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8111 Creedmoor Rd, Ste 137, Raleigh, NC 27613-4387
919-844-4426
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu 5:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky fun in North Raleigh

This restaurant seems more like something you would find in Glenwood South or Five Points than in a strip mall in north Raleigh. It has a very funky decor that makes it fun for a change. The food and drinks were both good. We got there early and had several of the 1/2 price Tapas. There was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2012
Dan S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, NC
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After a long painful decline in food and service, Oliver Twist closed in 2013. Despite the great location and noble attempt to capitalize on the "Mad Men" martini resurgence, the owners couldn't pull it off. It's a shame but not a surprise. A Casbah themed décor was cool at first, but it was tough to pull yourself out of a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Food was awesome and service was great!!!!!! Not recommended for young children. Loved the atmosphere.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This restaurant seems more like something you would find in Glenwood South or Five Points than in a strip mall in north Raleigh. It has a very funky decor that makes it fun for a change. The food and drinks were both good. We got there early and had several of the 1/2 price Tapas. There was a savory cheesecake... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I went to Oliver Twist with a group of ladies and we had the best time ever. We went to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was very relaxed and upscale. I love the look of the place both inside and out. Very clean and adult atmosphere. The food and drinks were great.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Oliver Twist is more lounge than restaurant. It is comfortable and nicely decorated. We had 4 tapas and sangria. The best tapas was the cioppino- actually very good seafood stew. We also had spicy bbq shrimp- ok, ceviche- ok and shrimp and gnocchi - very good. It is on the pricy side as the tapas average around 10$ and do... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

My Friend and I ate there last night. I waited a good 10 minutes at the host table waiting for someone to seat me (there were only 2 other sets of people in there, so not busy at all). We went there for Happy Hour and were told most of the items were not ready yet (however, Happy Hour is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Greet food! Mostly tapas. Recommend: Scallops, artisan pizzas, calamari, cheese plate with crustini & olives was good; ahi tuna was a little too warm in the middle. Nicely decorated, but just a couple of tables for parties of 6 or larger; most tables seat 2 - 4. Even though we had a reservation for 6 weeks prior, our party of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

I was excited to try somewhere new and went based on the recommendation of a friend. Well, it was a bad experience and I will not go to OT again, nor get recommendations from this friend! Food was dull, and waaay overpriced for the small portions. I had two tapas dishes and their cheapest glass of white wine and came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Great tapas and atmosphere. Not a place to rush. Also, lately I have seen people show up with small kids, not really a place for that. This is a sort of Arabian or Moroccan themed club/tapas/jazz club. It is excellent place if you know what it is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

13 Friends and I went out to Oliver Twist for a girls night out to celebrate January birthdays a couple of weeks ago and had a wonderful time. Since it was a large group we were able to taste several tapas. The BBQ chicken flat bread pizzas, crab dip, fish tacos and shrimp and grits were great! The atmosphere was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8111 Creedmoor Rd, Ste 137, Raleigh, NC 27613-4387
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-844-4426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Greek, Tapas, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?