The Best Restaurants in Clayton, NC

There are so many things to love about Clayton, NC—shopping, parks, events, entertainment… and food! Clayton is home to tons of fantastic (and locally owned) restaurants. You’ll definitely want to try them all… but for starters, here are some of the best restaurants in Clayton.

Mannings Restaurant

best restaurants in clayton, manningsWhether you’re sipping a cocktail on the rooftop patio or enjoying some Southern comfort food in the cozy restaurant, Mannings offers a laid-back, friendly vibe… and plenty of delicious food and drink options, too.

Clayton Steakhouse

best restaurants in clayton, clayton steakhouseYou don’t have to like steak to love Clayton Steakhouse (though it certainly helps… the steaks are pretty fantastic)! There’s also a salad bar and self-serve drink station in this laid-back eatery featuring chophouse classics.

Caribbean Delight

caribbean delight, best restaurants in claytonIf you’re looking for something a little different, then it might be time to head over to Caribbean Delight. You can get everything from classics (like Fried Chicken) to unique new flavors (like mashed green plantains).

Skylines Cafe

skylines cafe clayton nc restaurantTraditional American dining gets a bit of a twist at Skylines. Priding themselves in fresh, real ingredients, Skylines offers a unique combo of apps, seafood, wraps and sandwiches… and selections of wine and craft beer.

Tavern 42

delicious food at best restaurants in claytonThree words: Pizza, beer, and burgers. Tavern 42 does all of them quite well, and couples it with a laid-back, friendly atmosphere that’s welcoming to adults and kids alike.

First Street Tavern

craft beers at first street tavernWine, wraps, dips, craft beer, bourbon, salads, live music… what can’t you find at the First Street Tavern? Great choice for those who want to kick back, relax with a drink, meet some friends for a bite, or just enjoy some jams on the porch.

Jones Cafe

hotdogs and hamburgers at jones cafe in claytonI’d be remiss if we didn’t give this little place a mention… it’s been alive and kickin’ since 1958! It’s definitely doing something right, with some of the best hot dogs and burgers around. Couple that with a friendly “old-school” environment and you’ve got a great little spot for a quick bite.

Ready to Come Have Some Fun in Clayton?

If you’re thinking of relocating to or buying a home in the Clayton area, then it’s time to contact Marlo Wells. I’m here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful neighborhoods, and find the perfect place to call home.

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