RTP Dining Guide

Restaurants in Greater Raleigh,
Durham & Chapel Hill

Welcome to "the Triangle" of North Carolina: Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill! The home to Duke University, the Triangle has plenty historic houses and museums, numerous parks and gardens and of course variety of culinary experiences which can satisfy a world-well traveled epicure. Enjoy North Carolina blue sky along with fine dining, freshest seafood, quesadillas and Southern specialties!
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Cuba
Cuban-inspired artwork and portraits of famous figures like Jose Monti, Batista, and Hemingway line the walls. Also lithographs of cigar makers, old Cuban recipes, artifacts, and photos of national landmarks like Balmora Castle. The restaurant is owned and operated by the Rossicci family, with fifty years of culinary experience, which goes back to Havana of the end of fifties beginning of sixties. The famous La Habana, a platter of black bean sticks "Cuban cigars", ham croquettes, coconut shrimp and papas rellenas; fresh Atlantic salmon filet encrusted with coconut and cashews, sauteed and topped with a citrus buerre blanc - come and experience Cuba!


19 West Hargett St., Raleigh
Phone: 919-833-4440
Cuba
Carolina Brewery
Best Brewpub in the Southeast! Franklin Street Lager, Maibock, West End Wheat and many other brews, high quality and change seasonally. Best Hamburger in Triangle! Menu is ranging from quesadillas to sesame encrusted tuna. The fish and chips plate is ample, crisp and tasty. Salads are large and fresh. Come to Carolina Brewery for all pre-game and post-game entertainment during North Carolina Tar Heels football and basketball games!

460 W Franklin St., Chapel Hill
Phone: 919-942-1800
Carolina Brewery
Blue Nile
Walk into the Blue Nile Restaurant it's like entering a restaurant in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Ethiopian music, the aroma of Ethiopian spices, pictures of Ethiopian landscapes, traditional Ethiopian basket tables and of course food which you can not try anywhere else. Injera, the traditional bread, is a large crepe/pancake upon which the various stew-like dishes are served. Watt, which is a stew-like dish, comes in a variety of forms -- beef, lamb, chicken, and vegetables. Fitfit, another exotic staple, is a combination dish prepared with broken bits of injera itself. Nitter Kebbeh, a specially prepared butter, is a key ingredient used to give these dishes their exotic flavor.

2000 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham
Phone: 919-490-0462
Blue Nile
Est Est Est Trattoria
Since 1984, customers have loved their delicious mix and match pastas, sauces, innovative dishes and affordable prices in this beautiful Northern Italian restaurant in the heart of Raleigh. Pastas, breads, fresh mozzarella and desserts are all made in-house. Romance blooms in the casual romantic atmosphere, a beautiful copper bar adds to the ambiance.



19 West Hargett St., Raleigh
Phone: 919-890-4500
Est Est Est Trattoria
Elaine's on Franklin
Loud and bustling, crowded and close - Elaine's is the quintessential Chapel Hill eatery. Come and witness the culinary excellence of Bret Jennings: don't miss the renowned appetizer of grilled venison sausage patties layered with tiny, fluffy corn pancakes in maple syrup sauce, try steamed mussels with Thai coconut broth, enjoy grilled scuba dived scallops on rabbit brunswick stew w/ lima beans, corn, carrots, tomato & mache salad. Wine Spectator magazine has awarded the restaurant its coveted Award of Excellence for its wine list each year since 2001.
454 W Franklin St., Chapel Hill
Phone: 919-960-2770
Elaine's on Franklin
Fishmonger's Seafood Market Crab & Oyster House
Located in the historic Studebaker building on West Main Street, in the Brightleaf district between Duke Street and Gregson Street, Fishmonger's is conveniently located to Duke University, Duke Medical Center, and Research Triangle Park. Seafood lovers enjoy expertly prepared fried, broiled, steamed, grilled and blackened entrees and our superb fresh shellfish, as well as regular seasonal specials. Sixteen draft selections and over forty bottled beers. Eat in or take out, you won't find better seafood anywhere in the Triangle than at Fishmonger's.
806 W Main St., Durham
Phone: 919-682-0128
Fishmonger's Seafood Market Crab & Oyster House