Recommendations near Wade Ave in Raleigh NC
Portners could be your best bet for something close by that's decent, but casual. However, if you have a car, downtown Raleigh is only a few minutes away. This opens you up to all of the usual suspects discussed on the board: Sitti, Poole's Diner, Duck and Dumpling, J. Betski's (in Seaboard just north of downtown), Gravy, Jibarra (in an area just west of downtown).
Wade Ave is parallel to Hillsborough St. You can try Porter's or Frazier's if you don't want to go too far. You will also be close to Cameron Village and only about 10 mins away from downtown or Glenwood Ave. If you like casual,try the Remedy Diner, if you wanted to go somewhere nicer, Fins. EVOO on Fairview wouldn't be too out of the way either.