Highest-rated restaurants in Raleigh, according to Tripadvisor

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May 19, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Raleigh, according to Tripadvisor

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

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Raleigh using rankings from Tripadvisor. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven’t been to yet.

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#30. Gravy

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (435 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 135 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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#29. Vivace

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (313 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4209 Lassiter Mill Rd Ste 115 Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27609-5882
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#28. David's Dumpling & Noodle Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (239 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1900 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-7349
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#27. Coquette Brasserie

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (433 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4351 The Circle At North Hills St North Mills Mall, Raleigh, NC 27609-5751
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#26. Mellow Mushroom Raleigh

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (307 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 601 W Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27605
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#25. Salt & Lime Cabo Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (241 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6006 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-3526
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#24. State Farmers Market Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (372 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1240 Farmers Market Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603-2361
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#23. Fiction Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (208 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1723
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#22. Poole's Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (608 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 426 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1727
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#21. Beasley's Chicken & Honey

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (745 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 200 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1434
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#20. Taverna Agora

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (420 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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#19. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (403 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4350 Lassiter At North Hills Ave Ste 118, Raleigh, NC 27609-5743
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#18. Irregardless Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (573 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC 27603
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#17. 42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,052 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
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#16. Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (379 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5625 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6316
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#15. Flying Biscuit Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (375 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2016 Clark Ave Woodburn Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605-1604
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#14. Seasons 52

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (188 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4325 Glenwood Ave Suite 2100, Raleigh, NC 27612
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#13. Glenwood Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (327 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2603-151 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608-1044
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#12. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (837 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4208 Six Forks Rd Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27609-5733
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#11. The Angus Barn

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,621 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7514
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#10. Winston's Grille

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (483 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6401 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-6812
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#9. Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (661 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 111 Seaboard Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604-1151
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#8. Gonza Tacos y Tequila

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (641 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7713 Lead Mine Rd Ste 39, Raleigh, NC 27615-4805
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#7. Sitti

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (996 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 137 S Wilmington St Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601-1431
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#6. Brewery Bhavana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (276 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 218 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
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#5. 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
- Price: $
- Address: 220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1824
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#4. Neomonde Mediterranean Raleigh

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3817 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-5244
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#3. Bida Manda

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,007 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: International, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 222 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1408
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#2. Saint Jacques French Cuisine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (426 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 6112 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-3528
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#1. Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (881 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 330 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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