Jim in NC
42nd Street Oyster Bar has good fresh seafood. The best local barbecue can only be found at Murray’s Barbecue on Old Poole Rd. Not to be confused with Don Murray’s which is a gasser and pretty bad. Murray’s is the only spot in Raleigh that cooks real barbecue over wood. Very, very good. Cooper’s, Barbecue Lodge, and all the others cook with gas or electricity, yielding roast pork, not REAL North Carolina barbecue.