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Wooden Nickel Pub

American, Bar, Pub
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105 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Wed 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Laid back eatery with a good selection of bites and brews. Set in historical downtown Hillsborough, NC.

Thank DEERaleigh
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, I may be exaggerating slightly by calling it a four star restaurant. But, the food is really surprisingly good. For what its worth, the kitchen is managed by the restaurant next door (La Place). If you show up at supper time - 6pm - its going to be crowded and seating is limited. The best seats in the house... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot like CHEERS, if you don't find a friend to talk to here....well maybe your just not a friendly person! Great, great, food and always cold beer.

Thank M J
Roxboro, North Carolina
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the place is so tiny. There is very little seating. It didn't look the cleanest on the inside either. It's also quite noisy. The food was very average. We ordered cheeseburgers and when they were delivered, and I took a bite, the meat was undercooked. The very center was mostly pink and raw looking. I told the... More 

Thank mstchr2u
LaGrangeville, New York
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158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The place is small very small. The menu is very nice lots to choose from plus specials of the day. They have a very large craft beer list plus a full stock bar. I had the burger was cooked almost to perfection order medium well could have come off maybe two minutes early like my burgers to have a little... More 

Thank Junior148
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Small eatery in historic downtown Hillsborough, NC. Large selection of beer. Very busy place, with limited seating, including a few tables on sidewalk. Be prepared to wait to get a table, and bar is usually full. Good for 2 people, but more in your party would be very difficult to get seating.

Thank Valerie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We've eaten here four or five times with mostly good results. However the last time, my food was incredibly greasy and I felt sick afterwards. It didn't help that when I walked to the restroom I glanced into the kitchen and it looked like it was covered in grease. Some of the dishes are healthier than others but I would... More 

Thank christopherpee
Mebane, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

These are really some of the best wings I have ever eaten. Excellent beer choices, as well. The burger was just "OK", nothing to write home about, but also nothing "wrong" with it either. The place just has a great vibe. People were very friendly (customers and staff). The main problem is the limited seating, especially on a busy night.... More 

Thank NorthCarolina621
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

It's hard to get in this place but the food is awesome and they always have great beer on tap. The menu is always changing so it's always fun to see what's on special.

Thank jmorrisonlover
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Looking for a wide selection of beer, whiskey, and an interesting atmosphere, the Wooden Nickel is for you. Decent burger if you need to soak up the booze, too. Friendly service. Small place so plan on a bit of jostling during the busy times. Definitely worth a stop to cure your thirst.

Thank SanNic44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: 919-643-2223

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