Morrisville is a town located primarily in Wake County, North Carolina (a small portion extends into neighboring Durham County). The population was 18,576 at the 2010 census. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population to be 21,932 as of July 1, 2013. Morrisville is part of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional name originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located midway between the cities of Raleigh and Durham. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Cary. The estimated population of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA was 1,565,223 as of July 1, 2006, with the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) portion estimated at 994,551 residents. The headquarters of multinational Lenovo are located in the municipal limits (the other headquarters of the company is located in Beijing, China).
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4.5 based on 334 reviews
We went here for a late dinner after reading online recommendations. This was also a top recommendation from our hotel. Cozy restaurant with an upbeat atmosphere. Ordered grilled chicken, the nightly special and meat lasagna, which was one of the best lasagnas (restaurant or home made) I’ve ever had. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend and return.
4.5 based on 426 reviews
Herons delivers a dining experience that is both refined and relaxed. Led by James Beard Semifinalist in 2016 and 2017, Executive Chef Steven Greene, the expertly trained staff warms the room, providing seamless service that helps guests enjoy the pleasures of an elegant meal. The main dining room offers a full view of the kitchen, while floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light and overlook the terrace, lawn and wooded lake beyond. In addition to the 98-seat main dining room, a semi-private dining room seats up to eight, while the private dining room accommodates 12 and showcases pottery by North Carolina artist Ben Owen. Outdoor seating invites al fresco dining in the spring, summer and fall. The neutral palette of the décor in Herons provides a sophisticated, yet understated backdrop to the bright and inspired flavor combinations artfully presented. The dinner menu changes seasonally and draws heavily on produce harvested from The Umstead’s own sustainable farm. The exceptional quality of Herons’ wine list been recognized with a prestigious “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator.
My husband and I had the four course dinner with wine pairings at our anniversary. The environment is quiet, romantic and the service is just pleasant. The food and wine pairing were delicious! The little palette cleansers served in-between courses are just adorable. We enjoyed a full two hours of dining.
Many times when I decide to dine at an expensive restaurant, I worry that the expensiveness comes mostly from the marketing and the food itself wasn't of top quality. This is not the problem of Herons! I feel the food, the drink and the experience well worth my money.
4.5 based on 694 reviews
Fabulous place to lunch!! What started out as an amazing French bakery has now become a cafe too. The place is packed all the time - great food.
We stop in here for baked goods every time we visit Cary. The prices are a bit high, but every item is fresh baked and yummy!! We have sometimes eaten meals here and all have been delicious, although a bit on the high side cost wise. The new addition helps to correct a previous problem in obtaining a table.
4.5 based on 336 reviews
We had dinner there on Feb. 17 and really enjoyed our meal and the attentive service. My Brother-in-law and his wife were with us. They lived in Turkey several years ago and both said that it was the best Turkish food they had eaten outside of Turkey. Reasonable prices as well.
4.5 based on 260 reviews
We got there on a Sunday evening at 7:20 PM and immediately seated. There were 4 other tables with customers.
I knew right away what I wanted, the camarons en salsa verde. And for sided I got the plantations and the rice and bean mix. It was all so delicious I couldn’t stop raving about it.
The service was informative, friendly and fast.
I would definitely go back.
4.5 based on 397 reviews
To Our Patrons,We created this relaxing and fun neighborhood Irish pub in Cary for you as a place to meet to bring your friends and family, meet new friends and get to know our family at Doherty's! Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time with us more enjoyable! Enjoy your favorite pint from one of the 19 draughts on tap and some Irish - American fare from our menu prepared daily using only fresh ingredients by Chef Irais and his team. We also have a kid's menu for the little ones!We are open for lunch, dinner, late night and serve a Sunday brunch. Our pub has 7 HD TV's with multiple sports packages for you and your friends to enjoy your favorite team games! We also have live music 3 nights per week, patio dining, drink specials and free WiFi. The "Whiskey Room" is our private dining room that can be reserved Monday - Thursday by phone. We hope to see you soon!
We went to Doherty's for Sunday lunch and were very pleased. I had Irish biscuits and gravy - similar to good ol' Southern b&g, except that the gravy was sprinkled with corned beef, which we found out it "corned" in-house. My meal came with two eggs and fruit. Plenty of food without overdoing it. My wife had a chicken salad sandwich where the chicken salad was flavored (slightly) with Irish whiskey. It was quite good.
The restaurant has a very large bar area that includes a number of high-top tables, and a separate area with more standard tables and booths. Although there was a good crowd, it was not overly noisy, which we consider a plus.
Our server was very pleasant and helpful. She answered our questions thoroughly. I look forward to going back to Doherty's.
4.5 based on 149 reviews
BAD is GOOD. Like when something is so outrageous you can't help but love it. That's the inspiration at Bad Daddy's. Here, the humble burger is given super star status. With premium beef, sizzled up hot on our grill, and surrounded with artisan ingredients, toppings, & condiments. If you aren't in the mood for beef, we have so many other options: from chicken to Turkey burgers, black bean burgers to tuna burgers, not to mention the chopped salads and the full Create Your Own menu. Even if you have special dietary requests, like gluten free, we can accommodate. Looking for a cool place to hang out and grab a drink? With our award winning line-up of North Carolina craft beers and fresh squeezed cocktails, you are going to love this place!
I only want to go to a burger place that lets me order it exactly the way I want it (I'm talking to you Red Robin). Bad Daddy's is one of those places. Always get a juice burger cooked rare to medium rate served in...MoreThanks for taking the time to leave Bad Daddy's a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back in again soon!
4.5 based on 28 reviews
My daughter and I decided to check out "Nothing Bundt Cakes" and were given a sample of the Red Velvet Cake, wow just delicious. So we bought the Cinnamon Swirl, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Red Velvet and Lemon Raspberry Cakes. These little bundt cakes are out of this world with their famous Cream Cheese frosting. Giving a party or visiting family you can pick up a 8 inch which feeds up to 8 to 10 folks or a 10 inch which will feed 18 to 20 folks. We are hooked and will try all the varieties they make. Delicious with a cold glass of milk, coffee or tea.
Enter you email and the month and day of your Birthday for a free Bundt Cake, NICE!
4.5 based on 78 reviews
This restaurant is tucked away on a less busy corner of a mixed use development of shops and apartments, across from the car wash and Dairy Queen. It is much larger inside than expected, and was very busy at 6pm on a Saturday night, with mostly families. However, our party of 3 was shown to booth right away. After the obligatory chips, my husband and I enjoyed huge specialty margaritas, (mine was mixed with fresh lime and pomegranate).
I had 3 pork carnitas tacos, and a side of chicken tortilla soup. Very fresh and flavorful! I will definitely go back again.
4.5 based on 148 reviews
Looks like a truck stop and I wasn't sure what to expect coming from the Northeast. Food was excellent. I had the pulled pork plate with mac cheese and the fried okra.
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