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378 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2509 (Formerly Kelsey's Cafe)
919-241-4902
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not much bang for the buck

Ate here last night for a Christmas gathering. We had a choice of fillet, chicken, or salmon. All three came with a salad. The food was average, nothing that stood out. I have had better and have had worst. When we got the bill it was about $70 for two steaks and waters. NOT very impressed to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Tim B
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Alaska
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When we were in Hillsborough in June, Russell's Steakhouse was closed, apparently long-term. We heard one explanation of the reason for it's closing, but don't know for sure that was accurate. At any rate, it looks as though it will be closed for an extended period. When we ate there last year, we found the restaurant to be mediocre, and... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Over last few years, we've done dinner and brunch at Russell's at least once a month. Reliable, very informal, friendly, rustic; nice American food. But I think they've been closed recently, with no indication of when they might re-open. Sad

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food is delicious, steaks are great as are the appetizers but 2 out of the three times we have been there the order was screwed up. One time, the waitress put in the wrong item and basically made us take it anyway. She gave us soup and dessert free, but when you want steak, you don't want chicken! We like... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went here for a date night hoping for a nice steak dinner. The outside is just fine, the waitress seated us quickly. She took us to a table in a back area- you have to walk thru the server's area to a poorly lit room with carpeted floors and what looks like another steak grill (or hibachi?). Our table... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The atmosphere is not what you would expect for such an expensive steak. Either class the place up or bring down the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Ate here last night for a Christmas gathering. We had a choice of fillet, chicken, or salmon. All three came with a salad. The food was average, nothing that stood out. I have had better and have had worst. When we got the bill it was about $70 for two steaks and waters. NOT very impressed to me. I won't... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Wednesday night wings and well drink special is great.Fat juicy wings and homemade dipping sauce makes it special.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The location was very convenient to our hotel, we walked over. The breakfast menu offered enough variety and a good prices. Loved the home fries. The fruit boat was worth the little extra, my 4yo grandson ate the whole thing. Cozy, rustic feel to the restaurant. The whole staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had a Living Social coupon to use to this restaurant and....finally was able to stop there two days ago for lunch. Must say, after reading the menu, on line, and expecting fantastic Angus beef, I was disappointed. I did order a burger with cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato. The menu indicated steak fries were included. The burger was dry... More 

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Hillsborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great ice cream no matter where you get it, but if you go out to there farm you can sit on the porch in a rocking chair and enjoy the sunset also.

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Additional Information about Russell's Steakhouse

Address: 378 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2509 (Formerly Kelsey's Cafe)
Phone Number: 919-241-4902
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  7:00 am - 11:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 378 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2509 (Formerly Kelsey's Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: 919-241-4902

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am

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