Good Food & Gathering
Come sit for a while, have a tea, cocktail or brew and our delicious southern inspired cuisine. This is what people in North Carolina have been doing here since the beginning of this city and country. You’ll eat right and we’ll treat ya right. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, this is the easy spot for you and your friends to meet, have a seat, and fill your appetites.
Why “88 Oaks”?
230 years ago history was made right here over a few drinks, dishes, and good ol southern hospitality. This land is the original location of Isaac Hunter’s Tavern and the establishment of Raleigh in 1788 as North Carolina’s capital city. When establishing the location for the capital, the gentlemen decreed that the official seat should be established no more than 10 miles from Hunter’s Tavern. That decree was carried through and as the crow flies, we are less than 5 miles from the middle of downtown Raleigh.
Hunter’s tavern was a gathering place along the main roads and all travelers stopped in to rest and share ideas, time and a few or more than a few drinks.