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Sawmill Tap Room

$$ - $$$American, ,
7701 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
+1 919-845-7889
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  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
7701 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We've been coming here for a while and the service and the food have really gone downhill. It's gotten to the point where even if you disregard the quality of the food, it's hard to even get them to bring you what you order. They...More

Thank John B
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thanks for the review John. I'm sorry we can't seem to meet your expectations. We do strive to make everything on a consistent basis. Again, sorry we didn't meet that.

Reviewed March 3, 2018

Huge selection of beers, both on tap and in bottles. Excellent service and tasty pub grub (especially the burgers). Great place to catch the game, or just have a drink after work.

Thank TravGeekU2
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

TravGeekU2, Thanks for enjoying what we do at our "Neighborhood" Bar

Reviewed February 27, 2018

Five of us went to lunch, arriving about 11:45 am and were seated immediately. Three of the party had been here before and suggested it. The other two were glad they did. Two had burgers, large and enjoyed. One had a salad that she had...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

RaleeighNCtravel, I'm so glad your entire party enjoyed their service and meals. I will let Chandler, your server, Know. Hope to see everyone on a more regular basis soon.

Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t planned on going out for a Saturday night dinner but nothing in the fridge seemed like an option. We’d driven by the Sawmill Tap Room before and seen several cars which is always a good sign so decided to check it out. The...More

Thank AprilKB
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thanks for the great review April! I'm glad you enjoyed our Burgers and Chips. Can't wait to meet Lily. We love dogs. Especially rescues, I have two myself. Hope to see you soon on our Deck.

Reviewed January 17, 2018

Have eaten here several times as it is close to my home. Quaint bar/restaurant with a fireplace. Food has been pretty good. Service has been fine - young staff on my visits. Definitely worth trying if you've never been here.

Thank Dawn S
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2018

Thank You for the kind words Dawn. I'm glad we are your go to neighborhood place.

Reviewed January 16, 2018

I just moved back to the area after growing up here, but my husband and I now live 10 minutes from Sawmill. We really enjoy local restaurants. We're not big on chains. My first impression was that service was nice and I liked the beer...More

Thank Vanessa J
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Vanessa, Welcome back to the neighborhood. Glad you and your husband had a great Date Night! And like you, I to enjoy Local Restaurants. Thank You for the positive comments. We will definitely review some of our procedures. Hope to see you soon on your...More

Reviewed January 7, 2018

We stopped by the Sawmill Tap Room prior to the NC State game last night (go Wolfpack!) and told our Waiter that we were in a bit of a hurry because we were going to the State game which started at 8PM. The Waiter said...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

LonestarSpartan, Well the good news is State beat Duke! Great game. I apologize for your service Saturday night. That is definitely not the way we normally operate. I wish you would have brought this to the attention of our manager on duty. We definitely would...More

Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Good selection of crafts. Good service. Not too noise on Monday night. Lots of tabs. Food is consistent. Reasonable prices. Did I mention good service?

Thank vg2vg1
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

vg1vg2017, Thanks for loving what we do! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed November 8, 2017

I came here with friends for dinner. The food was great. Did not care much for purchasing each item separately. Besides that, the food was very good.

Thank schortey
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Thanks for bringing some friends schortey! Glad everyone enjoyed their food

Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

This place is okay but it’s really annoying that there’s a charge for absolutely everything; you know, chips with your sandwich or something like salad dressing for your fries. I wouldn’t be surprised if they started charging for straws and napkins.More

Thank Cardiana
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Cardiana, sorry for your frustration. Our menu is priced a la cart. A lot of people did not want sides with their meals, so we priced accordingly. Most even split a side because of our large portions. Salad dressings are priced into the cost of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7701 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-845-7889
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