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J Betski's

#26 of 1,127 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Central European, Polish, European
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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
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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614 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently had lunch at J Betski's in Seaboard Station. I hadn't had German food in a while so was looking forward to it. It is a small restaurant with not too many tables so I recommend making reservations. The tables are very close together too. The table we were given was cracked in many areas. I don't think it... More 

Thank NCTraveler2015
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you appreciate good German or Polish food, try this place. Get the chopped salad and one of the appetizers. Wife got a bratwurst and I got a pork+beef smoked kielbasa. Both came with sauerkraut and two types of mustard. Everything was excellent and plenty big. Main entrees are larger portions and can be pricey, but our friends (both big... More 

Thank E R L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a intimate , meaning smallish, restaurant that we frequent often. Most all the various stuffed sausages and sauerkraut are made in house. The service is above average and the prices are reasonable. Great place to go on a chilly winter evening.

Thank John Hill P
Cary, North Carolina
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went with another couple, and I highly recommend reservations (which we had). Started at the bar with the attentive and entertaining bartender (we arrived prior to our reservation). We all enjoyed our various appetizers and entrees. Seating can be a bit tight, depending on where your table is. We had a window seat which was was good.

Thank PSquare
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525 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son mad reservations to eat at J. Betski’s in Raleigh, NC on December 27th. The dining space is relatively small (mirrors give the impression it is larger) and seating is quite tight. The decor was geared to the Christmas season when we visited. There is a bar, outside seating (in nice weather), and a relatively small dining room. We... More 

Thank ITRT
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Once again, J. Betski's gets my "Gold Medal" award! The menu features a combination of items you might expect for any fine restaurant. plus a number of delightful chef specialties -- with an emphasis on German and Eastern European dishes. They also feature a selection of great beers -- imports in particular. On recent visit our party was in a... More 

Thank John R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Found this great German eatery tucked away in the Seaboard Shopping Center. We decided, what the heck, we were hungry! What a wonderful place! the food was outstanding and a thorough menu! We went with knockwurst the first time and it was outstanding. We have returned several times and have ventured into several regional dishes and some very good specials,... More 

Thank Jim L
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 20 November 2016

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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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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, Central European, Polish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?