Best food in Raleigh

Check out the top food in Raleigh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar
1. Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar
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61 local reviews
222 S Blount St, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 919-829-9999
BarRestaurantFood
Tracy
If you love Thai food, you simply must try Bida Manda. Important tip: Make a reservation, or go early and sit…
Chris And Lauren
Excellent Laotian food. Fun, relaxed atmosphere. Definitely recommend a reservation. If you do not have…
Mk
Delish Laotian food, crafted cocktails, and intentional interior design. The siblings who run this restaurant…
1. Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar
1. Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar
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61 local reviews
222 S Blount St, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 919-829-9999
Tracy
Tracy
If you love Thai food, you simply must try Bida Manda. Important tip: Make a reservation, or go early and sit at the bar. This place is full…
Chris And Lauren
Chris And Lauren
Excellent Laotian food. Fun, relaxed atmosphere. Definitely recommend a reservation. If you do not have one, the Bhavana bar is right…
Mk
Mk
Delish Laotian food, crafted cocktails, and intentional interior design. The siblings who run this restaurant are good people--if you see…
2. Fullsteam Brewery
2. Fullsteam Brewery
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75 local reviews
726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 919-682-2337
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Giulia
Across the street from Motorco, Fullsteam is a brewery that always has some kind of event going on (from…
Scott
This is not just an excellent brewery, it is a family friendly, vibrant community center hosting a wide…
Heather
Duke graduate does good by opening own brewery, which is more like a large community room that happens to make…
2. Fullsteam Brewery
2. Fullsteam Brewery
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75 local reviews
726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 919-682-2337
Giulia
Giulia
Across the street from Motorco, Fullsteam is a brewery that always has some kind of event going on (from Trivia, Run Club, Sunday morning…
Scott
Scott
This is not just an excellent brewery, it is a family friendly, vibrant community center hosting a wide variety of events almost daily…
Heather
Heather
Duke graduate does good by opening own brewery, which is more like a large community room that happens to make beer. All are welcome, can…
3. Durham Farmers' Market
3. Durham Farmers' Market
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45 local reviews
501 Foster St, Durham
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 919-667-3099
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Victoria
One of the best local farmers market in the country. On Saturday mornings, the side market includes food…
Luke
All local vendors with produce and other local goods, open on Saturday mornings and (except during the winter…
Pamela
It's a carnival atmosphere and amazing food treasures to be had...Food trucks line up to surround local…
3. Durham Farmers' Market
3. Durham Farmers' Market
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45 local reviews
501 Foster St, Durham
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 919-667-3099
Victoria
Victoria
One of the best local farmers market in the country. On Saturday mornings, the side market includes food trucks and local artisans. My…
Luke
Luke
All local vendors with produce and other local goods, open on Saturday mornings and (except during the winter months) on Wednesday evenings…
Pamela
Pamela
It's a carnival atmosphere and amazing food treasures to be had...Food trucks line up to surround local farmers and bakers selling their…
4. Geer Street Garden
4. Geer Street Garden
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49 local reviews
644 Foster St, Durham
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 919-688-2900
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Amber
Seating 1/2 in, 1/2 outdoors. Lots of beers on tap and some great mixed options as well. Good upscale pub food…
Brad
Only been here for drinks so far, but excellent cocktail list and good outdoor patio vibe. Also close by…
Laura
Great food and Drinks. It's in a great part of town with a lot of fun activity. There is plenty of outdoor…
4. Geer Street Garden
4. Geer Street Garden
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49 local reviews
644 Foster St, Durham
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 919-688-2900
Amber
Amber
Seating 1/2 in, 1/2 outdoors. Lots of beers on tap and some great mixed options as well. Good upscale pub food with daily unique specials. …
Brad
Brad
Only been here for drinks so far, but excellent cocktail list and good outdoor patio vibe. Also close by Fullsteam Brewery, Motorco, and all…
Laura
Laura
Great food and Drinks. It's in a great part of town with a lot of fun activity. There is plenty of outdoor seating. Sunday Brunch is very…
5. Motorco Music Hall
5. Motorco Music Hall
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56 local reviews
723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 919-901-0875
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JoEllen
Great live shows. Lots of outdoor seating also with easy, laid-back ambiance. Food trucks often as well as…
Stacey
Motorco is a music venue for local and nationally known musicans. It has a bar that serves food until 10pm…
Nick
Fantastic music, food, and drinks in a hip downtown neighborhood. There are always food trucks and plenty of…
5. Motorco Music Hall
5. Motorco Music Hall
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56 local reviews
723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 919-901-0875
JoEllen
JoEllen
Great live shows. Lots of outdoor seating also with easy, laid-back ambiance. Food trucks often as well as food served by Motorco. Almost…
Stacey
Stacey
Motorco is a music venue for local and nationally known musicans. It has a bar that serves food until 10pm. People love it there! Check out…
Nick
Nick
Fantastic music, food, and drinks in a hip downtown neighborhood. There are always food trucks and plenty of other bars within walking…
6. The Raleigh Times
6. The Raleigh Times
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51 local reviews
14 East Hargett Street, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 919-833-0999
BarRestaurantFood
Ashley
A great "starting point" for exploring downtown Raleigh as you can continue exploring on foot, from here…
Eddie And Kay
Casual, Busy, Fun. Sit outside & watch Raleigh walk by. Or sit inside at one of 4 bars. Ask for Brad and…
Sarah
As Raleigh has grown and expanded, so has this local bar. The Raleigh times is a spacious place with good…
6. The Raleigh Times
6. The Raleigh Times
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51 local reviews
14 East Hargett Street, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 919-833-0999
Ashley
Ashley
A great "starting point" for exploring downtown Raleigh as you can continue exploring on foot, from here. Great beer Belgium selection and…
Eddie And Kay
Eddie And Kay
Casual, Busy, Fun. Sit outside & watch Raleigh walk by. Or sit inside at one of 4 bars. Ask for Brad and tell him you're a pal of…
Sarah
Sarah
As Raleigh has grown and expanded, so has this local bar. The Raleigh times is a spacious place with good food, good drinks and good people…
7. Ponysaurus Brewing Company
7. Ponysaurus Brewing Company
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40 local reviews
219 Hood St, Durham
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 844-369-7669
Liquor storeBarStore
Nick
Hip brewery with mostly outdoor seating including a two-story deck and large lawn with picnic tables. Great…
Kelly
Great place for families and groups with awesome amount of outdoor seating, amazing brews, and food truck…
David & Gina
A great spot to hang out with friends. Huge outdoor space and porch to boot! Delicious beer and frequent food…
7. Ponysaurus Brewing Company
7. Ponysaurus Brewing Company
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40 local reviews
219 Hood St, Durham
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 844-369-7669
Nick
Nick
Hip brewery with mostly outdoor seating including a two-story deck and large lawn with picnic tables. Great spot to bring kids. You can…
Kelly
Kelly
Great place for families and groups with awesome amount of outdoor seating, amazing brews, and food truck fare. Come enjoy the afternoon or…
David & Gina
David & Gina
A great spot to hang out with friends. Huge outdoor space and porch to boot! Delicious beer and frequent food trucks (stay on the lookout…
8. The Fiction Kitchen
8. The Fiction Kitchen
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30 local reviews
428 South Dawson Street, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 4:30 PM
+1 919-831-4177
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Cameron
A vegan/vegetarian only restaurant! This place serves fantastic dishes for folks with these dietary…
Abraham & Reem
Brightly painted outpost with a globally inspired menu of thoughtfully sourced, all-vegetarian fare. Delicious…
Reem
Brightly painted outpost with a globally inspired menu of thoughtfully sourced, all-vegetarian fare. Delicious…
8. The Fiction Kitchen
8. The Fiction Kitchen
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30 local reviews
428 South Dawson Street, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 4:30 PM
+1 919-831-4177
Cameron
Cameron
A vegan/vegetarian only restaurant! This place serves fantastic dishes for folks with these dietary restrictions, and the food is diverse…
Abraham & Reem
Abraham & Reem
Brightly painted outpost with a globally inspired menu of thoughtfully sourced, all-vegetarian fare. Delicious food that you wouldn't even…
Reem
Reem
Brightly painted outpost with a globally inspired menu of thoughtfully sourced, all-vegetarian fare. Delicious food that you wouldn't even…
9. Poole's Diner
9. Poole's Diner
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37 local reviews
426 S McDowell St, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 919-832-4477
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Amanda
Not your typical diner food or experience! James Beard Award winning chef, Ashley Christensen provides…
Taylor
An institution in the Raleigh food scene, Poole's is chef Ashley Christensen's first restaurant and largely…
Tracy
Amazing food by local celebrity chef Ashley Christensen. Go for the mac and cheese - it's is amazing. Fills up…
9. Poole's Diner
9. Poole's Diner
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37 local reviews
426 S McDowell St, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 919-832-4477
Amanda
Amanda
Not your typical diner food or experience! James Beard Award winning chef, Ashley Christensen provides phenomenal food in a bustling…
Taylor
Taylor
An institution in the Raleigh food scene, Poole's is chef Ashley Christensen's first restaurant and largely regarded as the best. Great for…
Tracy
Tracy
Amazing food by local celebrity chef Ashley Christensen. Go for the mac and cheese - it's is amazing. Fills up fast - expect to wait! Great…
10. Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant
10. Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant
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65 local reviews
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 919-401-2600
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Barrett & Mackenzie
Cafe by day, restaurant by night. These guys specialize in bread and pastries, but they crush the brunch…
Tin
If you have a car, you have to drive out to Guglhupf! They serve the best Schnitzel I have eaten outside of…
Elizabeth
This place looks so quaint and romantic, it is the perfect place to go on a date. The menu is always changing,…
10. Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant
10. Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Restaurant
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65 local reviews
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 919-401-2600
Barrett & Mackenzie
Barrett & Mackenzie
Cafe by day, restaurant by night. These guys specialize in bread and pastries, but they crush the brunch scene. Get there early for weekend…
Tin
Tin
If you have a car, you have to drive out to Guglhupf! They serve the best Schnitzel I have eaten outside of Germany, in one of the most…
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
This place looks so quaint and romantic, it is the perfect place to go on a date. The menu is always changing, but their food is superb.
11. The Station at Person Street
11. The Station at Person Street
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21 local reviews
701 North Person Street, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 919-977-1567
BarRestaurantFood
Derrick
Interesting small, cozy restaurant with a great open patio. Mostly trendy southern food. Not a lot of seating…
Meghan And Jim
Excellent patio for drinking at sunset or late into the hot summer night. We're not fans of their food. It's…
John
Delicious menu of food and fantastic drinks. Trendy neighborhood and great patio outdoor seating wit two fire…
11. The Station at Person Street
11. The Station at Person Street
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21 local reviews
701 North Person Street, Raleigh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 919-977-1567
Derrick
Derrick
Interesting small, cozy restaurant with a great open patio. Mostly trendy southern food. Not a lot of seating in the winter, due to the…
Meghan And Jim
Meghan And Jim
Excellent patio for drinking at sunset or late into the hot summer night. We're not fans of their food. It's ok bar food. Although they use…
John
John
Delicious menu of food and fantastic drinks. Trendy neighborhood and great patio outdoor seating wit two fire pits and a bar.
12. Bar Virgile
12. Bar Virgile
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30 local reviews
105 South Mangum Street, Durham
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 919-973-3000
BarRestaurantFood
Lisa
Really good, up-scale bar food and yummy cocktails. Just be aware that it is across the street from DPAC…
Corrie
Cozy bar on a side street across from the Durham Performing arts center- the bar is always full; there are…
Ann
Small happening spot...great bar...wonderful food - lots of small plates and sides...delicious...very close to…
12. Bar Virgile
12. Bar Virgile
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30 local reviews
105 South Mangum Street, Durham
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 919-973-3000
Lisa
Lisa
Really good, up-scale bar food and yummy cocktails. Just be aware that it is across the street from DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center), so…
Corrie
Corrie
Cozy bar on a side street across from the Durham Performing arts center- the bar is always full; there are small tables as well if you want…
Ann
Ann
Small happening spot...great bar...wonderful food - lots of small plates and sides...delicious...very close to DPAC if you are going for a…