A friend of ours moved to Raleigh about a year ago (we're from DC). He looked over a number of places and suggested this (he knows we're foodies and he had never been.)
It's a renovated diner with no reservations. But who cares? Get there at 5 for the 5:30 seating or 5:30 for the 6 or so seating.
We had the pimento cheese plus some salads to start (we're on a road trip through the south, so I can tell you theirs is hands down the best).
I had the duck confit pasta, my partner had the chicken breast, our friend had the soft shelled crab.
The food and service were wonderful. I would recommend this place to residents and tourists.
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