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These 20 Restaurants In North Carolina Will Make Your Mouth Explode

From tiny little barbeque joints to five-star cuisine, North Carolina is perfect for the diverse foodie. Gathering collective research from several sources, including my taste buds, I’ve put together a list of the most delicious, and chart-topping restaurants in the Tar Heel state. In no particular order, here are twenty restaurants guaranteed to make your taste buds explode!

Well, now I’m starving! Which ones are your favorite on the list, and which places not mentioned do you absolutely love?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on