Triangle Top Three’s – My Favorite Restaurants and Eats

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
* Ole Time Barbecue- Cary
* Clyde Coopers- Raleigh


Top Three Southern Barbeque Restaurants
* The Pit- Raleigh
* Backyard BBQ Pit- Durham


Top Three Breweries
* Fullsteam Brewery- Durham
* Big Boss Brewing- Raleigh
* Lonerider Brewery- Raleigh


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


Top Three Brunch Restaurants
* Watts Grocery- Durham
* Jibarra- Raleigh
* Acme Restaurant- Carrboro


Top Three Burgers
* Barry’s Cafe- Cary
* Bull City Burger and Brewery- Durham
* Chuck’s- 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
* Dim Sum House (Cantonese)- Morrisville
* 35 Restaurant (Sichuan)- Cary


Top Three Cocktail Bars (Durham)
* Whiskey- Five Points, Durham
* Alley Twenty Six- Downtown, Durham


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)
* Pop’s (Italian)
* Toast (Paninis)


Top Three Date Spots- Raleigh
* Tasca Brava (Spanish)
* The Rockford (American)
* Calavera (Empanadas)


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


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
* Royal India- Raleigh
* Tower Indian- Morrisville


Top Three Italian Restaurants
* Gravy- Raleigh
* Bella Monica- Raleigh
* Pops- Durham


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- $5)- 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
* Troy Mezze Lounge- Raleigh


Top Three Mexican Restaurants
* Chubby’s Tacos- Various
* Los Cuates- Raleigh
* Los Comales- Durham


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


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


Top Three non-NY Pizza Places
* Bella Mia (Neapolitan)- Cary
* Rosati’s (Chicago Deep-dish)- Morrisville
* Pizzeria Toro (Neapolitan)- Durham


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
* Cafe Caturra- Raleigh
* Toast- Durham
* Sandwhich- Chapel Hill


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


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
* Cafe Caturra- Raleigh


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