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

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Updated 05 April 2024

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


A photo of On The Square restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1273)
$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
TweetieM
Dined on 11 Apr 2024
The food and service is always outstanding! The wine selection is awesome as well. I highly recommend On the Square for a great dining experience!
A photo of Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (340)
$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
Cleanplate
Dined on 14 Apr 2024
We have eaten at L & L a number of times and it never disappoints. The cocktails are different and delightful (Indian mules and Andhra spicy margaritas). The appetizers are generous and spicy-delicious. The main courses (dosas and curries) have been consistently well prepared. The staff is very helpful if you have questions and are attentive throughout every course. Easily one of our top 3 favorite restaurants in Raleigh.
A photo of Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1382)
$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
TinaMvip
Dined 3 days ago
As always, we had a wonderful experience. The food is amazing, the service great and we enjoy the ambiance. Highly recommended.
A photo of Osha Thai Kitchen & Sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (821)
$30 and under
Thai
Holly Springs
About the restaurant
Osha Thai Kitchen & Sushi, named after the Thai word “osha” meaning, tasty or good, is more than just providing you, the guest, with good food. We are striving each day to deliver an atmosphere that is not only welcoming, but one that you will be happy to share with your friends and family. A consistent experience of authentic Thai food and sushi that will wake your taste buds up and have you asking for more.

For Take Out ordering online, please visit oshathaikitchennc.com

Please note that if you party does not arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation time, we may need to release your table and place your back on the waitlist (if exists) or offer the table to other customers. We will provide you with the current wait time so that you can make an informed decision. If you think you may be running late, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We may contact you about this reservation so please ensure your email and phone number are correct when setting.

Top review
BRGCH
Dined 7 days ago
We love OSHA! The food is always fresh and delicious! We have always had great service and attention when we are there! Thank you Leo for your high commitment always serve the best to your customers!
A photo of Caffe Luna restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2439)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food, inviting space, wonderful service—is there anything else to say ? Oh, and very fair prices and an excellent and affordable wine selection. You’ll return regularly.
A photo of Blue Jay Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (899)
$31 to $50
American
Halifax
About the restaurant
Blue Jay Bistro, on Main Street in downtown Littleton, North Carolina, is a realization of our vision: To return to Ed’s beloved hometown (where he played football and basketball for the Littleton Blue Jays, his high school alma mater) and create a unique culinary experience unlike any other; for Blue Jay Bistro to serve as a symbol for an exceptional dining experience for local and surrounding communities.

We want residents and visitors alike to experience Contemporary American dining at its best. A combination of traditional and creative dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients sourced locally and globally. Providing uncompromising quality and professional attentive service.

— Ed & Deb Fitts, Owners

Top review
KimD
Dined 4 days ago
Our first time and it was fabulous! The food, drinks and service were top notch. Looking forward to coming back
A photo of Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Durham restaurant
4.8
4.8 (166)
$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
MarkMvip
Dined 4 days ago
This a a great Indian restaurant in Durham - it's about 1 mile from the center of Duke Campus. We ate here before seeing at show on campus at Page Auditorium. The food was great as was the service. Aliston took great care of our party of 4 - he was efficient and knowledgable about the menu. Will go back next time we see a show in Durham.
A photo of Nino’s Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (85)
$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
bhargavk
Dined on 3 Apr 2024
We had the most wonderful experience we were there on Wednesday. There was a live. Jazz band played beautiful music. People are very friendly. Food is excellent.
A photo of cafe tiramisu restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1485)
$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
Foodie73
Dined 7 days ago
Everything was wonderful! We sat outside and it was a perfect night. Food and service was amazing!
A photo of It's A Southern Thing Ellis Crossings restaurant
4.8
4.8 (30)
$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
tomt
Dined 5 days ago
We had the wings and they were excellent! The Thai chili and honey BBQ sauces were terrific
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