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The Twisted Fork

860 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups (879)
  • Kid-friendly (670)
  • Special Occasion (662)

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Welcome to Twisted Fork! Menu favorites such as house smoked NC BBQ, Texas style beef brisket, mouthwatering ribs, fresh ground burgers, and Pastry Chef Richard Smith's famous scratch made desserts join new additions including pizzas made with fresh dough from our bakery. Be sure to try our Sunday brunch menu featuring Brisket Benedict, Bananas Foster French Toast, a Breakfast Buffet Burger and more. Some say our menu is a little eclectic, and they are right! It's food we love - casual, made fresh and delicious. We think you'll love it too! And you can't forget our selection of 30 draft beers for $3 all day, every day. Great craft and NC beers on tap!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Barbecue, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 8pm
Sunday Brunch 11am - 2pm
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Phone number
(919) 792-2535
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Jones
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Our sister companies, Rocky Top Catering and Southland BBQ Catering, can take care of all your special events needs. We have a premier private event space in North Raleigh called 1705 Prime and a historic, restored special event venue in Youngsville - Cross+Main. We are full service off site caterers.

We are the exclusive caterer at the Blue Zone at UNC's Kenan Stadium and at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences & Nature Research Center in Downtown Raleigh.

Please visit for more information.
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Cross street
Capital Blvd: Triangle Town Center down from Barnes & Nobles
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was mediocre. I went for a birthday dinner and made reservations three weeks out when I got there I had a cake brought in and only after bringing the cake did they mention a $25 cake free. One waiter said if we cut it ourselves they would waive the fee but apparently that wasn't the case. Somewhere there was a miscommunication but our main waiter took care of it and that I did appreciate.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

We made reservations for Father's Day. The service was sub-par, the server only refilled 1 drink once (out of 11 people). 2 of the 5 kids did not receive their dessert - we had to ask if they got it as well before the options were given. One of the fathers, at the end of the meal, asked if there was a special for desserts for dads. Our server stated he would ask the manager. When he came back he told us that the only Father's Day special was the one that included a meal for $30 (& also included dessert). We stated that we were never told about the special & the server just kind of shrugged. Spoke to a manager who then offered dessert & gave discount cards for the next visit if we gave them another chance. The mahi mahi one person ordered was dry & overcooked, the shrimp & grits was a very small portion, the fried shrimp plate was returned because the shrimp was very fishy tasting. Once we received our checks, we noticed it stated "gratuity 20". The menus state that a party of 6 or more will automatically be charged 18% gratuity so we were expecting this, however it had 20 next to it so we looked more closely. The actual checks (we had 3 checks) ranged from 20-27% gratuity added to the checks. When we asked the server about the amount of gratuity added,he shrugged & stated that the manager added it on there. Asked to speak to the manager again, who did notice that the gratuity was incorrect. He rectified that issue, however we will not be going back. Poor experience all around.

vipDubs (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Really slow to get food after we ordered. Had to seek out water refills repeatedly. However, loaded fries appetizer was DELICIOUS!! The food was good and hot when it got to us.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

great friendly staff, open kitchen, huge salad bar, great desserts. you won't go away hungry.

vipSarahE (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

If this was my first time at Twisted Fork, it would have been my last. REALLY slow service, but great food. Assuming someone called out and they were short handed. Definitely not the norm.

zoowee (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner. I had the mahi-mahi (grilled, not blackened) with ghe grits and fried okra. It was delicious! I would certainly get this again. Husband had the NY strip with the garlic mashed potatoes and fried okra. He said it was not bad but the steak had some gristly pieces. The $3 beer special is worth ordering. Service was great, and our waiter was friendly and talkative. Very good and varied menu selection.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Me and my bestfriend had a good time it was really calm and quite felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant but it was good had a lot of 101 time other then our waiter coming every 15mins it was good

vipBillMc (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

We asked to substitute BBQ pork for chicken on a he pizza and they were very accommodating. The pizza was excellent. Great crust. Even better taste. It would compare with the best pizzeria style pizza.

Staff was really friendly. Atmosphere was modern and clean.

vipFaye321 (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

This is one of our favorite places to eat. My daughter picked Twisted Fork for her eighth grade graduation lunch. The food and service is always great. We will return for anytime dinning.

vipKimberlyM (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on May 30, 2017

The restaurant itself would probably get a better rating from me if it was not located at a mall that is clearly going out. Many of the surrounding spaces were vacant and the restaurant essentially was, too. It is not a lot of fun to eat in a ghost town.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
1.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

The meal was terrible considering how high the Twisted Fork was rated. Service was pretty good but everything else was rough.

Faith001 (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We went to Twisted Fork in lieu of a suggestion from Dean's Seafood in Cary because they were completely sold out. The quality of the food and was not the same. The best service we received was from the GM . He checked on us several times and was very attentive to our needs. Unfortunately he was not the chef.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Had a reservation at 1:00 checked in at 12:45. Hostess told us to have a seat. After that she kept seating other people that didn't have a reservation so we waited for about 30 minutes & still wasn't seated so I asked her how much longer before we would be seated. She said she forgot about us. I don't know why that was possible since we sat right in front of her. Really put a damper on my Mother's Day. That's why I made a reservation.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Quick service. Delicious Mother's Day brunch buffet.

davidjeet (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch was great. Very busy but not too busy that we couldn't get food in a timely fashion. Really wish they had an egg chef or fresh waffle option but given the crowd size I'm not sure if that would have been feasible.