Restaurants in Raleigh

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 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

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

(35)

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

$11 for Italian Food at Moonlight Pizza Company

Raleigh

$20 $11

(62)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cary

$20 $12

(110)

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

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Cucina di Milano

Morrisville

$30 $16

Fine pastas and specialty Milanese dishes prepared according to family recipes

$11 for Indian Food at Paradise India Cuisine

Morrisville

$20 $11

(160)

Traditional Indian dishes made with ingredients shipped from India such as hyderabadi dum goat and chicken biryani

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 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

$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 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

50% Off at Dales Indian Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

(42)

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

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

Half Off Greek and American Food at Benetis Athena Restaurant

Durham

$14 $7

(54)

American and Mediterranean dishes such as breakfast skillets, sandwiches, and gyros

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

Raleigh Restaurant Guide

From regional cuisine to food with an exotic flair, there are Raleigh restaurants to please any palate. The food options are as diverse as the people who make their lives here in this Southeastern city. For really great barbecue, The Pit on West Davie delivers. Clean and inviting, this spot boasts some of the best barbecued pork and Brunswick stew found. They also offer a fine selection of bourbons and other spirits for their discriminating patrons. A patio provides a place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink, while the wood trimmed dining room provides a warm atmosphere for enjoying meals indoors.

Gravy is an authentic Italian restaurant on South Wilmington Street presenting traditional Italian dishes as well as their own creations, including the eggplant pie and delectable garlic knots. For a more upscale dining experience, the unique Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern located at the restored Dodd-Hinsdale House in the Triangle offers a seasonal menu in its dining room and a Tavern menu with lighter fare. An award-winning wine list and professional service enhance the fine cuisine, which includes rack of lamb, duck, and the freshest seafood available.

Raleigh food is not limited to sit-down eating: The food-truck movement has taken hold here. From the tacos offered by Chubby’s and Lunches San Luis, to Klausie’s Pizza truck and the burgers from Slippin Sliders, mobile diners can find these vendors around town or take their pick at a food-truck roundup. These trucks are also moving toward more unique eating experiences, such as Valentino’s jalapeno poppers as well as vegetarian, vegan, and alternative dietary options. Whether sitting down for fine dining in Raleigh, or grabbing some food for eating on the run, there are varied and delicious options in this city. Customers are encouraged to try of what these restaurateurs have to offer, which is extraordinary food.

Whether sitting down for fine dining in Raleigh, or grabbing some food for eating on the run, there are varied and delicious options in this city.
 

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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

Legend has it that when The Flying Biscuit Cafe first opened, diners were so enamored with the kitchen's soft, flaky biscuits that they polished off the entire stock before 11 a.m., causing the restaurant to close its doors for the day. Today, the cheerful eatery has expanded to 13 locations across Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida, each one serving an average of 5,000 biscuits per week. Cooks are forever busy in the kitchens, slicing up the fluffy biscuits for breakfast sandwiches and folding farm-fresh and organic ingredients into a variety of American comfort classics. They dole out breakfast dishes all day long, from wood-smoked salmon scrambles to the gooey grits lauded by reporters from The Emory Wheel as "the most delicious cheese grits you’ve ever tasted (or ever will taste)". As the day wears on, the cooks turn their attention to juicy Angus beef burgers and Southern-style dinners such as chicken-fried steak and spicy jambalaya pasta. Committed to promoting healthy lifestyles, they also offer a variety of good-for-you menu items and modifications, whipping up omelets with egg whites, baking biscuits with whole wheat, and serving pancakes with a side of cast-iron kettlebells.

2016 Clark Ave
Raleigh,
NC
US

HotBox Pizza’s cooks adorn three varieties of hand-tossed dough canvases with six savory sauces, cheeses, and 26 toppings to create a menu of dine-in, takeout, and delivery pies. The signature HotBox combines double spicy pepperoni and banana peppers, and Big Al’s Fredo fights off pernicious poultry cravings with a combination of chicken, roma tomatoes, fresh spinach, and banana peppers. Aspiring pizza architects can blueprint their own pies by laying down traditional, thin, or multigrain foundations and selecting from six varieties of sauce-carpeting. Doughy disks simmer with mozzarella, ricotta, Wisconsin cheddar, or fontina cheeses to hold down up to four toppings such as pepperoni and artichoke hearts. Circle-eaters can also save room in their knapsacks or hollow shoe-heels for fresh salad and bundles of breadsticks that come with nacho-cheese, pizza, ranch, or garlic sauce, and wash down stubborn bites with refreshing slurps of soda.

2304 Hillsborough St
Raleigh,
NC
US

Operating a pizzeria for more than 20 years, the family behind Mr. Pizza and Salad knows how to quickly cater to guests' hunger pangs. The cooks forge pizzeria classics with in-house-marinated chicken and signature recipes for dough and sauce. They make sure pizzas don't float away by holding them down with ingredients such as bacon, banana peppers, and roasted peppers before baking pies to a crispy golden brown. Diners can load up bowls with a smorgasbord of veggies from the salad bar, giving taste buds a chance to marvel at the delicious wonder that is photosynthesis.

The indoor dining room accessorizes its apple-red walls with colorful artwork, and an outdoor patio shades its chrome tables and chairs with a smattering of umbrellas. Mr. Pizza and Salad is open as late as 3:30 a.m. on weekend nights, and visitors can dine in late, opt for delivery, or pick up their meals to enjoy them at home or in a showroom dining room at the nearest furniture store.

805 W Peace St
Raleigh,
NC
US

To the chefs at Mantra, atmosphere is nearly as important as taste. That’s why they serve contemporary and traditional Indian cuisine against a vibrant red floor, energetic pink mural, and eclectic array of artwork. Potatoes and peas fill the deep recesses of warm, deep-fried samosas, and lettuce wraps cradle tandoori mushrooms, paneer, and sprouts. Transported to tables via an utterly silent elephant in the room, entrees satisfy appetites via lamb vindaloo's spicy sauces and murgh tikka masala's ginger-and-garlic-marinated tandoori chicken. Finally, delectable desserts assuage sweet teeth with mango-flavored mousse, milk dumplings in rose-flavored syrups, or a carrot pudding sculpted into the diner's favorite geographical region. Sleek tables and chairs parade their modern lines across the restaurant's elegant dining room, which makes for an ideal setting for a first date, second platonic dinner, or third attempt to find lukewarm porridge.

116 N West St
Raleigh,
NC
US

The chefs at Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers craft specialty burgers out of high-grade, local beef, boasting an extensive array of chuck cylinders alongside salads, sandwiches, and shareable appetizers. Every day, grass-fed Angus beef is ground in-house, eventually transforming into finger-bound feasts such as the Southern Lovin', a burger topped with fried green tomatoes, Holly Grove Farms goat cheese, bacon, and balsamic. Thanks to their partnership with the Mash House Brewery, Draft Carolina's bartenders decant ice-cold brews such as the Mash House blonde and the Mash House IPA, which won the 2001 Great American Beer Festival medal for Hoppy Hour IPA. Billiards and shuffleboard make ideal after-dinner entertainment, and a casual, welcoming atmosphere greets diners inhabiting all points of the monocle-to-jorts fanciness scale.

510 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh,
NC
US