Eat Your Way Through North Carolina With These 14 Amazing Restaurants

It’s no surprise North Carolina has its fair share of award-winning restaurants. From Open Table Top 100 to mentions in Southern Living, we know how to dine in the Tar Heel state. Most recently, The James Beard Foundation announced its 2017 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists, and 14 restaurants, chefs and bakers from North Carolina were nominated.

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The final nominees will be announced March 15th. Until then, you get to dine your way through North Carolina at these award-winning restaurants and bakeries.

Did any of your favorites make the list?