Central North Carolina Restaurants

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  • 1. Crafted

    $ | Downtown | International

    The community-style tables here make for a casual dining experience, often with a wait. The no-reservations restaurant serves everything from...Read More

  • 2. Garland

    $$ | Downtown | Asian

    Chef Cheetie Kumar is a rock star in the Raleigh culinary scene, and her popular restaurant showcases the cuisine of her native India. Kumar...Read More

  • 3. Guglhupf

    $$ | German

    Locals have flocked to this upscale German bakery, café, and biergarten for more than 20 years, drawn by the delicious pastries, lively brunch...Read More

  • 4. Irregardless Café

    $$$ | University | Eclectic

    This café's menu—a combination of dishes inspired by the seasons for meat eaters as well as vegetarians and vegans—changes daily. Salads are...Read More

  • 5. Mateo Bar de Tapas

    $$ | Downtown | Spanish

    Here, Chef Matthew Kelly explores what happens when you mix the flavors and small-plate dining tradition of Spain with the beloved ingredients...Read More

  • 6. The Durham

    $$$ | Downtown | American

    James Beard Award–winning chef Andrea Reusing serves local and artisanal ingredients in a dining room meant to feel more like a living room...Read More

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