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The 13 Best Restaurants In Raleigh

Updated: October 10, 2022

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.

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Stanbury

New American, $$$, MordecaiNew American, $$$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Saint Jacques

French, $$$, North RaleighFrench, $$$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Brewery Bhavana

Asian, $$, CentralAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Rockford

New American, $$, HillsboroughNew American, $$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Fiction Kitchen

American, $$, CentralAmerican, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Crawford & Son

American, $$$, MordecaiAmerican, $$$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

American, $$, Falls of NeuseAmerican, $$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Taste

American, $$, Five PointsAmerican, $$Raleigh, Five Points
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

American, $$, MordecaiAmerican, $$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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bartaco North Hills

Mexican, $$, Six ForksMexican, $$Raleigh, Six Forks
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Garland

Asian, $$$, CentralAsian, $$$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Tazza Kitchen Village District

American, $$, HillsboroughAmerican, $$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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The Pit

American, $$, CentralAmerican, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Hoodline, 2020

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How did these spots get chosen?

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.

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