Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Raleigh and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Pam's Farmhouse Restaurant thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Saint Jacques, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Person Street Pharmacy Soda Fountain

Housed in a lovely historic building downtown, this pharmacy has an old-fashioned lunch counter, whcih offers traditional hot Southern breakfasts and lunch fare. Menu items include a variety of sandwiches, soups, burgers and hot dogs. For...  Read More

Hillsborough Street

A local standby, this joint serves up juicy burgers, fries and shakes. Hungry fans, lured by the tasty eats and nostalgic atmosphere, order at the counter and scarf down the tasty eats at picnic tables. To get the biggest bang for your buck,...  Read More

Cafe Helios

Stylish metal café tables line the interior of this Glenwood coffee joint, and patio tables allow guests to enjoy the neighborhood's vitality. Stop by in the a.m. for a caffeine jolt, and nibble on a pastry while reading the paper or...  Read More

Glenwood Avenue
The Third Place

Works by local artists line the walls at this friendly coffeehouse, and a children's area, stocked with toys, ensures that everyone feels at home here. Throughout the day, patrons sip lattes or munch on inspiring organic fare, from the hummus...  Read More

Finch's Family Restaurant

Open since 1945, Finch's is a beloved Raleigh institution. Classic Southern eats at reasonable prices explain the appeal, although serving breakfast all day and adding free WiFi haven't exactly hurt business. A long list of weekday specials...  Read More

In 1977, the Selah brothers, immigrants from war-torn Lebanon, opened this restaurant featuring Middle Eastern cuisine. Delicacies on the menu include stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh, kibbeh, and fatayer. Traditional deli sandwiches on just...  Read More

East Village Bar and Grill

Situated at the corner of Dixie Trail and Hillsborough Street, this restaurant's casual and laid-back atmosphere includes a great patio, pubby interior, full bar with a slew of microbrews, and possibly the best burgers in town. The friendly...  Read More

Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

You'll encounter a line, but don't pass on the opportunity to sample the good Southern cooking dished out at this local treasure. Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast amid the rustic surroundings of well worn tables and antique farm implements adorning...  Read More

State Farmers' Market Restaurant

Located on the grounds of the State Farmers Market, this diner celebrates the region's bounty and paintings on the walls depict the region's landscape. Harkening back to the agricultural tradition, the kitchen serves a full breakfast with all...  Read More

Hillsborough Street
Pam's Farmhouse Restaurant

If you need to get going early, Pam's starts serving a delicious Southern breakfast at 6am. Dig into a plate of pancakes, drizzled with syrup, or a platter of bacon and eggs. Prepared with primarily local ingredients, from produce to meats, the...  Read More