Triangle Top Three’s – My Favorite Restaurants and Eats

Top Three Bakeries
* Guglhupf- Durham
* LaFarm Bakery- Cary
* Rise Biscuits and Donuts- Durham

 

Top Three NC Barbeque Joints
* Allen and Sons- Chapel Hill
* Ed Mitchell’s Que- Durham
Clyde Coopers- Raleigh

 

Top Three Southern Barbeque Restaurants
The Pit- Raleigh
Backyard BBQ Pit- Durham
* Big Mike’s BBQ- Raleigh

 

Top Three Breweries
Fullsteam Brewery- Durham
Big Boss Brewing- Raleigh
* Trophy Brewing & Pizza Co.- Raleigh

 

Top Three Brewpubs
* Tyler’s Taproom- Raleigh
Natty Greene’s- Raleigh
* Raleigh Times- Raleigh

 

Top Three Brunch Restaurants
Watts Grocery- Durham
* Beasley’s Chicken- Raleigh
Acme Restaurant- Carrboro

 

Top Three Burgers (Cary)
* Barry’s Cafe- Cary
* Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar- Cary
* Five Guys- Cary

 

Top Three Burgers (Durham)
* Bull City Burger and Brewery- Durham
* Only Burger- Durham
* Dain’s Place- Durham

 

Top Three Burgers (Raleigh)
* Chuck’s- Raleigh
* Char-Grill- Raleigh
* The Mecca- Raleigh

 

Top Three Cheese Fries-Tots
Dain’s Place- Durham
Raleigh Times Bar- Raleigh
Natty Greene’s Pub- Raleigh

 

Top Three Chicken, Fried and Otherwise
* Beasley’s Chicken & Honey- Raleigh
* Soo Cafe- Raleigh
* Mami Noras- Raleigh

 

Top Three Chinese Restaurants
* Super Wok (Sichuan)- Cary
* Captain J’s (Shanghainese)- Raleigh
* 35 Restaurant (Sichuan)- Cary

 

Top Three Cocktail Bars  (Durham)
* Whiskey- Five Points, Durham
* Alley Twenty Six- Downtown, Durham
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Top Three Cocktail Bars  (Raleigh)
* Foundation- Downtown Raleigh
* C. Grace- S. Glenwood, Raleigh
Fox Liquor Bar- Downtown Raleigh

 

Top Three Date Spots - Durham
* Mateo (Spanish)
* Little Dipper (Fondue)
* Toast (Paninis)

 

Top Three Date Spots, Inexpensive- Raleigh
* The Rockford (American)
* Calavera (Empanadas)
* Beasley’s (Chicken, Southern)

 

Top Three Date Spots, Basic- Raleigh
* Tazza Kitchen (American, Pizza)
* Garland (Indian, Asian)
* Jose and Sons (Mexican)

 

Top Three Date Spots, More Expensive- Raleigh
Tasca Brava (Spanish)
* Second Empire (American, Southern)
* Humble Pie- Raleigh

 

 Top Three Donut Shops
* Rise Biscuits and Donuts- Durham
* Baker’s Dozen- Raleigh
* Krispy Kreme- Raleigh

 

Top Three Eastern European Restaurants
* J Betski’s (German, Polish)- Raleigh
* Guglhupf (German)- Durham

 

Top Three Farm to Table Restaurants (Raleigh)
* Poole’s Diner- Raleigh
* The Stanbury- Raleigh
* Plates Neighborhood Kitchen- Raleigh

 

Top Three Food Trucks
KoKyu BBQ- Durham
* Baguettaboutit- Chapel Hill
* Porchetta- Raleigh

 

Top Three French Restaurants
* Vin Rouge- Durham
* The Kitchen- Chapel Hill
* Coquette- Raleigh

 

Top Three Indian Restaurants

* Mantra Indian Restaurant- Raleigh
* Cilantro Indian Cafe- Cary
* Tower Indian- Morrisville

 

Top Three Italian Restaurants

* Gravy- Raleigh
* Bella Monica- Raleigh
* Daniel’s Restaurant- Apex

 

Top Three Latin-S. American Restaurants
* Oakwood Cafe- Raleigh
* Calavera- Raleigh
* Centro- Raleigh

 

Top Three Lunch Deals (Cary)
* Cozzolino’s Pizza (2 slices, breadsticks, drink for lunch- $6)- Cary
* Cook Out (Tray with sandwich, two sides, drink)- $5- Cary
* Tijuana Flats (2 tacos, chips, drink- $5 on Tuesdays)- Cary

 

Top Three Mediterranean-Middle Eastern Restaurants
* Sitti- Raleigh
* Baba Ghannouj- Various Locations
* Bosphorus- Cary

 

Top Three Mexican Restaurants (Raleigh)
* Taqueria El Toro- Raleigh
* Los Cuates- Raleigh
* Fonda y Birrieria Jalisco- Raleigh

 

Top Three Nacho Plates
* Tobacco Road Sports- Durham, Raleigh
* Raleigh Times Bar- Raleigh
* Tyler’s Taproom- Raleigh

 

Top Three Neapolitan Pizza Places
* Bella Mia (Neapolitan)- Cary
* Pompieri Pizza- Durham
* Pizzeria Toro (Neapolitan)- Durham

 

Top Three NY Pizza Places
* Cozzolino’s NY Pizza- Cary
* Randy’s Pizza- Durham
* NY Pizza- Cary

 

Top Three Non Thin-Crust Pizza Places
* Lilly’s Pizza- Raleigh
* Rosati’s (Chicago Deep-dish)- Morrisville
* Trophy Brewing & Pizza Co.- Raleigh

 

Top Three Onion Rings
* Tobacco Road Sports- Durham
* The Point- Raleigh
* City Beverage- Durham

 

Top Three Patios (Durham)
* Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (American)
* Guglhupf (German, Bakery)
* City Beverage (Small Plates)

 

Top Three Patios (Raleigh)
* Humble Pie (Small Plates)
* Babylon (Moroccan)
* Vivace (Italian)

 

Top Three Sandwich Spots
* Hot Point Deli- Cary
Toast- Durham
Sandwhich- Chapel Hill 

 

Top Three Small Plates Restaurants
* Humble Pie- Raleigh
* Mateo- Durham
* Six Plates Wine Bar- Durham

 

Top Three Spanish – Tapas Restaurants
* Taberna Tapas- Durham
* Mateo- Durham
* Tasca Brava- Raleigh

 

Top Three Sushi-Japanese Restaurants
Waraji Restaurant- Raleigh
Sono- Raleigh
Yuri Japanese- Cary

 

Top Three Thai Restaurants
* Sawasdee Thai- Raleigh
* Thaiphoon Bistro- Raleigh
* Tom Yum Thai- Cary 

 

Top Three Wine Bars
* Mosaic Wine Lounge- Raleigh
* West End Wine Bar- Chapel Hill and Durham
* Six Plates Wine Bar- Durham

 

Top Three All You Can Eat Deals (Raleigh)
* Hibachi Grill Supreme & Buffet- Raleigh
* Orchid Japanese Restaurant- Raleigh
* Napper Tandy’s (Wings Wednesday)- Raleigh