Meghan's Guide to Raleigh

Meghan
Meghan's Guide to Raleigh

Walkable Attractions

Places you can walk to during your stay!
Coffee shop less than a half-mile away with a walk-up counter to order.
The Optimist Raleigh
1000 Brookside Drive
Coffee shop less than a half-mile away with a walk-up counter to order.
Next to The Optimist, this is a casual spot for a falafel bowl, or grab a drink/food from the full bar. (This place also has a small market for any items you need to pick up.)
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Falafel & Co. Inc.
1000 Brookside Drive
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Next to The Optimist, this is a casual spot for a falafel bowl, or grab a drink/food from the full bar. (This place also has a small market for any items you need to pick up.)
Cocktail bar
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Person Street Bar
805 North Person Street
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Cocktail bar
The name is actually Standard Beer + Food. Casual spot for local beers and tacos. Can get busy on good weather weekend days.
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Standard Foods
205 E Franklin St
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The name is actually Standard Beer + Food. Casual spot for local beers and tacos. Can get busy on good weather weekend days.
French bistro. Highly recommend getting a reservation in advance.
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Jolie Restaurant
620 N Person St
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French bistro. Highly recommend getting a reservation in advance.
Nice restaurant serving American food, highly recommend getting a reservation in advance.
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Crawford and Son
618 N Person St
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Nice restaurant serving American food, highly recommend getting a reservation in advance.
Casual pizza place to eat-in or take out.
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Oakwood Pizza Box
610 N Person St
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Casual pizza place to eat-in or take out.
Cocktail bar
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William & Company
616 North Person Street
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Cocktail bar
Nice restaurant focused on seasonal ingredients. Note: Does not take reservations!
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Stanbury
938 North Blount Street
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Nice restaurant focused on seasonal ingredients. Note: Does not take reservations!
Coffee shop and bakery
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Yellow Dog Bread Company
219 East Franklin Street
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Coffee shop and bakery
Ice cream shop
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Two Roosters Ice Cream
217 E Franklin St
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Ice cream shop
Casual restaurant and bar that is mostly outdoors with fire pits and TVs to watch games.
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The Station at Person Street
701 North Person Street
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Casual restaurant and bar that is mostly outdoors with fire pits and TVs to watch games.

Dog Services

Places your dog may want to visit while in town.
Great spot to bathe your dog - they provide shampoo and conditioner.
Wash Your Dog Self-Service Station
1520 Brookside Drive
Great spot to bathe your dog - they provide shampoo and conditioner.
Dog park located within walking distance (or feel free to drive -there is parking). This is a convenient place to take your dog to enjoy the big or small dog park.
Oakwood Dog Park
910 Brookside Dr
Dog park located within walking distance (or feel free to drive -there is parking). This is a convenient place to take your dog to enjoy the big or small dog park.
A great dog bar where you can get a drink and your dog can enjoy play-time with other dogs! Make sure to download the app and provide vaccination records prior to visiting. (Age 21+ for the off-leash dog park area.)
West Street Dog
A great dog bar where you can get a drink and your dog can enjoy play-time with other dogs! Make sure to download the app and provide vaccination records prior to visiting. (Age 21+ for the off-leash dog park area.)
Restaurant/Bar with a menu just for dogs!
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Raleigh Beer Garden
614 Glenwood Avenue
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Restaurant/Bar with a menu just for dogs!
Dog store nearby for anything your pup may need!
Phydeaux
2535 Atlantic Avenue
Dog store nearby for anything your pup may need!
2.6 mile trail walk
Lake Lynn
2.6 mile trail walk
Dog walk option - best to see the roses in May
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Rose Garden
2703 Everett Avenue
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Dog walk option - best to see the roses in May
Park for trail runs/walks or dog walks!
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William B Umstead State Park Road
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Park for trail runs/walks or dog walks!
Large park for dog walks. Also a great spot to see the "Night of Lights" over the holidays.
Dorothea Dix Park
1985 Umstead Drive
Large park for dog walks. Also a great spot to see the "Night of Lights" over the holidays.
If you don't mind the drive, it is a beautiful campus to view while walking the dog.
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If you don't mind the drive, it is a beautiful campus to view while walking the dog.

Breweries

All breweries listed have outdoor seating if you want to bring your pup!
Great spot for a beer and pizza (NY-style slices) or to watch a game.
Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard
1930 Wake Forest Road
Great spot for a beer and pizza (NY-style slices) or to watch a game.
Can order food from the sister restaurant next door (Wilson's Eatery) while enjoying your beer
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Lynnwood Brewing Concern
1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd
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Can order food from the sister restaurant next door (Wilson's Eatery) while enjoying your beer
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Big Boss Brewing Company
1249 Wicker Drive
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Don't skip the pizza here either! (They also deliver a great personal-sized pizza for solo travelers!)
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Trophy Brewing & Pizza
827 West Morgan Street
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Don't skip the pizza here either! (They also deliver a great personal-sized pizza for solo travelers!)
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Clouds Brewing
126 N West St
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Ask the bartender for some board games to enjoy with your beers.
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Crank Arm Brewing Company
319 W Davie St
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Ask the bartender for some board games to enjoy with your beers.
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Nickelpoint Brewing Co.
506 Pershing Rd
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Lonerider at Five Points
1626 Glenwood Avenue
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Neuse River Brewing Company
518 Pershing Rd
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Casual Restaurants

Most casual Ashley Christensen restaurant on the list - a must-visit if you want fried chicken
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Beasley's Chicken + Honey
237 South Wilmington Street
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Most casual Ashley Christensen restaurant on the list - a must-visit if you want fried chicken
Some of my favorite vendors there: Alimentori - Butcher shop... definitely try getting the bacon to cook at home! Benchwarmers Bagels - Try ordering ahead for breakfast pickup Che Empanadas - definitely recommend trying one of these empanadas. Locals Oyster Bar & seafood market Mama Crow's - great burgers.
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Transfer Co. Food Hall
500 E Davie St
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Some of my favorite vendors there: Alimentori - Butcher shop... definitely try getting the bacon to cook at home! Benchwarmers Bagels - Try ordering ahead for breakfast pickup Che Empanadas - definitely recommend trying one of these empanadas. Locals Oyster Bar & seafood market Mama Crow's - great burgers.
My recommended vendors: CowBar for a burger Curry in a Hurry Aunt Betty's speakeasy for a cocktail
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Morgan Street Food Hall
411 W Morgan St
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My recommended vendors: CowBar for a burger Curry in a Hurry Aunt Betty's speakeasy for a cocktail
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Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing
201 South Boylan Avenue
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Whiskey Kitchen
201 W Martin St
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Recommended for a breakfast sandwich or lunch sandwich. Can order ahead for pick-up.
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Union Special
2409 Crabtree Boulevard
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Recommended for a breakfast sandwich or lunch sandwich. Can order ahead for pick-up.
Bakery & Cafe. Can order ahead for pickup.
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Night Kitchen Bakehouse & Cafe
10 W Franklin St
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Bakery & Cafe. Can order ahead for pickup.
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The Raleigh Times
14 East Hargett Street
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Very casual bar serving only hot dogs - but they are good hot dogs!
The Cardinal Bar
713 N West St
Very casual bar serving only hot dogs - but they are good hot dogs!

Nicer Restaurants

Highly recommend getting a reservation in advance.
Great seafood restaurant downtown
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St. Roch Fine Oysters & Bar
223 S Wilmington St
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Great seafood restaurant downtown
Rosewater Kitchen & Bar
110 Park at North Hills Street
Cozy spot for lunch or dinner! Small inside, more outdoor seating.
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Hummingbird
1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd
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Cozy spot for lunch or dinner! Small inside, more outdoor seating.
Cortez Seafood and Cocktail
413 Glenwood Ave
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Sitti
137 South Wilmington Street
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MOFU Dumpling Shoppe
321 S Blount St
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Dinner is good here, but I highly recommend brunch!
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Mandolin
2519 Fairview Road
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Dinner is good here, but I highly recommend brunch!
A good stop after shopping around North Hills.
Vivace
4209 Lassiter Mill Road
A good stop after shopping around North Hills.
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Brewery Bhavana
218 S Blount St
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Laotian food - highly recommend!
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Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar
222 South Blount Street
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Laotian food - highly recommend!
French bistro - another option after North Hills shopping
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Coquette
4351 The Circle At North Hills Street
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French bistro - another option after North Hills shopping

Nicest Restaurants

Ashley Christensen restaurant - one of the best restaurants in Raleigh!
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Poole's Diner
426 South McDowell Street
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Ashley Christensen restaurant - one of the best restaurants in Raleigh!
Another Ashley Christensen restaurant - can't go wrong with any of her spots!
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Death & Taxes
105 W Hargett St
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Another Ashley Christensen restaurant - can't go wrong with any of her spots!
Fine dining in a historic home
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Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
330 Hillsborough Street
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Fine dining in a historic home
Classic steakhouse
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Sullivan's Steakhouse
410 Glenwood Avenue
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Classic steakhouse
Fantastic French restaurant if you don't mind driving outside the beltline a bit.
Saint Jacques
6112 Falls of Neuse Rd
Fantastic French restaurant if you don't mind driving outside the beltline a bit.

What to do & Where to go!

Self explanatory - bar and arcade!
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Boxcar Bar + Arcade
330 West Davie Street
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Self explanatory - bar and arcade!
Check if there is a game or concert during your visit
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PNC Arena
1400 Edwards Mill Road
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Check if there is a game or concert during your visit
For a run or trail walk
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William B Umstead State Park Road
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For a run or trail walk
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JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
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Art museum. There are also trails/paths on the grounds for a walk (dogs allowed for the trail paths).
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North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
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Art museum. There are also trails/paths on the grounds for a walk (dogs allowed for the trail paths).
Open park for walks/runs.
Dorothea Dix Park
1985 Umstead Drive
Open park for walks/runs.
Check if there will be a show when you are in town.
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Red Hat Amphitheater
500 South McDowell Street
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Check if there will be a show when you are in town.
Bit of a drive to Cary - but the spa is fantastic! Look for a reservation in advance.
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The Umstead Hotel and Spa
100 Woodland Pond Drive
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Bit of a drive to Cary - but the spa is fantastic! Look for a reservation in advance.
Similar to Top Golf - driving range with games you can play as well as food and drinks! You can reserve a bay 1 week in advance.
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Drive Shack
6901 Play Golf Way
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Similar to Top Golf - driving range with games you can play as well as food and drinks! You can reserve a bay 1 week in advance.
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Goodnights Comedy Club
861 West Morgan Street
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