Dining

Dining in and around Downtown Raleigh

Video by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Downtown Raleigh has a wealth of dining options. Here are some of our favorites that are within walking distance of the Sheraton Raleigh or accessible via public transportation. We’ve included the Trip Advisor rating; click the rating to see Trip Advisor’s full review.

Fayetteville St. District

 

Bittersweet Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Cocktail, dessert, and coffee lounge with a seasonal menu
  • 16 E. Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-977-3829
  • Mon-Tues (7:00am-3:00pm), Wed-Fri (7:00pm-2:00pm), Sat (4:00pm-2:00pm), Sun (6:00pm-11:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R16

CentroScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM

  • Modern Mexican cantina with organic ingredients and craft cocktails
  • 106 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-835-3593
  • Mon-Thurs (11:30am-2:00pm & 5:30pm-9:30pm), Fri (11:30am-2:30pm & 5:30pm-10:30pm), Sat (11:00am-2:30pm & 5:30pm-10:30pm), Sun (closed)
  • On Redline: Stop R1

The Fiction KitchenScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Vegetarian
  • 428 S. Dawson St., Raleigh, NC
  • 919-831-4177
  • Dinner: Tues-Thurs (4:30 pm-9:30 pm), Fri-Sat (4:30pm-11:00pm)
  • On the Redline: Stop R9

GarlandScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PM

  • Modern, eclectic Indian fare with craft cocktails
  • 14 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-833-6886
  • Lunch: Wed-Fri (11:30am-2:30pm); Dinner: Tues-Thurs (5:30pm-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (5:30pm-11:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R16

LucettegraceScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • A contemporary patisserie in a vibrant setting; breakfast, lunch, & pastries
  • 235 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-307-4950
  • Mon-Thurs (8:00am-7:00pm), Fri-Sat (8:00am-9:00pm), Sun (9:00am-5:00pm)
  • Near the Redline: Stop R16

Poole’s DinerScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM safe-bathroom

  • Creative, seasonal dishes
  • 426 S. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-832-4477
  • Dinner: Tues-Sat (5:30 pm-12 midnight), Bar: Tues-Sat (5:00 pm-until); Sun Brunch: (11 am-3 pm)
  • On the Redline: Stop R12

SonoScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM

  • Vibrant Japanese cuisine and sushi bar
  • 319 Fayetteville St. #101, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-521-5328
  • Lunch: Mon-Fri (11:00am-2:00pm); Dinner: Sun-Thurs (5:00pm-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (5:00pm-11:00pm)

The Raleigh Times and Bar Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PMsafe-bathroom

  • A favorite watering hole located in a restored newspaper headquarters
  • 14 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-833-0999
  • Open Everyday (11:00-2:00am)
  • On Redline: Stop R19

 

Moore Square District

Bida MandaScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PM

  • Modern Loatian fare with exotic cocktails
  • 222 South Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-829-9999
  • Lunch: Mon-Fri (11:30am-2:00pm), Dinner: Mon-Thurs (5:00pm-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (5:00pm-12:00am)
  • On the Redline: Stop R1

BukuScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Global street food in a modern setting
  • 110 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-834-6963
  • Mon-Thurs (11:00am-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (11:00pm-12:00am), Sun (10:00am-3:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R16

GravyScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PM

  • Updated Italian-American fare with local ingredients
  • 135 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-896-8513
  • Mon-Thurs (11:00am-10:00pm), Fri 11:00am-11:00pm), Sat (11:00am-3:00pm & 5:00pm-11:00pm), Sun (11:00am-3:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R1

Pogo CaféScreen Shot 2016-04-12 at 4.39.44 PM

  • Family friendly sandwiches and salads with local, farm-fresh ingredients
  • 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-857-1108
  • Mon-Thurs (10:30am-3:00pm), Fri-Sun (10:30am-5:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R18

SittiScreen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Upscale Lebanese dining in a vibrant, casual atmosphere
  • 137 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-239-4070
  • Mon-Thurs (11:00am-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (11:00am-11:00pm), Sun (12:00pm-10:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R1

The Remedy DinerScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Alt-dinner serving vegan and vegetarian fare
  • 137 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-835-3553
  • Mon-Sun (11:00am-10:00pm)
  • & Safe bathroom site
  • On Redline: Stop R18

 

Capital District and Museums

Acro CafeScreen Shot 2016-04-12 at 4.41.14 PMsafe-bathroom

  • American fare with a view of the butterfly conservatory; located on the fourth floor of the Nc Museum of Natural Sciences
  • 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-707-9838
  • Mon-Sat (10:00am-4:00pm), Sun (12:00pm-4:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R1

The Daily Planet CafeScreen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Sandwiches, salads, and small plates made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients; housed in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • 121 W. Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-707-8060
  • Mon-Wed (8:00am-5:00pm), Thurs (8:00am-8:00pm), Fri (8:00am-5:00pm), Sat-Sun (9:00am-5:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R1

Pharoah’s GrillScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM

  • American fare at this diner located inside the NC Museum of History
  • 4421 Six Forks Rd #116-A, Raleigh, NC 27609
  • 919-420-0840
  • Mon-Sun (11:00am-6:00pm)

 

Warehouse District

Boxcar Bar & ArcadeScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • 50 classic and modern video games, skeeball, air hockey, full liquor bar, 24 beers on tap, and bourbon selections
  • 330 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-803-2796
  • Mon-Wed (4:00pm-12:00am), Thurs-Fri (4:00pm-2:00am), Sat (12:00pm-2:00am), Sun (12:00pm-12:00am)
  • On Redline: Stop R11

Café de Los MuertosScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Artisan coffee roasters and café, featuring Fair and Direct Trade coffee
  • The Hue, 300 W Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-699-7480
  • Mon-Thurs (6:00am-9:00pm), Fri (6:00am-10:00pm), Sat (7:00am-10:00pm), Sun (7:00am-8:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R10

Crank Arm BreweryScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Craft brewery and tasting room, with three flagship beers on tap and a variety of seasonal brews
  • 319 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Mon-Thurs (4:00pm-12:00am), Fri (4:00pm-2:00am), Sat (12:00pm-2:00am), Sun (12:00pm-12:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R11 or R12

Five Star Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Modern Chinese/Asian fusion in a modern atmosphere
  • 511 W Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-833-3311
  • Mon-Fri (3:00pm-12:00am), Sat-Sun (5:30am-12:00am)

Flying Saucer Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Over 80 beers on draft and a large selection of foreign and domestic bottled/canned beers, with a full pub menu
  • 328 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-821-7469
  • Mon-Sat (11:00am-2:00am), Sun (12:00pm-12:00am)

Humble Pie Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Traditional North Carolina and Southern BBQ in a contemporary setting
  • 317 S. Harrington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-829-9222
  • Tues-Thurs (5:00pm-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (5:00pm-11:00pm), Sun Brunch (11:00am-2:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R8

Jose and SonsScreen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Mexican/American Southern fusion, with extensive tequila and bourbon selections
  • 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-755-0556
  • Tues-Thurs (5:00pm-10:00pm), Fri (5:00pm-12:00am), Sat (12:00pm-3:00pm & 5:00pm-12:00am), Sun Brunch (11:00am-3:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R12

Pit Authentic BarbecueScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM

  • Traditional North Carolina and Southern BBQ in a contemporary setting
  • 328 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-890-4500
  • Mon-Thurs (11:00am-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (11:00pm-11:00pm), Sun (11:00pm-9:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R11 or R12

Saturday Market @ Rebus Works 

  • Farmer’s market held every Saturday, featuring produce, meat, eggs, and locally made crafts
  • 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-710-9886
  • Sat (9:00am-1:00pm)

Tuscan BluScreen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM

  • Traditional Italian, featuring organic produce and Mediterranean imported ingredients
  • 327 W. Davie St., Suite 108, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-834-5707
  • Tues-Fri (11:30am-2:30pm & 3:00pm-10:00pm), Sat (2:00pm-10:30pm), Sun (2:00pm-9:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R11 or R12

Videri Chocolate FactoryScreen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Organic, hand-crafted chocolate made on site, with a coffee bar, retail shop, and outdoor patio
  • 327 W. Davie St., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-834-5707
  • Mon-Thurs (8:00am-8:00pm), Fri (8:00am-10:00pm), Sun (10:00am-10:00pm), Sun (11:00am-5:00pm)
  • & Safe bathroom site
  • On Redline: Stop R11 or R12

 

Peace University District

*Most accessible on the Redline at stops R2 and R3

18 Seaboard Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Fine dining, Southern fare in an old train station
  • 18 Seaboard Ave., Ste. 100, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-861-4318
  • Brunch: Sat-Sun (11:30am-2:30pm); Lunch: Mon-Fri (11:30am-2:00pm); Dinner: Sun-Thurs (5:00pm-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (5:00pm-11:00pm)

 J. Betski’s Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PM

  • German-Polish-American dining with outside patio and intimate atmosphere
  • 10 W. Franklin St., Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-833-7999
  • Lunch: Tues-Fri (11:30am-2:00pm), Sat: (11:30am-2:30pm), Dinner: Tues-Sat (5:30pm-10:00pm)

Person Street Pharmacy safe-bathroom

  • Pharmacy with a lunch/bistro attached, serves sandwiches and locally-sourced sodas and bitters
  • 702 Person St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-832-6432
  • Mon-Fri (9:00am-6:00pm), Sat: (9:00am-12:00pm)

Raleigh City Farm

  • Urban farm that has walking paths, edible landscaping, and a small market
  • 800 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27604
  • email: raleighcityfarm@gmail.com
  • On the Redline: Stop R1

Standard FoodsScreen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PM

  • Upscale farm-to-table restaurant with farm-sourced groceries in house
  • 205 E. Franklin St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-307-4652
  • Lunch: Tues-Sat (11:30am-2:30pm); Dinner: Tues-Thurs (5:30pm-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (5:30pm-11:00pm); Grocery: Tues-Sat: (10:00am-7:00pm)

Wine Authorities safe-bathroom

  • Wine shop that only sources estate wines, self-pour wine taps
  • 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-831-9463
  • Mon-Thurs (10:00am-7:00pm), Fri-Sat (10:00am-9:00pm), Sun (12:00pm-5:00pm)

 Yellow Dog Bread Company Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PM

  • Bakery and café with excellent working space
  • 219 E. Franklin St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-232-0291
  • Mon-Fri (7:00am-7:00pm), Sat (8:00am-6:00pm)

 

Historic Five Points

Bloomsbury Bistro Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PMsafe-bathroom

  • French-influenced, eclectic, seasonal fare in a cozy, unassuming atmosphere
  • 509 W. Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 919-834-9011

Lilly’s Pizza Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM

  • Gourmet pizza and beer in a casual atmosphere; gluten-free options
  • 1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608
  • (919) 833-0226
  • Sun-Thurs (11:00am-10:00pm), Fri-Sat (11:00am-11:00pm)

NOFO at the Pig Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM

  • A quirky Southern café set in a former Piggly Wiggly
  • 2014 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608
  • 919-821-1240
  • Mon-Thurs (10:00am-6:00pm), Fri-Sat (10:00am-7:00pm), Sun (10:00am-3:00pm)

Rialto

  • Vintage, cash-only cinemas serving wine and beer
  • 1620 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608
  • (919) 856-8683

 

NC State Area

David’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PM

  • Vietnamese, Chinese & Malaysian special soups & small plates
  • 1900 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • (919) 239-4536
  • On Redline: Stop R7 or R8

Gonza Tacos y Tequila Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PM

  • Modern and upscale Mexican restaurant
  • 7713 Lead Mine Rd #39, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • (919) 846-5478
  • Tues-Thurs (11:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-9:30pm), Fri (11:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm) Sat (5:00pm-10:00pm), Sun (5:00pm-8:30pm)

Kabab and Curry Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Cozy Indian and Nepalese restaurant with an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet
  • 2418 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27615
  • (919) 977-6974
  • Mon-Sun (11:30am-10:30pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R7

Liquid State Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 1.12.56 PMsafe-bathroom

  • A full-service coffee shop with a spectrum of expressive wine and beers
  • 1908 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • (984) 200-6184
  • Mon-Sat (7:00am-10:00pm), Sun (9:00am-5:00pm)
  • On Redline: Stop R7 or R8

Mitch’s Tavern Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.37.01 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Casual tavern atmosphere with sandwiches, beer, and gluten-free gumbo
  • 2426 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • (919) 821-7771
  • Mon-Sat (11:00am-12:00am), Sun (5:00pm-12:00am)

The Player’s Retreat Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PMsafe-bathroom

  • A casual sports bar and tavern with an extensive menu of American fare; an NSCU favorite
  • 105 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • (919) 755-9589
  • Mon-Fri (11:30am-2:00am), Sat-Sun (11:00am-2:00am)

 

West Edge of Downtown

Irregardless Cafe Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • Farm-to-table restaurant with live music every night
  • 901 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • (919) 833-8898
  • Tues-Thurs (11:00am-2:30pm & 5:00pm-9:30pm), Fri (11:00am-2:30pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm), Sat (10:00am-2:30am & 5:00pm-11:00pm), Sun (10:00am-2:30pm & 5:00pm-9:00pm)

Trophy Brewing Company Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • A local brewery known for its delicious pizza and beer
  • 656 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • (919) 803-1333
  • Mon-Thurs (3:00pm-12:00am), Fri (3:00pm-2:00am), Sat (12:00pm-2:00am), Sun (12:00pm-12:00am)

 

Cameron Village

Ajisai Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PM

  • Japanese fusion with sushi, noodles, and hibachi style entrees
  • 427 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • (919) 831-9907
  • Mon-Thurs (11:00am-10:00pm), Fri (11:00am-11:00pm), Sat (11:30am-11:00m), Sun (12:00pm-10:00pm)

A Taste of Southern Seasonsafe-bathroom

  • A store featuring North Carolina foods, candies, and baskets
  • 443-B207 Daniels Street, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • (984) 202-5078
  • Mon-Sat (10:00am-7:00pm), Sun (11:00am-6:00pm)

Tazza Kitchen Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.20.06 PMsafe-bathroom

  • All natural, farm fresh ingredients with an eclectic menu and atmosphere
  • 432 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • (919) 835-9463
  • Mon-Wed (4:00pm-10:00pm), Thurs-Sat (4:00pm-11:00pm) Sun (10:30am-3:00pm & 4:00pm-9:00pm)

Tupelo Honey Café Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.23.22 PM

  • Southern comfort foods in an eclectic atmosphere
  • 425 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • (919) 723-9353
  • Mon-Thurs (11:00am-9:00pm), Fri (11:00am-10:00pm), Sat (9:00am-10:00pm), Sun (9:00am-9:00pm)

Breweries and Wineries

Video by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greater Raleigh has a wealth of craft breweries and three wineries within a short drive of the city. Have more time to spend in the state? North Carolina has more than 120 breweries and brew pubs and three major viticultural areas