Manning's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Southern
Manning's Restaurant offers a combination of both modern creative and traditional southern style dishes. Our southern regional themed restaurant portrays our Chef Howard Manning's favorite dishes growing up in the Carolinas with a modern twist. Our Upscale casual dining experience is the perfect place for you to build lasting relationships and memories through exceptional food, drinks, and music.
What 254 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast friendly service. Food was awesome as always.

CR
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Overall very pleasant experience.
Would definitely go again.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burgers around!

SP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and great service! We go just about every week.

B
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday with family and chose Manning’s because we’ve always had great food and service here. We tried some of our tried and true menu items like the shrimp and grits which is heavenly and some new items we hadn’t tried before (all delicious) and each one became new favorites.
This is definitely our go to restaurant for special moments.

CF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been to Manning’s twice now. The first time it was slow but food is always good. Took my kids and my gf there on Friday for my birthday. I let opentable know it was my birthday on the reservation. There was no mention of my birthday but no biggie. The problem is that the food took over 45 minutes to arrive. Waitress kept telling us it was because they had big tickets ahead of us that had to be filled. My kids were hungry and miserable and although the food is good, waiting so long while hungry does not allow you to appreciate the food when it finally comes.
IF YOU CANT HANDLE THE TICKETS DONT SEAT US
Waitress was apologetic and knew of the issue. No manager or anyone offered any apology or any recourse.
Manning’s is the nicest restaurant in Clayton but I unfortunately will not be going back

PT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary. The food was scrumptious and the service was fantastic. We enjoyed our evening very much. We have already told friends of this great restaurant and will continue to do same.

t
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were a few minutes late for a business lunch with 8 person. Upon arriving, we were immediately seated and drink orders taken and served. The service was excellent as was the food.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I have been to Manning’s once before, and both times the food was exceptional. If you go during peak times at lunch or dinner, it is best to have a reservation ahead of time. Yesterday, the food was delicious as always, but the service was something to work on. The older lady who was our waitress seemed to be waiting on the entire restaurant and was not very attentive to our table. All in all, everything was good. My advice would be to make sure there are enough servers during peak service time!

LB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. So nice to have a good restaurant close to home in Clayton!

JH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. Great value for the money.
Look forward to going to Manning's again soon.

BH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a pleasant experience to have a place with good food to order.

TY
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always. Food has never disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Manning’s.

RL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal was delicious and had great portions. Server was professional, courteous and cordial. Dining area was clean, well laid out, and comfy. Atmosphere was friendly and cozy.

LL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Steak prepared just the way I like it. Very pleasant atmosphere.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place for a meeting. Waitress very patient and understanding! Food was excellent!

LP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was good but we were there 2 hrs for dinner. They really could use more variety on the kids menu.

JE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent!
It’s a great family place to eat.

JK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, great service and delicious food.
Thanks for making our date memorable!

KS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. I am glad I picked this restaurant. We had company from NYC and we had a blast. Food was very good, service was great, overall environment great.
All our experience from the restaurant was very positive, we had great -great time.
I would recommend this restaurant to everyone and definitely will be coming again.
Every time I go to lunch or dinner to Manning's I am always happy with the food, service and atmosphere.
Thank you very much

B
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in for drinks and apps .. had wonderful service and the bbq nachos were plentiful and tasty!

MH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing!! Ribs are out of this world!! Owner is always present and staff is very friendly!

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the the crab cakes and artichoke deep. Also wonderful sweet potato fries.

RW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived 30 mins early. Seated right away they already had our table ready. The food was amazing and the staff was very attentive and checked on us frequently.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our meals and the service were incredible and enjoyable.

MM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint is that you cant just pop in on spur of moment on weekend evenings because of crowds,but I made a reservation because we had friends in from out of town. Food was outstanding ..in fact, it gets better. Don't change a thing!

SW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had our table ready, the server was very good, and the food was excellent.

AP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing dinner! My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and would definitely go back!

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times for both lunch and dinner and everything has always been exceptional. I had an out of town visitor I brought on Sunday and it was all equally enjoyable to her. Keep up the great service and excellent food!

SC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great the owner / chief stopped by our table along with other tables to make sure things were perfect .

PM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very noisy but great food. Saw many friends who appeared to be having a great time as well!

NB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Noise level was awful! We couldn’t even hear ourselves speak. Food was delicious!!!

OT
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Mannings is a great "Go To" restaurant.

And we are so fortunate to have the location in Clayton!

AP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! I look forward to my next visit.

RC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Positive from Hostess to Waitress to Food !! Will return!!

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Manning’s was not up to par; restaurant was very busy; server was slower than in the past; most of the guests in the party were pleased with their meals; my pasta dish was cool; wine glasses were dirty and needed to be replaced; dessert was excellent. Overall, was disappointed. Plan to eat there again in the future.

MB
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The deck is great, but the sun in your face is a little hard to take.

SC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Well it was quite disappointing. We went there for our anniversary and specifically requested outdoor seating (which is the rooftop) when we made our reservation through OpenTable. Our reservation was for 8:30 and we arrived on time. The hostess took us to our table in the restaurant and I said our reservation was for the rooftop. She said there was nothing available and asked if I made the reservation through OpenTable and I said yes. She said I should call next time and confirm rooftop seating. So we ate in the restaurant and it was okay, but there won't be a next time.

AB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manning's is one of my favorite resturants. I planned a mother daughter brunch with my aunts and cousins and it was amazing! All of my relatives enjoyed our brunch and our waitress was absolutely amazing!!

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