What to Do in Raleigh ⁄ Durham ⁄ Chapel Hill

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

Restaurants

Allen & Son (Barbecue)
6203 Millhouse Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-942-7576
wendykong says: What you see is what you get -- and it's really good. They also sell pork skin to take home and fry up for yourself. More...
American Meltdown (Food Trucks & Carts, American)
food truck Durham NC
Angus Barn (Steakhouses)
9401 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-781-2444
Bahama Breeze (Caribbean)
3309 Wake Forest Rd Raleigh NC
919-872-6330
purpleTJchick says: I LOVE this place! because of the distance we don't get to enjoy it but a few times a year but it is worth every dollar. I have only had one bad experience but that was due to a lack More...
Bella Monica (Italian)
3121-103 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC
919-881-9778
Elmo's Diner (Home Cooking/ Diner)
200 N Greensboro St Carrboro NC
919-929-2909
shiny rabbit says: a very good and loud diner with not so fast service however they do gramdpa quility cooking if your willing to wait. My personal favorite is the huevos rancheros or wat ever More...
Fiesta Grill (Mexican)
3307 NC Hwy 54 W Chapel Hill NC
919-928-9002
Five Guys (General)
multiple locations Raleigh NC
Five Star (Chinese)
511 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-3311
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-401-2600
Lime & Basil (Vietnamese)
200 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-967-5055
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)
601 W Peace St Raleigh NC
919-832-3499
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)
4300 NW Cary Parkway Cary NC
919-463-7779
Only Burger (Food Trucks & Carts, American)
food truck Durham NC
919-937-9377
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...
6204-120 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-781-7599
3601-107 Capital Blvd Raleigh NC
919-878-0049
3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-490-1326
Sitti (Lebanese)
137 S Wilmington St Raleigh NC
919-239-4070
molly says: Amazing restaurant. The decor is comfortably classy and the food is delicious. They serve you just the right portions of meals, providing you with the greatest flavor combinations you never thought of. Try anything and everything-- it is all delightful. More...
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
Kate Bryant says: best ice cream of life!
14 E Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-0999
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...
Vin Rouge (French)
2010 Hillsborough Rd Durham NC
919-416-0466

Arts & Entertainment

Ackland Art Museum (Museum, University/College)
101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill NC
919-843-1611
Artspace (Art Gallery)
201 E Davie St Raleigh NC
919-821-2787
1201 W Lenoir St Raleigh NC
919-829-0709
Carolina Theatre (Movie Theater, Theater, Music Venue)
309 W Morgan St Durham NC
919-560-3030
3801 Rock Quarry Rd Raleigh NC
800-745-3000
Colony Theater (Movie Theater)
5438 Six Forks Rd Raleigh NC
919-856-0111
Duke Campus: Cameron Indoor Stadium (Music Venue, University/College)
301 Whitford Drive Durham NC
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
Main Street Gallery (Art Gallery)
405 E Main St Carrboro NC
919-967-7005
703 Foster St Durham NC
Tickets 919-682-3343; Office 919-682-4974
2 E South St Raleigh NC
919-996-8700
Daarla1987 says: I had the pleasure of seeing this production twice— once in NYC at the Westside Theatre/Upstairs, and again this past weekend in the Raleigh Memorial Theater production. Both productions were excellent, though venues are vastly different and, due to circumstances More...
2 E South St Raleigh NC
919-996-8700
Mission Valley Cinema (Movie Theater)
2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd Raleigh NC
919-856-0111
433 Murray Ave Durham NC
919-220-5429
NC Museum of Art (Museum)
2110 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh NC
Info 919-839-6262, tickets 919-715-5923
Fuzzsonic says: The summer concert series at the museum has been a good one. There have been some storms and some very hot nights but that hasn't stopped some great performances from taking place. Really enjoyed the Lucinda Williams show. She's always More...
250 Country Club Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-962-7529
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 Federal (Music Venue, Eclectic/ New American)
914 W Main St Durham NC
919-680-8611
The Hive at Busy Bee (Music Venue)
225 S Wilmington St Raleigh NC
919-424-7817
107 Pullen Rd Raleigh NC
Office 919-831-6936, Tickets 919-831-6058
UNC Campus: Carolina Union Gallery (Art Gallery, University/College)
209 South Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-966-3128

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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