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
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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
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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)
* 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
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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