From fried chicken and waffles to baby back ribs, these five restaurants in Raleigh are serving up some of our favorite comforting classics.
Family Matters at SidWill’s Café
At SidWill’s in Guilford County, the most important part of cooking — and eating — Southern comfort food is the people you share it with.
Down-Home Cooking at The Goodyear House
Come on in, neighbor! In a century-old mill house in NoDa, you’ll find a menu full of elevated and nostalgic comfort food fit for your mama’s supper table, a whole lot of history, and a welcoming backyard you’ll wish was your own.
The Classic Comfort of Lefler’s Place Café
The owners of this Mount Gilead restaurant are carrying on a legacy nearly a century in the making. And like those who came before them, they’ve added their own special touch.
Don’t Stop Bo’lievin’: How Bojangles’ Went From a Chicken and Biscuits Joint to a Southern Obsession
Forty years ago, Bojangles’ opened its first location in Charlotte. Now it’s got legions of fans as far away as Honduras. Still, it hasn’t lost its North Carolina heart: fast, fried, and fiercely loyal.
Glazed Meat Loaf
The sweet-and-savory glaze on this classic, comforting recipe makes this meat loaf anything but basic.
Chicken and Pastry Recipe
This simple, comforting eastern North Carolina favorite is too delicious not to share with the rest of the state.
Flavors in Harmony at The Prime Smokehouse
At a restaurant influenced by jazz and a father’s legacy, comfort food brings Rocky Mount together.
Roasted Red Pepper Mac ’n’ Cheese
A tried-and-true cool weather meal, with a pimento cheese-inspired twist.