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J Betski's

#30 of 1,114 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European, Polish, Gluten Free Options
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10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
+1 919-833-7999
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding meal in nice small setting, probably one of the nicest dining experiences we have had in a couple of months. I had the duck with pumpkin pierogi's which were delicious, my husband had the venison and veal meatballs which he alsothoroughly enjoyed. It was a nice touch having chef stop by table and inquire about meal.

Thank kbutler1st
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just remember what it is...a German/Polish restaurant, and you won't be disappointed. If you're looking for trendy bistro fare, then this probably isn't the place for you. They have bratwursts, schnitzel, spaetzle, pierogies, good German beer, and a surprisingly robust wine selection. When we visited, they also had a delicious pan-seared flounder with spaetzle and a gruyere-topped baked oyster appetizer... More 

Thank NcFly_N_Fish
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somewhat small than other nearby places but the food is superior, and service excellent. More limited menu I think allows them to focus on quality of each dish.

Thank DaveInRaleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I really wanted to like this place. I have been thinking I should go for years. I love good kielbasa, brats and pierogi. So this year for my birthday we decided to do lunch at J.Betskis. Unfortunately the pierogi all had onion so they were not an option for me. They offer two kielbasa and one brat. I had the... More 

Thank Nyrken
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The food was very good, but the menu was limited. I enjoyed my meal, but my husband's pork chop was thick and a little dry. The dessert was superb.We were seated almost immediately, but we did have reservations. It looked as though others had just a short wait time. The service was excellent and our server made very good entree... More 

Thank Nikki R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Lots of atmosphere in this restaurant with a Polish flavor. The staff are super friendly and the food is excellent, especially if you enjoy Polish cuisine. The bar area is a bit narrow so can be awkward to navigate when busy - and the times I've been it's usually busy. I had their speciality beetroot cocktail - an acquired taste... More 

Thank 420Lyn1
Lynchburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

J. Betski's isn't one of my favorite places in Raleigh. Light German is my favorite way to describe!

Thank Scott N
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food is wonderful.The only thing I had against this restaurant is the hours. We were looking for a late lunch around 3PM and it did not open until 5:30 as I recall. But it is very upscale much more than Appleby's et al'

Thank Ashley R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If I had the money, I'd eat here every day. Ironically: I put off going here for years, because I was turned off by other people raving about their sausages (it's sausage for crying out loud). I've had to eat my words on so many occasions. Turns out: the food is perfectly seasoned (mushroom/cabbage pierogi, homemade sausages, nice salads), and... More 

Thank tomomi
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Always a perfect meal and experience at J Betski's. Spectacular food, inviting atmosphere and the best bartender in Raleigh....Henry!

Thank donikaync

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European, Polish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-833-7999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?