Highest-rated cheap eats in Raleigh, according to Tripadvisor

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January 3, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Raleigh, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in the U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Raleigh that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#29. Watkins Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1625 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604-1332
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#28. Plaza Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cafe, Mexican
- Address: 411 Fayetteville St Ste 109, Raleigh, NC 27601-1750
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#27. Benny's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Pizza
- Address: 121 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1308
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#26. Dalat

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 2109 Avent Ferry Rd Ste 110, Raleigh, NC 27606-2137
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#25. Big Boss Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub, Contemporary
- Address: 1249 Wicker Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-1682
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#24. El Rodeo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 329 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1803
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#23. Char-Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 3211 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-5367
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#22. Kabobi

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Persian
- Address: 4325 Glenwood Ave Ste 2054, Raleigh, NC 27612-4527
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#21. Jasmin & Olivz

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Address: 3801 Hillsborough St Suite 149, Raleigh, NC 27607-0168
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#20. Pho Vietnam

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 1284 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3327
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#19. Taqueria El Toro

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 3615 Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603-3636
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#18. O'Malley's Pub and Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 5228 Hollyridge Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612-3114
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#17. Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Peruvian, Latin
- Address: 4614 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604-4478
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#16. Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Peruvian, Spanish
- Address: 8211 Brier Creek Pkwy Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27617-7800
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#15. Mecca

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (133 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 13 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1841
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#14. Soo Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Address: 2815 Brentwood Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604-3225
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#13. Aggies Grill Station

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian
- Address: 3027 Capital Blvd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27604-3399
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#12. Taza Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
- Address: 10940 Raven Ridge Rd #108, Raleigh, NC 27614-6610
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#11. The Shiny Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1550 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3356
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#10. Mitch's Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 2426 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-7248
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#9. Slice Of NY pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 8301 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617-7326
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#8. Angie's Restaurant

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (247 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1340 W Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529-3028
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#7. D&S Cafeteria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1177 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3324
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#6. The Roast Grill Hot Weiners

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (131 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 7 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1849
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#5. Char-Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 618 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1732
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#4. Pam's Farmhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 5111 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1639
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#3. Ole Time Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (174 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Address: 6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
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#2. Mojoe's Burger Joint

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (154 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 620 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603-1224
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#1. Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (729 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
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