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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of On The Square restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1280)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tarboro
About the restaurant
Due to limited seating, we are only accepting in-house reservations. Please call the restaurant directly for a reservation.

Located in Historic Downtown Tarboro, one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, On the Square Restaurant offers seasonal, sustainable ingredients that are celebrated throughout the ever-changing menu. Open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and for lunch on Monday through Friday, we are as proud of our food and comfortable atmosphere as we are of our eclectic and value-driven wine list.
Top review
ShariRvip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
I love this restaurant! Everyone is so kind and attentive! We had the fresh fettuccine with ragu sauce and pork belly, beef, mozzarella and crushed garlic bread. It was off the charts good! I only ate half to ensure I’d have leftovers the next day! Please bring it back for a regular appearance
A photo of Carolina Brewery - Pittsboro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (86)
$30 and under
Southern
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
Carolina Brewery is a brewpub located in Pittsboro, North Carolina that specializes in serving craft beers and American pub fare. The restaurant features a lively atmosphere with a full bar, patio and numerous televisions broadcasting sporting events. Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro serves lunch and dinner daily and offers a variety of menu items made using fresh, in season fruits and vegetables and locally raised beef. The restaurant offers an extensive menu of starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, typical pub fare and desserts. Featured entrées at Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro include chicken mac and cheese, down East BBQ plate, crab cakes, shrimp and grits and fish and chips.
Top review
MeagB
Dined 5 days ago
Great food! Loved sitting outside in the shade! Service was great!
A photo of cafe tiramisu restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1509)
$30 and under
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Cafe Tiramisu offers a menu full of authentic Northern Italian cuisine. The family-owned and operated restaurant is decorated sparingly and the dining room is a cozy, relaxing environment. Cafe Tiramisu has a full bar but specializes in wine with an extensive wine selection both by the glass and by the bottle.



Try the ravioli or the shrimp dip to start out your meal at Cafe Tiramisu. Choose from Italian classics like the lasagna or the marsala. The menu includes plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. Choose one of the restaurant's sides for your entree like the fried eggplant or the sauteed spinach.
Top review
Lynnevip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Delightful ambience and delicious food. Recommend it. We will be going again.
A photo of Caffe Luna restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2455)
$30 and under
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffé Luna has been bringing authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair to the Triangle for over two decades.
Top review
MrEdK
Dined 3 days ago
Our first time here was excellent . From being seated right on time of our reservation, the ambiance was beautiful. Almost immediately, our waitress approached and was very pleasant. Only draw back was no liquor license. Had a very good canned pale IPA and daughter had glass of red wine. Ordered Caesar salad, which was nice. Main meals were wonderful as well. Price for two of us, with dessert, tax and top was $88!! Hats off to them.
A photo of Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1398)
$30 and under
Mexican
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Come experience Raleigh's Colombo-Mexican Tacos y Tequila Joint!

Hand Crafted Latin Cocktails
Extensive List of Tequilas & Regional Spirits
Carefully Selected List of Latin Wines & Latin Beers

Voted Best Latin Restaurant in the Triangle by Wake County Living Magazine!

Won the Indy Award for Best Mexican / Latin American in the Triangle!

Top review
KristinMvip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Never disappoints! Skylar took exceptional care of us. Bravo, all!
A photo of Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (367)
$30 and under
Indian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Rated as the # 1 Indian Restaurant in Triangle, Lime & Lemon Indian Grill offers an immersive dining experience with exquisite dishes that will take you on a journey through India's many regions, traditions and festivals. We meticulously curate using only the best ingredients to create dishes that are authentic, unsurpassed, and timeless. All this in an ultra-modern setting to ensure your dining affair is nothing short of perfect.

Featured in the October 2019 edition of News & Observer and received a 4 out of 5 star rating. It has been consistently voted as one of the Top 10 Ethnic restaurants and has also been recognized as the Best Indian Restaurant in the Triangle for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
It was our first time at Lime and Lemon and it was the best experience everyone. The service , food and atmosphere was excellent. My husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary and I wouldn’t have wanted it anywhere else! Thank you to the Lime and Lemon staff!
A photo of Blue Corn Cafe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (409)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Durham
About the restaurant
Blue Corn Cafe has been serving the Triangle area since 1997. We offer a locally sourced twist on Latin American cuisine. Our passion for locally sourced food and beverage has allowed us to offer our unique twist on Latin and South American recipes. Both owners Danielle and Antonio Rios have a passion on bringing their culture to your table with unique quality products.
Our warm atmosphere and kind servers make you feel comfortable upon entering and that is only where it begins. We look forward to serving you. Prevecho!
Top review
KXXK
Dined on May 31, 2024
Great food and great service! The menu is interesting, with great vegetarian options. Highly recommend!
A photo of Five Star Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (10)
$30 and under
Asian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
For Parties of 11 or more, please fill out our large party form here:
https://www.fivestarraleigh.com/private-events-inquiry/
Five Star Restaurant has been honoring our Chinese roots since the year 2000. We aim to serve fresh, modern takes on Chinese and Asian Cuisine. Some of our most popular dishes are the Five Star Generals Chicken, Crispy Sesame Beef, and Heat Seeker Shrimp. Our kitchen can accommodate gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan diets on most of our dishes. We also have a constantly evolving Wine, Beer, and seasonal cocktail list. We proudly feature DJ’s every week, Wednesday- Sunday. Our DJ booth has been fortunate enough to host many world-renowned DJs and entertainers over the years — you never know who you might see spinning at Five Star Restaurant.


Top review
SusanM
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
All the dishes we ordered were outstanding! The cocktails were original and had beautiful garnishes. Ryan was out server and he made us feel very welcome. He was incredibly informative about the menu and helped guide us through our choices all of which were excellent. We will absolutely be back! The vibe is super fun but was a little loud inside so we sat on the patio.
A photo of Nino’s Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (91)
$31 to $50
Italian
Greenville
About the restaurant
Nino’s Cucina Italiana is a tribute to our father, Nino. He still travels constantly to all the locations to make sure everything is done “Nino’s Way,” with quality food, personality, and love.

Over 75 years of an Italian family tradition in baking and cooking from three generations has culminated in Nino’s Cucina Italiana. Our Italian dishes are centuries old recipes handed down from our family throughout the years. We prepare all our food daily—making fresh dough, sauces, mozzarella cheese, pasta and our delicious meatballs in-house.
Top review
meganHvip
Dined 6 days ago
Staff were prompt, attentive and accommodating. Food was enjoyable - appetizers especially.
A photo of Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Durham restaurant
4.6
4.6 (171)
$30 and under
Indian
Durham
About the restaurant
Rated as the # 1 Indian Restaurant in Triangle, Lime & Lemon Indian Grill offers an immersive dining experience with exquisite dishes that will take you on a journey through India's many regions, traditions and festivals. We meticulously curate using only the best ingredients to create dishes that are authentic, unsurpassed, and timeless. All this in an ultra-modern setting to ensure your dining affair is nothing short of perfect.

Featured in the October 2019 edition of News & Observer and received a 4 out of 5 star rating. It has been consistently voted as one of the Top 10 Ethnic restaurants and has also been recognized as the Best Indian Restaurant in the Triangle for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Top review
lesley
Dined on May 31, 2024
Wait staff was superb. Attentive, polite. They have really good posture
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