Our Five Faves

Best Wake Forest Restaurants

Posted January 27, 2014

If you don't live in Wake Forest, you might not be aware of some of great dining options available there. We have few places that are worth making the trip. 

Our favorite places to dine in Wake Forest: 

Brigs - Their breakfast and brunch offerings are absolutely delicious. The pancakes are has big as medium-sized pizza! Great breakfast skillet options too. They are open 7 a.m to 2:30 p.m. and located off of Wake Union Church Road next to the Hampton Inn. On weekends there is always a wait, so we recommend making a special breakfast or lunch date there. 

Shucker's Oyster Bar and Grill - A wide-array of seafood options and some of the best burgers in town help make this one of my personal favorite dinner destinations. Whether you like your oysters casino or raw, you can get them there! And make sure you leave room for dessert. Their bread pudding and chocolate cake are two of my faves as well. They are located off of Rogers Road near the Little Caesar's Pizza. 

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila - We were overjoyed when this popular north Raleigh restaurant opened on South Main Street. Their tacos are one of our five faves for a reason and you can't beat their atmosphere. 

Fig Cafe and Wine Bar - Also off of South Main Street, Fig is known for its wine selection - 12 different ones "on tap" and the choice of 1, 3 and 6 ounce pours. A great place to try new wine from around the world. But it isn't all about the wine, they are also open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Their menus include flatbreads, entrees like shrimp and grits and bakery items. 

La Foresta Italian Cafe and Pizzeria - WRAL weekend morning news anchor Sloane Heffernan actually suggested this downtown restaurant. In business since 1992, it is known for its New York-style pizza. 


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  • gagal Jan 28, 2014

    The Pit...........Best BBQ in town. and let's not forget Shorty's...............

  • christophereasy Jan 28, 2014

    I don't understand peoples fascination with Brigs. Main Street Grille blows them out of the water. Also don't forget Charlie's Kabob it is the number one ranked restaraunt in WF on popular travel website.

  • aroundthehorn Jan 27, 2014

    Both Main Street Grille and Bruno's should be on the short list of best places to eat in Wake Forest.

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 27, 2014

    Those blueberry pancakes look like bird droppings. Yuck!!

  • Local Native Jan 27, 2014

    How about Gatehouse Tavern at Gateway Commons. Great atmosphere whether you need a bar, somewhere to watch a game, or a place to take the family for GREAT food and quiet atmosphere (in the table section). Todd, the GM has been around WF forever and runs a great hometown place.

  • monstermash Jan 27, 2014

    I agree with Briggs, but you forgot to mention Thai Cafe! Excellent!

  • momeeee Jan 27, 2014

    Can't believe you did not mention Main Street Grille. Hands down the best place to eat in WF!