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NFT: Raleigh NC: Anyone know good places to eat?

NYG27 : 2/16/2017 1:58 pm
Never been there but I'll be there next week on a business trip. Anyone familiar with the area to give some suggestions on places to eat? I'll be near NC State's campus.

I've heard a lot about North Carolina BBQ, so I would look forward to going to a good barbecue place.

Open to any other good eat locations from Italian to Steakhouses.
Forgot to add  
NYG27 : 2/16/2017 2:01 pm : link
I absolutely love Japanese Steakhouse's. Any good hibachi restaurants near Raleigh?
42nd street oyster bar, if that is your thing  
DonQuixote : 2/16/2017 2:03 pm : link
Metnut : 2/16/2017 2:12 pm : link
Maybe the best fried chicken I've ever had.
There are four  
Pete in MD : 2/16/2017 2:16 pm : link
Olive Gardens within a 20 mile radius.
RE: Beasely's  
NYG27 : 2/16/2017 2:24 pm : link
In comment 13363191 Metnut said:
Maybe the best fried chicken I've ever had.

I just checked out their website. Menu looks really good, adding it to my list of places to visit. Thanks
koko2315 : 2/16/2017 3:34 pm : link

get the mac n cheese

RE: Poole's  
NYG27 : 2/16/2017 3:59 pm : link
In comment 13363327 koko2315 said:

get the mac n cheese

Looks like Pooles is owned by the same company that owns Beasley's. Can't go wrong with comfort food, will have to check both those locations out.
Regarding BBQ in NC, many places serve an eastern NC style  
Giants61 : 2/16/2017 4:03 pm : link
which is vinegar based and not the sweet style that you may be used to or prefer. Just be careful. I've been to The Pit and to Clyde Cooper's and both are very good

Some BBQ joints - ( New Window )
RE: Regarding BBQ in NC, many places serve an eastern NC style  
NYG27 : 2/16/2017 4:09 pm : link
In comment 13363372 Giants61 said:
which is vinegar based and not the sweet style that you may be used to or prefer. Just be careful. I've been to The Pit and to Clyde Cooper's and both are very good
Some BBQ joints - ( New Window )

Thanks for that link. I'm going to be there for two weeks, so I wanted to sample the different styles of BBQ the area had to offer. Planning to visit several of those locations and try both styles.
The Pit  
Jints in Carolina : 2/16/2017 4:48 pm : link
Great BBQ.
Sullivan's steakhouse is great  
Jints in Carolina : 2/16/2017 4:49 pm : link
Pricy but great.
RE: The Pit  
NYG27 : 2/16/2017 5:08 pm : link
In comment 13363453 Jints in Carolina said:
Great BBQ.

Keep on reading great reviews for The Pit, have to make that a stop one of the nights I'm there.

Sullivan's looks good, might have to skip breakfast and lunch the day I visit them, as I'm pretty sure my bill will be close to my daily per diem allowed. LOL
Go to Durham and  
Steve L : 2/16/2017 6:45 pm : link
Eat at Bull City Burger. It's right near the stadium. They have the best burgers. Gourmet everything. They make everything in the place from scratch except he wine and bread (yes the beer too). Get the bull city nuts. Delish

If you go, ask for Seth and tell him his cousin Steve sent you.
Angus Barn  
Suburbanites : 2/16/2017 9:34 pm : link
That was always my place when I went to the Triangle for a business trip.
Luis in NJ : 2/16/2017 10:37 pm : link
Took some out of towners to Beasley's tonight, they loved it. You cant go wrong with any of fhe restaurants in the ashley christensen group honestly. She was just nominated for the national james beard award.

For BBQ, Raleigh itself is somewhat lacking. The Pit is great but most folks in NC cannot fathom upscale BBQ ie paying more then $6.95 for a plate of chopped bbq. Closest thing to old style traditional is Ole Time BBQ on Hillsboro street. Its a hole but the food is great. If you have a chance to go out into country one day you can really get the experience.

Sullivans is awesome but it is a chain. Angus Barn is worth a visit if you have never been but it will not be the best steak you've ever bad. But definitely one of the most unique steakhouses in the country and a great experience, i always try to take out of town guests here if they have never been.

If working near State, hit East Village for a good greasy college burger and cold beer. Also the iconic Mitch's Tavern, where they filmed the bar scene in Bull Durham.

My favorite restaurant in Raleigh is Bali Hai mongolian stir fry on US 70 in Garner. Not the same as it was before it burned down in old location on Wake Forest Rd but still damn good. If you like spice get a combo D10. And yes Yelp says it sucks but f yelp. I will defend bali hai til the day i die.
I'd second 42nd street  
Luis in NJ : 2/16/2017 10:42 pm : link
Its a definite raleigh instituion

Also for burgers i am partial to char grill, get the half pound and be sure to get a shake. Hot dogs, snoopy's kicks ass. Both on hillsborough not far from state, heading towards downtown. Also a snoopy's near meredith college on hillsborough.
The Pit is terrific...  
Chris in Philly : 2/16/2017 10:49 pm : link
For breakfast/brunch  
timintey : 2/16/2017 10:51 pm : link
Hit Big Ed's at City Market. Great food and a great atmosphere.
It will be in the 70s all next week ...  
Spider56 : 2/17/2017 7:00 am : link
Take a walk on glenwood (avenue) south and find an outdoor restaurant ... you'll find out why all us ex Yankees moved here.
Mt. Pilot Diner...  
BMac : 2/17/2017 7:23 am : link
...Ask for Juanita.
Two more suggestions  
Luis in NJ : 2/17/2017 7:33 am : link
Cowfish at North Hills: Sushi / burger fusion (trust me)

Raleigh Beer Garden on Glenwood South. When it opened two years ago it over 300 beers on tap. At the time it was supposedly a world record.
All of Ashley’s places like Poole’s Diner are fantastic  
bigblue1124 : 2/17/2017 8:05 am : link
I have known Ashley for years and all of her places are fantastic and really proud of her. With that said keep in mind depending on when you choose to dine be prepared to wait. I don’t believe any of them except reservations and with most James Beard Award winners they get packed quick and often. She is not the hot chef in the Raleigh area she is one of the hottest in the country right now. I highly recommend her places but as I said be prepared for a wait.

Other places in the area like the Pit some have recommended is very good but keep in mind the godfather of Q Ed Mitchell is no longer there. He is opening a place in Raleigh currently but no date set for grand opening.

Angus Barn is always a good place great service, food is very good and reasonably priced and a neat place to see.

Chains- the Capital Grille does a nice job

Gravy an Italian place owned by the same group who owns the Pit is solid.

Second Empire has been a good place for years and Tazza Kitchen is a nice casual place as well.
Thanks for all the feedback  
NYG27 : 2/17/2017 12:11 pm : link
I'm going to be there for two weeks and looking forward to visiting a good portion of all the suggested places list.
Lucky 32 is very good  
Kevin in Annapolis : 2/17/2017 12:35 pm : link
but a little more to the west in Cary
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