Taverna Agora serves delicious Greek cuisine to Raleigh’s vibrant downtown

I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as a “foodie” per say, however, when I happen upon fare that's memorable for all the right reasons, I have to share the news. That’s precisely how I felt when I sat down to dine at Raleigh’s Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen and Bar.

Taverna Agora was a landmark on Raleigh’s Glenwood Avenue, North, for years. The popular restaurant acquired a reputation for serving fine Greek cuisine at a reasonable price. In recent months, Taverna Agora has made a move from its old location and is now part of the city’s vibrant downtown dining scene at 326 Hillsborough Street.

Upon entry, diners are immediately greeted with the word Opa! right on the door handle. Inside, there’s ample seating as well as a large bar area. If the weather’s right, guests can enjoy al fresco dining upstairs. The spacious upper dining area is reminiscent of dining in Greece. Beautiful plants, grapevine covered lattice, and pretty statuary adorn the roof-top patio providing the perfect ambiance for enjoying contemporary Mediterranean cuisine.

Taverna Agora may have a new address, but the fabulous food they’re renowned for has made the move as well. The restaurant offers a full menu replete with Greek favorites and of course, their phenomenal calamari. If you’ve ever had bad calamari and swore, never again, I encourage you to give theirs a try. Lightly breaded and ever so tasty, it’s an absolute winner.

Raleigh's quickly gaining a reputation for fine dining and its exciting culinary scene – Taverna Agora brings a wonderful dining option to the lively downtown area of this capital city. The restaurant is a short walk from the capitol building, steps from the Holiday Inn, many museums, and tourist destinations.

At Taverna Agora, it’s evident Opa! isn’t just a word, it’s a lifestyle and a delicious one at that.

Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen & Bar

326 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, North Carolina




MON. - THU. 11am - 11pm
FRI. - SAT. 11am - Midnight
SUN. 10am - 10pm


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