Apr 25, 2022 - Food and Drink
5 must-try Raleigh restaurants that fly under the radar
The big-name restaurants like Crawford and Son and Poole's soak up much of the city's attention and awards. But Raleigh has plenty of hidden food gems, too.
From no-frills pizza to top-notch pho, here are a few of our favorites.
- The Stanbury: This uncomplicated east Mordecai restaurant doesn't take reservations, and all the food, from the pork chops to the bread and butter appetizer, is memorable.
- Anise Pho: Fast and delicious, Anise serves up some of the top customer service around. They also serve the rarity that is vegetarian pho.
- Los Cuates: The underrated, inexpensive Mexican food you crave. Los Cuates has two Raleigh locations.
- Frank's Pizza & Italian Restaurant: Frank's is not fancy. It's hidden in a shopping center off New Bern and serves giant pies of pizza that pair just right with cheap beer and late nights.
- Lucille's order: New York White pizza.
- Arepa Culture: This family-owned Venezuelan restaurant and food truck is a must try. Their made-from-scratch arepas are mouth-watering and decorated with food awards.
- Lucille's order: La Domino.
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