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Sweet tea, barbecue, home-style vegetables--perhaps this is what your mind conjures up when you think about dining in the South. And while you'll find these native dishes in abundance here, cosmopolitan clientele will find unexpected offerings as well as restaurants highly rated by AAA. Go farm-to-fork, order organic or taste why Four- and Five-Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

Below are listings for Raleigh, N.C., area restaurants that are LGBT-owned or especially friendly, or search all Raleigh area restaurants.

LGBT-Welcoming Restaurants in the Raleigh, N.C., Area

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  • 110 E. Davie St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Located at the corner of Wilmington and Davie St. in Red Hat Tower, bu•ku: Global Street Food is a local restaurant telling a global story. Inspired by foods found in pushcarts and hawker stalls, ...More

Irregardless Cafe and Catering

  • 901 W. Morgan St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

Award winning Irregardless Cafe has been nourishing the community with delicious meals, attentive service and live music from talented entertainers from around the Triangle since 1975. And speaking ...More

Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar

  • 420 Fayetteville St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Jimmy V's is a unique and modern restaurant created with Jim Valvano's passion and commitment to excellence, with 2.5% of the restaurant's revenue being donated to the V Foundation for Cancer ...More

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

  • 309 N. Dawson St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

Freshly-prepared Italian plates served alongside accessible estate vineyard wines and inspired cocktails in downtown Raleigh. ...More

Basic Listings

41Hundred at Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel

  • 4100 Main at North Hills St.
    Lobby Level
    North Hills
    Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.278.1478

Acro Cafe

  • 11 W. Jones St.
    North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.707.8057

Akari Express

  • 2109 Avent Ferry Rd.
    Ste. 118
    Mission Valley
    Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.232.5380

Axis Restaurant and Bar (Embassy Suites Hotel Raleigh Crabtree)

  • 4700 Creedmoor Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.881.0000

Ba-Da Wings - Mission Valley

  • 2161 Avent Ferry Rd.
    Mission Valley
    Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.832.3902

Bella Monica

  • 3121 Edwards Mill Rd.
    Ste. 103
    Olde Raleigh Village Shoppes
    Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.881.9778


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