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
Bella Monica (Italian)
3121-103 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC
919-881-9778
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...
170 East Davie Street Raleigh NC
919-809-8830
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
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-401-2600
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)
601 W Peace St Raleigh NC
919-832-3499
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)
4300 NW Cary Parkway Cary NC
919-463-7779
Milltown (Eclectic/ New American)
307 E Main St Carrboro NC
919-968-2460
Poole's Diner (Eclectic/ New American)
426 S McDowell St Raleigh NC
919-832-4477
6204-120 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-781-7599
3601-107 Capital Blvd Raleigh NC
919-878-0049
Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern (Eclectic/ New American)
330 Hillsborough St Raleigh NC
919-829-3663
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...
Squid's (Seafood)
1201 N Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill NC
919-942-8757
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 Federal (Music Venue, Eclectic/ New American)
914 W Main St Durham NC
919-680-8611
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...

Arts & Entertainment

Artspace (Art Gallery)
201 E Davie St Raleigh NC
919-821-2787
1201 W Lenoir St Raleigh NC
919-829-0709
Bickett Gallery (Art Gallery, Dance Venue, Music Venue)
209 Bickett Blvd Raleigh NC
919-836-5358
224 Polk St Raleigh NC
919-834-4001
Cat's Cradle (Music Venue)
300 E Main St Carrboro NC
919-967-9053
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...
Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Arena, Music Venue)
8003 Regency Pkwy Cary NC
919-462-2025
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...
433 Murray Ave Durham NC
919-220-5429
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
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...
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
The ArtsCenter (Art Gallery, Music Venue, Theater)
300-G E Main St Carrboro NC
919-929-2787
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
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
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: 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
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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