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Eat downtown after Rock 'n' Roll

Posted April 9, 2014
Updated April 7, 2015

Margherita Pizza at Jimmy V's.

— Whether you are running or watching, stay downtown for lunch and dinner this Sunday after the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

Southern cuisine:

Beasley's Chicken and Honey, 237 S. Wilmington St - Chicken and Waffles and pimento mac and cheese are some of our favorites at this restaurant. Their Sunday hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, 500 Fayetteville St. - Enjoy some Barbecue Shrimp and Grits or Pork Belly after the race at this restaurant located in the Raleigh Marriott City Center.

Italian restaurants:

Jimmy V's Osteria and Bar, 420 Fayetteville Street – Overlooking City Plaza, this is a great place for locals and visitors alike to grab some Italian favorites. They're open 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. on Sundays.

Gravy, 135 Wilmington Street – They offer brunch, lunch and dinner menus of traditional Italian-American favorites. Their Sunday hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Mexican restaurants:

Jose and Sons, 327 West Davie St., Suite 102 – Their Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. features Mexican food with a Southern twist, like Chicharron and Waffles. Maybe have a celebratory Bloody Mary or margarita while you're at it!

Dos Taquitos Xoco, 410 Glenwood Ave. – In the trendy Glenwood South neighborhood, this quirky restaurant serves delicious and filling Mexican food. On Sundays they're open 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and they now do a Sunday brunch.

Cafes and coffee shops:

Joule, 223 South Wilmington St.– Grab a quick coffee or sit down for brunch. Their menu includes yummy choices like a North Carolina sweet potato hotcake and BLT sandwich on toasted house sourdough bread. They are open 7 am.-10 p.m.

Cafe de los Muertos, 300 West Hargett Street – A coffee shop located on the ground floor of the Hue building. Their menu, focused on local options, includes coffee, sandwiches and salads. Sunday hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

American restaurants:

The Remedy Diner, 137 East Hargett St. – A cozy restaurant with a great selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Try the "No Heuvos" Rancheros or the quiche of the day. They are open on Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with brunch served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Chuck's, 237 South Wilmington St. – If you're craving a delicious burger, this is the place. Get an order of fries to share with the "No Comeback Sauce." Stop by on Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Food and beer:

Busy Bee Cafe, 225 South Wilmington St. – They have great food and a great beer selection that changes constantly. Try their features or just stick with our favorite – their tater tots. They're open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. every day.

The Raleigh Times, 14 East Hargett St. – A great place, day or night, for food and beer. If you're visiting from out of town, this is a good place to hang out and see some Raleigh history. They are open every day from 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.


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  • Jeff Snavely Apr 13, 2014
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    Finally, an accurate article about the event

    Making money is, after all, why it's here - and why the media can't stop talking about it.

  • Dreamchaser Apr 13, 2014

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    I'll stick to Home or French fries. :)

  • annienice777 Apr 11, 2014

    Tir na nOg is the Rock n Roll after party HQ, with live music from 11am until 8pm...
    Join us for a Fun Run Day

  • Bill Brasky Apr 10, 2014

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    Food always taste better after a long run...Beer too..Enjoy!!

  • BeastieBoy Apr 10, 2014

    I don't know what's on the plate in the picture, but it sure looks like something my dog left in my neighbor's yard.

  • uscnnc Apr 10, 2014

    I'm running the full marathon and after I'm done and have taken a shower, I'm doing what I always do....go eat a steak, drink a beer and go to sleep.

  • Obamacare returns again Apr 9, 2014

    Mmm....lamb fries!!

  • czanga Apr 9, 2014

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    The Oxford is a great place to eat! In addition to the Sunday brunch buffet, they have a Bloody Mary bar - one of our Five Faves: http://www.wral.com/best-bloody-mary/12722557/

  • ncprr1 Apr 9, 2014

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    I was going to mention The Oxford too. Best brunch I have had in Raleigh.

  • dwntwnboy2 Apr 9, 2014

    Left off your list were The Oxford- does a great brunch buffet. And Battistellas- they do brunch as well-both are either ON or near course of the race. Then of course there is Capital Club 16 at Martin/Salisbury. There are LOTS of options downtown before, during and after the race! Enjoy the day and have fun!!