From long-time favorites to newly opened gems these are Raleigh's Best and trendiest restaurants. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in Raleigh. Head to these establishments for the finest tasting menus and most extensive wine lists in the city.
Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 3295 spots across Raleigh, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 212 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Hoodline and Trip Savvy – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Raleigh/Durham Area, Hoodline - Check out the 4 most popular spots in Raleigh's Glenwood South neighborhood and Trip Savvy - The 16 Best Restaurants in Raleigh. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.