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Feb 13, 2009 04:22 PM

Raleigh NC - place to eat

I need a place for sunday dinner for a family of 4. Is there a family style place serving good southern comfort food in Raleigh.

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  1. For a southern dinner on Sunday I'd recommend The Old place in Siler City. It's a 45 mile drive each way, but it would give you a chance to see some of the country side. They are open from 11am until 8pm on Sunday.

    A place that is similar is Joyce and Family in Fuquay. Their Sunday hours are more limited, open noon to 5pm on Sunday.

    1. Are you actually going to be in Raleigh or the Triangle area? Sunday evenings in the area is not a great time for food. That said, there are a fair number of quality restaurants that are open. The Pit , Hayes Barton Cafe and Poole's Diner in downtown Raleigh are great, but they are not open on Sundays. If you are willing to drive to Chapel Hill, I would recommend Mama Dips or Crook's Corner. Is there any ethnic food that would be of interest?

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      1. re: foodieinraleigh

        Please do yourself a favor and skip Mama Dip's. Crook's Corner is good, however.

        Sunday is hard in this area; there are still a lot of restaurants that close on that day, especially the "traditional Southern fare" places. Pam's Farmhouse is great, but closed on Sunday. The Angus Barn is always a popular choice, but doesn't open until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

        raleighchow is right - a little more info would probably be helpful.

        1. re: Suzy Q

          Is Big Ed's open on Sunday? It's downtown nere where he's staying.

        2. re: foodieinraleigh

          I am staying in Raleigh (couple of blocks from the capital blg). I'm looking for dinner with the family. Not interested is ethnic as I can get that stuff better where I live.

          The Old Place in siler city seem right up my alley but after driving all day with 2 young kids, not sure I can committ to another 1 drive to siler from Raleigh for dinner.

          Been to Mama dips and lets say once is enough.

          I have had decent down home southern fair in almost a year and I would love get a good meal. I'm looking for good souther fair close to Raleigh proper on sunday night. Any help will be appreciated.

          1. re: Soup

            If you can get there between noon and 5, Joyce and Family is pretty close. It is about 18 miles south of the capital on US 401. Go west from the capital 2 blocks, head south on Dawson. Dawson is US 70 and 401. Stay on 401 until you get into Fuquay-Varina. A block or two after highway 42 turns off to the right you will see Joyce's on your left.

            Be sure and call before you go.


            Where are you driving in from?

            1. re: blewgo

              If you are really desparate for southern style food, you could do worse than K&W Cafeteria in South Hills Mall on Buck Jones Rd. It isn't The Old Place or Joyce and Family, but they do have good southern style veggies, chicken and dumplings, country style steak and pretty good desserts. The two people that run it really care about the quality of the food they sell. I think they are open until 8 on Sunday.

              There is one other option. Cracker Barrel. They have something called "beans and greens" that comes with corn bread, which is what I eat when I go there. It's a big chain, but they do a good job on some things.

              There isn't much open around here on Sunday that serves the kind of food you are looking for. Eating at either of the above two places would give you an opportunity to respond, from the perspective of someone who has actually eaten there in the last year, to all the negative posts these suggestions are bound to generate . :P

        3. Can you be more specific? Are you talking about brunch? Sunday dinner? What part of Raleigh?

          1. If Murphy House in Louisburg is open they would be a good choice for country. A bit far from Raleigh but closer then Siler City

            1. If it's Sunday dinner you want, and they're open, then I would go with Crook's Corner. My personal favorites are the tabasco chicken, cheese pork, and banana pudding.