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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Raleigh

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Raleigh? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (1280)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tarboro
About the restaurant
Due to limited seating, we are only accepting in-house reservations. Please call the restaurant directly for a reservation.

Located in Historic Downtown Tarboro, one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, On the Square Restaurant offers seasonal, sustainable ingredients that are celebrated throughout the ever-changing menu. Open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and for lunch on Monday through Friday, we are as proud of our food and comfortable atmosphere as we are of our eclectic and value-driven wine list.
Top review
ShariRvip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
I love this restaurant! Everyone is so kind and attentive! We had the fresh fettuccine with ragu sauce and pork belly, beef, mozzarella and crushed garlic bread. It was off the charts good! I only ate half to ensure I’d have leftovers the next day! Please bring it back for a regular appearance
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4.9
4.9 (1508)
$30 and under
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Cafe Tiramisu offers a menu full of authentic Northern Italian cuisine. The family-owned and operated restaurant is decorated sparingly and the dining room is a cozy, relaxing environment. Cafe Tiramisu has a full bar but specializes in wine with an extensive wine selection both by the glass and by the bottle.



Try the ravioli or the shrimp dip to start out your meal at Cafe Tiramisu. Choose from Italian classics like the lasagna or the marsala. The menu includes plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. Choose one of the restaurant's sides for your entree like the fried eggplant or the sauteed spinach.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall great experience. Will visit again in the future.
A photo of Caffe Luna restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2456)
$30 and under
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffé Luna has been bringing authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair to the Triangle for over two decades.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great experience with great host and great food. Cool spot
A photo of Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1398)
$30 and under
Mexican
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Come experience Raleigh's Colombo-Mexican Tacos y Tequila Joint!

Hand Crafted Latin Cocktails
Extensive List of Tequilas & Regional Spirits
Carefully Selected List of Latin Wines & Latin Beers

Voted Best Latin Restaurant in the Triangle by Wake County Living Magazine!

Won the Indy Award for Best Mexican / Latin American in the Triangle!

Top review
KristinMvip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Never disappoints! Skylar took exceptional care of us. Bravo, all!
A photo of Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (367)
$30 and under
Indian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Rated as the # 1 Indian Restaurant in Triangle, Lime & Lemon Indian Grill offers an immersive dining experience with exquisite dishes that will take you on a journey through India's many regions, traditions and festivals. We meticulously curate using only the best ingredients to create dishes that are authentic, unsurpassed, and timeless. All this in an ultra-modern setting to ensure your dining affair is nothing short of perfect.

Featured in the October 2019 edition of News & Observer and received a 4 out of 5 star rating. It has been consistently voted as one of the Top 10 Ethnic restaurants and has also been recognized as the Best Indian Restaurant in the Triangle for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
It was our first time at Lime and Lemon and it was the best experience everyone. The service , food and atmosphere was excellent. My husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary and I wouldn’t have wanted it anywhere else! Thank you to the Lime and Lemon staff!
A photo of Five Star Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (12)
$30 and under
Asian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
For Parties of 11 or more, please fill out our large party form here:
https://www.fivestarraleigh.com/private-events-inquiry/
Five Star Restaurant has been honoring our Chinese roots since the year 2000. We aim to serve fresh, modern takes on Chinese and Asian Cuisine. Some of our most popular dishes are the Five Star Generals Chicken, Crispy Sesame Beef, and Heat Seeker Shrimp. Our kitchen can accommodate gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan diets on most of our dishes. We also have a constantly evolving Wine, Beer, and seasonal cocktail list. We proudly feature DJ’s every week, Wednesday- Sunday. Our DJ booth has been fortunate enough to host many world-renowned DJs and entertainers over the years — you never know who you might see spinning at Five Star Restaurant.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent as always!!
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4.8
4.8 (2064)
$30 and under
International
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Welcome to Plates Kitchen, your culinary destination in downtown Raleigh, conveniently located off Glenwood Avenue. As a locally owned and operated restaurant, we take pride in offering a menu inspired by the travels and gastronomic adventures of our owners, bringing a world of flavors to your plate. Under the expert guidance of Chef David Mitchell, our kitchen crafts each dish with passion and creativity, ensuring a memorable dining experience every time you visit. Whether you’re joining us for a hearty breakfast, a leisurely brunch, or an exquisite dinner, Plates Kitchen promises a delightful journey for your taste buds. Discover the flavors of the world right here in Raleigh at Plates Kitchen. We look forward to serving you!

Convenient validated parking is available in the lot behind our restaurant.
Top review
DBerryvip
Dined 6 days ago
Pasta Flight Friday Dinner -- FABULOUS Thank you, Chef & Justin!
A photo of Osha Thai Kitchen & Sushi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (840)
$30 and under
Thai
Holly Springs
About the restaurant
Osha Thai Kitchen & Sushi, named after the Thai word “osha” meaning, tasty or good, is more than just providing you, the guest, with good food. We are striving each day to deliver an atmosphere that is not only welcoming, but one that you will be happy to share with your friends and family. A consistent experience of authentic Thai food and sushi that will wake your taste buds up and have you asking for more.

For Take Out ordering online, please visit oshathaikitchennc.com

Please note that if you party does not arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation time, we may need to release your table and place your back on the waitlist (if exists) or offer the table to other customers. We will provide you with the current wait time so that you can make an informed decision. If you think you may be running late, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We may contact you about this reservation so please ensure your email and phone number are correct when setting.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food! Next time I would order soft shell crab without a sauce? The hand roll and edamame were excellent! Service very good!
A photo of Trophy Brewing & Pizza restaurant
4.8
4.8 (261)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Raleigh
About the restaurant
A brewery and full service restaurant serving hand-made pizza and more in Downtown Raleigh. We feature Detroit style pizza on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm until they sellout, and calzones on Wednesdays. We have a full bar featuring inventive cocktails, great wine, cider, non-alcoholic options, and more!

We have several areas for private events and larger gatherings. Reach out to our events team for details: Events@trophybrewing.com
Top review
TrishDvip
Dined 4 days ago
Food was delicious. Service was a bit spotty, but overall ok.
A photo of Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary restaurant
4.6
4.6 (563)
$30 and under
Mexican
Cary
About the restaurant
WELCOME TO NORTH CAROLINA'S AWARD-WINNING COLOMBIAN-MEXICAN TACOS Y TEQUILA JOINT! Currently serving Dinner and Drinks.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
Food and waut staff terrific!! With their hours being so very limited i would think their seating and table clearing would be better. They seem to always be out of sorts at the hostess stand when busy. Too many hostesses not enough bus staff
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