North Carolina Eatery Named The 'Best Casual Restaurant' In The State

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One of the great things about the variety of restaurants around the country is that there is an establishment for every basically any occasion you could ever want. From fancy restaurants perfect for celebrating an anniversary or special event to laid-back shacks with incredible food that won't cost an arm and a leg.

The Daily Meal compiled a list of the best casual restaurant in each state, and the eatery that earned the top spot for North Carolina is Poole's Diner, a popular Raleigh diner with incredible food served in cool, retro-yet-modern setting. Poole's is located at 426 S. McDowell Street.

Here's what The Daily Meal had to say about the best casual restaurant in all of North Carolina:

"Poole's has actually been in business since 1945, and today it maintains that retro-chic charm with a double horseshoe bar, red leather banquettes, and a large blackboard displaying that day's menu. The offerings change weekly (and sometimes daily) based on what's fresh and in-season, but should you go for brunch (which was re-introduced after a hiatus in April 2017) rest assured that whatever you order will be absolutely exceptional. Expect dishes like seasonal hotcakes, biscuits and gravy, a Benedict with house-made English muffin and house-cured pork shoulder, Carolina shrimp and grits, croquet madame, and cinnamon sugar doughnuts. Coffee is from Counter Culture, and the cocktails are also spectacular."

See more of the best casual restaurants around the country by reading the full list at The Daily Meal. If you're looking for a more elevated dining experience, it will likely come with a higher price tag. Check out our previous coverage of the most expensive restaurant in the state that is worth splurging on.

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