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New! Brunch Returns to Poole’s Diner

We're thrilled to welcome our brunch service back to Poole's Diner! As of April 1st, 2017, Poole's is serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. The brunch menu, just like dinner, is sure to change with the seasons. But here's a peek at the opening menu:

Stir the Pot, featuring Asha Gomez

We are thrilled to announce that Asha Gomez, chef and author of the award-winning cookbook, My Two Souths, will be our guest chef for our spring edition of Stir the Pot, our dinner series benefiting the Southern Foodways Alliance.

On Sunday, April 23rd, Asha will cook a multi-course dinner at Poole's Diner that celebrates her unique culinary vantage point, a blend of Southern traditions as well as the flavors and recipes from her birthplace, India. Purchase your ticket here.

On Monday, April 24th, we gather at Bridge Club, our private events venue, for a potluck. Help us welcome Asha to Raleigh by bringing a dish to share. We'll provide the main course, and our friends from High Wire Distillery in Charleston will be on hand pouring some of their signature libations. Purchase your ticket here.

Brunch Returns to Poole’s Diner This Spring

Ashley Christensen is thrilled to announce that brunch will be returning to Poole’s Diner, starting in the spring. The menu will feature many of the beloved dishes that garnered a following, first at Poole’s, and most recently at Joule Coffee + Table, which closed at the end of 2016, including the Seasonal Hot Cake, Huevos Rancheros, the “Hangover” Grits bowl, and more. There will also be a handful of brand new dishes, created by Ashley and the Poole’s team. Drink offerings will include a focus on aperitif-style cocktails, and coffee service featuring Counter Culture coffee. Favorites from the Joule drink menu, including “the Greyhounded” and “El Duderino” will also be making a comeback.

Brunch service will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, beginning in the spring. Follow Poole’s on Instagram at @poolesdiner to keep up with exact timing and updates.

(Photo: Nick Pironio)

Snow Hours, Saturday 1/7

Photo: Tim Lytvinenko


Please see the following special hours for our restaurants today, based on the inclement weather.

Poole's Diner: Open for regularly scheduled hours, as long as conditions allow (call for the most up to date information: 919-832-4477).

Beasley's Chicken + Honey: Open for regularly scheduled hours, as long as conditions allow (call for the most up to date information: 919-322-0127).

Chuck's Burgers: Closing early at 4 p.m.

Fox Liquor Bar: Closed.

Death & Taxes: Closed.

Stay safe and enjoy the snow!

New Year’s Eve at Poole’s Diner


Join us for New Year’s Eve at Poole's Diner! Reservations are now available for our three-course prix fixe meal, and we’d love to ring in the new year with you! Our New Year's menu is $75 ++ per person. To make your reservation, please email, or give us a call at (919) 832-4477.


Course One (choice of):

Charcuterie plate with rabbit rillette, Curemaster's Reserve country ham, and chicken liver mousse with our pickles and two mustards

Crispy NC oysters with pickled Caesar, shaved romaine, and roasted tomato

Roasted beets with burrata, bruleéd grapefruit + beet gastrique,  brown butter pistachios, and red cress

Oxtail French onion soup with marrow crouton

Course Two (choice of):

Wagyu short ribs with Carolina Gold risotto croquettes and the reverend's  greens

Lobster shepherd’s pie with roasted roots, Swiss chard, and sherry

Smoked duck confit with red-eye sorghum glazed sweet potatoes, and Sea Island red pea luck-and-money

Raviolo with salt-roasted potato, farm egg, duxelles, and burgundy truffle

Dessert (choice of):

Put-up peach sorbet, cinnamon ice cream and oatmeal cookies

Lemon cream tart, pistachios

Videri dark chocolate blackout cake,  salted caramel

James Beard Award 2019Outstanding Chef James Beard Award 2014Best Chef: Southeast
2019 James Beard AwardOutstanding Chef 2014 James Beard AwardBest Chef: Southeast
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Beasley's Chicken + Honey,
Fox Liquor Bar

237 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 322-0127, 322-0126, 322-0128 Respectively

Bridge Club

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

Death & Taxes

105 W. Hargett St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[984] 242-0218

Poole's Diner

426 S. McDowell St, Raleigh NC, 27601

[919] 832-4477