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Best things to do in Historic Oakwood, Raleigh

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Everything you can want in the downtown life! Food, drinks, grocery, sex, drugs, prostitution, homeless people, polluted air, rude people, nice people, pretty people, ugly people....I'd uber or lfyt, parking is a bitch and a whore.”
23 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“You can't miss this converted gas station! It's an eclectic, authentic Mexican spot.”
13 locals recommend
Bar
“Chill spot, not very big, in a great downtown neighborhood with beer, wine, staple and creative cocktails, great lounge area and chill music.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best in Raleigh, hands down.. farm to table American with tons of love.”
13 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Belly up to the bar at this baby- and dog-friendly beer store, where they change taps multiple times a day. In 2017 they went through more than 365 unique beers in a year. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite pizza place, not within walking distance but within bike or scooter distance! Their margarita pitchers are my fave!”
7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Great area to walk to and see beautiful homes. Also, the Oakwood cemetery is interesting. ”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Never in a hundred years would I have entered this place except a friend recommended it. Argentina meets Cuba and it’s good. ”
8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Oakwood Cemetery has been around for over 150 years, and is home to over 100 acres of beautiful landscape right adjacent to the historic Oakwood neighborhood. Nice for a stroll or to explore if you're in the mood for a peaceful escape.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great spot in Oakwood that offers coffee, tea and budget-friendly breakfast options. Sit out on the patio with a mimosa and a breakfast sandwich!”
4 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Oakwood Cemetery offers a quiet & beautiful place to walk, run or ride a bicycle. Many of Raleigh's significant figures of U.S. American (and Confederate) history are buried here. ”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“this is a cute and locally owned place to walk to for lunch and say hello to your neighbors!”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pie, pie, and more pie. Sweet and savory. I highly recommend the moravian chicken. They also make a good manhattan. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The newest edition to the Person Street food scene, this french restaurant is from Scott Crawford of Crawford and Son. ”
3 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Record and books!! A tiny version of the larger Nice Price stores with a well-curated selection of vinyl.”
2 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious baked goods next to a great Record store! Best coffee in the 'hood.”
1 local recommends