Discovering the Hidden Gem of Raleigh: The Big Easy

Discovering the Hidden Gem of Raleigh: The Big Easy

As I mentioned in the post I wrote about Banter Live, I would tell you all about the restaurant we ate at before the show. I will add that we had made a plan to eat at The Mecca, but after researching it a little bit, I noticed it closed at 3 pm. So off my fingers went searching for a new place to eat within walking distance of the venue. And I was getting a little discouraged because every place I found that were close by closed at 3 pm or soon after. And then my fingers fell on The Big Easy.


I quickly looked at the menu and decided that this was the place for us. It met all the requirements we had, was within walking distance, and had a menu that wasn’t too expensive and food that both Gracie and I would like. And let me tell you, The Big Easy did not disappoint.

Discovering the Hidden Gem of Raleigh: The Big Easy

From the moment we stepped in the doorway, we felt that this was where we were meant to be. From the artwork on the wall ( There was a painting of Elvis on one of the walls) to the vibe and the food, and lastly, the employees, everything about this place made us feel at home. We found a seat and started to look at the menu.

Me in bathroom
Yes I took a bathroom selfie

Our wait person came by and welcomed us. We ordered our food. I got chicken tenders with fries, and Gracie got their turkey and avocado sandwich. I know what you guys are probably thinking right now- you went to a new restaurant and order the most basic items on the menu. But y’all, the food was anything but basic.

Discovering the Hidden Gem of Raleigh: The Big Easy

The chicken tenders were so tender, and I could totally tell that they were homemade and that someone took a lot of care in preparing them and the ranch they served with it I could drown myself in a vat of it. It was so good. Gracie’s sandwich was piled high – I mean, just look at it.

Discovering the Hidden Gem of Raleigh: The Big Easy

Our wait person was so awesome as well. They were so accommodating and made sure we were taken care of. It was such a pleasure to be waited on by them because as you can remember I have had a not-so-great experience with customer service lately. I even complimented them on their nails- they were absolutely gorgeous.

Discovering the Hidden Gem of Raleigh: The Big Easy
My Favorite spot in the restaurant

As we were eating, I started noticing that all the employees interacted with each with smiles and were genuinely happy to be working there. It was such a great place to be that I can’t wait until my next visit there.


So if you are ever in Raleigh, you will want to check out The Big Easy located at 222 Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh and if you are like me check out the menu on their website to figure out what you would like to eat. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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