Central, Raleigh Places

Part of our Raleigh travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Central, including Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Joel Lane Museum House and Humble Pie.
  • The best place in Central Raleigh: Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    2 East South St
    The performing arts center includes 3 primary venues. Memorial Auditorium is the largest and hosts diverse events such as the Carolina Ballet and traveling theater productions of Broadway Series South. Meymandi Concert Hall is home to the North Carolina Symphony. Fletcher Opera Theater is a more intimate setting and hosts events such as Raleigh Chamber Music Guild concerts.
    Central food nearby
  • Joel Lane Museum House

    Joel Lane Museum House

    160 South Saint Mary's Street
    A Georgian-style manor plantation house built circa 1770 by Colonel Joel Lane, patriot, statesman, and planter, Col. Lane's home has been faithfully restored and is filled with period artifacts. The site houses three historic stuctures, including a very simple circa 1790 middle-class home interpreted as a kitchen and a circa 1840 Visitors Center. It is open for tours led by costumed docents W-F at 10:00, 11:00, noon, and 1PM and on Saturdays at 1:00, 2:00 and 3PM. Groups may schedule other itmes by appointment. Email address is joellane@bellsouth.net.
    Central eat nearby
  • Humble Pie

    Humble Pie

    317 S Harrington St
    Tiki Time is the right time!
  • Irregardless Cafe & Catering

    Irregardless Cafe & Catering

    901 W Morgan St
    *LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT*Not a Trend. An Institution.The Irregardless Cafe has been nourishing our community with delicious meals, attentive service and music from talented entertainers from around the Triangle since 1975.
  • Beasley's Chicken & Honey

    Beasley's Chicken & Honey

    237 S Wilmington St
  • Raleigh City Museum

    220 Fayetteville St
    Tue-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat, 1-4pm. Free. An excellent place to start your visit to the City of Oaks.
    Central restaurants nearby
  • Marbles Kids Museum

    201 E Hargett St
    The former Exploris museum has merged with Playspace to form Marbles, an interactive kid's museum, still with an IMAX theater. $5 for adults and kids (1-99), prices for the IMAX theater vary. Closed Mon, open Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM.
    Central food nearby
  • Triangle Segway

    327 Blake Street
    Triangle Segway offers guided Segway tours of downtown points of interest and historic sights. All tours are fully narrated. Advance purchase required.
    Central eat nearby
  • The Remedy Diner

    The Remedy Diner

    137 E. Hargett Street
    Want delivery? Call Raleigh Takeout!! 919-834-2885
  • Char-Grill


    618 Hillsborough St
    Here's to simpler times and simpler choices!http://www.chargrillusa.com/Hillsborough St: 919-821-7636Edwards Mill Rd: 919-781-2945Atlantic Ave: 919-954-9556Strickland Rd: 919-845-8994
  • Moonlight Pizza

    Moonlight Pizza

    615 W Morgan St
    Moonlight Pizza Company is a gourmet style local Raleigh pizza restaurant. offering pastas, salads and sandwiches along with braided crust pizza made from scratch that has a unique and wonderful taste.
  • The Oxford Gastropub

    The Oxford Gastropub

    319 Fayetteville St
  • Mo's Diner

    Mo's Diner

    306 E Hargett St
    The obsessive Raleigh daily news blog.
  • Jibarra


    327 W Davie St
    Jibarra takes deep-rooted, traditional Mexican dishes, uses modern cooking techniques and presents them in a novel, contemporary way. Combine that with a unique wine list, and margaritas made with the freshest ingredients and you get amazing results.
  • Bida Manda

    Bida Manda

    222 S Blount St
    Laotian Restaurant and Bar
  • Battistella's


    200 E Martin St
    Featuring the best of Classic New Orleans and Upscale Southern Cuisine. Battistella's is committed to supporting the family farms and fishermen in the South.
  • Gravy


    135 S. Wilmington Street
    Gravy is Empire Eats' chef-driven Italian-American restaurant in the heart of downtown Raleigh.
  • Spize Cafe

    Spize Cafe

    121 Fayetteville St
    spize - /spīz/ (ie. flavor.ful.filled) v. To use our knowledge of unique spices, found all around Asia, to enhance the flavor of food so that life is better enjoyed.
  • Big Ed's

    220 Wolfe St
    Big Ed's signature breakfasts are the Southern standards: homemade biscuits, grits with red-eye gravy, etc. Come Saturday mornings for live Dixieland jazz.
  • Boylan Bridge Brewpub

    201 South Boylan Avenue
    Amazing view of Raleigh from the Boylan Bridge, great place to eat or drink outside while overlooking the city.
  • Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

    300 Hillsborough St
    Enjoy gourmet fare in the restored Dodd-Hinsdale House, built in 1879 in the Second Empire Victorian style.
  • Tony's Barbeque

    646 N
    Churton Street, (919) 732-3591 [6]
  • Roast Grill

    7 South West St
    If you're looking for a hot dog and a bottle of Coke, this is the place in downtown Raleigh. If you're looking for ketchup, though, you may just be asked to leave. Run by a family of Greek immigrants in a tiny room added to the front of their house since 1940.
  • Woody's @ Citymarket

    Woody's @ Citymarket

    205 Wolfe St
    Woody's @ City Market is located in Downtown Raleigh in the beautiful City Market district. You will always find a great beer selection, daily drink/food specials and live bands at Woody's!Follow Woody's on Twittertwitter.com/woodysraleigh
  • ORO Restaurant

    ORO Restaurant

    18 E. Martin Street
    ORO Restaurant & Lounge located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, is a fun, chic, and casual restaurant in the RBC Building at the corner of Martin and Wilmington Streets. Rather than offering individual starters and main courses, ORO serves dishes that are designed for sharing.
  • Shish Kabob

    Shish Kabob

    430 Fayetteville St
    Visit the website for a full menu...www.shishkabobnc.com or email us at www.shishkabobnc.com/contact-us/ for any question!
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