5 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in North Carolina.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
When you want a quick, simple burger, there’s nowhere better than Al’s - there are a few locations all within 10 minutes of the UNC campus.
Vimala’s is an Indian restaurant right off Franklin in Chapel Hill with an incredibly charming patio. If you’re eating Indian food, it should be here.
Saltbox Seafood is a classic fish shack in the middle of lacklocked Durham instead of at the beach - but the fish is fantastic.
You know you’re getting chicken and waffles at Dame’s in Durham and you know you’re going to need a nap after.