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Wooden Nickel Pub

105 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533
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Ranked #9 of 49 restaurants in Hillsborough
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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31 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Durham, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The food here is excellent. My only complaint is that it is so popular that it is sometimes hard to get a seat for your party and the service can be slow. If you order 2 beers when the staff takes the order it is not so much of an issue waiting for the food! which is definitely worth the... More

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Myrtle Beach
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for lunch while visiting family in the area. The one waitress worked hard but had way to much for one person (bar duties, 9 tables). The place was packed at lunch but with only 9 tables (including the 3 outside) it didn't take much. The bar was crowded with mainly locals who all seemed... More

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Southeast US
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Recently my wife, well behaved 14 month old son and I visited The Wooden Nickel Pub in Hillsborough for a late lunch after a morning of running errands. We live in the area and had heard more good things than bad about The Wooden Nickel and my wife and I love supporting local businesses while eating good food. Many of... More

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Rome, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were almost to our destination, but no one would be home, so we stopped here for lunch. At that time it was mild for sitting outside, and there was a table available. Next to us was a young couple who had just gotten married, and asked the waitress to take their picture with the marriage certificate. We ordered beers,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My new favorite place to stop for a cold beer, great atmosphere and creative pub menu is the Wooden Nickel in downtown Hillsborough just west of Durham, not far off I-40. As soon as you walk into this bar/restaurant you will know that you have found a new home because it feels so warm, friendly and quirky. It's not a... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The food is always good. We go for lunch and dinner on different occasions and it is always good. At times it gets noisy but that is part of their atmosphere

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

If I lived in the area, I would be at the Wooden Nickel pretty much every day. On a recent road trip with a friend, we came across the Wooden Nickel, just as the sky was about to let loose with a sudden storm. We stopped in for a drink and a dry place to hide, and left 3.5 hours... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Better than average beer craft beer selection and food deserving of an upscale restaurant. This ain't no "beer joint" although it does have good beer, a really cool and laid back staff, and a lot of folks just hanging out having a drink and some eats. The difference is the food. It is a lot easier to find beer than... More

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Efland, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Ordered the ostrich burger - perfect choice! My husband's bison burger was great as well. Good sweet tea was a plus!

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Good burgers and beer. What else are you looking for if you are going to a place called "wooden nickel pub"? Kind of small, but it adds to the place. If you are passing by and have the urge for a cold one, give it a try.

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