522 Saint Marys Street Raleigh, NC +1 919 834 9499
Walk into Ciago's Italian Bar & Grill for an all-Italian meal. This is family-run local restaurant that serves the best pizzas and pastas. The food is served in decent-sized portions that are well-priced. The service is good, with attentive staff who are prompt. Of the dishes to try, the seafood linguini tops the list with the spaghetti with meatballs coming in next.
Scott Zepp and Matt LaFon combined their passion for beer and entrepreneurial spirit to conceive the first World Of Beer in Tampa back in 2007. After much success and popularity, the brand franchised to cater to beer aficionados across the country. The impressive selection of brews features top-labeled lagers, ales and drafts, to please connoisseurs and amateurs of the beverage alike. Music is a dimension well-fabricated into the experience, with the space having staged several emerging alternative bands and live gigs. The friendly service and their insistence on an at-home vibe have won them accolades and patrons aplenty.
141 Park at North Hills Street Suite 120 Raleigh, NC 27605 +1 919 803 3718
Sparians redefines the quintessential American bowling experience. Located in the heart of North Hills, this space features state-of-the-art alleys housed in an upscale lounge interior. Eighteen bowling lanes sparkle under disco lights, a favorite among rookie bowlers as well as pros. Grab a draft beer or a cocktail like the Peach Smash or Midtown Margarita at the bar to pair with delicious appetizers like firecracker shrimp and fried pickle chips, and main courses such as Hawaiian BBQ chicken, Cuban burger, jambalaya, fish and chips and Congo chicken. Xbox games and plasma TVs are available for additional entertainment. Elegant couches and contemporary interiors replace benches and neon lights for a sophisticated and upscale appeal that is fun and family-friendly.
4381 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue Raleigh, NC 27609 +1 919 791 1103
For a perfectly-cooked, perfectly-flavored steak, dine at Ruth's Chris Steak House. The steakhouse takes pride in the food they serve, and ensure that their customers have only the best. The service staff is efficient and prompt and are absolutely polite. If you'd like to go beyond just the steak, that would be a good choice too. Ask for the house specials before ordering and enjoy your meal!
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard Suite 1 Raleigh/Durham, NC 27707 +1 919 401 2600
A cute little bakery and restaurant, Guglhupf Café gives you the best of both! The food served here is mostly German, with a blend of the local flavors. This cafe can safely be termed a local favorite, especially for the breakfast/brunch. The place does get a bit crowded, so try and make reservations. The service is excellent. The waitstaff is polite and knowledgeable about the menu. Ask for suggestions and you will not be disappointed.
If you're tired of eating the same dishes/cuisines all the time, then you need to visit G2B Gastro Pub. The food here is innovative and has some real creative touches. The use of seasonal ingredients in most of the food not only enhances the flavor, but also ensures that there is a good rotation of taste and variety. All you beer lovers, this is your calling. G2B has an extensive beer menu with more than 25 bottled beers and over 10 tap beers!
237 South Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 27601 +1 919 322 0128
Fox Liquor Bar is a highly specialized cocktail location offering a sizable list of delicious cocktails in a trendy industrial setting. The exposed brickwork and metal fixtures creates a rough and tumble atmosphere that juxtaposes perfectly with the careful craftsmanship of Fox's cocktails. Classics such as the Manhattan and Old Fashioned are available for conservative tipplers, although creative beverages such as the Grapefruit Collins with Peychaud's bitters and the Corpse Reviver make great options for guests seeking something new. Beer and wine dominates a small section of the menu, with a charcuterie and cheese list even smaller than that. Fantastic cocktails made with care makes Fox Liquor Bar a must-visit location for fans of mixology in Raleigh.
Hereghty Heavenly Delicious offers a delicious assortment of freshly made pastries, confections and more alongside a selection of bistro-style cuisine. Located in the Glendwood Shopping Center, Hereghty manages to turn its small space into a mecca for European-style cafe service. Fresh pastries, cakes and bars comprise the bulk of the menu although more substantial salads, soups, sandwiches and larger plates are available. Simple and straightforward, Hereghty is great for a quick bite in Raleigh.
157 East Rosemary Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 +1 919 929 3355
The Underground is located in the heart of Chapel Hill. With great drinks and nightly entertainment, this laid-back bar is a favorite gathering spot among locals. They boast an impressive selection of draft beer and spirits, and feature table games like air hockey, foosball and pool. Open until 2a, their lineup includes live music, karaoke, dance, DJ nights and private events.
7307 Tyron Road Between US 1/64 and Kildaire Farm Cary, NC 27511 +1 919 233 1632
Hearty Southern cooking dished out amidst lovely surroundings make Lucky 32, one of Cary's favorite dining destinations. The talented Chef Jay Pierce makes great use of the region's abundant produce to come up with a well-thought out menu of Southern specialties. The local focus on ingredients is evident with the restaurant's alliances with local farms and the menus undergoing seasonal changes as well. The menu exhibits diverse influences from the Southern palate with pretty much every region represented. Specialties like Jambalaya, Black Bean Cakes and Pulled Pork on Johnny Cakes are some that are worth checking out. The salads and sandwich selection prove to be great for lighter appetites. The brunch menu is a popular affair as well. The restaurant's wine list has received accolades from Wine Spectator and is suitably diverse to match the menu. Service is spot-on and the staff is well equipped to handle large groups. Hosting private functions is also a possibility. Check website for more information.
Located in the charming 9th Street Shopping District, Francesca's is
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Years ago, it would have been difficult to find a
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This place is filled with people looking for an alternative
to that old dating standby of dinner and a movie. Showcasing all types of comedians, from newcomers to famous celebrities, the club itself is well kept and smoke free. You ...