Downtown Dining

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ACADEMY STREET BISTRO Executive chef, Tom Havrish, offers up his version of Italian-American cuisine.

ANNELORE’S BAKERY- (coming soon)- Authentic German bakery.

ASHWORTH’S DRUG STORE – Old-fashioned soda fountain, best hot dogs in town.

BOND BROTHERS – Brewery and tap room with large patio.


BREW – Coffee and more in The Cary Theater lobby.

CHATHAM STREET WINE MARKET – Boutique wine shop and tastings bar.

CHATHAM HILL WINERY – Urban winery and tastings room.

CROSSTOWN PUB – Neighborhood pub feel with pub fare including fish & chips, burgers, and local beers.

FRESH.-Ice Cream parlor making and serving ice cream treats using milk from free-range hormone-free cows.

HAVANA GRILL – Cuban dining, beer, patio, Friday night karaoke.

KABABISH– Pakistani and Indian dishes.

KOFFEE KAFE – Coffee and snacks at the Amtrak train station. Open mornings.


LA FARM BAKERY AND CAFE– La Farm has a production bakery facility here, as well as a small counter service cafe selling baked goods with limited seating. Look for a an expansion soon to fill the larger space.

THE MATTHEWS HOUSE – Catered events in historic Greek Revival mansion.

MAXIMILLIAN’S GRILL – Full menu dining, wine selection, bar, pizza, sandwiches, live entertainment.

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON – Bakery and cafe.

PIZZERIA FAULISI– All pizzas are made-to-order in their wood-fired oven.

PHARMACY BOTTLE SHOP – Popular taproom and bottle shop.

POSTMASTER’S  -The newest endeavor from Tyler Watt, owner of Pharmacy Bottle Shop on East Chatham. Craft cocktails and small plates in a relaxed atmosphere.

PRO’S EPICUREAN One part cafe, one part gourmet market featuring authentic Italian/French/European cuisine

ROMA’S ITALIAN – Fresh bread and rolls, pizza, sandwiches and subs, catering

SERENDIPITY GOURMET DELISandwiches and sides, outdoor patio. Lunch and dinner.

TAIPEI 101 – Authentic Chinese Cuisine

UPPER DECK – Sports Bar & Pub.

THE VERANDAH at the MAYTON INN – This elegant dining room in Downtown Cary’s boutique hotel offers casual Southern fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus cocktails.

WOODY’S SPORTS TAVERN & GRILL – American fare, bar, patio, catering.