Parkside Restaurant

4.6
74 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant located at the entrance of the Warehouse District, Parkside is situated on the corner of West Martin and South Dawson streets across from historic Nash Square. It was this urban park, one of the four original parks in downtown that inspired the name Parkside. Housed at street level and under the longest running neon restaurant sign in North Carolina you will find our doors, which have been the threshold to hospitality for this neighborhood for over one hundred years. Parkside believes in continuing this tradition in every way. From the warm red brick and reclaimed barn wood clad bar to the NC solid poplar tabletops, we want our guests to feel welcome. Whether you are sampling one of our 25+ beers on tap or enjoying our chef inspired locally sourced fare, your experience is our priority.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 74 people are saying
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vipMatt
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I went to Parkside for Mother’s Day for brunch. It was a great dining experience. Delicious food and helpful customer service. We will be back again soon!

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vipTracyW
Greensboro
47 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everyone had a delicious brunch; prime rib bowl, short rib benedict’s, chicken and waffles. All excellent! Love the horseradish hollandaise. Waitress was super nice and efficient.

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GotaK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch! Mimosa flights and build your own bloody marys were delicious.

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AshleyL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food love the atmosphere! Would deff bring my friends here when they visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had the shrimp and grits! Fairly decent

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KatieVH
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so friendly and helpful with making menu suggestions. We both enjoyed our meal, felt very safe from all the precautions that were taken and we hope to return again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great friendly service!

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VickyC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time at Parkside. The restaurant was busy but very clean and our reservation was ready when we arrived. Staff was very friendly and food came out in a timely manner. The baked pretzel was fabulous and everyone at the table loved it. I really enjoyed the steakhouse salad.

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Powell
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was awful, our waitress barely came to our table, forgot our drink orders, and the food was not good. I had the parkside burger with a gluten-free bun, and it melted into the meat.

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Heap
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little place. Burgers were very good. Bacon wrapped dates were excellent. Good quick service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to cheer on my daughters boyfriend who participated in Parkside’s Reaper Challenge. Live music, great food, great service.....what more could you ask for.

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JessicaMae
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Our server, Stephanie was great and the food was perfect. We were very happy with the entire experience.

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ECO1234
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch on Easter Sunday and Parkside did not disappoint!! Food was delicious and our server was awesome!

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HadleyE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Order the fish and chips. Skip the prime rib for dinner. This is pub food, not a gastro-pub.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp & grits were awesome

KM
KellyM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing .. service is fantastic.. quick and attentive

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AlexandriaM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing ...my new favorite place! Will definitely be there again this weekend for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and even better ambiance!

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! Price was good. Enjoyable experience. Somewhat noisy but not a deterrent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Our waitress was extremely high

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LeanneP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed brunch at Parkside - they have a really nice specialty brunch cocktail that was fabulous, and their deviled eggs were great! I ordered shrimp and grits (a touch heavy on the fat, but otherwise very tasty), and my friend ordered the fruit and kale salad with salmon on top (excellent). We did have to wait a bit to get in, but once we were in, service was friendly and quick

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Parkside has been busy! Of course that’s always good to see because you know the food/service is going to be amazing. But the downside is having to wait even though you’ve made reservations. These last two visits we have had to wait 15/20 mins for a table we have reserved for. Other than that the food and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and waffles the best

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vipShayla
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good and unique which I love, the only issue is that they don't have their menu up to do date and offered things that weren't on the menu and had things on the menu that they don't offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

My review is based on the fact that I never got the chance to sit down . The restaurant was packed. Wayyy beyond compacity. Wayyy too risky for my comfort level. Now I am not one of those people who can not be in a building with others at all. I am just saying that for the small amount of space they have, it was tight in there. I love the food which is why I came back. But this was a risky experience.

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JaclynW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and several vegan Options. It was our first time there and we will definitely come back!

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dbschroeder
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice hip place. Plates are reasonably priced. A little loud inside, other than that cool and lively ambiance.

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RobertW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. But if we are being honest, $15 for a glass of mid-range red wine that honestly couldn’t have been 3 ounces just doesn’t feel good. A great seared salmon, two sides, and a salad for $17. The waiter didn’t respond to our comment our the small pours. This wouldn’t keep me from going back as overall it was very good, but you know that feeling you get when a really small pour is put in front of you.

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vipQuazzyM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in raleigh

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RobinF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for dinner, only wish they had not run out of the prime rib.

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Carly
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

First of all, it was absolutely packed. They are definitely not adhering to coronavirus guidelines. On a related note, our waitress came to us in the middle of our second course to tell us that another reservation was booked for our table and they had arrived. Mind you, WE had a reservation and we were only halfway through our dinner! Then she came over a few minutes later to say nevermind and that she had made a mistake. Second, the food itself really wasn’t anything great. The broccoli was absolutely drowning in salt and the meal was subpar. The only redeeming quality was the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome service, attentive staff. Food was a little salty for my taste but was delicious. We were seated next to a large party, group of friends, that were noisy until they got their food. But, other than that it was a very nice experience and I would go again.

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KathleenB
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch last week at Parkside. Food was really good...salads were very fresh and filling. Waitstaff was terrific...very attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend and will go back soon.

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Fran
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

At no fault of the restaurant, the parking is tough and similar to NYC street parking. Most of my party had the Chicken n Waffles brunch special and sadly, no one enjoyed their meal. But everything else coming from the kitchen looked amazing.

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ROBO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great go-to for anything from light drinks, a daytime football watch spot, brunch or dinner. Brunch is always busy, but not in a way that's off-putting. The overall ambience is casual and lends itself to a group gathering rather than anything all that intimate.

Food is good and the folks who serve you are always down-home friendly.

A strong recommendation for the downtown Raleigh resident or visitor.

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vipMLT3
Raleigh
41 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our second time going and we got the same waitress and she remembered us too! It was a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food and Service were excellent and we will be back!

RB
RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You MUST get the pretzel! Absolutely delicious and a meal within itself. And to balance it out, might I suggest the Fruit Power Bowl. Super FRESH fruits and veggies and be sure to get the Lemon Oil dressing. It is absolutely fabulous!

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ToriT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome place to sit down, relax and eat amazing food.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Parkside Restaurant using the Order Online button. Parkside Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 232-8969.

Parkside Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 74 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.