The Verandah - Mayton Inn

4.7
383 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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Before the advent of air conditioning, most Southern homes featured a large covered verandah for welcoming guests and spending time outdoors in the relative shade. This was also a period without modern refrigeration or motorized vehicles, which meant food was necessarily prepared fresh, with local ingredients. At Verandah, we strive to offer our guests a relaxed experience—contemporary southern casual fare enjoyed at yesterday’s pace.

Our chef and staff hope to exceed your expectations by making the unexpected feel familiar. Whenever possible, we use locally-sourced ingredients to offer innovative meals that will both comfort and challenge.

**For parties 10+ please give us a call so we can better accommodate your needs**
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary Southern
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am-10am
Lunch: 11am-2:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-10pm
Bar Menu: 11:00am-10:00pm
Bar open until 12am
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Phone number
(919) 307-7070
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Gompers
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Cross street
Park St
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Parking details
Verandah has complimentary valet service, in addition to on-street parking.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Verandah was fantastic - the only problem is they DON'T ACCEPT OpenTable reservations as they use a different reservation link on their website. They were kind enough to squeeze us in! OpenTable needs to fix this!

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and attentive service. A bit slow but it was a holiday & we were fine with socializing. Our second visit and I won’t be our last!

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JB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely, delicious brunch while celebrating my friend’s birthday.

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JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I'd like to give the Verandah 5 stars all the way across. Food is really good but doesn't have that extra burst of flavor or presentation that makes you take notice. The bar is terrific, they make an excellent Manhattan. The best space in the hotel is the Library. It's cozy, quiet and comfortable. However, the Dining Room is laid out like a school cafeteria and the walls and floor are stark hard surfaces so noise reverberates throughout the entire room. It literally has an echo. And, if they have a party going on in their separate party room, there's no way you can have a conversation without yelling, it's that LOUD. Additionally, the lights are bright and glaring, completing the cafeteria effect.
So, go to the Verandah, have a great drink and eat the good food but do it either in the Library or, at the right time of the year, on the veranda outside so you can also enjoy the people you're eating with.

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EC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here twice for Sunday brunch. Good food, great ambiance, and great service both times. LOVE the brussels sprouts and chicken and waffles.

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h
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun breakfast following family thanksgiving weekend and Sunday brunch. Creative breakfast menu.

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RB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Thought it over priced for a buffet. Food was good but not hot. Had to continually flag someone for service or questions, rarely saw initial waiter. Will not return.

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TT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Thanksgiving dinner was a mediocre buffet. Desserts in particular were a real letdown but none of the food was outstanding. Dining room setup had an institutional feel that was not helped by being seated directly next to the buffet line. At $55 per person this was a meal to forget.

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose The Verandah for Thanksgiving and we were very pleased with our choice. Service was prompt and attentive and selection of items on buffet was very satisfying. Already thinking about their Christmas Day buffet!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING Thanksgiving meal at The Verandah! Beautiful restaurant, friendly and attentive staff and incredible food.

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1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our party included 3 generations of family; ages ranging from 12 years of age to near 70. A variety of menu items were chosen. Everyone really enjoyed his/her food. Absolutely no negative criticism about any of the appetizers or entrees. The chocolate-orange cake was judged "too bitter" by two tasters, but fortunately the person who ordered it, liked it. The noise level was rated "quiet", but it should be noted that our party of nine and one other small party were the only ones in the dining room. The waiter provided excellent service. The duration of the experience was just shy of 2 hours.

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PB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it was perfect for a date. The library seating was very romantic perfect setting. Hope to return soon.

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Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is sooo good! I highly recommend the macaroni and cheese to share for the table. We went for dinner for the first time the other night and LOVED our meal- filet with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Because we had such a good experience we went back a few days later for brunch. Brunch was very good as well. We did the chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy.. and of course the macaroni and everyone was very happy! Service is a little slower here but the servers are always so kind and great; it’s a good atmosphere that the slower service doesn’t bother me

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CL
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a perfect spot for a relaxing delicious dinner. We have dined here several times but this meal was one of our best. We love coming here before the Marvelous Music Series.

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BL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The dining room was beautiful too. But it was much too loud in the dining area. There were 4 tables seated, maybe 30 people were seated and it was difficult to have a conversation with the 3 people at my table. Carpet may be a good investment.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verandah is a great find!! Have been there twice for brunch with girlfriends. Weekend and weekday. Nice sitting by the window ( made prior reservations) in a bright sunlit room, Awesome service and absolutely delicious food!! Had a great time! Wish to go again. This time for a romantic dinner. I believe Verandah will not disappoint.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome vibe and service. I’ll definitely be back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! First time there; came highly recommended and I second that!. Wonderful food, good service, and the ambience was lovely. Just a little confusing to know where to go when you are there for the first time, and parking seemed difficult because there were no instructions or signage. I will definitely go back!

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JT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic, excellent service, superb food wonderful prepared

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JT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wait staff were exceptional for brunch; so much so, that we’re returning this coming Sunday.

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EH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best dinners we have had in quite a while. Food and service were both outstanding

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Great service. Great food.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was at 5pm and we sat outside. We were celebrating our daughter's 3rd birthday before heading back to Colorado. If you are a person who doesn't like the humidity or feeling hot. Sit inside. It wasn't too busy around this time which was perfect with a three year old. The food was absolutely delicious! My husband tried the ribeye, I had the Catch of the Day which was trigger fish, with our daughter having a peanut butter jelly sandwich. Everything was equally Delectable.They even did a Complimentary cheese cake for our daughter. When we return to North Carolina we will be coming back.

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EM
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was prompt but impersonal and apathetic (host, manager, and server). Aesthetic of the restaurant was very chic and cozy.

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r
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our Brunches at THE verandah. Always look forward to our visits. Food and service from Tracy is out standing! Thank You, Bob & Linda

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AC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

As always, food was good, but service POOR and beyond slow. Everyone is nice and will get you what you need...if you hunt them down. Basic service needs such as small plates with bread/apps have to be asked for. Had to beg to order and the bill took 30min. A brunch lasted 3 hrs!
Food is good (charcuterie plate is not though), drinks yummy, gorgeous setting.
But, I’ve been here for cocktails in bar, hosted a baby shower in private room, dinner with husband, girls lunch—and all same problem—SERVICE TERRIBLE. Get it together Maynton Inn and train your servers because you are a gem to Cary but should be embarrassed about quality of waitstaff.

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f
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and great service. The room was a little loud for my taste. Would have been better for brunch instead of dinner maybe. Outside seating looked inviting.

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1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday and the food was fabulous! The shrimp and grits were among some of the best I’ve had. Would certainly go back again!

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable meal in the library for a relaxed business conversation

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AK
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food every time I've been here. The servers are always friendly and helpful. Yummy desserts, too!

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The folks were very helpful setting up a birthday surprise for my wife. Super staff.

The food was wonderful and unique. The desserts were also unique and tasty.

The wine list was good and the bar had a solid selection.

The restaurant layout is open and airy. There is also a patio area for nice sunny days.

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G
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service but not quite in the outstanding catagory. Two of us dined on holiday. Place was real quiet. Since it is part of boutique hotel it may have been just a slow night. Service was good. Chicken dish was good but not wow. Spouse had halibut and said was delicious. I would go again to try for better experience.

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SR
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Reasonable prices, great ambiance. Comfortable. Awesome outdoor area.

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T
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went for Brunch and really enjoyed it. Our waiter was excellent and the food and drinks were very good. They have an amazing patio, but don’t use it. I’ve been there for lunch several times and it was not in use then. Why? I would come more often if they did.

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RC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Greeted by a girl in Active wear and a coffee stained wrinkled paper menu was not my plan when making reservations for a Birthday Brunch. Huge disappointment.
The Breakfast food was barely above average, service was ok, restaurant and bathrooms could use some cleaning.
I thought the Mayton Inn was upscale?
The only upside cute building and area I hope they get it together.

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LJ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

My husband I went to the Verandah for breakfast before Lazy Daze. This is my second visit there; last time was for lunch. I was hoping for improvement on all fronts but it was again disappointing and the food just uninspired. Eggs runny, bacon burnt, potatoes tasted like they had come from a frozen bag. My coffee was weak and not hot enough and did not have a good taste or aroma. Our server seemed distracted and uninterested although only two other tables were occupied at the time. It was a beautiful cool morning and only one table was on the “verandah”. My feeling is management is not paying attention. Its very unfortunate for downtown Cary. Again.

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AK
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great lunch spot! We’ve celebrated many birthdays with “the girls” here. There’s always an interesting salad, and the desserts are fabulous!

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OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soup of the day was Brunswick Stew and it was delicious

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PZ
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go regularly but this was the first time for brunch and it was delicious. Will do it again very soon.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice little spot for brunch in downtown Cary. A little pricey, but for a once in a while I’d say not over the top. Great Southern Benedict.

But the real star was the banana pudding! It’s a must have.

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