The Raleigh Times
Since restoring the original building in 2006, The Raleigh Times has expanded twice to include second floor seating and a rooftop patio with the best views in downtown Raleigh.
Guest face coverings required.
Please be advised, in the interest of safety for our guests and employees, our doors will remain propped open during business hours.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Loved the food and the atmosphere. It was really good =)
Masters degree celebration
Everything we ordered was fantastic. Great service and ambience.
It's a Raleigh staple for a reason with better than expected food - and thanks to Brian for the great service!
It was okay. Not terrible, not great.
I would give them another try.
I was excited to try this restaurant based on the google reviews. We sat inside and the waitress was visibly annoyed when my husband asked for lemon with his water. She actually never brought him a lemon. We asked for a cheeseburger kids meal for my youngest daughter (meat was visibly over cooked, bun was hard) a burrito for my oldest (mediocre to say the least, too much sauce, paid for extra avocado which was thrown on top) and my husband got a Ruben (meat was very over cooked and hard, food was cold). Was very disappointed in the service which took forever to get our food, which is why we didn’t even bother to complain about the food. Took forever to get our check. Will never go back to this restaurant.
Nice bar/restaurant. I got the shrimp and grits and it was delicious. Made a reservation for a Saturday night. We were seated right away. Service was great. Will return next time I’m in town.
The service was incredible and the food was delicious!
Everything was spot on here. The burgers were delicious, the tacos were excellent. Chicken sandwich tender and juicy.
Nice selection of craft beers, homemade potato chips, good quesadilla. Brussel sprouts a bit undercooked. Great vibe in a historic building..Very good service, place was safely crowded. Looks to be "the" spot in Raleigh.
Excellent experience. Staff was super attentive and helpful. Food is delicious.
Our waiter was amazing. The food was delicious. It was a great experience!
Our staff literally lives to make you happy and we are so glad they could do so for you, Britt!
Food was average but the drinks were good and we had fun
Wonderful service and food, as always. I love going here. It’s my go-to downtown restaurant for any meal.
Great food! Sad we couldn’t sit up on the deck, but will try again!
We had multiple items from the menu and all were great! May look like "bar food" when you glance at the menu but definitely does not present as bar food. One of the best fish and chip meals that I have had. My son inhaled the Pork Burrito, and my husband tried four different tacos. Everyone was very happy with their meals and we will be back. Beautiful day to sit on the rooftop too.
everything on this menu looked incredible. we went with the wings, frickles (MMM), cuban sandwich with a side kale caesar and a brussel sprout salad. the side kale caesar was amazing! those spicy peppers really make it a meal. 10/10 would recommend.
Awesome atmosphere with rooftop dining. We had a reservation for 9:00 PM. We walked in and were taken right to our table. Food was excellent, but service less attentive once we received our food. We were planning to order an amazing looking dessert, but decided to leave instead. We will go back. Great date night for my wife and I.
The rooftop was so nice and the waiter was excellent! Can’t wait to come back
We always have great service at Raleigh Times, but Brian was outstanding. And the food never disappoints.
My fiancé & I went to Raleigh times for brunch with our friends to celebrate our engagement and it was lovely!! The rooftop was the perfect spot for our celebration!😊
We were seated on the second floor inside which kept the noise to a minimum. The service and food were as good as we expected. We really liked the Vaccine=Victory t-shirts and the efforts that the restaurant and staff have taken to protect its workers and its customers. Thanks.
We were given a rooftop table, which was a nice surprise, and the service was attentive, pleasant, and timely. Food was excellent, as usual, and drinks were perfectly made. Can't wait to come back!
The waitress was excellent
The rooftop was amazing and no doubt my date was SPECTACULAR! Service, a slow but over all good! I would recommend everyone to go! For seating, request the ROOFTOP!
The Raleigh Times is my favorite place to go downtown! It’s not too upscale but it’s a great place to meet with friends and have a drink or grab a bite to eat. I LOVE the fried pickles and everything I’ve gotten there has been great too.
Great food for beer. Nice and quiet place to enjoy time with friends.
We have been here many, many times and never had any problem or complaints. This recent time (3/27) the hostess checked us in and told us that there’s a reservation at 5pm at our table....
Our reservation was at 3pm (for my birthday bday is 3/29 our reservation was 3/27). I honestly didn’t see the need for the hostess to let us know about the 5pm reservation.... even if we did drag out our time, you can seat them somewhere else. I don’t think they would mind.... where we sat wasn’t pretty. My view was of a open door and a staircase going down where waiters were coming and going. It was the oddest spot to put people.
Great visit. I hit Raleigh Times every time I am in Raleigh, NC. Great to meet old friends with consistent good drinks and food. Our service was great! See you next time!
So glad we ate here. Dined here on a Friday night and we were fortunate enough to get a table on the rooftop. Loved the fried pickles with their great ranch dressing. My son had the shrimp and grits and I had the Shrimp Po Boy. Both were very good. Great selection of craft beers and overall a wonderful meal. Staff was so friendly, helpful and attentive. Would highly recommend.
Good bar food. Will hope for better weather for outdoor seating next time.
Prob would have been nice outside, would not recommend for a family dinner inside... definitely a bar atmosphere and If that’s what you’re expecting it’s perfect for that. Just not what we were expecting.
Fun and easy going. Food was delish!
Great roof top experience on a nice sunny Sunday! Food was yummy!
We had outdoor seating upstairs. it was a beautiful day and we loved being up on the roof. Wait staff was awesome and the food good!
Great Food and service. Always consistent. Nachos amazing and the shrimp po boy was tasty
Made the reservation for my daughters birthday for the rooftop and called to confirm the day before and was assured the request was received. When we showed up, we were told they had an event on the rooftop and weren’t able to sit there. It would have been nice to have gotten communication about the table because we would have eaten somewhere else. It was my daughters sweet 16 with friends and it definitely didn’t feel special.
The food and deer was delicious! Loved the staff!
Great charm in this restored building in downtown Raleigh. Menu has something for everyone and the food we had was great.
You can order delivery directly from The Raleigh Times using the Order Online button. The Raleigh Times also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 833-0999.
The Raleigh Times is rated 4.6 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.
The Raleigh Times does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://empire-eats.myshopify.com/products/150-empire-eats-gift-card.
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.