The 10 Best Restaurants In Goldsboro, North Carolina

Greetings from Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Marcelina Morfin

Goldsboro is located in Eastern North Carolina and brims with history and charm. This city also has a varied dining scene, ranging from fine-dining establishments to local homespun diner food. We list of some of the must-try places.

Goldsboro, NC circa 1938

1. Bake My Day Café

Bakery, Cafe, French, Dessert

As the name suggests, Bake My Day Café is a great place to visit, especially if you have a major sweet craving. Established in 2012, this bakery specializes in cupcakes (jumbo cupcakes no less) and also offers cake pops, cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls and muffins, all in a variety of flavors. While flavors vary from day to day, some of the regular cupcake highlights you’ll find are maple bacon, red velvet, chocolate peanut butter, tiramisu, raspberry cream, pumpkin cream cheese, and French toast. Open Monday through Saturday, the bakery also offers sandwiches if you want something savory.

2. Bonfire's Tortilla Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican

Bonfire’s Tortilla Bar is a no-frills establishment that opened in 2003 and has been a popular place for Mexican food ever since. Specializing in ‘monster burritos,’ Bonfire’s offers three different sizes depending on your hunger level; if you’re truly ravenous, go for the BEAST, which has 2.5 pounds of goodness wrapped in a tortilla. Choose from five different tortillas, from traditional to cheddar jalapeño to spinach, various meats such as carne asada and chicken, veggies, beans, rice, sauces. Bonfire’s offers other dishes as well, including quesadillas and burrito bowls.

3. Brooklyn Pizzeria

Brooklyn Pizzeria

Serving up New York-style pizza, Brooklyn Pizzeria is a family-owned and operated joint, tantalizing tastes buds seven days a week. It has been on Goldsboro’s dining scene for over 20 years; therefore, you know it is a winner. The menu isn’t overwhelmingly large, but don’t let that deter you; everything is delicious. Be sure to start out with some ever-popular garlic knots before having some pizza; get creative and build your own. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, try one of several sub sandwiches (the Italian sub is a favorite) strombolis, or calzones. The cinnamon knots are fantastic for a sweet treat at the end of the meal.

Brooklyn Pizzeria, 912 N Spence Ave, Goldsboro, NC, USA, +1 919 778 5666

4. Carl and 'Chelle's Grill Room

Carl and ‘Chelle’s Grill Room

For mouthwatering steaks in an upscale yet casual environment, Carl and ‘Chelle’s Grill Room is a must-visit. The cozy interior exudes warmth, making it an ideal location for a celebration with friends and family or even a romantic rendezvous. The chef will visit your table so that you can select your cut of beef; for a truly decadent night out, choose the cowboy ribeye, which is a 16-ounce bone-in ribeye served with choice of side such as the signature mushrooms or twice-baked mashed potatoes.

Carl and ‘Chelle’s Grill Room, 702 Corporate Dr, Goldsboro, NC, USA, +1 919 734 1617

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5. Ed's Southern Food & Spirits

Ed’s Southern Food & Spirits

Located in the heart of downtown, Ed’s Southern Food & Spirits is a local hot spot enticing customers with comforting, delicious Southern cuisine and great drinks. A farm-to-table establishment, the team at Ed’s procures the freshest ingredients available from local sources for its made-from-scratch fare. Within a welcoming environment adorned with darker-toned woods and warm colors, guests and their families can savor dishes such as Carolina turkey, which is marinated, slow-roasted boneless turkey breast served on a bed of rice and asparagus with pan jus, and pecan-crusted mahi atop rice or mashed potatoes plus a drizzle of roasted red pepper cream.

Ed’s Southern Food & Spirits, 103 N Center St, Goldsboro, NC, USA, +1 919 947 5143

6. Five Star Restaurant & Caterers

Deli, Pizzeria, Restaurant, American

A family owned and operated establishment, Five Star Restaurant & Caterers is a New York-style deli and restaurant, attracting customers with its great eats. Even though they do catering, guests may also visit and dine-in or order something to go. The menu features a host of bagel sandwiches, both breakfast and lunch varieties, topped with everything from sausage, egg and cheese to corned beef, pastrami, melted Swiss, Thousand Island dressing, and sauerkraut. There are also numerous side dishes, including potato salad, tuna salad, and chicken salad, plus spread for bagels, appetizers, baked goods, plus pizza.

7. Los Fogones Peruvian Bar & Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Peruvian

Wayne Cotton Mill, Greensboro, NC
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For delicious Peruvian cuisine, Los Fogones is a must-try when in Goldsboro. The contemporary space is a warm and inviting one, perfect for enjoying an array of traditional and modern recipes. Try the chaufa, which is a classic Peruvian dish with a Chinese twist made with jasmine rice, scallions, eggs, soy sauce plus Peruvian spices; the anticuchos, or skewers of meat or seafood served with a choice of sauce (there are nine to choose from); or the ever-popular yucca fries, which make the perfect accompaniment to any dish.

8. Stonewall's

Restaurant, BBQ

Stonewall’s is the place to go for hearty comfort food. Serving up Southern-style fare for lunch Tuesday through Saturday and dinner Tuesday through Thursday, Stonewall’s is a friendly place that exudes Southern hospitality in addition to its mouthwatering delights. Dishes to try include BBQ turkey, chicken fried chicken, hamburger steak with gravy, meatloaf, and fried chicken. Of course, these dishes wouldn’t be complete without some side dishes, including collard greens, hush puppies, and boiled potatoes.

9. Thai Garden Cuisine

Thai Garden Cuisine

For fresh, bold flavors Thai Garden Cuisine serves up authentic Thai cuisine in the downtown area. This friendly establishment features a warm, homey interior, complete with walls adorned with photographs, and a menu brimming with delicious choices from comforting soups to fried rice dishes to chef’s specials. Popular choices include the drunken noodles with Thai chili, garlic, basil leaves, and white onions along with a choice of protein and the fried tilapia served with choice of sauce. Finish your night with some sticky rice with custard.

Thai Garden Cuisine, 128 S Center St, Goldsboro, NC, USA, +1 919 583 8900

10. Village Steakhouse and Pub

Diner, Pub, Steakhouse

Tucked inside a charming building, this fine-dining, multi-award winning venue has been providing delectable dishes to discerning diners since 2007. Open everyday, Village Steakhouse and Pub offers something for everyone, even vegetarians. If it’s succulent steak or seafood you’re after, the surf and turf, which features an eight-ounce filet cut sirloin topped with grilled shrimp with a choice of a side dish is one great option. They also offer burgers and a build-your-own pasta dish.

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