Best Restaurants

in North Carolina

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Jeters Hot Dogs
Wilmington, NC
Latest Review
Jeter's has the best staff, hot dogs and fries in town
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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
Chapel Hill, NC
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Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern
Nags Head, NC
Latest Review
Since 1985, Kelly’s has offered one of the area’s best fine dining spots
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Lexington Barbecue
Lexington, NC
Latest Review
Shoulders smoked over hickory for nine hours , chopped, and served without a drop of sauce. The only seasoning used is a small amount of salt. The sauce here is Western North Carolina style(vinegar & ketchup). When you order; make sure you ask for "The Brown"(also known as bark). While you are here; you have to try Red Slaw (This tangy variation replaces the usual mayonnaise-based slaw dressing with a ketchup,and vinegar-based dressing)
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Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe
Nags Head, NC
Latest Review
Unbelievable scenery on the water with a CHILDREN'S MENU Uppowoc's Shrimp, Agona's Cheeseburger,Chief Wanchese's Hot Dog, Wally Wano's Chicken Fingers,Chief Manteo's Cheese Pizza,Wingina's Linguine with Marinara Sauce or Butter.
3
Federal Lounge
Durham, NC
Latest Review
14 Beers on tap & 34 bottle selections.
3
J S Pulliam Barbeque
Winston-Salem, NC
Latest Review
North Carolina style barbecue. Not very highly thought of: The min reason to be here is the hot dogs. Carry out only !
3
Argyle's Restaurant-Piano Bar
Kitty Hawk, NC
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Argyles Restaurant and Piano Bar serves dinner nightly Monday through Saturday 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Music is played each night on our Baby Grand Piano featuring a selection of Jazz and Soft Rock
3
The 1895 Grille
Pinehurst, NC
Latest Review
The house made Triple Chocolate Souffle is almost enough reason , by itself, to visit here.
3
Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant
Boone, NC
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Saturdays & Sundays offering family style breakfast. Scrambled Eggs,Bacon,Country Ham,Sausage,Pancakes,Grits Fresh Stewed Apples, ,Buttermilk Biscuits,Redeye Gravy, Cream Gravy,Glazed Cinnamon Biscuits,Black Cherry Preserves Orange Juice/Beverage. Adult: $9.95 Children:9-11: $6.95, 6-8: $5.95, 4-5: $4.95, 0-3: Free
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The Pit Authentic Barbecue
Raleigh, NC
Latest Review
The beer,wine & cocktail list is better than anyone would expect in a BBQ place.
3
Mother & Son Bistro
Asheville, NC
Latest Review
Doing some excellent and delicious baked items here.
3
Skylight Inn
Ayden, NC
Latest Review
Pete Jones, owner of the Skylight Inn will tell you that he makes the best whole hog BBQ in the country.The barbecue with Pete’s sauce which is a special blend of vinegars, peppers and seasoning, has a slightly wood-smoked flavor.The slaw is "just something they whipped up" and is spectacular.Emmy Lou Jones, Pete’s wife, makes the cornbread ( you have to try this !!)from Skilten Dennis’ 1830 recipe
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Coleman's Original Seafood Restaurant
Calabash, NC
Latest Review
Not really cheap; but darn inexpensive
2
Grady's Barbecue
Dudley, NC
Latest Review
Steve and Gerri Grady are the owners and cooks.Cooking barbecue over pits with wood is long, hot, back-bending work. Few people in today’s society seek the 12-15 hour days of a barbecue man.Gerri will tell you, a barbecue man’s wife’s days are no shorter. Gerri works tirelessly in her sparkling stainless steel kitchen. The cleanliness of Grady’s reflects Gerri’s medical training. The sanitation rating for Grady’s barbecue is 102. It doesn’t get much better than that.This ’cue is so good you don’t want to swallow it. It is one of the best eastern style ’cues one will ever taste – pure ’cue heaven on earth.” I couldn’t agree more. And the sauce, which one could do without given the quality of the pork, is among the best I’ve ever tasted. It’s a fiery hot vinegar and pepper concoction that has a surprising depth of flavor. The coleslaw is a fresh moderately chopped cabbage with mayo and a hint of pickles that make this garden fresh offering the perfect dinner companion for the rich ’cue. Grady’s sauce is a true Eastern North Carolina bbq sauce with a bit of fire. It is the absolute perfect partner for the smoky ’cue. Add sauce lightly as the ’cue is just about perfect as it comes from the kitchen. A delicious hushpuppy rounds out the fare.
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Yacht Basin Provision Co.
Southport, NC
Latest Review
Make sure you check the Blackboard specials every day for some of the best deals.
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Blue Moon Beach Grill
Nags Head, NC
Latest Review
The Blue Moon Grill is a quirky, fun filled dining experience.Small but a big personality.Serving Local North Carolina Seafood , Barbecue and Caribbean menu selections. Daily specials provide an affordable alternative to grocery shopping, cooking and home clean up. Great draft and bottled beers, including Guinness, and affordable wines by the glass or bottle, provide “unwinding libations”.
2
Herb’s Pit BBQ
Murphytown, NC
Latest Review
Starting in 1982 Herb and Helen Gibson. Their son is the kitchen cook and their daughter-in-law is the manager of the wait staff. Helen comes in everyday to oversee and lend a hand. Herb still does all the cooking on the pits. The sliced pork is much more flavorful than the chopped. The chopped is sauced in the kitchen. You probably wont add anything to it.Ribs are tender with just enough outside crust and glazed so that these ribs delicious. They are meaty, chewy and good to the point that "They ought to be against the law". The barbecue chicken has a slightly crisp skin and good smoky flavor all the way to the bone. It’s very moist with juicy droplets inside. The house barbecue sauce on the bird is something to crow about
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Yosties Hot Dogs & More
Faith, NC
Latest Review
Our hot dogs consist of a grilled weiner in a steamed bun with mustard, onion and mild or spicy chili. Sorry but there's no ketchup, mayo, slaw, relish etc.etc. Once you taste one you'll know why.. We also put our chili on Pepperoni Rolls, and on the Yosties Big Chili Spaghetti.. Everything on the menu is cooked in house daily..Shelley makes her yeast dough from scratch every morning for our breads and rolls.. We do not have a deep fryer or a microwave. Our menu has items that are the best around, plus food you can't find anywhere in N.C. but at Yosties.
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Hursey’s Barbecue
Burlington, NC
Latest Review
Chuck and Chris Hursey operate Hursey's.Hursey's is currently smoking over 1200 shoulders per week (not counting hams!)Chuck has gained national recognition for his famous Roasted Chicken by winning the National Golden Chicken Award.Sides include:Onion Rings,French Fries, Hashpuppies,Brunswick Stew,Coleslaw,Baked Beans,Pig Tail Fries,Potato Salad
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Parker's Barbecue
Wilson, NC
Latest Review
Parker's Barbecue are masters of real barbecue and it is pork. It is finely chopped pork. It is slaw that is mustard based with a touch of sugar. Fresh corn sticks and hush puppies have to be a part of the family style meal.Brunswick stew & boiled potatoes are favorites around here . Chicken livers here are the best you will encounter anywhere. The place is huge, so you will not have a problem getting a table.
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Storie Street Grille
Blowing Rock, NC
Latest Review
A very nice wine list with 15 wines by the glass
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Pepper's Pizza
Chapel Hill, NC
Latest Review
USA Today's readers picked Pepper's as the best pizza in North Carolina.Pizza, strombolis and calzones. More than 20 pizza toppings including smoked chicken breast, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, and BBQ pork. Also serving gazpacho and fresh salads with homemade dressings. Large selection of bottled and draft beer.
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