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J Betski's

#29 of 1,096 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tucked away on a side street near Peace University, J Betski's was a find -- High quality German and Polish entrees (not just brats and kraut, although they did have those, too), outstanding appetizers, offbeat desserts (a bourbon-pecan (NOT apple) strudel), interesting cocktails and an extensive beer selection (oh, and the rye bread on the table was perfect -- dense,... More 

Thank RobinL270
Rolesville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good German Beer selection, both bottled and on-tap. As we looked at the menu our waiter explained the evening specials. We all drooled at the fish dish he described (flounder) and all three of us ordered it. Wonderful! A great blend of flavor. I hope they make it a standard as I will order it again if available. Also topped... More 

Thank rolesville_dave2013
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a whim to come visit based on reviews and we were NOT disappointed. We had the Schnitzel, kielbasa, pierogies and strudel. Great food and great service. We will definitely be back (maybe tomorrow). I really want to try the bratwurst!

Thank Dan Z
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While traveling through the American South I happened upon this place called J Betski's in Raleigh North Carolina I happen to have a complete love affair with German food so it was with great anticipation that I tried their food and drink! I'm happy to report that the food and drink was excellent....the pork schnitzel sandwich was superlative and the... More 

Thank InTenCities
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

J. Betski's always amazes me. One of the first restaurants in the area to introduce us to great European beer, warm potato salad, lingonberries, and cool cukes with a tender pork schnitzel. For the scores of times I have been to this restaurant, at least 80% of the time I get the schnitzel. This time I branched out, and I... More 

Thank Tony L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went for lunch when the menu was a little limited; more to the sandwich side. I did find a knife and fork meal: The sausage platter. Pick two of three choices of sausage. The sausages were actually quite good, I can't say I've ever had better. I was a little disappointed, however, that the platter comes... More 

Thank Michael W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My wife's family emigrated from Poland. Her grandmother was known even amongst her family as the real "cook" when it came to Polish, German, and Italian favorites. She would have loved this place! The kielbasa sampler I ordered was perfect. Loved the sauerkraut and the Polish mustard provided. The cabbage and mushroom pierogies were outstanding! My wife ordered the schnitzel,... More 

Thank GolferNC62
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was awesome! Started off with a sausage sampler. My main course was the crispy duck confit with sausage pierogis. My boyfriend has the schnitzel with a portable lol mushroom gravy. If hungry, be direct with ordering as this restaurant is about taking your time and enjoying the flavors!

Thank 919FrankieTraveler
Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A bit squished on the tables but the food and service were absolutely excellent. Would go back for sure.

Thank WeebieWob
Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Depending on what you are looking for J Betski may be your cup of tea, even though they don't serve tea there? At least thats what I thought I heard when the table next to us ordered an iced tea. J Betski's is a small restaurant, with cramped tables along one wall. By small I think they have 15 tables,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, European, Polish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-833-7999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?