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List: Best southern food in the Triangle

Posted August 26, 2018 8:45 a.m. EDT
Updated August 26, 2018 1:57 p.m. EDT

— If fried chicken, biscuits, collards and sweet tea are your calling card, you'll love these picks. These were your top five picks for best southern restaurant in WRAL's 2017 Voters Choice Awards.

Angie's Restaurant

Angie's features classic southern breakfast staples served all day and lunch sandwiches in a relaxed, comfortable setting. The restaurant's motto is "A Taste of Friendship." Just after World War II, the barn at the corner of Garner and Yeargan roads was converted into Green’s Garner Grill. In 2011, the barn became Angie's.

Address: 340 W. Garner Road in Garner

State Farmers Market Restaurant

Open until 3 p.m. everyday, the State Farmers Market Restaurant is known for its giant biscuits, molasses and streak o' lean. A variety of classic breakfast and lunch items are served all day.

Biscuits with molasses at the State Farmers Market Restaurant

Address: 1240 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh

Big Ed's City Market Restaurant

With two locations in Raleigh, Big Ed's is another area favorite. The restaurant is known for its friendly staff and huge breakfast and lunch portions.

Big Ed's City Market

Address: 220 Wolfe Street (main location) and 5009 Falls of Neuse Road

Beasley's Chicken + Honey

A hip restaurant in downtown Raleigh, Beasley's is known for its chicken and waffles, chicken biscuits and chicken pot pie. You can also find bar snacks, meatloaf, salads and brunch on the weekends. The restaurant opens late morning every day and stays open until midnight on weekends.

Beasley's Chicken & Honey: Chicken & waffles

Address: 237 S. Wilmington Street in Raleigh

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

Locally-owned, Lucky 32 provides a relaxed, up-scale dining experience and a full bar. Brunch, lunch and dinner options change seasonally.

Lucky 32's Black Bean Cakes

Address: 7307 Tryon Road in Cary


This list was compiled from WRAL's 2017 Voters Choice Awards finalists, which awarded businesses, people and services in more than 100 categories, including best barbecue, best blogger, best pizza, best biscuits and more.