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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

5 Must-try restaurants in Raleigh, NC that serve Pepsi

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If you’re new to Raleigh, here are some fast facts: It’s the capital of North Carolina. It’s nicknamed the City of Oaks, a nod to all of the oak trees you’ll see along streets. And it’s the second-largest city in the state after Charlotte, in terms of population. But perhaps more importantly for those visiting – or living – here, it’s home to some amazing dining.

In terms of must-try restaurants in Raleigh, there’s a fun range of best date night restaurants, best pasta places, top steakhouses and more. Get ready to place your order.

Here’s our list of 5 must-try restaurants in Raleigh, NC

The Angus Barn

Head to one of the top steakhouses in Raleigh if you’re in the mood for fine Southern dining with menu items including in-house aged steaks, fresh seafood, locally grown vegetables and homemade desserts. There are also some notable property features to check out: an award-winning wine cellar, the Wild Turkey Lounge and the Meat Locker smoking lounge. If you have an event coming up, the Angus Barn has two private event venues.

Try: Barn’s BBQ Pork Ribs with Angus Barn BBQ Sauce.

Hibernian Irish Pub

This is the Irish restaurant and pub in Raleigh to cozy up to pub grub like bacon cheddar fries, burger sliders, sandwiches and more. This pub aims to bring a taste of Ireland to the Triangle with old world flavor and new characteristics of the Irish vibe. They’re also known for fun gatherings like their recent street party with Irish dancers and bagpipe players.

Try: The Corned Beef & Cabbage with house-brined corned beef, parsley cream sauce, braised cabbage and garlic mashed potatoes.

Carolina Ale House

Bring your friends in to catch a sporting event on TV. Cheer on your team over cheese curds, grilled wings, barbacoa tacos and more. Start with the vast beverage selection. Plus, don’t overlook fun deals like holiday week specials and Tuesdays, when kids can eat for 99 cents.

Try: The Plant-Based™ Buffalo Chick'n Sandwich with crispy plant-based “chicken,” buffalo sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ranch and brioche.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

Get comfortable at one of the best date night restaurants in Raleigh with freshly prepared Italian dishes that are meant to offer cultural authenticity, fresh ingredients and a sense of playfulness. Mulino makes their fresh pasta with Raleigh-area flour and organic eggs. Don’t overlook items like burrata salad, a bruschetta trio and pastas made in-house. Consider making a reservation in advance.

Try: The Gnocchi Tartufo featuring handmade potato dumplings, Umbrian black truffle and parmigiano crema.

Gonza Tacos y Tequila

Dig into Colombian-Mexican food paired with hand-crafted Latin cocktails and other beverages. Dinner dishes range from ceviche, to tortilla soup, to an extensive taco list. Be on the lookout for festive specials, like exclusive tamales on National Tamale Day. And if you’re planning something special for 20 people or more that calls for Colombian food in Raleigh, take a look at their catering menu.

Try: The Nachos Gabachos with chicken tinga, tortilla chips, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole and Mexican cream.

Whether you end up finding fresh pasta, an Irish pub or a top steakhouse in Raleigh by visiting some of our favorite spots, we want to hear about it. Tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter at @PepsiCarolinas with your food pics. Enjoy!


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