Eat & Drink in Downtown Cary, NC
While we’re certainly biased towards our in-house offerings at Verandah Restaurant, when the mood strikes to venture out, we’re always happy to offer options. Explore a few of other favorites below:
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Academy Street Bistro
Just down the street from The Mayton, you’ll find this charming bistro serving New American cuisine
with a French flair. Enjoy a meal in their dining room or on the patio.
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Get yourself a traditional red hot dog from this downtown Cary mainstay. Ashworth Drugs has been in business since 1957 and serves lunch and ice cream from their old-fashioned soda fountain.
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Bond Brothers Beer Company
Enjoy a cold one at this landmark brewery, taproom, and beer garden. Check their calendar for fitness clubs, live music, food trucks, and more.
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BREW Coffee Bar
Located adjacent to The Cary Theater, BREW is our pick for classic and seasonal coffee drinks and pastries.
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Cotton House Craft Brewers
Right next door to The Mayton, you can enjoy delicious local beers in their cozy indoor setting or on one of their back porches. Check their calendar for special events like yoga, food trucks, craft markets, and more.
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FRESH. Local Ice Cream
No visit to Cary is complete without a stop at FRESH for handcrafted ice cream made from local milk. Stop by for a scoop of one of their 15+ signature flavors or pick up an ice cream cake for a special celebration.
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La Farm Bakery
At this downtown bakery, master baker Lionel Vatinet produces 15 different styles of bread from a European-style hearth oven. Take home a loaf or pick up pastries to enjoy as you stroll.
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From the historic Jones House, award wining chef Michael Chuong showcases local and sustainable ingredients in high end sushi dishes with upscale Asian flair.
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Once in a Blue Moon Bakery
Head to Blue Moon for to-die-for cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and more baked goods. They’re our go-to for custom and special event cakes.
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Faulisi combines freshly milled flour from Raleigh’s Boulted Bread with Caputo flour from Italy to create their signature dough. Enjoy a pie from their wood-burning stove or one of their seasonal antipasti dishes.
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Considered some of the best Chinese food in the Triangle, you’ll find authentic Szechuan, Zhejiang, and Taiwanese dishes at this downtown Cary mainstay.