Food & Drink in Wake Forest

$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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Up to 55% Off Coffee and Pastries at 5th Avenue Coffee Cafe

Garner

$7.50 $4

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Baristas serve cups of coffee or handcrafted lattes with slices of cake, brownies, and scones

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

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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

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Cucina di Milano

Morrisville

$30 $16

Fine pastas and specialty Milanese dishes prepared according to family recipes

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

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

Half Off Greek and American Food at Benetis Athena Restaurant

Durham

$14 $7

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

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 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

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

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Drawing on 25 years working in prominent Thai restaurants, owners Oddy and sister, Kanchana, have lined Thai Cafe's menu with recipes from their home digs of Bangpoo––a village southeast of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand. Striving always to balance the four basic Thai tastes of salty, sweet, sour/bitter, and hot, the duo also instills a precise flavor profile through meticulous knife work. Finely cutting ingredients into smaller pieces ensures seasoning coverage, stir-fry crispness, and an ego boost for the self-conscious baby corns.

Butter-hued walls prepare senses for yellow-, red-, and green-curry dishes insulated with tender morsels of chicken and beef. Skilled sushi artists slice sashimi and form hand rolls from yellowtail and tempura shrimp, and chef specialties dispatch from the kitchen with Thai barbecue, crispy catfish, and roasted duck––many of which have been left to marinate or cook overnight. Thai Cafe also conveniently represents each dish's spice level by placing two red peppers beside hot dishes, three beside Thai hot dishes, and an invisible pepper beside secret-recipe dishes for the eatery's magician clientele.

3309 Rogers Rd
Wake Forest,
NC
US

Though Carolina Smokehouse Grill is relatively new to the triangle culinary scene, the eatery has wasted no time making its mark. Under the direction of restaurateur Matt Naugle and executive chef Caroline Pudova, grillmasters smoke up tasty southern favorites that have earned spots on WRAL’s Five Favorites lists for Best Ribs and Best Mac and Cheese. Braised short ribs simmer slowly in beef broth, or pork ribs smoke slowly before dressing in sauce or keeping it casual by arriving to the table dry-rubbed and singing Journey songs. Pudova also prepares eastern North Carolina–style chopped pork barbecue with vinegar-based sauce, or beef brisket that grills for nine hours before sliding onto plates underneath a tomato-based sauce. Carolina Smokehouse Grill pairs these entrees with sides such as fried okra or cheesy bacon grits, as well as specialty peach and berry cobblers topped with vanilla ice cream.

11216 Capital Blvd
Wake Forest,
NC
US

From behind walk-up and drive-thru windows, staffers dip cones into chocolate and butterscotch, top turtle sundaes with nuts, and twirl twist cones with specialty flavors such as tiramisu and cheesecake. But the Dairy Depot's signature confection is the Train Wreck, a combination of soft serve and candy, fruit, pretzels, or other toppings. The eatery also features unsweet treats including The Pullman, a pulled-pork sandwich; The Steam Engine, a chili-topped coney; and The Conductor, a sloppy-joe sandwich. As guests ponder these and other menu items, they can draw inspiration from a sign outside. It pictures a black and white steam locomotive with a sugar cone smokestack that seems to be powered by soft serve, much like fuel-efficient vehicles on the North Pole.

3433 Rogers Road
Wake Forest,
NC
US

Courtside Diner invites guests to taste something "down home countrified," with their chefs whipping up every dish on the homestyle menu from scratch. After nabbing a seat at the counter, rising grill steam prophesies morning offerings of three-egg omelets and soft blueberry pancakes. During lunch and dinner, flames kiss juicy burgers, and a stone oven bakes New York style pizzas to a bubbly finish. As guests dress greens at the fresh salad bar, they can peruse the diner's collection of wall placards, which are emblazoned with motivational phrases such as Simplicity, Faith, Family, and Exit This Way.

204 E Nash St
Louisburg,
NC
US

Hanging blue lights illuminate the sushi bar at Saigon Bistro, where chefs slice, layer, and hand-sculpt rolls. Seaweed and rice shrouds the fresh fish, tempura, and vegetables of specialty rolls, while teriyaki and noodle dishes simmer in the kitchen. A variety of lunch specials pair eclectic Asian entrees with rice, salad, and soda, and a kids' menu grants youngsters reprieve from regular diets of peanut-butter sandwiches and plastic action-figure heads. Customers can feast in the chandelier-lit dining room and gaze back at the Asian ornamental stone lions positioned at the bar.

1318 South Main Street
Wake Forest,
NC
US

3309 Rogers Rd
Wake Forest,
NC
US