a blend of wheat, corn, and spices for breading

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

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine at Casa Don Lupe

Starmount Forest

$10 $5

Margaritas, Mexican and domestic beers, and wine complement Mexican meals of arroz con pollo, chimichangas, fajitas, and enchiladas

45% Off at Junior's NY Deli

Winston-Salem

$5 $2.75

Deli-style restaurant offers patrons fresh breakfast sandwiches on a quick turnaround with seating for 48

50% Off at Dales Indian Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

(42)

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

Half Off at Ashee Ethiopian Cuisine

Cary

$20 $10

(6)

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

53% Off Mexican Food and Drinks at San Luis III

High Point

$15 $7

(20)

Chefs whip up plentiful Mexican favorites, including chalupas, enchiladas, chiles poblanos, and 10 fajita varieties

$10 for Classic Diner Food at Cruizers

Upper Hominy

$20 $10

Classic 1950s-style diner serves char-grilled burgers, milk shakes, and breakfast all day long

45% Off Small Plates at MGLounge

Salisbury

$20 $11

Menu rotates every few weeks, and might include options such as mahi fish tacos or salted caramel ice cream with bourbon bacon topping

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Global Restaurant's Chef Bernard grew up along the sun-soaked shores of the southern French village of Nice, where his grandfather was a pastry chef and his father owned a fish shop. This rich familial and Francophilic culinary heritage inspired him to take chef apprenticeships in Paris, the United Kingdom, Russia, and upon globe-roving cruise ships. His travels infused an eclectic edge into his cooking, which still incorporates traditional meals, fusion concepts, and a French spirit. His journeys also yielded him more than recipes — during one of his cruises, he met his wife, Shannon, whose experience with the front end of the food-and-beverage industry led the pair to open their own restaurant in Charlotte.

Inside the duo's creation, Global Restaurant, electric blues and oranges brighten the space, and crisp tablecloths lay a canvas for dishes with inventive flavors and artistic presentations. Chef Bernard's specialties include cauliflower-goat-cheese sauce, boldly splashed across a seared sea bass, and date chutney and caramelized apples that dance across an all-natural duck.

The menu, which is in many ways a travelogue of Bernard and Shannon's journeys, has snagged the attention of the Charlotte Observer and of WCNC's Charlotte Today, which invited Bernard on air for a live cooking demo, where he seared some of his famous diver scallops atop the weatherman's greenscreen.

3520 Toringdon Way
Charlotte,
NC
US

Backyard Bistro’s menu is rich in barbecue traditions that are upheld by the resident pit master. A level-seven sage of the barbecue pit, this wise individual slow-cooks pork in handcrafted cast-iron pit smokers for a potent punch to the tastebuds. Barbecue items such as the beef brisket ($13.50) and the ½ lb. slow-roasted pork barbecue ($9.95) are roasted overnight to bring ultimate moisture and smoky flavors to each bite (both items include choice of two sides). Also served with two sides, the ribs are rubbed down with Backyard’s signature rub and slow roasted until the tender meat slides down the bone easier than pigs down backyard Slip ‘n Slides ($18.95 full rack/$13.95 half rack). In addition to the tender, smoky barbecue options, diners can also tuck into the steak ($21–$23), fish ($12.95–$16.95), burgers ($8.50–$12.50), and sandwiches ($7.50–$12.95). Backyard Bistro serves food until midnight every night of the week.

1235 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh,
NC
US

For 20 years, Nawwaf and Bayan Said craved the opportunity to share their native cuisine and culture with their fellow North Carolinians. At Jasmin Bistro––named for both the flower and to nod to Nawwaf's first restaurant, Aladin's––the duo blend Greek and Lebanese recipes made from scratch. Imported ingredients and local produce intermingle in classic dishes such as kebabs, hummus, gyros, and chicken shawarma. Along with platters and sandwiches whipped up in their new Hillsborough Street location next to Meredith College, Nawwaf and Bayan cater festivities with buffets, party platters, and boxed lunches.

3801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh,
NC
US

Working behind the sushi bar at Bonsai Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, the team of sushi chefs wraps up and arranges more than 100 types of flavorful opuses. Volcano rolls mimic a blooming flower, decorated with spirals of sauce and petals of ginger garnishes, whereas sushi and sashimi combinations adorn the tiny tiers of wooden boats. The components of the pieces are just as inventive as their presentation. For example, the Tornado roll—one of 29 maki specialties—cocoons spicy tuna, cream cheese, jalapeños, and pineapple inside a tempura shell.

The kitchen's hibachi chefs, on the other hand, appreciate the aesthetic of well-seared meat. They grill salmon, steak, scallops, and chicken as part of made-to-order, multi-course entrees, all of which arrive with ginger or mustard sauce, meant for spilling on shirts. The traditional Japanese meals match the spirit of the surrounding decor: colorful parasols, pictures, and even fabric kimonos hang from the walls, and paper lanterns cast a cozy glow over tabletops.

1315 Bridford Pkwy
Greensboro,
NC
US

Domino’s has been decorating dough canvases with flavorful sauces, an assortment of cheeses, and high-quality toppings that range from classic to unconventional since 1960. Domino’s dough is tossed daily and stretched by human hands, not by clumsy catapults and remote-controlled helicopters. Treat friends to a tasteful feast by checking the online menu and crafting a custom masterpizza with Domino's wide range of ingredients. Famished diners too starved to choose their own toppings can select from Domino’s American Legends, featuring signature flavors from throughout the land. Pizzas such as the Pacific Veggie, Honolulu Hawaiian, or Wisconsin 6 Cheese impart all the delicious diversity of a road trip without the hassle of decoding an atlas. Nonpizza fare includes pastas, chicken, sandwiches, stuffed cheesy bread, and more.

450 Knollwood St
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Six Plates Wine Bar minimizes customers’ food indecision with a concise menu that pairs six upscale small plates with six wines by the glass. Despite the menu's diminutive size, there's no lack of variety—the foodies in the kitchen constantly swap out dishes to make use of as many local ingredients as possible, while a clipboard bears a list of more than 150 wines, and 30 beers, sold by the bottle. Mentioned in the New York Times for its use of local food, Six Plates Wine Bar puts an upscale take on comfort foods with its plates, which are about half the size of a traditional entree.

Six Plates Wine Bar's resident wine lover, Matthew Beason, curates a wine list that hails from around the globe—from behind the bar, he'll recount the tale of his first wine love, a 1995 JL Chave Hermitage Blanc that broke his heart when it eloped with a bottle of Boone’s Farm. Each glass romances tongues beneath crystal-drenched chandeliers in the warmly lit dining room, where eclectically framed vintage photos and mirrors share space on exposed brick and deep-amber walls. Diners can recline on red-upholstered armchairs, at the bar, or at intimate, candlelit tables flanked by backed barstools.

2812 Erwin Rd
Durham,
NC
US