88 Oaks Carolina Kitchen and Bar 2018-09-21T10:25:47+00:00

Project Description


3415 Wake Forest Rd Raleigh, NC 27609

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.


88 Oak’s Executive Chef – India Lucas

Chef India Lucas comes from Baltimore, MD and received her degree in Culinary Arts from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in 2004. She became an Executive Chef in 2008 at Red Star Bar and Grill, a gastro pub in Fells Point, MD. She then relocated to St. Pete Beach, FL where she became a chef at the Don Cesar Four Diamond Resort. After three years of being a chef she took an interest in the managerial side of the business so she accepted a position in McKibbon Hospitality as a Food and Beverage Director for four different hotel properties. After several years however she found herself missing the kitchen and was delighted to join the Hilton Raleigh North Hills team in 2018 as 88 Oak’s Executive Chef.