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The 4 best Mediterranean spots in Raleigh

The 4 best Mediterranean spots in Raleigh
Taverna Agora | Photo: Pratistha P./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 21, 2019.

In search of a new favorite Mediterranean spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Mediterranean spots around Raleigh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams.

Fall is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Raleigh area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM and business insights for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Raleigh-area restaurants rose to $25 for the metro area in the fall of last year, 3% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Taverna Agora

Photo: Tresa W./Yelp

First on the list is Taverna Agora. Located at 326 Hillsborough St. in North Central, the bar, venues and event space and Greek spot is the highest-rated Mediterranean restaurant in Raleigh, boasting four stars out of 535 reviews on Yelp.

2. The Simple Greek

Photo: The Simple Greek/Yelp

Next up is Five Points' The Simple Greek, an outpost of the chain, situated at 2320 Bale St., Suite 100. With 4.5 stars out of 73 reviews on Yelp, the Greek spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Falafel & Co.

Photo: Messer K./Yelp

North Central's Falafel & Co., located at 1000 Brookside Drive, Suite 119, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the grocery store, bar and Mediterranean spot five stars out of 16 reviews.

4. Clockwork

Photo: Breyana D./Yelp

Clockwork, a bar and Mediterranean spot in Glenwood South, is another go-to, with four stars out of 96 Yelp reviews. Head over to 519 W. North St. to see for yourself.


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