J. Betski's

4.7
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$30 and under
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Eastern European
J. Betski’s accentuates owner John Korzekwinski’s German and Polish heritage, offering a sampling of the delicious cuisine and fine beverages of Central and Eastern Europe.
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4.7
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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G
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many great choices to eat

d
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing at J. Betskis!

R
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and the service stellar. Would definitely go again

D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here never disappoints and all the servers are knowledgeable and friendly each time we come. It’s become one of my wife’s and my favorite places in Raleigh. So much, even, we stopped in for lunch one day and came back for dinner that same night.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Was there for my wife’s Birthday.
Table for 2, table behind us was vacant for the entire stay.
Hostess basically pushed us out the door after dinner,
said people were waiting.
Great food, but terrible hostess.
Better service at IHOP, unfortunately not worth it.

RD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great, we all had a great meal there and would recommend it to anyone who wants to eat some Polish or Central European cuisine.

d
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The only reason we made this reservation was based on their ONE chicken dish listed online and an enjoyment of German/Polish styled chicken.

Looking over their menu resulted in a completely different menu. The server stated before we asked about the inconsistency that it is too much work to update their website with their ever-changing dishes. Translated - - no chicken options.

What restaurant offers one chicken dish and when that patron states ‘we only eat chicken’ the server responds ‘then how about duck’?

This was a major disappointment-most chefs, proprietors or managers would offer options - ours was chicken liver, vegetarian stuffed pepper with mushrooms (allergic) that could not be excluded...or duck.

For future reference, despite being seated, ordered and consumed drinks...since they were unwilling to offer a chicken option, we departed early...they marked our reservation as cancelled with Open Table.

Their bartender has been there 13 years, confirmed that he could make mixed drinks but was incapable of making any of our requests.

Evidently this is an established restaurant with red-meat lovers and they are not interested in new patrons.

M
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The kielbasa was excellent but the special entrees, the pork chop and beef/pork cabbage rolls - while good - we’re not. The service was also a bit slow. This was our second visit, we liked this restaurant better the first time.

f
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. One of the best restaurants in Raleigh! You must go!

RS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best restaurant in Raleigh after 11 years of eating there. Every meal, every visit, is uniquely made with fresh ideas. Always astounds.

TM
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a group of 6 for lunch, and it was our first time there. Most of us got the sampler platter special, and we all loved it. We will likely be back for dinner.

WB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best food in Raleigh hands down. Chef John creates a playground for your taste buds and he and the staff never disappoint. Great food, amazing service and detail to the requests of their patrons.

OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our one of our favorite restaurants!
There service and food is outstanding!

WB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good to eat at Betski's.
Good food, good service, just overall delightful.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always -

s
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is very good, as always. We dine here several times per year with many different friends.

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we’ve had in Raleigh. Exceptional.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, service was good. Very small restaurant. You can order pierogis that are not on the menu!!

E
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a nice place that serves Polish and German dishes. All the dishes we ordered were good.

C
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & service. Best schnitzel ever!

CA
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience here. Great food and service.

LP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant. Delicious food, great service and attractive atmosphere.

OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great atmosphere. One of our favorites in Raleigh.

AM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Excellent service all around. The spaetzle was the only item not worth having. Everything else was exceptional.

SL
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I'd recommend this to a friend if they are really easy to please and will eat anything. The menu was limited, one guest eats primarily chicken and that was not on the menu. There were no choices of salad dressing besides the one mustard. Needs more entrees.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. Especially loved the pierogies! We will be back.

AA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the food and our second waiter. The first one was behind the bar took forever to get back to us after he got our Appetizers. Finally had to go and ask for someone to let us order our dinner. She was amazing and very attentive.

PP
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always..

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always enjoyed the best case. The service is good the food is good. A mixture of comfort food but with an upscale feel that makes you feel like you’ve actually gone out and had an experience :-)

AB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

J. Betski's always delivers! I love the perogies, such great variety. A wonderful menu and excellent service every time.

HA
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good food, but a bit overpriced. Service was incredibly slow.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

g
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beer great,
Kielbasa was outstanding.
Surprise was incredible dessert. I mean outstanding.
Loved the Weiner Schnitzel

OT
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal

G
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Pierogies were delicious!

SB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the Best in Raleigh. Outstanding food and service.

t
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I assumed the chef was from Germany, given the quality of the food, but discovered he/she is from NY. But very authentic tasting nonetheless.

J
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful evening meal with my husband and a very good friend. Food choices were varied enough that between the three of us we were able to each try something different. We were seated at a wonderful table right near the window and although there were children sitting around us, it was a pleasant and quiet dining event. Thank you for making the evening enjoyable. BTW wine selection was outstanding!

JK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal. The fish special was amazing!!!

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