Top 5 Restaurants In Fayetteville, NC

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My husband and I went and toured Fayetteville, North Carolina a few weeks ago. We dined at a few restaurants and I would love to high light some of our favorites. When you are on vacation make sure to find out where the locals are eating. Check out some of the local owned businesses. I don’t have anything against corporate companies but these types of restaurants is not something you may or may not be able to try in your home town.

Luigis Fine Italian Dining 

Established in 1982, Luigi’s specializes in Homemade Sauces, Pan Sautéed Pasta dishes, Hand cut Black Angus Steaks and Chops, and Fresh Fish daily. In addition to main dining rooms, Luigi’s also offers patio dining and a comfortable bar area, all set in a casual but upscale atmosphere.


Scrub Oaks My husband and I visited on Valentine’s Day. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

Scrub Oaks


The Mash House:

In a location with real character, right in the heart of Fayetteville, The Mash House Brewing Company defines what it’s like to have a unique dining experience, whether you choose a refined, gourmet fusion dish, the best in beef, or more casual fare, like a freshly ground burger or hand-crafted sandwich, we pride ourselves on supporting North Carolina farmers and growers by using local products as much as possible. We consistently rank as one of the area’s best restaurants favorite destinations for steaks, chops and award-winning beer — hand-crafted on the premises utilizing the traditional methods of Old World brewers.

Mash House(1)


Sherefe Mediterranean Restaurant  Make sure to save room for dessert.

Serves authentic Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. Many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Fresh, local vegetables and seafood. Soups made gluten free. Daily specials, lunch menu and full bar. Belly dancers and live music on Fourth Friday and special occasions.




Pierro’s Italian Restaurant

From the exposed brick walls to the vintage hardwoods, Pierro’s Italian Bistro is a jewel set in Downtown Fayetteville, NC. Pierro’s features one of the most diverse wine selections in Downtown Fayetteville, NC. Sky Lounge is also located within Pierro’s Italian Bistro at the 217 Hay Street location. Sky Lounge gives its patrons the ambiance of Vegas-meets-South Beach. Both Pierro’s and Sky Lounge are perfect for enjoying dinner or having a drink. We offer a memorable dining experience of impeccable cuisine & delectable drinks in a historic atmosphere.


As you can see from the wonderful selection of local restaurants in Fayetteville the menus are wonderful choices while you are visiting somewhere new.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored posting. I wrote this on my own free will and opinions of the area. Picture credit to each of the restaurants above.


  1. I totally agree with these choices. With the exception of Scrubb Oaks, I have dined at each of the other restaurants and agree that the food, service, and ambiance are excellent.

  2. Mary Lou Edge says:

    You got it right!! The food, service and atmosphere at Luigi’s is unmatched even when compared to restaurants in larger, seemingly more sophisticated cities.

  3. What about Morgan’s Chop House??? Very surprised you chose the Mash House over Morgan’s.

  4. I live in a mecca of Thai food (Montreal) and think the papaya salad at Fayetteville’s Thai Pepper restaurant is the best I’ve ever tasted. Their panang curry is also delicious;

  5. Overlooking Morgan’s Chop House was a mistake and Circa 1800 certainly deserved a mention. And, most locals would agree that Pierro’s doesn’t belong on the same list as Luigi’s.

  6. Tammy Roberts says:

    I’ve lived here for 48 yrs and have eaten at all of them multiple times. All of your chooses are great, however you need to try Chris’s Steakhouse when you can it is by far the best steakhouse in Fayetteville NC. Atmosphere is unbelievable and Donovan Vos is the best Server.