What to Do in Raleigh ⁄ Durham ⁄ Chapel Hill

This list was compiled from Independent Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

Allen & Son (Barbecue)
6203 Millhouse Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-942-7576
ChowDawg says: The real deal, which is hard to find these days. More expensive than Lexington or Goldsboro, but hey, this is Chapel Hill. And do *you* want to get up at 3 a.m. to fire the pits? Read the interview with More...
American Meltdown (Food Trucks & Carts, American)
food truck Durham NC
Angus Barn (Steakhouses)
9401 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-781-2444
Bailey's Pub & Grille (Sports Bars)
1722 Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill NC
919-918-1005
Bella Monica (Italian)
3121-103 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC
919-881-9778
Elmo's Diner (Home Cooking/ Diner)
200 N Greensboro St Carrboro NC
919-929-2909
Samantha Danielle Mills says: Elmo's Diner of Carrboro's official website can be found at elmosdinercarrboro.com! More...
Five Guys (General)
multiple locations Raleigh NC
Five Star (Chinese)
511 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-3311
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham NC
919-401-2600
He's Not Here (Music Venue, Bar)
112 1/2 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-942-7939
4325 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-782-9708
Lilly's Pizza (Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly)
1813 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-833-0226
Lime & Basil (Vietnamese)
200 W Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-967-5055
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)
410 Blackwell St Durham NC
919-680-8500
Mellow Mushroom (Pizza)
4300 NW Cary Parkway Cary NC
919-463-7779
Only Burger (Food Trucks & Carts, American)
food truck Durham NC
919-937-9377
Poole's Diner (Eclectic/ New American)
426 S McDowell St Raleigh NC
919-832-4477
Revolution (Eclectic/ New American)
107 W Main St Durham NC
919-956-9999
Fernandez says: I went there for the lunch counter specials. I was very well impressed by the food I ate that day. I'll be back with my wife. Gonzalo Fernández, Raleigh, NC More...
3601-107 Capital Blvd Raleigh NC
919-878-0049
6204-120 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC
919-781-7599
The Parlour (Food Trucks & Carts, Ice Cream)
food truck Durham NC
Delia Delion says: What a pleasure it is to be the first Parlour fan to post a review of their product. It is, in a word, stunning. I have not yet had a flavor that I didn't think was first-rate, and the ones More...
14 E Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-833-0999
Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant (Music Venue, Irish)
218 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-833-7795
Wakeuplistenup says: Super great but always super loud.
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery (Music Venue, American)
100 E Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-929-8676
BenFranklinsGhost says: This place is exactly as advertised....the Social Crossroads of Chapel HIll. Food's good - they just won the Shrimp and Grit Throwdown in Chapel Hill - service is friendly and I when I was there last there was a wedding More...
Waraji (Japanese)
5910-147 Duraleigh Rd Raleigh NC
919-783-1883

Arts & Entertainment

Ackland Art Museum (Museum, University/College)
101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill NC
919-843-1611
Artspace (Art Gallery)
201 E Davie St Raleigh NC
919-821-2787
1201 W Lenoir St Raleigh NC
919-829-0709
Bickett Gallery (Art Gallery, Dance Venue, Music Venue)
209 Bickett Blvd Raleigh NC
919-836-5358
Busy Bee Cafe (Music Venue)
225 S Wilmington St Raleigh NC
919-424-7817
Carolina Theatre (Movie Theater, Theater)
309 W Morgan St Durham NC
919-560-3030
Cat's Cradle (Music Venue)
300 E Main St Carrboro NC
919-967-9053
Colony Theater (Movie Theater)
5438 Six Forks Rd Raleigh NC
919-856-0111
123 Vivian St Durham NC
Info 919-688-3722, Tickets 919-680-2787
Durham rocks says: I absolutely LOVE this venue. I've been a President's Club member for 2 years and they treat me like a queen. And the wonderful smiles and services extended to EVERYONE, as I volunteer often and I have seen this class More...
Longbranch (Music Venue)
600 Creekside Dr Raleigh NC
919-829-1125
Mission Valley Cinema (Movie Theater)
2109-124 Avent Ferry Rd Raleigh NC
919-856-0111
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
NC Museum of Art (Museum)
2110 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh NC
Info 919-839-6262, tickets 919-715-5923
Fuzzsonic says: The summer concert series at the museum has been a good one. There have been some storms and some very hot nights but that hasn't stopped some great performances from taking place. Really enjoyed the Lucinda Williams show. She's always More...
250 Country Club Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-962-7529
Pour House Music Hall (Music Venue)
224 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-821-1120
301 Pogue St Raleigh NC
Office 919-821-4579, Tickets 919-821-3111
The CC Nightclub (Music Venue)
313 W Hargett St Raleigh NC
919-755-9599
The Federal (Music Venue, Eclectic/ New American)
914 W Main St Durham NC
919-680-8611
The View at Legends (Music Venue)
119 S Harrington St Raleigh NC
919-831-8888
107 Pullen Rd Raleigh NC
Office 919-831-6936, Tickets 919-831-6058
Tir na nOg Irish Pub & Restaurant (Music Venue, Irish)
218 S Blount St Raleigh NC
919-833-7795
Wakeuplistenup says: Super great but always super loud.
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery (Music Venue, American)
100 E Franklin St Chapel Hill NC
919-929-8676
BenFranklinsGhost says: This place is exactly as advertised....the Social Crossroads of Chapel HIll. Food's good - they just won the Shrimp and Grit Throwdown in Chapel Hill - service is friendly and I when I was there last there was a wedding More...
UNC Campus: Carolina Union Gallery (Art Gallery, University/College)
209 South Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-966-3128
UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre (Theater, University/College)
202 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill NC
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (Arena, Music Venue)
3801 Rock Quarry Rd Raleigh NC
800-745-3000

Community

Ackland Art Museum (Museum, University/College)
101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill NC
919-843-1611
Duke Campus: Cameron Indoor Stadium (Music Venue, University/College)
301 Whitford Drive Durham NC
Linda's Bar & Grill (General Business)
203 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill NC
919-929-6663
Nasher Museum of Art (Museum, University/College)
2001 Campus Dr Durham NC
919-684-5135
The Borough (American, Paid Advertising - LGBT-friendly Guide)
317 W Morgan St Raleigh NC
919-832-8433
arthurb3 says: Best patio to eat and drink! Love the "How do you Q?" drink and The Uberwisconsin - grilled cheese! More...
UNC Campus: Carolina Union Gallery (Art Gallery, University/College)
209 South Rd Chapel Hill NC
919-966-3128
UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre (Theater, University/College)
202 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill NC

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