Raleigh-Durham + Central North Carolina

Restaurants in Raleigh-Durham + Central North Carolina

Cozy Turkish mezze joint

French-Italian bistro in a former warehouse

North Carolina’s legendary pit master Ed Mitchell presides over this airy restaurant in a former meatpacking warehouse.

A modern take on a traditional Chinese noodle house.

Nouvelle Chinese hot spot

Cozy tapas stop

Fifties lunch counter-turned-stylish diner and martini bar. This restaurant pays tribute to Poole's Luncheonette, a downtown Raleigh landmark that opened as a pie shop in 1942.

Elevated low-country menu

The kitchen feeds a loyal following with breakfasts of country ham and Southern biscuits (snag a table on the sunny front porch).

Don’t be put off by the strip-mall location; locals swear by its slow-cooked pork and tangy sauce.