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The Raleigh Times, Raleigh, NC

The Raleigh Times

4.6
4.6
293 reviews
$30 and under
American
GUEST FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED TO ENTER. Outdoor sidewalk seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis should you forget to bring your mask during your visit. Thank you for your understanding!

Outdoor seating option represents the rooftop. If the table choice "outdoor seating" is not an option while you are booking, this means the rooftop is full for your date/time. (Dogs not permitted.) All outdoor sections are weather permitting.
First-come, first-serve sidewalk seating is also available and dog-friendly.

Please note, our outdoor rooftop section is subject to be booked for an event. If you have booked a reservation in that section, we will call to confirm within 2 weeks prior to your scheduled date and time. If an event is scheduled after you have made your reservation, we will do our absolute best to move you to another section, however, it may not be outdoors.

Thank you for joining us and for your support. We look forward to taking great care of you soon!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 833-0999

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Raleigh Times can host business meetings, receptions, dinner parties, cocktail parties, even weddings! Impress your friends with a happy hour on our 2nd floor rooftop, or plan a dinner in our intimate private dining room away from the noise. Our skilled staff will work with you on an individual level to plan the menu, service, and space for the perfect event. Please email amy@empireeats with any inquiries!

  • Area

    Raleigh

  • Cross Street

    E. Hargett and Wilmington St

  • Parking Details

    Several parking decks are available within one block.

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 293 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. JN

    JamesN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Raleigh Times no longer does reservations!!! While this is the case, they worked hard to accommodate us and service was amazing, even when they stretched their staff thin. Was a great experience.
  2. V

    Victoria

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Due to a reservation snafu which was not the restaurants fault, our appetizers and dessert were not on our bill. The managers were very kind to do that. The food and service were very good. It is definitely a fun place to dine
  3. MW

    MarkW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, fast and friendly service. Really enjoyed this place. Great variety of both food and drink. Would definitely recommend a visit.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nachos were great.
  5. AL

    AmandaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks. It’s a really cool building with some fun history to it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    If you like to ask for silverware, get up and get your own plates for appetizers. Pretty much have a little to none server attention, this is the place to go.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were able to accommodate an unexpected extra person in our party. Our server was incredibly helpful and quick. Food and drinks were delicious. Overall, a really great experience!
  8. MY

    MelissaY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Food was great and the wait staff better. Unfortunately, we sat in the bar area and had to shout to be heard. Brian obliged our request, and the volume was turned down a notch or two. Fifteen minutes later it was as loud as ever.
  9. SH

    SarinaH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, food is pretty good! Also, a great place to grab a beer. Very large place with lots of options.. and a cute rooftop section!
  10. WN

    WNCTraveler

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were on the roof overlooking the streets and it was a great view with lots to look at. Our server was very good. The food was good but the Chicken Quesadilla was greasy.
  11. HW

    HollyW

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and we had a wonderful server named Jessie! We enjoyed our dinner very much!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was nothing spectacular. After being assured they could accommodate my gluten allergy our waiter said I needed to tell him which foods I thought had gluten in them because he didn’t know. So I ordered one of the few things labeled gluten free and hopes for the best. The cocktail I ordered had no whiskey flavor to it. The whole experience was just very unimpressive. We won’t be back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible experience; three of us were put at a two-person table with the third chair added in the hallway right next to the unisex bathroom. All night long, we smelt the odor from the disgusting bathroom and asked to change our table (which I have never asked before at a restaurant). The hostess said we could not change tables, unless we wanted to wait for awhile. Meanwhile, the tables next to us were empty all night. Our napkins were dirty, the restaurant smelled like an unclean bar, and the food was mediocre. I would NOT recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tonight was a daddy / daughters date night to see the tree lighting. My girls are 6 and 10 and absolutely love Raleigh Times. I told them this was one of my favorite spots when I moved to Raleigh; so happy that they request Raleigh Times as one of their “favorites” now. Staff is always great, kind and accommodating with my daughters. Of course the food is great. Thank you!
  15. m

    msmithinpdx

    Portland

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good was good Our server was pleasant and attentive
  16. BV

    BarbaraV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great rooftop dining. Good service. Keeping Covid-19 safety in mind. Only complaint were the fries.
  17. j

    jimf

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding - food was cold.
  18. C

    Customer0603

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We went for a Birthday celebration but it wasn’t all that good. The food was cold. The service was fine but the food overall wasn’t all that good.
  19. KS

    KenS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had lunch when visiting UNC and it was delicious!! Nachos, cheeseburger and buffalo chicken sandwich were excellent!! Definitely try this place!
  20. ML

    MelissaL

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed this local restaurant a lot! Seemed to be where the locals hangout. Our waiter Brian was excellent! Very attentive. Great suggestions! The food was amazing! If we return to Raleigh we wouldn’t hesitate to return!
  21. LB

    LaurenB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and would definitely go back. Our waitress was very attentive and the drinks were great also
  22. AH

    AshleyH

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday celebration, and as always, service was excellent!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  24. SA

    SusieA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing food, the shrimp and grits were to die for but a lot of food so be prepared! lol
  25. DC

    DowntownCharlestonDining

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was magnificent! She was personable and fun. The food was fresh and good. Definitely recommend the Brussel Brout Salad with chicken!
  26. HJ

    HudsonJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Waiter was very polite and helpful, however the nacho chips were burn/blackened on one side and there was not a lot of black beans/cheese/tomato/ect, just lots of chips. Otherwise enjoyed the spot, very nice place and liked how open it was with the doors opened to the street.
  27. TM

    TyriaM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great hostess and waiter! I will be back again!
  28. o

    oatmealmitch

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time at Raleigh Times. Brian and Brad are the best.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the ranch!! Delicious with their fries and fried pickles. Sat near the bar and our server was wonderful!
  30. JW

    JoshW

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, wonderful food and a fun atmosphere!
  31. J

    Jenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in on a busy Saturday afternoon, and the staff was super friendly! Food came out quickly and it tasted amazing. Definitely would come back! Not a single complaint from my visit.
  32. t

    tiac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s great! I would definitely return. The food was good, the atmosphere was perfect and the servers could not have been more attentive and friendly.
  33. PM

    PeggyM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waiter/bartender was excellent. Fried pickles were good but salty. Cheesesteak was excellent.
  34. ML

    MarthaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the building, the bar, and especially the roof top dining. Being able to sit in the middle of downtown Raleigh and look out over the district is a real treat. Parking on weekends is easy for downtown. Our waiter was very helpful and personable, I highly recommend this place, especially for out of town folks.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and everything was wonderfully consistent! I took my son for a date night and he felt super special! Service is the best, food delicious, ambiance amazing. Love it!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    My son and I both ordered the Asian salmon and were sick to our stomachs soon after. The chicken wings were burnt. The nachos with bbq were good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, the ambiance and the excellent service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We sat on the roof and had a great time the food was delicious and we even saw the Governor eating at the same time! Always love this place.
  39. FL

    FrancescaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    we couldn't go to the roof top bc we were too many, so we were placed in a room that could contain a large table. the room was very basic: in my opinion they should "spicey it up" a little more, make it more vibey.
  40. N

    Nicole

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The food and service was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Raleigh Times using the Order Online button. The Raleigh Times also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 833-0999.

The Raleigh Times is rated 4.6 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    E. Hargett and Wilmington St

  • Area

    Raleigh

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Several parking decks are available within one block.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (919) 833-0999

  • Private party facilities

    The Raleigh Times can host business meetings, receptions, dinner parties, cocktail parties, even weddings! Impress your friends with a happy hour on our 2nd floor rooftop, or plan a dinner in our intimate private dining room away from the noise. Our skilled staff will work with you on an individual level to plan the menu, service, and space for the perfect event. Please email amy@empireeats with any inquiries!

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