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711 North Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2224
(919) 552-0543
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Locally owned and good food!

We have been coming for 12 years. The staff has always been friendly. The food is well priced. There is something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. Breastfast is wonderful and what a deal. Breakfast only on weekends. Don't forget to have your homemade dessert!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Izzybob
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have been coming for 12 years. The staff has always been friendly. The food is well priced. There is something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. Breastfast is wonderful and what a deal. Breakfast only on weekends. Don't forget to have your homemade dessert!

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We moved here from Virginia in November and Cooley's was recommended. We are not easily impressed by restaurants, but this is a GREAT ONE for atmosphere and personal customer service. If you have 'any' problems with your order they 'make it right' immediately. Special 'kudos' to Paula, Christine, Maura, and Brandy. They never cease to be friendly, personable and accommodating.... More 

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Dave P, Owner at Cooleys Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comments.we really appreciate your business ! More 

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have been here a few times and were pleased in the past. This last visit was disappointing to say the least. My wife's chicken was tough and not tender. The first half of my full rack of ribs was just ok, but the second half was not cooked and was tough. Service was good, friendly and helpful, but will... More 

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Dave P, Owner at Cooleys Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

I want to sincerely apologize for what happened .Somehow some of are ribs did not cook properly.I am not sure if we had an electrical outage or what but when your ribs came back I was upset.They should have never gotten to your table and I came to see you but you had left.Please come back and see us. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The bourbon ribeye is to die for Hot crab dip was the best I ever had The she crab soup and newenand clam chowder Was creamy and rich And my son had two kids meals and loved them both and the seafood Alfredo was out of this world Christine provided superb service And Paula the owener was sweet and friendly... More 

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Willow Spring
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had lunch and burger was cooked just right w/excellent service. My wife had a sandwich which she said was one of the best she had ever eaten

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great small town restaurant. Crap dip is great and the Kentucky Bourbon Steak is really great also. Go to the restaurant all the time.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had steak and eggs with hashbrowns/biscuit. Excellent value under $10. Wait person was timely and attentive. We will be back.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

went there for dinner the other nite, asked if they had meat loaf and was told it was on special..Special or not it was tasteless without the gravy and did not appear fresh..service as fine altho i had to ask for ketchup and butter for the mashed potato`s which were excellent

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Cooley's is part restaurant part bar. Visited for a late lunch on a Saturday. The decor isn't anything to write home about but it is somewhat comfortable feeling. The bar area has a TV and although there is a half high wall between the bar area and the seating area you can still hear the TV, but not at a... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Decor is strange. Left over former chinese motif to many inexperienced waiters. Crab dip ok .the place could pass for an upgraded burger king

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PaulaJoey1957, Owner at Cooleys Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

I would like to know when you were in our restaurant.we have no waiters, and there isnt one thing in the restaurant from the chinese buffet. We work very hard to make sure our restaurant is nice and pleasant and that the staff does their job. thank you for your comments More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 711 North Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2224
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fuquay-Varina
  • Phone Number: (919) 552-0543

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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