Carolina Crab Cakes
Seasoned lump crab cakes, pan-seared and served with fried green tomato, sweet corn relish, and spicy remoulade
Baby Spinach with sweet red onions, pecan smoked bacon, granny smith apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, and local smoked goat cheese served with house balsamic dressing
Crispy fried wings tossed in your favorite sauce, served with celery and blue cheese or ranch
Went to Mannings for Girls Night Out. This is clearly a go-to restaurant as it was very busy for a week night. What a great meal though! Three of us had the Filet and it was cooked to perfection. The crab dip was great and our drinks were on point too. The restaurant was a bit noisy but everything else was fabulous. Downtown Clayton is cute as can be.
Pita Chips were AMAZING! Crab cakes, Macaroni & Cheese, Steak were DELISH!! The service was TERRIFIC. I only wish they gave a piece of dessert to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries.
The food is always delicious when we go to Mannings. The waitress seemed not to be on her game when we went on Sunday night. While it was loud, she missed a side order for one of our friends and when it came time to pay the bill, it took an extra 20 minutes to get a to go lid for some salad dressing. She made a snide comment about hoping that wasn't the reason we were waiting around. Overall, the food is wonderful and Howard (the owner) will go above and beyond to make sure his patrons are enjoying themselves.
The food was delicious and the service impeccable!
Food was great and service was great as well...waitress was an older lady with not great customer service skills but she provided good service! She was just direct, “what do you want” rather than have you decided yet!
We made reservations and were seated promptly and cheerfully. The food was delicious and so were our drinks. We both enjoy this place; I wish it had just a little more ambience!
Service and food was great. We brought our 5 month old in a stroller and they accommodated us with no problems! The ribs and crab dip were amazing. Seafood was also good!
Waitress was fantastic and so was the meal. We went in for a date night and it felt like a perfect spot for that. We sat in a smaller room and there were a lot of other couples there as well. We ordered the ribeye steak and it was tender, juicy, and full of flavor. The crab cake appetizer was my meal along with the spinach salad and both were wonderful. Crab cakes were so flavorful and didn’t have filler. Just delicious crab meat. Yummy!
Please recognize that when two women ask for one bill honor their request. I was out with my wife and it’s off putting when we are not seen as a couple.
We dined on Super Bowl Sunday early evening, and it was pretty obvious that they wanted to go home and watch the Super Bowl at six! Our server was not great, but this is not typical as the service at Manning’s is usually good. My date had to send his Manhattan back because it was not well-made and tasted terrible; however the second try was very good the food was absolutely delicious! We really do like this place a lot.
We always know we will enjoy our time at Manning’s!
We bring the people and they supply the good time! Food never disappoints! We once again went to celebrate a special birthday.
Went to celebrate a birthday of a family member who recently moved to Clayton. Food was great. Service was friendly. A good time was had by all.
We love Mannings for every occasion and always look forward to our meal! Erin is the best server, always super friendly and attentive and definitely goes above & beyond. Couldnt be more happy with our experience everytime we go. 😊
We were there as a group of 8 for a Sunday birthday lunch. Server was great, attentive and anticipated needs without reminders. One individual's order (sides) was slightly off but we let it go based on our overall satisfaction. Food was very good and everyone at our table enjoyed a variety of entrees...BLT, pasta, soup, salad, ribs, burgers. Parking was not a problem. It was a bit noisy, from the "background" music. Would have been nice for it to have been turned down a notch. Would definitely go again, please with our visit/meal.
Delicious. I loved the grits and pork tenderloin. Will definitely be back!
The food, the staff and the atmosphere is exceptional. It’s now our go to place for business associates, friends and family.
Great dinner at Manning's on Friday night. Was in the mood for appetizers, so go the clam cakes, seared scallops and a bowl of gumbo. All very good! Noise level was really high - they need to put some egg crate foam on the ceiling - paint it black and you're golden! Still highly recommend as the best restaurant in Clayton!
Fantastic food! No where else on JOCO to get such tasty, elegant meals! This was our 1st visit...we will definitely be returning!
I’m a big fan of Manning’s. I’ve never heard anyone complain from locals to visitors. The recipes are delicious and there’s something for everyone, healthy and for this of us that like a treat day!
Celebrating with our daughter. New job
Great food and our server was awesome! We will definitely go back!!!
Birthday dinner for the wife, service was great as well as the food. Definitely will be back. Busy for a Wednesday early evening so having the reservation helped.
It was our first time here, and it did not disappoint. It was our anniversary. We sat on the rooftop, and were the only ones up there most of our dinner. We had the spinach dip -which was wonderful (the pita is fried and comes with parmesan cheese on it-my husband loved it). We both ordered steak (ribeye and the filet) both were cooked perfectly and the sides were good too (even with my special requests). Our waitress was there when we needed something, but let us enjoy our anniversary and some time alone too. Great evening!
Very pleased with wait staff and owners attention to our needs. We were moved to a private room at no extra charge to help us conduct a business meeting
The crabcake entree, cajun chicken sandwich, caesar salad, and pumpkin cheesecake(seasonal) were all better than I had even expected. The crab cakes were the best crab cakes I have ever eaten. We sat upstairs, but inside. It was a little louder than I had expected, but not bad. The rooftop patio is very nice, but I wish the top edge of the building was lower so you could see main street while eating. The downstairs was louder, but still manageable and seemed very nice too. The entire restaurant was very clean and well staffed. They were very busy, even on a Thursday at 6pm, so I'm glad I made a reservation. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. We were checked on multiple times, but not at an uncomfortable rate. Food came out quicker than expected. Entire order was made correct, and was fresh. Flavor of all items were very fulfilling. For what you get, the prices are on point, maybe even a little lower than they should be. My wife and I will be returning without a doubt in the future.
We are so grateful that Howard opened Manning’s in Clayton.
Everything about this restaurant is exceptional!
You can save yourself a trip to Raleigh and go to Manning’s and
not be disappointed.
Best hamburgers! Had out of town guests I brought and they agreed!
Great service and very good food. Can be a little noisy. Highly recommend for a casual night out with friends or family.
Fast friendly service. Food was awesome as always.
Good food. Overall very pleasant experience.
Would definitely go again.
Best burgers around!
Always good food and great service! We go just about every week.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Delicious food. So nice to have a good restaurant close to home in Clayton!
Great service and excellent food. Great value for the money.
Look forward to going to Manning's again soon.
Just a pleasant experience to have a place with good food to order.
Manning's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 585-7005.
Manning's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.