Morrisville may be a small town, but it certainly doesn’t mean it falls short on its long list of great dining options. Known for its diversity, educated populace, and cultural vibrancy, the town brings in hundreds of foodies every September for its annual “East Meets West Festival”.
The best way to explore a city and the cultures within it is through cuisine. Listed below–in no particular order–are the 20 best options to do so in Morrisville.
Located in the Umstead Hotel and Spa, Heron’s is only one of the 64 Forbes Five Star Restaurants in the World. Sourcing produce from Umstead’s own produce farm, the Heron serves crafty and unique dishes in an upscale and intimate space. The Heron makes for an incredible spot for celebrating special events, or for some well-deserved self-care.
Carmen’s offers traditional Cuban dishes in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. With their signature Salsa Music Nights, Carmen’s Cuban Cafe and Lounge is also a great spot for the weekends or late-night spirits.
Babymoon Cafe provides comfortable fine dining and catering to traditional Italian cuisine. Offering a variety of pizzas, pasta, steaks, seafood, and more, you are sure to find something to love.
You can never go wrong with fresh seafood and table-shucked oysters! The Full Moon Oyster Bar boasts some of the freshest seafood in the area, and will even shuck their oysters right in front of customers at their sectioned seated bar.
The “Bad” in “Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar” stands for the outrageous (and tasty) ways that they make their burgers and salads. From savory and tall burger stacks to ginormous chopped salads, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar pushes the culinary boundary of traditional American pub food.
Do you love Chipotle, but wish it was a bit more authentic? Give Guasaca a try! Guasaca similarly allows you to build your own but has a much stronger emphasis on traditional South American flavors.
Bul Box brings Asian cuisine to box-styled meals. Each Bul Box is inspired by a certain Asian cuisine and allows the flavors of various different nations to be experienced in specifically inspired boxes.
Known for its poke bowls, Zen Fish is a poke bowl bar within the Research Triangle that sources its ingredients from local farmers. They offer eleven different options for your poke bowl or burritos and are a great choice for those with special diets.
C&T Wok specializes in authentic Szechuan cuisine of Chinese and Thai palettes. Their food is great for lunch and dinner specials, but also to order take out and enjoy at home.
Meeple’s Brew is the first board game cafe in Morrisville. Offering over 400+ different board games to choose from, a choice of Meeple’s Brew’s various drinks and light meals will make the time fly by.
Morrisville offers a wide array of food options that help many get to experience different cultures from their own. Whether you are looking for a casual lunch spot or a place for a special occasion, Morrisville will not disappoint. Listed below are a few more notable mentions to try while in town–in no particular order.