Guidebook for Raleigh

Samuel
Guidebook for Raleigh

Food Scene

Fabulous Brunch Lunch or Dinner at NC Museum of Art
Iris
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
Fabulous Brunch Lunch or Dinner at NC Museum of Art
Awesome Food - Best Best Best homemade cakes and desserts (huge portions)
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Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery
2000 Fairview Rd
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Awesome Food - Best Best Best homemade cakes and desserts (huge portions)
Excellent atmosphere for any occasion and attire, quality food and drinks
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Stanbury
938 N Blount St
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Excellent atmosphere for any occasion and attire, quality food and drinks
You need to try. Chef is world famous and straight from Raleigh, this is quality fried chicken, chicken and waffles, mac n cheese, great local vegetables, drinks etc
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Beasley's Chicken + Honey
237 S Wilmington St
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You need to try. Chef is world famous and straight from Raleigh, this is quality fried chicken, chicken and waffles, mac n cheese, great local vegetables, drinks etc
Fresh, Refined, Creative a Real Dining experience. World Famous Local Chef!
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Death and Taxes
105 W Hargett St
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Fresh, Refined, Creative a Real Dining experience. World Famous Local Chef!
Excellent menu and food! Global Street Food Cuisine, something for everyone. Big interior - Awesome outdoor seating in the heart of the city!
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bu•ku Global Street Food
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Excellent menu and food! Global Street Food Cuisine, something for everyone. Big interior - Awesome outdoor seating in the heart of the city!
Taco Tuesdays, can't beat the deals - right across the street. All (hand-pattied) burgers $2 after 10pm! Inexpensive, relaxed and good all american favorites. Ask for their daily specials too
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MoJoe's Burger Joint
620 Glenwood Ave
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Taco Tuesdays, can't beat the deals - right across the street. All (hand-pattied) burgers $2 after 10pm! Inexpensive, relaxed and good all american favorites. Ask for their daily specials too
Nice local coffee shop, light lunch options too. Walking distance in Seaboard Station
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BREW Coffee Bar
111 Seaboard Ave
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Nice local coffee shop, light lunch options too. Walking distance in Seaboard Station
Great low-key lunch within Logan's Garden Center (walking distance) in old train station. Full of light and greenery, love their Chili and Corn Muffins, soups and sandwiches.
Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar
707 Semart Dr
Great low-key lunch within Logan's Garden Center (walking distance) in old train station. Full of light and greenery, love their Chili and Corn Muffins, soups and sandwiches.
Fresh Fresh Fresh Korean! Gotta try it! Walk to Seaboard Station
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Kimbap Cafe
111 Seaboard Avenue
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Fresh Fresh Fresh Korean! Gotta try it! Walk to Seaboard Station
Vegetarian/Vegan and VERY tasty. I have seen even the least adventurous eaters turn out to love this place!
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The Fiction Kitchen
428 S Dawson St
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Vegetarian/Vegan and VERY tasty. I have seen even the least adventurous eaters turn out to love this place!
Another great vegetarian/vegan option. Food is pretty heavy though, don't think this is a diet spot - it's more about comfort food done without the meat, etc
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The Remedy Diner
927 W Morgan St
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Another great vegetarian/vegan option. Food is pretty heavy though, don't think this is a diet spot - it's more about comfort food done without the meat, etc
Don't underestimate - super environment for lunch especially, great variety, always fresh and local
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Irregardless Cafe & Catering
901 W Morgan St
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Don't underestimate - super environment for lunch especially, great variety, always fresh and local
Another Sunday Brunch favorite, you need to bike or drive (it would be a 30-45 min walk) but this place has a beautiful brunch, usually without the typical crowd. Well-awarded chef
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Mandolin
2519 Fairview Rd
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Another Sunday Brunch favorite, you need to bike or drive (it would be a 30-45 min walk) but this place has a beautiful brunch, usually without the typical crowd. Well-awarded chef
Locally owned Argentinian. AMAZING Tres Leches cake and Steak dinner, plantains, etc. Phenomenal weekend breakfast and everyday lunch specials. Very reasonable. Go!
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Oakwood Cafe
300 E Edenton St
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Locally owned Argentinian. AMAZING Tres Leches cake and Steak dinner, plantains, etc. Phenomenal weekend breakfast and everyday lunch specials. Very reasonable. Go!
down-home, southern food, not fancy, very affordable and authentic
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Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant
220 Wolfe Street
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down-home, southern food, not fancy, very affordable and authentic
Local & delicious
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Clyde Cooper's Barbeque
327 S Wilmington St
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Local & delicious
Excellent Angus Burgers! High Quality ingredients
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Chuck's Burgers
237 S Wilmington St
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Excellent Angus Burgers! High Quality ingredients
Upscale Central European - Seaboard Station, Walking Distance. One of Mandi's favs! Get some Perogies
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J Betski's
10 W Franklin St
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Upscale Central European - Seaboard Station, Walking Distance. One of Mandi's favs! Get some Perogies
Nice little lounge with garage door opening on front. Great for drinks and you can grab light fare there too
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Clockwork
519 W North St
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Nice little lounge with garage door opening on front. Great for drinks and you can grab light fare there too
For sure Mandi's favorite place for a coffee, tea, pastry or even lunch. Crepes, Croissant sandwiches, homemade soups, beautiful salads and more! quaint environment. Bike or drive
Hereghty Heavenly Delicious
2603 Glenwood Ave
For sure Mandi's favorite place for a coffee, tea, pastry or even lunch. Crepes, Croissant sandwiches, homemade soups, beautiful salads and more! quaint environment. Bike or drive
really quaint, passionate, Spanish experienced owner - prefect for date night, smaller group or girls night. It's right down the street
Tasca Brava
607 Glenwood Ave
really quaint, passionate, Spanish experienced owner - prefect for date night, smaller group or girls night. It's right down the street
Some of the best pizza ever. Organic ingredients Vegan/Vegetarian options
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Lilly's Pizza
1813 Glenwood Ave
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Some of the best pizza ever. Organic ingredients Vegan/Vegetarian options
Old Piggly Wiggly grocery store now southern cafe and eatery. Good food, great prepared foods and chocolate bar and awesome gift shop! Go, it's a treat!
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NOFO @ the Pig
2014 Fairview Rd
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Old Piggly Wiggly grocery store now southern cafe and eatery. Good food, great prepared foods and chocolate bar and awesome gift shop! Go, it's a treat!
Really Chill place with semi-swanky tapas / small plates. Nice indoor or outdoor in the warehouse district. 10-15 minute walk or take a pedal-cab or bike
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Humble Pie
317 S Harrington St
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Really Chill place with semi-swanky tapas / small plates. Nice indoor or outdoor in the warehouse district. 10-15 minute walk or take a pedal-cab or bike
Amazing - Just GO!
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Oak City Meatball Shoppe
180 East Davie Street
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Amazing - Just GO!
Best, Fresh, Healthy Chinese eat-in & take-out right down the street in Seaboard Station. Very fast - pick up within 10 minutes of ordering. We are regulars!
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Peace China
802 Semart Dr
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Best, Fresh, Healthy Chinese eat-in & take-out right down the street in Seaboard Station. Very fast - pick up within 10 minutes of ordering. We are regulars!
Est in the 1940's, featured on Man vs. Food this is a real hidden whole-in-the-wall gem. Cash only, check the hours as they are limited
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The Roast Grill
7 S West St
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Est in the 1940's, featured on Man vs. Food this is a real hidden whole-in-the-wall gem. Cash only, check the hours as they are limited
A hybrid dim sum restaurant, brewery, flower shop and book shop
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Brewery Bhavana
218 S Blount St
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A hybrid dim sum restaurant, brewery, flower shop and book shop
Familiar Asian dishes, beer, wine & sake in a discreet, speakeasylike space with a hipster vibe.
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Five Star Restaurant
301 N West St
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Familiar Asian dishes, beer, wine & sake in a discreet, speakeasylike space with a hipster vibe.
For real foodies. Enough said..
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Crawford and Son
618 N Person St
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For real foodies. Enough said..
great lunch and weekend brunch!
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Person Street Pharmacy
702 N Person St
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great lunch and weekend brunch!

Everything Else

great museum and grounds
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North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
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great museum and grounds
Gotta go local for brews!
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Crank Arm Brewing Company
319 W Davie St
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Gotta go local for brews!
BOGO sushi rolls right down the street!
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Sushi Blues Cafe
301 Glenwood Ave
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BOGO sushi rolls right down the street!
Go here and Stanbury right next two each other... chocolate truffle before dinner, South American Family owned. Eat dessert first or pick up a few treats to go! Make great souvenir gifts too
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Escazu Chocolates
936 N Blount St
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Go here and Stanbury right next two each other... chocolate truffle before dinner, South American Family owned. Eat dessert first or pick up a few treats to go! Make great souvenir gifts too
Catch a concert downtown, many are free
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Red Hat Amphitheater
500 S McDowell St
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Catch a concert downtown, many are free
All hands on for kids! Such a neat place and you can walk or take the R-line
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Marbles IMAX
201 E Hargett St
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All hands on for kids! Such a neat place and you can walk or take the R-line
Excellent total body workout classes. Combo or Treadmill, body weight exercises, weights, TRX - like group personal training - pretty high intensity so don't go for a mediocre workwout. Mandi's fav!
HEAT - Studio Gym
400 Glenwood Ave
Excellent total body workout classes. Combo or Treadmill, body weight exercises, weights, TRX - like group personal training - pretty high intensity so don't go for a mediocre workwout. Mandi's fav!
We know the owners and love them! Great environment and nice gym you can walk to if you are a local Cross-fitter
Raleigh Strength Gym
15 N West St
We know the owners and love them! Great environment and nice gym you can walk to if you are a local Cross-fitter
Can drop-in or get a short-term pass. Excellent urban gym, walking distance in Seaboard Station. All kinds of classes, equipped locker rooms and childcare available onsite
O2 Fitness Seaboard Station
802 Semart Dr
Can drop-in or get a short-term pass. Excellent urban gym, walking distance in Seaboard Station. All kinds of classes, equipped locker rooms and childcare available onsite
Really nice locally owned wine shop and tasting bar. They have great taste and recommendations and fun tasting events and promotions
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Seaboard Wine at HighPark Village
1914 Bernard St
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Really nice locally owned wine shop and tasting bar. They have great taste and recommendations and fun tasting events and promotions
Huge and Health conscious dog store in Walking Distance... no pets allowed in our home but you are sure to find excellent gifts and treats for pets
Phydeaux
400 S Elliott Rd
Huge and Health conscious dog store in Walking Distance... no pets allowed in our home but you are sure to find excellent gifts and treats for pets
Newly renovated, expanded, walk there! Great gift shop
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W Jones St
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Newly renovated, expanded, walk there! Great gift shop
October is the time! Awesome State Fair, lots of rides and bad things to eat :)
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NC State Fair
4285 Trinity Rd
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October is the time! Awesome State Fair, lots of rides and bad things to eat :)
All year round, except for Sep/Oct timeframe during and around State Fair. Every Saturday & Sunday from early morning to late afternoon! Cool stuff to dig through and big
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Raleigh Flea Market
4285 Trinity Rd
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All year round, except for Sep/Oct timeframe during and around State Fair. Every Saturday & Sunday from early morning to late afternoon! Cool stuff to dig through and big
Open all year round, local produce, bakeries, nurseries, flowers, etc. Really a great experience for everyone. Try the Seafood Restaurant for awesome local seafood plates or the Market restaurant
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North Carolina State Farmers Public Market
1201 Agriculture St
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Open all year round, local produce, bakeries, nurseries, flowers, etc. Really a great experience for everyone. Try the Seafood Restaurant for awesome local seafood plates or the Market restaurant
Excellent place to buy great meat, poultry, even seafood and exotic meats also corn on the cob, sides, etc! This place is a diamond for foodies and cooks
The Butcher's Market
5045 Falls of Neuse Rd
Excellent place to buy great meat, poultry, even seafood and exotic meats also corn on the cob, sides, etc! This place is a diamond for foodies and cooks
Happy Place!
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Whole Foods Market
621 Broad St
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Happy Place!
You can walk it's less than a mile or zip up there driving real quick. Good quality food, nice little store bakery. For choosy quality grocery shoppers especially
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The Fresh Market
400 Woodburn Rd
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You can walk it's less than a mile or zip up there driving real quick. Good quality food, nice little store bakery. For choosy quality grocery shoppers especially
Large Grocery store, good variety
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Harris Teeter
500 Oberlin Rd
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Large Grocery store, good variety
Site seeing, learning
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North Carolina Museum of History
5 E Edenton St
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Site seeing, learning
Walking/Biking less than a mile, really nice facility
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Cameron Village Regional Library
1930 Clark Ave
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Walking/Biking less than a mile, really nice facility
Shopping, Dining, Salons, Spas, Fitness, you name it! Beautiful old/new complex.. plan an afternoon to shop around. Less than a mile, you can walk
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Cameron Village
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Shopping, Dining, Salons, Spas, Fitness, you name it! Beautiful old/new complex.. plan an afternoon to shop around. Less than a mile, you can walk
Best cupcakes!!! Local Bakery all made from scratch
Sugarland
2031 Cameron St
Best cupcakes!!! Local Bakery all made from scratch
Mandi's favorite day spa. Exceptional experiences! Let me know if you need help booking services
Synergy Face + Body | Inside the Beltline
2603 Glenwood Ave
Mandi's favorite day spa. Exceptional experiences! Let me know if you need help booking services
Walk-in or book appmnt. Very clean, great service full service nail salon and waxing. Mandi's a regular here. You can also walk there as it is in Seaboard Station
Seaboard Nails
802 Semart Dr
Walk-in or book appmnt. Very clean, great service full service nail salon and waxing. Mandi's a regular here. You can also walk there as it is in Seaboard Station
We are regulars here! LOVE their hot yoga classes - Hot90 & Hot60. If you are experienced with Hot Yoga or Bikram, try the Silent60 for optimal relaxation. You can also walk here
Open Door Yoga Studio, LLC
745 W Johnson St
We are regulars here! LOVE their hot yoga classes - Hot90 & Hot60. If you are experienced with Hot Yoga or Bikram, try the Silent60 for optimal relaxation. You can also walk here
If you have kids along you should definitely go - 5 min drive ! Paddleboats, glass enclosed carousel, walking trails, pavilions, snack stands, pond, etc. It's a nice place for anyone!
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Pullen Park
520 Ashe Ave
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If you have kids along you should definitely go - 5 min drive ! Paddleboats, glass enclosed carousel, walking trails, pavilions, snack stands, pond, etc. It's a nice place for anyone!
Like to swim laps or do water aerobics - here is you place. Short 5 minute drive, very nice public facility - pay a small fee at the door
Pullen Aquatic Center
410 Ashe Ave
Like to swim laps or do water aerobics - here is you place. Short 5 minute drive, very nice public facility - pay a small fee at the door
Need to sun yourself? Here's your spot: public outdoor pool open seasonally, short 5-7 min drive!
Ridge Road Pool
1709 Ridge Rd
Need to sun yourself? Here's your spot: public outdoor pool open seasonally, short 5-7 min drive!
Beautiful Lake with walking/biking/running trails. If you go to run - this is a very hilly route so gear up! There are also places to fish and picnic
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Lake Johnson Park
4601 Avent Ferry Rd
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Beautiful Lake with walking/biking/running trails. If you go to run - this is a very hilly route so gear up! There are also places to fish and picnic
Midtowne Raleigh. Great shops & restaurants, etc. Entertainment shopping eating, hair salons etc. You can spend at least half-a-day here
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North Hills
4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave
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Midtowne Raleigh. Great shops & restaurants, etc. Entertainment shopping eating, hair salons etc. You can spend at least half-a-day here
Best place for workout/ running clothing
lululemon
4421 Six Forks Rd
Best place for workout/ running clothing
Bike shop right next door
Flythe Cyclery
424 W Peace St
Bike shop right next door
Running store that you can run or walk to :) in Cameron Village
Capital RunWalk
430 Woodburn Rd
Running store that you can run or walk to :) in Cameron Village
Grab a Fresh Seafood Fry plate to go or do your shopping for fresh seafood to bring home - straight from the NC Coast! short 5 min drive
Saltwater Seafood Market
4 Fenton St
Grab a Fresh Seafood Fry plate to go or do your shopping for fresh seafood to bring home - straight from the NC Coast! short 5 min drive
Walk right across the street to Pilates
Bend Pilates
612 W Peace St
Walk right across the street to Pilates
Highly credible yoga and Pilates studio offering a wide variation in classes and personal training.
Evolve Movement
219 Oberlin Rd
Highly credible yoga and Pilates studio offering a wide variation in classes and personal training.

Drinks & Nightlife

Largest Beer Garden in the world by number of beers on tap! Excellent outdoor area
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Raleigh Beer Garden
614 Glenwood Avenue
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Largest Beer Garden in the world by number of beers on tap! Excellent outdoor area
Excellent Pizza, local vibe, great brews
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Trophy Brewing
827 W Morgan St
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Excellent Pizza, local vibe, great brews
It's super fancy, so for a very special occasion and best behavior :) Historic Landmark
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Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
330 Hillsborough St
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It's super fancy, so for a very special occasion and best behavior :) Historic Landmark
Get here as close to 5:30pm as you can because it is small and fills up fast. Old Soda Fountain turned refined Southern Local food. Sweet atmosphere, delicious seasonal cuisine.
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Poole's
426 S McDowell St
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Get here as close to 5:30pm as you can because it is small and fills up fast. Old Soda Fountain turned refined Southern Local food. Sweet atmosphere, delicious seasonal cuisine.
So fresh and clean eating - beautiful atmosphere! Date nigh worthy :) or perfect for friends night out
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Bida Manda
222 S Blount St
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So fresh and clean eating - beautiful atmosphere! Date nigh worthy :) or perfect for friends night out
Those who like nightlife, great outdoor bar right down the street. Small inside but outside is awesome, Short walk- on Glenwood, outdoor fire-pits, swings, etc. Fun place to gather with friends.
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Cornerstone Tavern
603 Glenwood Ave
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Those who like nightlife, great outdoor bar right down the street. Small inside but outside is awesome, Short walk- on Glenwood, outdoor fire-pits, swings, etc. Fun place to gather with friends.
French Cafe but not threatening in North Hills / Midtowne. Beautiful atmosphere for day or night, lovely large bar - One of Mandi's favs
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Coquette
4351 The Cir At N Hills St
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French Cafe but not threatening in North Hills / Midtowne. Beautiful atmosphere for day or night, lovely large bar - One of Mandi's favs
All american/southern great for lunch - walk there
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Rockford
320 1/2 Glenwood Avenue
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All american/southern great for lunch - walk there
Play games and have a beer or cocktail, really cool vibe for anyone
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Boxcar Bar + Arcade
621 Foster St
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Play games and have a beer or cocktail, really cool vibe for anyone
Awesome place to grab a drink, snack, light meal. Excellent outdoor bar, outdoor fireplace and atmosphere. Laid back, not fancy. Short 10 minute walk
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The Station at Person Street
701 N Person St
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Awesome place to grab a drink, snack, light meal. Excellent outdoor bar, outdoor fireplace and atmosphere. Laid back, not fancy. Short 10 minute walk
Underground hidden gem for a great craft cocktail. You may have to wait in line at some times but it's worth it! Really unique and cozy place
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FOUNDATION
213 Fayetteville St
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Underground hidden gem for a great craft cocktail. You may have to wait in line at some times but it's worth it! Really unique and cozy place
Basement cocktail bar with a vintage library vibe, complete with tufted couches & artisanal drinks.
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Watts & Ward
200 S Blount St
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Basement cocktail bar with a vintage library vibe, complete with tufted couches & artisanal drinks.
Chill spot, not very big, in a great downtown neighborhood with beer, wine, staple and creative cocktails, great lounge area and chill music.
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William & Company
616 N Person St
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Chill spot, not very big, in a great downtown neighborhood with beer, wine, staple and creative cocktails, great lounge area and chill music.
Hip hangout featuring inventive Southern fare, whiskey & craft cocktails, plus a patio area.
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Whiskey Kitchen
201 W Martin St
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Hip hangout featuring inventive Southern fare, whiskey & craft cocktails, plus a patio area.

Essentials

Full service gym offering Group Fitness, Personal Training, TRX and Bootcamps.
O2 Fitness - Person Street
800 North Person Street
Full service gym offering Group Fitness, Personal Training, TRX and Bootcamps.