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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch 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 Plates Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2059)
$30 and under
International
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Welcome to Plates Kitchen, your culinary destination in downtown Raleigh, conveniently located off Glenwood Avenue. As a locally owned and operated restaurant, we take pride in offering a menu inspired by the travels and gastronomic adventures of our owners, bringing a world of flavors to your plate. Under the expert guidance of Chef David Mitchell, our kitchen crafts each dish with passion and creativity, ensuring a memorable dining experience every time you visit. Whether you’re joining us for a hearty breakfast, a leisurely brunch, or an exquisite dinner, Plates Kitchen promises a delightful journey for your taste buds. Discover the flavors of the world right here in Raleigh at Plates Kitchen. We look forward to serving you!

Convenient validated parking is available in the lot behind our restaurant.
Top review
angelafvip
Dined 4 days ago
We really enjoyed our dinner. The burger was excellent as was the hot chicken sandwich. The house made focaccia bread is a must try with chef’s special butter. They also have a great wine and spirits selection. Looking forward to visiting again soon.
A photo of It's A Southern Thing Ellis Crossings restaurant
4.8
4.8 (36)
$30 and under
Southern
Durham
About the restaurant
It's A Southern Thing is our owner's personal love letter to The South. We've proudly served Downtown Durham since 2017 and are thrilled to expand and open up our second location here at Ellis Crossing. Known for our unique take on traditional Southern fair, we welcome you with a laid back atmosphere, Southern hospitality, delicious craft cocktails and thoughtfully created, scratch made dishes. From our best-selling Shrimp and Grits to Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops, Fried Green Tomatoes, Collard Greens, Chicken and Waffle Skewers and everything in between, you will find familiar flavors presented in an original way. Offering brunch and dinner seven days a week, with extended bar hours and a private dining area for small functions, we invite you to come in, stay a while and let us show you why so many customers love being part of our It's A Southern Thing family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We enjoyed the casual atmosphere, excellent, tasty food and great service. Will definitely go again.
A photo of Irregardless restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5760)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Get ready for a delightful culinary journey at Irregardless! A beloved gem in downtown Raleigh serving fresh, seasonal vegetarian delights + carnivore options. Locally owned and bursting with flavor, our menu promises an unforgettable experience.

Join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch! Our menu offers something for everyone.
Top review
DaveB
Dined 1 day ago
The place is very well appointed, cool vibe for sure. Very loud at brunch, but not terrible. The food was outstanding. We had the brisket hash, smoked salmon Benedict and Belgian waffles. All were absolutely delicious and nice portion size. Price was reasonable for the quality and portion size. Definitely a do over when I come back to town.
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4.7
4.7 (32)
$30 and under
American
Raleigh
About the restaurant
A new flavor in a beloved location!
Discover a stunning menu of classic favorites with a southern fusion flare. Chef James Eason's seasonal menu is made completely from scratch and uses a variety of ingredients from local farms, the NC State Farmer’s Market, and the chef’s garden, located on our outdoor patio.
Located in the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center on NCSU Centennial Campus, Lakeside Kitchen is a delicious new entry into the Raleigh restaurant scene.
Top review
CarolM
Dined on May 12, 2024
Wonderful setting and lovely lunch. Staff was very attentive.
A photo of NCMA Cafe restaurant
4.6
4.6 (336)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Catering Works is proud to present NCMACafe, located at the North Carolina Museum of Art WEST BUILDING. Our menu features a variety of Southern-inspired fare with International influence. Premium wines, crafted coffee drinks and in February of 2023, the long-awaited return of weekend brunch at the Museum of Art.
Top review
georgeg
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was outstanding except the service from the waitress. Albeit she had impressive people/social skills, there was no follow-up after initially taking order as well as she forgot items. If it was not for the manager, we would have not received our drink refills.
A photo of Tupelo Honey - Raleigh restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3599)
$30 and under
Southern
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.
Reservations recommended for weekends.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We went here for our anniversary dinner. We ordered the pimento cheese dip, Shrimp Po Boy with fried shrimp with crispy potatoes and bourbon glazed meatloaf with crispy brussel sprouts and mixed green salad. My husband said the po boy was good but needed more sauce. The meatloaf was very good. They seemed to be out of quite a few things - red beans and rice side, balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, and I heard servers being told about other items that were no longer available. Our server was great. Very attentive and friendly.
A photo of Tony Roma's - Durham restaurant
4.1
4.1 (106)
$30 and under
American
Durham
About the restaurant
Tony Roma's, Legendary for Ribs. Famous for So Much More. Tony Roma's offers a wide variety of culinary deliciousness in a casual dining atmosphere. Join us for our World Famous Baby Back Ribs, steaks and more. Let’s get saucy!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Hostesses was friendly and accommodating. Waitress was very professional! Food great!
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4.1
4.1 (142)
$30 and under
American
Raleigh
About the restaurant
A full-service restaurant and bar. Offers progressively traditional, French Canadian farmhouse vibes. Scratch-made comfort food is handcrafted in our kitchen using fresh meats, produce, signature sauces and dressings.

Menu Musings: Nosh on some of fan favorites for breakfast like French toast, Maple Sausage Stackers, oatmeal creme brulee, simply strawberry crepes. Lunch can be healthy! Many gluten and dairy free options. Try a Mediterranean Chicken (or make it vegetarian with tofu). Vegan friends love the Thai Curry Crepe. Food Network has featured our Rugby Crepe on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Try it, is it the best?! Come for dinner and grab a burger or fried chicken sandwich. After dinner nutella dessert crepes - yes!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
It was our first time visiting. Everything was GREAT! We will definitely be back. Matthew was an amazing server!
A photo of Lafayette Village Grill restaurant
4.0
4 (561)
$30 and under
American
Raleigh
About the restaurant
An American grill with a delightful Southern twist. Serving as the flagship restaurant of Lafayette Village Shopping Center in North Raleigh since 2010, we have recently undergone renovations and re-opened in May 2023.

At The Village Grill, we take pride in offering a diverse range of culinary delights that capture the essence of American cuisine while infusing it with the flavors of the South. Our Chef skillfully crafted each dish using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a memorable dining experience for every guest. Whether you’re seeking a refreshing beverage to complement your meal or simply looking to unwind, we have you covered. Our extensive drink menu boasts an impressive selection of beers, wines, and handcrafted cocktails, carefully curated to suit a variety of preferences and palates.

***WE DO NOT TAKE OUTDOOR PATIO RESERVATIONS - RESERVATIONS ARE GUARANTEED FOR INDOOR DINING ONLY***
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
The atmosphere is delightful. Staff is very personable and professional. Food was excellent- especially recommend the calamari.
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Raleigh restaurant
4.0
4 (730)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Incredible!! Great time with the family and Jimi Jam our server was amazing! Great attitude and very nice overall thank you for a great experience!
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