Originally posted by annpeeples
You know V960-I will be in Raleigh,N.C. for a long weekend at the end of March-any interest in meeting up for lunch??I would love you to point me the way to excellent Carolina roadfood.
Since V960 hasn't posted a response, I will give you a few suggestions for Raleigh (where I lived for 10 years and worked with state government downtown).
For country southern cooking, go to "Big Ed's" in the City Market area. Outstanding breakfast in particular. Ed's son has a place with a similar menu at the Farmer's Market.
There is also a good seafood (typical southern fried fare) in the Farmer's Market. Another good southern fried seafood place is Captain Stanley's just off South Saunders.
The Angus Barn on old highway 70 between Raleigh and Durham near the airport has some of the finest steaks you will ever find.
42nd Street Oyster Bar in the downtown area serves excellent upscale seafood.
Char-Grill on Hillsborough Street near the NC State campus has great grilled burgers. I always go for the large "steak".
Finch's on Peace Street (near Peace College) has good food, and the best onion rings I have ever eaten.
There are several good places in the Cameron Village shopping center--Leon's Deli and the pizza place next door were favorites of mine.
Snoopy's has delicious hotdogs.
I never did particularly care for any of the barbecue in Raleigh (no wood burners that I know of), but Cecil Cooper's near City Market and the Barbecue Lodge on Capital Boulevard north of the beltline were the best I had there. I'm more a fan of the Lexington style Q that isn't (wasn't) available in the Raleigh area.
I hope I'm not too late in getting to you. I just hadn't read this thread.