What to Do in Raleigh ⁄ Durham ⁄ Chapel Hill

This list was compiled from Independent Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

American Meltdown (Food Trucks & Carts, American)
food truck Durham NC
Angus Barn (Steakhouses)
9401 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-781-2444
Dain's Place (Tavern/ Pub)
754 Ninth St Durham NC
919-416-8800
The Tiger says: Hands down best spot in Durham for a drink or a burger! More...
Fiesta Grill (Mexican)
3307 NC Hwy 54 W Chapel Hill NC
919-928-9002
Five Star (Chinese)
511 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-3311
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-401-2600
He's Not Here (Music Venue, Bar)
112 1/2 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-942-7939
4325 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-782-9708
Lilly's Pizza (Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly)
1813 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-833-0226
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)
4300 NW Cary Parkway Cary NC
919-463-7779
Neomonde Bakery & Deli (Mediterranean)
3817 Beryl Rd Raleigh NC
919-828-1628
SSASHWORTH says: Congratulations on 35 years in the Triangle! More...
Poole's Diner (Eclectic/ New American)
426 S McDowell St Raleigh NC
919-832-4477
Revolution (Eclectic/ New American)
107 W Main St Durham NC
919-956-9999
Fernandez says: I went there for the lunch counter specials. I was very well impressed by the food I ate that day. I'll be back with my wife. Gonzalo Fernández, Raleigh, NC More...
3601-107 Capital Blvd Raleigh NC
919-878-0049
6204-120 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-781-7599
Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern (Eclectic/ New American)
330 Hillsborough St Raleigh NC
919-829-3663
Squid's (Seafood)
1201 N Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill NC
919-942-8757
Taverna Agora (Greek)
6101 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-881-8333
The Borough (American, Paid Advertising - LGBT-friendly Guide)
317 W Morgan St Raleigh NC
919-832-8433
arthurb3 says: Best patio to eat and drink! Love the "How do you Q?" drink and The Uberwisconsin - grilled cheese! More...
The Parlour (Food Trucks & Carts, Ice Cream)
food truck Durham NC
Lis Tyroler says: Local ingredient, handmade ice cream, phenomenal flavors, and the couple that runs it are really fabulous. I literally dream about the vietnamese coffee milkshake. I'm not exaggerating when I say it's actually the best ice cream ever. More...
14 E Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-0999
Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant (Music Venue, Irish)
218 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-833-7795
Wakeuplistenup says: Super great but always super loud.
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery (Music Venue, American)
100 E Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-929-8676
BenFranklinsGhost says: This place is exactly as advertised....the Social Crossroads of Chapel HIll. Food's good - they just won the Shrimp and Grit Throwdown in Chapel Hill - service is friendly and I when I was there last there was a wedding More...
324 Blackwell St Durham NC
919-433-0345
1483 Beaver Creek Commons Dr Apex NC
919-355-1380
Greg O'Neal says: One of our favorite go places on a monthly basis, Great food and large choice of Beer More...

Arts & Entertainment

1201 W Lenoir St Raleigh NC
919-829-0709
Busy Bee Cafe (Music Venue)
225 S Wilmington St Raleigh NC
919-424-7817
Carolina Theatre (Movie Theater, Theater)
309 W Morgan St Durham NC
919-560-3030
Cat's Cradle (Music Venue)
300 E Main St Carrboro NC
919-967-9053
Colony Theater (Movie Theater)
5438 Six Forks Rd Raleigh NC
919-856-0111
123 Vivian St Durham NC
Info 919-688-3722, Tickets 919-680-2787
Durham rocks says: I absolutely LOVE this venue. I've been a President's Club member for 2 years and they treat me like a queen. And the wonderful smiles and services extended to EVERYONE, as I volunteer often and I have seen this class More...
He's Not Here (Music Venue, Bar)
112 1/2 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-942-7939
Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Arena, Music Venue)
8003 Regency Pkwy Cary NC
919-462-2025
Longbranch (Music Venue)
600 Creekside Dr Raleigh NC
919-829-1125
703 Foster St Durham NC
Tickets 919-682-3343; Office 919-682-4974
2 E South St Raleigh NC
919-996-8700
433 Murray Ave Durham NC
919-220-5429
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
PNC Arena (Arena, Music Venue)
1400 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC
Office 919-861-2300, Tickets 1-800-745-3000
Pour House Music Hall (Music Venue)
224 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-821-1120
301 Pogue St Raleigh NC
Office 919-821-4579, Tickets 919-821-3111
Rialto Theatre (Movie Theater)
1620 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-856-8683
The CC Nightclub (Music Venue)
313 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-755-9599
The Federal (Music Venue, Eclectic/ New American)
914 W Main St Durham NC
919-680-8611
107 Pullen Rd Raleigh NC
Office 919-831-6936, Tickets 919-831-6058
Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant (Music Venue, Irish)
218 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-833-7795
Wakeuplistenup says: Super great but always super loud.
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery (Music Venue, American)
100 E Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-929-8676
BenFranklinsGhost says: This place is exactly as advertised....the Social Crossroads of Chapel HIll. Food's good - they just won the Shrimp and Grit Throwdown in Chapel Hill - service is friendly and I when I was there last there was a wedding More...
UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre (Theater, University/College)
202 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill NC
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (Arena, Music Venue)
3801 Rock Quarry Rd Raleigh NC
800-745-3000
201 E Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-882-4629

Community

Ackland Art Museum (Museum, University/College)
101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill NC
919-843-1611
Duke Campus: Cameron Indoor Stadium (Music Venue, University/College)
301 Whitford Drive Durham NC
Linda's Bar & Grill (General Business)
203 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill NC
919-929-6663
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
The Borough (American, Paid Advertising - LGBT-friendly Guide)
317 W Morgan St Raleigh NC
919-832-8433
arthurb3 says: Best patio to eat and drink! Love the "How do you Q?" drink and The Uberwisconsin - grilled cheese! More...
UNC Campus: Carolina Union Gallery (Art Gallery, University/College)
209 South Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-966-3128
UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre (Theater, University/College)
202 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill NC

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