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.

Oakwood Café

Family-owned and -operated, this little café in downtown Raleigh has been serving authentic Argentinean and Cuban food since 1999. In addition to favorites like hand-cut, Argentinean-style churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce, daily specials...  Read More

Brigs Great Beginnings

Brigs Great Beginnings offers some of the area's best breakfast fare. If you have a hankering for a traditional Southern-style breakfast, this is the place to go! Generous portions of bacon, eggs, grits, and pancakes smothered in maple syrup are...  Read More


Since 1930, this family-owned downtown eatery has served some of the best burgers and country-style meals in the area. Hearty Southern breakfasts include eggs and grits, biscuits, cheese toast, and good coffee. If you are coming here for lunch,...  Read More

42nd Street Oyster Bar

One of the most popular restaurants in the Triangle, 42nd Street features live music Thursday-Saturday, packing in a crowd of eager twenty- and thirty-somethings. The food is great of course, with lots of appetizers, salads and sandwiches for...  Read More

North Raleigh

Winston's Grille, near the North Ridge Country Club, offers a traditional American grill menu. The atmosphere at this North Raleigh restaurant is casual, and after one look at the menu, you'll agree that their eclectic selection can handle just...  Read More

P.F. Chang's China Bistro

This restaurant is great for pre- or post-shopping meals. Inside, you'll find a dimly lit dining area reminiscent of a Hong Kong nightclub, with stone statues and dark, earthy colors. As for the menu, chicken with lettuce wraps and the spare...  Read More

Glenwood Avenue
Glenwood Grill

Accommodating staff and artful, tasty dishes make Glenwood Grill a safe bet for almost any occasion. The new Southern cuisine showcases the kitchen talent with entrees such as shrimp and grits and sirloin steak with pimiento cheese complimented...  Read More

Funky light fixtures and vibrant, abstract art accents the interior of this popular restaurant, and the creativity doesn't end with the décor. Diners feast on novel creations such as grilled wahoo over stir fried baby bok choy, lobster, crab...  Read More

The Pit

Housed in a former warehouse, this winning kitchen offers a wide range of delicacies in a laid-back atmosphere and desirable downtown location. Start off with a cup of Brunswick stew or the spinach salad topped with strawberries, goat cheese,...  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

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