Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Celebrates 10th Anniversary in August

Over 40 Restaurants Participating in the 10th Anniversary of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week 2018Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA), is celebrating its 10th Anniversary from August 13 – August 19. This week-long dining extravaganza showcases the culinary talent in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Over 40 restaurants will be offering specials.

What Diners Can Expect

Participating restaurants will offer delectable, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). As a special amenity to downtown employees and other daytime downtown visitors, some restaurants will be offering $5 and $10 lunch specials during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week.

Who’s Participating

Participating restaurants include 18 Seaboard, 42nd Street Oyster Bar, b.good Raleigh downtown, bu ku, Caffe Luna, Capital Club 16, Carolina Ale House, Carroll’s Kitchen, Donatos Pizza, Five Star, Hibernian Group, Irregardless Café, Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar, Linus & Pepper’s Sandwich Shop, Manhattan Café, Mellow Mushroom, Oak and Dagger, ORO Restaurant & Lounge, Parkside, Pho Pho Pho Noodle Kitchen + Bar, Plates Kitchen, Raleigh Beer Garden, Royale, Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, The Big Easy, The Station at Person Street, Trophy Tap + Table, Tuscan Blu Authentic Italian Cuisine, Vidrio, Virgil’s Original Taqueria, Whiskey Kitchen, and XOCO Mexican Grill.

Debut Features

Ten restaurants making their Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week debut include Café at Marbles Kids Museum, Clyde Cooper’s BBQ, Glenwood Seafood, Growler USA, MOFU Shoppe, NY Bagel Cafe & Deli, Overlook @ Residence Inn, Taverna Agora, Tonbo Ramen, and Vic’s Italian Café & Pizzeria.

“As both the Triangle region and the downtown Raleigh food scene grows, we produce Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week each year to introduce diners to new-to-them options with fantastic deals so they have new venues to add to their regular rotation of restaurants,” says DRA Director of Marketing Stacey Simeone.

In 2017, around 9,000 people enjoyed the dinner options offered during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week. By showcasing downtown Raleigh’s appealing dining options, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week will spur both locals and out of town diners to revisit old favorites and, best of all, try new places. The DRA will also host a “Taste of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week” at Market on Market on Wednesday, August 8.


All menus will be available online. Reservations are strongly recommended for dinner and be made through the website with OpenTable. To plan your itinerary, please visit


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