Wake County’s Best Restaurants

The News and Observer just published their list of the Triangle Area’s Best Restaurants. I have summarized the list for those people who live in Wake County. Until recently, people who lived in the Raleigh area had to suffer chain restaurants if they wanted to eat nearby; Chapel Hill and Durham could definitely boast having the best restaurants per capita.

Hal and I have eaten at most of the restaurants on their list and we whole heartedly agree with Greg Cox’s opinions. There are a few additional restaurants that we enjoy that are not on this list, so I’ll give an additional shout-out  to Cary’s Maximillians, it is amazing and never disappoints.

News and Observer’s Best 2015 Restaurants

(Wake County)

Gold Medal
  • An : Cary,  contemporary Asian
  • Herons: Cary, Contemporary
  • Poole’s Downtown Diner: Raleigh Downtown , American Bistro (local, fresh)

 Silver Medal

  • 18 Seaboard: Raleigh downtown,  Contemporary Southern
  • Bida Manda: Raleigh downtown, Laotian
  • Bloomsbury Bistro: Raleigh Downtown, contemporary
  • Bruno: Raleigh Steaks, Seafood, Italian
  • BU.KU: Raleigh downtown, global street food (little and large plates)
  • Coquette: Raleigh North Hills, French
  • Glenwood Grill: Raleigh IBL, contemporary southern
  • Little Hen: Apex off Holly Springs road, American (local fresh)
  • Mandolin: Raleigh Downtown, contemporary southern
  • Maraux’s: North Raleigh, contemporary, seafood
  • Saint Jacques: North Raleigh, French
  • Stanbury: Raleigh Downtown, contemporary
  • Vivace: Raleigh North Hills, Italian

 Best in Class

  • Fusion: Joes and Son’s.  Raleigh Downtown, Mexican-Southern fusion
  • Italian: Gravy. Raleigh Downtown
  • Korean: Seoul Garden. Raleigh Atlantic ave
  • Mexican: Centro. Raleigh downtown (Dos Toquitos near Crabtree, similar menu)
  • Middle Eastern: Sitti. Raleigh downtown
  • Thai: Sawasdee. Two Raleigh locations (central and north)
  • Vegetarian: Fiction Kitchen. Raleigh Downtown
  • Vietnamese: Taste Vietnamese Cuisine. Morrisville
Poole’s Diner Mac and Cheese!!



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