Best American Restaurants in Raleigh

Crawford & SonCrawford & Son
(741)
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American | Raleigh, Raleigh
HeronsHerons
(1706)
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American | Cary, Raleigh
Glenwood GrillGlenwood Grill
(2052)
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American | Raleigh, Raleigh
Capital Club 16Capital Club 16
(94)
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American | Raleigh, Raleigh
Fairview Dining RoomFairview Dining Room
(1103)
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American | Durham, Durham
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - CaryLucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
(2552)
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American | Cary, Raleigh
The Mebane Downtown TableThe Mebane Downtown Table
(402)
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American | Mebane, Durham
Primal Food & SpiritsPrimal Food & Spirits
(436)
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American | Durham, Durham
Plates KitchenPlates Kitchen
(608)
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American | Raleigh, Raleigh
Clouds BrewingClouds Brewing
(159)
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American | Raleigh, Raleigh
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - DurhamFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham
(320)
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American | Durham, Durham

Best Italian Restaurants in Raleigh

cafe tiramisucafe tiramisu
(278)
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Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Bella MonicaBella Monica
(2101)
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Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
VivaceVivace
(1866)
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Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Caffe LunaCaffe Luna
(1493)
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Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Garibaldi TrattoriaGaribaldi Trattoria
(282)
$$$$
Italian | Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh
GravyGravy
(2332)
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Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Farina Neighborhood ItalianFarina Neighborhood Italian
(380)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Il PalioIl Palio
(962)
$$$$
Italian | Chapel Hill, Durham
Capri RestaurantCapri Restaurant
(297)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Mia Francesca TrattoriaMia Francesca Trattoria
(1413)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Maggiano's - DurhamMaggiano's - Durham
(4715)
$$$$
Italian | Durham, Durham
Mulino Italian Kitchen & BarMulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
(331)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Lugano RistoranteLugano Ristorante
(441)
$$$$
Italian | Cary, Raleigh
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Raleigh - CrabtreeBRIO Tuscan Grille - Raleigh - Crabtree
(1034)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh

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Crawford & Son1. Crawford & Son
741 reviews
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American | Raleigh, Raleigh

We were late for our reservation, and they were still gracious. Attentive but not too hovering staff. Guided us on wine selection. Food was delicious and rich, couldn't finish! Let us take our leftover wine home. More

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M Sushi2. M Sushi
694 reviews
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Sushi | Durham, Durham

As always the food and service were outstanding! Great restaurant for a date or intimate gathering with friends More

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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar3. Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar
2244 reviews
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Asian | Raleigh, Raleigh

I was blown away by Bida Manda. From the appetizers to entrees to wine list, it was clear that an incredible amount of thought and detail had been put into every facet of their menu. The anaheim pepper appetizer and the pork belly soup were two of the best dishes I have every had. I will be recommending this place to all of my friends. More

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh4. Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh
777 reviews
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Mexican | Raleigh, Raleigh

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Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern5. Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
2873 reviews
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Contemporary American | Raleigh, Raleigh

Lovely atmosphere. Great service. Would highly recommend it. We are in Raleigh for only two nights and this was special More

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BarriqueBarrique
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Steakhouse | Goldsboro, Goldsboro

Barrique is a fine-dining restaurant with a covered back patio area. We focus on a protein-based menu specializing in quality Angus steaks, fine wine, and barrel aged whiskies. We are located in the booming, and rapidly expanding, Downtown Goldsboro, NC.

Barrique is a venue where the local communities can come celebrate life through dining, craft cocktails and wine selections from all over the globe. Barrique, being the French term for wine barrel features two levels of dining and entertainment. We recommend reservations for the dining room. A full menu is also offered upstairs in our casual, but upscale lounge.

Barrique's ambiance and décor flows with the industrial history of the business once occupying the building. The building was designed by the award winning renovation company, Blue Yonder Properties in coordination with David Maurer Architecture and Billy Brock Construction. More

M TempuraM Tempura
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Tempura | Durham, Durham

M Tempura is Durham's traditional Japanese tempura restaurant. For lunch: Our lunch options are strictly Pork and Fish Katsu lunch sets and not traditional tempura. Tempura is available only for dinner to allow lunch diners fast and efficient service. We plan on introducing vegetarian options to our menu soon. For Dinner: Our dinner service is strictly a set menu. We are a small restaurant with limited seating, so we ask that everyone who sits to choose one of the dinner options. We currently cannot accommodate shellfish, vegetarian (egg in batter), gluten, and seafood allergies. We apologize for the inconvenience. We plan on introducing vegetarian options to our menu soon. More

O-Ku - RaleighO-Ku - Raleigh
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Asian | Raleigh, Raleigh

O-Ku Sushi Raleigh celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a southern approach with a menu that focuses on unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations. From petite plates to sushi specialties, O-Ku showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and produces in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources.More

Societa Sicilian-American Comfort & Street FoodSocieta Sicilian-American Comfort & Street Food
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Italian | Durham, Durham

Elevated Comfort Italian in Smart, Stylish Environs.
Societa offers an extensive menu with a focus on Italian-American cuisine. Our Business Express, Fast Casual Lunch features a fresh variety of sandwiches, burgers, pasta & salads, vegetarian & gluten-free options, & our Full Service Dinner menu includes Sicilian-American favorites like Pressed Lasagna, Handmade Moorish Meatballs, Pesto alla Trapanese, & Sicilian Street Food like Pane e Panelle & Potato Croquettes. The full-service bar boasts 22 rotating beers on tap in addition to signature cocktails & a full wine list. The stylish environs & chic Miami influenced patio are flexible to accommodate private diners, entertaining clients, family dinner or large groups, corporate & networking events for up to 250 guests. More

Uncle Llew's Restaurant and PubUncle Llew's Restaurant and Pub
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American | Wake Forest, Raleigh

With over 20 years of experience cooking in a multitude of restaurants, Chef/Owner Llewellyn Sutton is excited to present his vision to you and all of our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us. Our front of house managers have a collective 30 years of experience in restaurant hospitality and approach every situation with compassion and sincerity. Our restaurant/banquet hall is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our ingredients from local markets whenever possible. Our produce and meats are always fresh, never frozen. Most dressings are made in-house from scratch.

Don't take our word for it though. Come in and give us a try, our food speaks for itself.More

Discover Chapel Hill

As one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, it's no surprise that the restaurant scene keeps heating up in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. These central North Carolina cities are collectively known as the Triangle, and, thanks in part to the number of universities and colleges in the area, there is an abundance of excellent restaurant options. Although essentially every type of international and American cuisine is available, some of the more prevalent options are eclectic Asian, Italian, steakhouse and seafood. Chapel Hill has one of the oldest restaurant and bars known for great hamburgers while an upscale Durham restaurant serves Mexican dishes with a modern touch. Classic southern fare is of course on the menu too.