Welcome to the City: Central NC

Welcome to Central NC, Camels!

With the help of Campbell alumni across the state, we curated regional guides based on recommendations from local alumni. Join a regional network to get involved with your community while staying connected to your alma mater. Keep a look out for the hyperlinked suggestions; these are Orange Owned businesses, which means they are owned by Campbell alumni.

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Food and restaurants


The Simple Greek*

White Swan Bar-B-Q and Fried Chicken*

Pinnacle Cary smoothies and energy drinks*

MoJoe’s Burger Joint

Cabo Salt & Lime Grill

Raleigh Times

Beasley’s Chicken & Honey

Torch’s Tacos

Poolside Pies

Sushi One, Lafayette Village

Piper’s Tavern, Lafayette Village

The Flying Saucer

Gringo A-Go-Go


Lilly’s Pizza

Morgan Street Food Hall

Transfer Co. Food Hall


Garibaldi Trattoria-Pizza-Pasta

Capital Grille

Crawford & Son

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

Angus Barn

Barcelona Wine Bar

Winston’s Grille

Mulino Italian

Second Empire

Death & Taxes

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

The Capital Grille




42nd St. Oyster Bar

Stick Boy Bakery (Fuquay-Varina, NC)

Two Roosters Ice Cream

FRESH. Local Ice Cream

Burney’s Sweets (Raleigh and Erwin, NC)

Duck Donuts

Yellow Dog Bakery


Bad Cat Coffee*

Sir Walter Coffee

42 & Lawrence

Morning Times

Jubala Coffee


Fount Coffee (Morrisville, NC)


The Morning Times


Lifestyle and health

One-Eighty Counseling*

Raleigh Medical Group

Stonehenge Vision Source

Adams & Cheek Family Dental

Wells Orthodontics

Laing Dermatology

Dr. Meredith Barbour, Duke Primary Care

Raleigh Medical Group

Laing Dermatologists (Knightdale, NC)

Lane & Associates

Stage Road Veterinary Hospital

Banfield Veterinary

Care First Animal Hospital

Lauren Ashley Salon (Erwin, NC)

Studio Bleu (Clayton, NC)

Carmen! Carmen!

The Junction

Forged Fitness*

YMCA of the Triangle

Crunch Fitness

O2 Fitness

Core Power Yoga

Maxed Out Garage*

Gower’s Brake & Alignment

Duty Tire, Atlantic Avenue

West German Garage

Memorial Baptist (Lillington, NC)

Hope Community Church (multiple locations)

Summit Church

Hayes Barton Baptist (Raleigh, NC)

Wendell United Methodist

Edenton Street United Methodist Church (Raleigh, NC)

Cary Estate Planning*

My Southern View Realty*

Craig Matthews Realty*

Laura Yarborough

Hunter Bond, eXp Realty

Gabriella Larson

Vicki DiProfio

Activities, shopping and recreation

Carolina Hurricanes

Durham Bulls

Carolina Mudcats

Fred Fletcher Park

Pullen Park

Dorothea Dix Park

Harris Lake

Umstead State Park

Carolina Beach Music at North Hills (April – August)


Bluegrass Festival

Triangle Restaurant Week

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Hopscotch Music Festival

North Carolina State Fair

Drive Shack

Dogwood Country Club indoor golf simulation

ParTee Shack mini golf

North Carolina Museum of Art

Carolina Butcher Shop*

North Hills

Crabtree Valley Mall

House of Swank

The Village District

NoFo at the Pig

North Carolina State Farmers Market

The Raleigh Market (Saturdays at the NC State Fairgrounds)

Fuquay-Varina Growers Market