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Restaurants in Raleigh

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Raleigh restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Raleigh restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Raleigh to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Raleigh restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Raleigh.

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  • Five Star Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Nouvelle Chinese hot spot More
  • Humble Pie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Cozy tapas stop More
  • Poole's Downtown Diner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Fifties lunch counter-turned-stylish diner and martini bar. This restaurant pays tribute to Poole's Luncheonette, a downtown Raleigh landmark that ... More
  • South

    Elevated low-country menu More
  • The Pit

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    North Carolina’s legendary pit master Ed Mitchell presides over this airy restaurant in a former meatpacking warehouse. (White tablecloth at a ’cue... More

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