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The youngsters in town have many choices in the upcoming year. Whether they enjoy, music or sports or whatever else they prefer, the town parks and recreation department deliver! In the upcoming months alone, there are several great programs and Knightdale Youth Activities that the kids can sign up for.

In this and our next post, we will discuss many of the great Knightdale Youth Activities that your youngsters have the option of trying. 

The Music and Movement program offers children a chance to realize their talents and make some friends in. doing so.

Music and Movement: Getting Creative with Knightdale Youth Activities

Starting on January 7 and running every Tuesday throughout the month will be the Music and Movement program. The classes will be held each week from 10:30- 11:00 a.m. at the Knightdale Recreation Center.

According to the Town of Knightdale website, these fun-filled, and stimulating Knightdale Youth Activities are described as follows.

“A creative atmosphere where your child will interact with their peers through a variety of movement and music-based activities.”

It continues describing the program, stating. “We will do dancing, jumping, basic tumbling, ball and sports activities, parachute, instruments and other fun things that will vary each class to keep your child interested and learning along with our theme.”

The Knightdale Recreation Center is located at 102 Lawson Ridge Road in Knightdale.

Schedule for Knightdale’s Music and Movement Programs

  • Red- Tuesday, January 7th
  • Blue- Tuesday, January 14th
  • Green- Tuesday, January 21st
  • Yellow- Tuesday, January 28th

Knightdale Youth Activities Feature Sports for all Seasons

The sports available for both girls and boys as a part of the Knightdale Youth Activities offer plenty of options as well. Each of these active lifestyles, and of course giving your best effort. Supporting this is a statement from that reads as follows.

“Knightdale Youth Athletics are designed to provide a competitive recreation opportunity that promotes fitness and well-being to participants in a team sports setting. Knightdale Youth Athletic Programs aim to encourage participation, sportsmanship, skill development, and fun.”

Tennis Academy: A Newer Option for the Knightdale Kids

Each Tuesday night through out the winter the Knightdale Tennis Academy will help build and develop the fundamentals of the sport.

Also, this first year that the “Tennis Academy” is offered among Knightdale Youth Activities. Partnering with the Raleigh Tennis association and Try Tennis, the town is excited to add the choices for the kids.

The “Tennis Academy” is a clinic that will build and develop fundamental skills in the attendees. It will feature guest instruction and speakers in addition to hands-on training.

This program will run on Tuesday nights throughout the winter. These following is today; schedule of event

Knightdale Tennis Academy Tuesday Night’s Schedules

(No Clinic on December 17)

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.– Ages 5-10
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.- Ages 11-17
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.– Ages 18 and up

Introducing the Knightdale Volleyball Academy

Likewise, there will be a Knightdale Volleyball Clinic starting this spring.

Another new program for Knightdale Youth Activities is the Volleyball Academy. Described at the official town of Knightdale website as a “skill development clinic including instruction from Raleigh Volleyball Club coaches, players, and guest speakers.

These new programs will begin in April and the clinic will be two nights a week. As noted above, the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Raleigh Volleyball Club for this first-ever Volleyball Academy. Registration is from February 1-March 15.

In our second and final post for this series, we will take a look at several other Knightdale Youth Activities. Many of these activities will be taking place at Knightdale Station Park. To see more on the activities and ongoings at Knightdale Station Park, visit For all upcoming Town of Knightdale activities, visit

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After documenting three of the top Knightdale NC Restaurants in our last post, we now move along to the Top 3. In this article, we continue with our rankings based on the scoring and reviews of customers at Trip Advisor.


The delicious New York style pizza at Grand Street Pizza comes in several crust types including Sicilian (shown).

Once again, we excluded any national chain or fast-food restaurants from this listing. Also, in our naming these top three Knightdale NC Restaurants, we only included those eateries receiving a minimum of 20 reviews at Trip Advisor.

“Eating My Way Through the Menu” at iPho Sushi Kitchen and Bar

Located at 4001-H Wide Waters Parkway and featuring Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine is iPho Sushi Kitchen and Bar. Giving a self- description at there own official website (see here), the top-ranked Japanese spot in Knightdale says the following.

“We serve creative sushi and traditional Vietnamese dishes in a fun, social and family-oriented environment.” They continue, “We deliver our sushi items in an elegant eye-catching decoration and presentation and our kitchen traditional items in an individual bowl.”

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In addition to its incredibly fresh, made to order sushi, iPho Sushi Kitchen and Bar makes many great Japanese and Vietnamese dishes.

Not only do the great staff at iPho serve up delicious, fresh sushi and all traditional Japanese favorites, but they also offer up vegetarian and vegan options as well. One woman, who is a regular iPho customer spoke of her love for the array of menu choices offered, starting by saying, “Eating My Way Through the Menu.”

She went on to say, “This place is amazing. My 2019 New Years resolution was to eat all the way through the menu.” Staying true to her resolution, she added this. “I have been here 6 times and I love everything I have ever had.”

Yet another customer that visits Knightdale NC Restaurants from their home off the Carolina coast makes this a stop each time through town. “Amazing!!!… The service was splendid…great genuine smile and so helpful, ” they started. ”
Moving from great service to the great food, the reviewer concludes, “The sushi was just perfect. Please try this amazing place. Wow!”

NY Diner: “The Best Breakfast in K’Dale!!!”

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The classic diner atmosphere, coupled with a great breakfast and traditional diner classic dishes and sandwiches make NY Diner a hit.

When many people think “breakfast,” they think to a simpler time gone by and to a classic diner setting. Well, no need to “think back” any more, just head over to 909 McKnight Drive and the NY Diner. Consequently, just like any classic diner, the number two on our list of Knightdale NC Restaurants has much more than just breakfast, as lunch, dinner and all points between are equally as authentic and delicious.

“A great authentic NY Diner,” one reviewer starts. “We went for breakfast while visiting family. Great menu with lots of options.” This “New Yorker” continued, “Service was attentive and fast and food was delicious. Being from NY it’s hard to find an authentic diner menu; this one is close! We’ll definitely go back.”

Giving more accolades to NY Diner, another reviewer gave a “tip of the cap” to the old style diners.”This place reminds me of the great diners that used to line the US Highways.” He goes on, “Food was very good, service fast and the prices are reasonable. We met some old friends in area and tried it based on other strong recommendations. Very good experience.”

The Top Reviewed of All Knightdale NC Restaurants is Grand Street Pizza


In addition to its pizza and wings, Grand Street Pizza also has delicious strombolis, calzones, sandwiches, and so much more.

“If you love New York style pizza, you will love Grand Street,” boasts one reviewer. This former NY resident who know calls Knightdale home, went further in praising our number one among Knightdale NC restaurants.

“Grand Street Pizza is the truth.” He continued his complimentary tone speaking about the restaurant located at 911 McKnight Drive. “It was a struggle to find good pizza when I move to North Carolina, then I discovered Grand Street Pizza after moving to Knightdale. The food is wonderful, the staff is fabulous. He concludes, “Pizza is one of the few things that I miss about living in New York, and this is a place where I can get my pizza fix.”

As with the previous listing on our Knightdale NC Restaurants listing the appeal of NY Diner is equally as great with local residents. “Awesome food,” starts one 20-year resident of the Raleigh area. “Best pizza in the Triangle. We’ve been here 20 years and I’m glad we found this place.” She concludes, “Most excellent.”

In summary of the number one ranked of our Knightdale NC Restaurants, we fittingly turn to one more customer review. This is from another Knightdale resident, who starts by saying the following. “Great pizza by the pie or by the slice, and other great menu options.” She goes on, “This is one of the few places my whole family will agree upon. Friendly and consistantly great food.”

In conclusion, this reviewer sums up Grand Street by saying it is “no doubt the best pizza in town.”

This wraps up our two part series on Knightdale NC Restaurants. To see more reviews on any and all of those we touched on, visit

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There are plenty of delicious dining options in Knightdale, just a short drive from the Knightdale Station new home community. Using actual customer scoring and reviews from Trip Advisor, we have compiled a listing of the Top Restaurants in Knightdale.

Ranking the Top Restaurants in Knightdale

For our listing, we excluded any national chain or fast-food restaurants. Likewise, we based the rankings on Restaurants in Knightdale on those receiving a minimum of 20 reviews at Trip Advisor. Our Top Restaurants in Knightdale actually contains six local eateries, as three had identical scores. Thus, we will cover those three Restaurants in Knightdale in this article and the Top 3 in the second of this two-part series.

“Great Food and Better Service,” and the Authentic Tastes of Mike’s Italian Kitchen.

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The Chicken Alfredo (pictured) is just one of many delicious pasta offerings at Mike’s Italian Kitchen.

Located at 7142 Knightdale Boulevard, Mike’s Italian Kitchen is the first to make our list of Top Restaurants in Knightdale. At their official website,, they explain the inspiration behind initially opening their doors. 

“We opened this kitchen for everyone to experience what Mike loves to do, Authentic Italian Cooking. ” The explanation continues as follows. “In our menu, we’ve incorporated traditional, authentic dishes along with some modern twists on Italian classics. We wanted to bring a little bit of everything we love about Italy to the Knightdale community.”

 Mike’s vast menu features an array of pasta, pizzas, soups, salads, desserts, and authentic house specials. With such a variety, it is no surprise the local crowd keeps coming back for more. One specific customer summed up their experience with the following review.

“Everything was Perfect” at Mike’s Italian Kitchen

“Huge portions…as any Italian restaurant worth its weight should be. The kind, attentive staff made us feel like we were sitting down at home with comfortable unpretentious decor.” The customer continues, “The Avocado Bruschetta and Three Entree Meal were amazing! The bread and salad were both fresh. So much food we couldn’t eat it all and we even shared a plate knowing we couldn’t take leftovers.” She concludes, “I didn’t think to take pictures until after we had eaten some and shared the main plate but everything was perfect!”

A’Nets Katch: “This is the Place, For Fresh Fish”

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The freshest seafood in town landed A’Net’s Katch among the Top Restaurants in Knightdale

Much as Mike’s have a “local niche” carved out for Italian cuisine, the next of the Top Restaurants in Knightdale is the town’s “go-to” for fresh seafood. Located at 2009 Village Park Drive, A’Nets Katch first opened in the Spring of 2009. At, they tell of their scrumptious beginning.

“Annette Brown and Gregory Knish opened A’Nets Katch in the spring of 2009 with a vision of changing the way seafood was sold.” It continues to say, “Being Knightdale was one of the fastest-growing areas we decided to honor this town first. In the fall of 2011, it quickly became apparent we needed to add the kitchen.”

Moving from just selling the fresh seafood, to actually preparing and serving, A’Net’s Katch began taking off. “Once they were given room to experiment, they created quite the “outside the box” menu.” Their website goes on, “However, she never lost sight of the passion for creative seafood dishes. They knew that to create the dishes they wanted to share with the world, using only the freshest ingredients available, they would have to establish a unique restaurant of their own.”

With just about any type of seafood you could imagine, coupled with the passion detailed above customers began taking notice. One visiting couple fondly recalled their experience of this entry in our Top Restaurants in Knightdale. 

Visitor Thinks A’Nets is  a “Little Slice of Heaven”

“We are from Maryland and we were looking for some hot, steamed male blue crabs. We called all around the Raleigh area, but every place we called was sold out or they just had female crabs. I came across this restaurant on the internet so I called. Yes, they had male crabs. We jumped in the car and came all the way from Garner. Absolutely wonderful!!”

The reviewer gushed on, “Not only did we get crabs, we also tried the gator bites and some of the fried fish. We go to Florida to get gator all the time and their gator bites were the best we’ve ever had. The crabs were wonderful. They were very busy but the staff was all very friendly and accommodating. I feel like we found a little slice of heaven. We will be back.”

For the “Best Mexican Food Outside the Southwest, ” Head to El Señor


Whether seafood, chicken, steak, or beef, El Señor serves up a delicious dish.

Continuing a theme, as with the two previous Restaurants in Knightdale, El Senor seems to have captured the local market for Mexican cuisine. Setting at 2001 Widewaters Parkway, Suite U, El Senor features authentic and always fresh Mexican food. At, they also speak of both their “mission” and view on serving the Knightdale community.

“El Senor offers an enticing array of Mexican dishes made with all-natural ingredients, made fresh daily.” The website continues in its “About Us” section. “El Senor is convenient and accessible for lovers of all-natural Mexican meals and vegetarian meals. Visit our friendly staff, home-style dining areas, and a family-friendly environment.”

Likewise, their mission statement reads similarly, “We strive to provide a diverse menu that is compromised of home-style recipes at great prices.” It concludes, “We offer the most delicious and healthy food in a family-friendly atmosphere.”

Longtime Customer Sings Praises of El Señor

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El Senor’s fresh, delicious Mexican cuisine has landed it in the Top Restaurants in Knightdale.

The public appears to totally agree with the sentiments expressed at their website. One loyal customer left the following glowing review of El Senor at Trip Advisor. “We have been patrons of El Senor since my wife was pregnant with my now 7 year old son. We have never, in almost 8 years ever had bad food or bad service.”

The customer goes on, “We have worked our way around the menu and have yet to be disappointed. What makes them special is that on occasion the bring new dishes to the menu that are a different take on that traditional fare. We have tried a few of these and they have always been fantastic.

“The waitstaff are extremely friendly and make sure your visit is perfect. Their homemade salsa is amazing.” He concluded, “I have only had dessert there once and had the fried ice cream and it was easily split between my wife, son and myself. If I want Mexican, I go to El Senor.”

We will continue our listing with the three highest rated Top Restaurants in Knightdale in our next blog post. For more information and reviews on the Top Restaurants in Knightdale covered in this article, visit