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

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining 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 Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1363)
$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
Chatter
Dined on 21 Feb 2024
Best Mexican Food, Drinks and Atmosphere! Great place for work dinners also. I make a point to eat there every time I am in town!
A photo of Plates Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2016)
$30 and under
International
Raleigh
About the restaurant
For twenty years, we have lived and traveled the world. We are often surprised and inspired by the food we have eaten along the way. From the first apple tarts in France, the Pecorino cheese in Tuscany, Weiss Wurst in Germany, Espada (scabbard fish) on the island of Madeira, to Hong Kong, Thailand and China, we have learned new flavors and techniques to add to the outstanding food of the American South. — At Plates, we hope that you will enjoy some of our favorite international dishes combined with our regional southern flavors. Join us on a culinary journey that is globally inspired and locally produced.
Top review
KiaraB
Dined 5 days ago
Service was great! The grits were not my favorite but overall the food was good especially the home fries.
A photo of Napoli Pizzeria & Gelateria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (59)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Carrboro
About the restaurant
Offering small plates, True wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, housemade gelato, local beer on draft & wine in dowtown Carrboro!
Top review
TaroT
Dined on 21 Feb 2024
Always nice and friendly staff. We enjoy coming here for dates. Great food and wine, don't miss out on gelato!
A photo of Nasher Cafe at Duke University restaurant
4.7
4.7 (808)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Durham
About the restaurant
The 125-seat indoor/outdoor Nasher Cafe overlooks the garden and sits adjacent to the Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen "Corridor Pin" sculpture, providing a serene and beautiful ambience. The Nasher Cafe offers local and sustainable products forged into creative lunch, brunch and dinner menus. Guests can experience a world class museum as well as restaurant in one stop.
Top review
Windfall5026
Dined 6 days ago
Going to the cafe was a wonderful way to finish off a great visit to a wonderful museum. The menu was varied and interesting. Something for everyone. The selections we chose were fresh and delicious. It was a bit noisy, but there are tables available that are quieter. Highly recommend!
A photo of Kipos Greek Taverna - Chapel Hill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (902)
$30 and under
Greek
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
Authentic Greek Taverna. An ode to the recipes of the Bakatsias family. Fresh ingredients right from the garden for brunch & dinner service.
Top review
Robin
Dined 2 days ago
This was our first time eating here at the recommendation of our friend who has been here numerous times. We'll definitely back!!! It was a great atmosphere, all of our entrees were outstanding and we couldn't have had a better server. He was a lot of fun, very knowledgable about the food and his face lit up as he talked about the food too.
A photo of Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2785)
$30 and under
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant

Overflow Parking are few feets away from our lot.
League Lot – 209 N. Dawson Street
State Government Parking Deck (West) – 329 N McDowell Street
Streetside Along Lane Street

On Friday's and Saturday's only accommodate parties as large as 6.



Mulino provides a dining experience that takes the curious on a richly rewarding gastronomic journey across the Italian culinary landscape and rewards the intrepid adventurer with simple yet sumptuous cuisine, wines, and a complementary culinary education in the history of Italian cuisine all in a very cozy environment.

Patio seating is first come first serve for reservations.

Located in downtown Raleigh and minutes from the Raleigh Convention Center, Mulino can accommodate parties from 2-250.

For Parties of 12 or more, a large party menu will be required. For details, please navigate to: https://mulinoraleigh.com/menus/limited-menu/

Top review
BrendaWvip
Dined 1 day ago
The food was delicious. Try the scallops and bread!
A photo of Trophy Brewing & Pizza restaurant
4.6
4.6 (237)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Raleigh
About the restaurant
A micro brewery and full service restaurant serving hand-made pizza and more in Downtown Raleigh.

Top review
JoshuaM
Dined 4 days ago
our server was the best server ever I think his name was josh? give him a raise
A photo of Sushi Blues Cafe restaurant
4.5
4.5 (631)
$30 and under
Sushi
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Sushi Blues Cafe is located on Glenwood Avenue, the heart of downtown Raleigh district known as Glenwood South. With great food, great music, and a friendly and courteous staff, Sushi Blues is an excellent choice for your night out on the town. Come and join in on the fun!

Sushi Blues has something for everyone. Enjoy fresh appetizers, sushi, makimono, temaki hand rolls, nigiri, salads, and katsu. We also have vegetarian options!

But, don't stop there. Have one of our featured cocktails from our fully stocked bar, or choose from a wide selection of import and domestic beers. We also have a have a great wine list to satisfy anyone's taste.

Come enjoy the game on the TVs in our lounge.

If you have an event coming up, we can cater any size party!

BOGO sushi rolls special ALL DAY EVERYDAY

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The staff was amazing and the food was great especially with the deal they run on the sushi. I would say this is a great date night place or somewhere to get a quick bite and drinks. Overall a wonderful experience.
A photo of The Whitman restaurant
4.5
4.5 (47)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Raleigh
About the restaurant
The Whitman–an all-new restaurant concept by Bal Harbour Shops, designed exclusively for the Bal Harbour Shops Access Pop-up. The Whitman name draws inspiration from The Whitman by The Sea– a luxury Miami Beach hotel owned by the Whitman family in the 1940s.
The Whitman brings the iconic dining experience of Bal Harbour Shops to life through its breezy indoor-outdoor space. Evoking a decadent lifestyle of leisure, the palm-framed courtyard retains the idyllic al fresco environment of the Shops. With a menu featuring Latin-inspired flavors and comforting classics, The Whitman will keep you coming back time and time again.
For entry into the Pop-up, please join our complimentary Access Membership & Rewards program prior to your arrival. As an Access Member you will receive exclusive offerings, benefits, experiences, and more. Please note your reservation through Open Table does not serve as your enrollment into the Access program. Join Now: https://www.balharbourshopspopup.com/access/.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 Jan 2024
Whitman was amazing! Start to finish! Food ambience and customer service was above and beyond!!
A photo of Lafayette Village Grill restaurant
4.2
4.2 (538)
$30 and under
American
Raleigh
About the restaurant
As the flagship restaurant for Lafayette Village, the Village Grill represents the best casual dining in North Raleigh.

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.

Top review
Bono55
Dined 6 days ago
I have eaten here many times with groups and as a couple. I always enjoy the food. The service is always good, but our server, Daniel, at our recent lady’s lunch was just outstanding! I was also impressed that appreciation was shown for my recent group event schedule here in December. The noise (music) was a little loud, but other than that it was wonderful visit!
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