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The Raleigh Times Bar


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene

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Times Nachos
Choice of pit-cooked N.C. BBQ pork, chicken tinga, or black beans. Served with fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cheddar and jack cheese blend, pico, sour cream and guacamole
Devils on Horseback
Bacon-wrapped goat cheese stuffed figs, aged balsamic
Carolina Poutine
Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds melted over house-cut fries, smothered with a pepper-sausage gravy, topped with scallions
Fried Pickles
With house-made ranch
Guacamole & Pico
Made fresh daily from Haas avocados with house-made pico and tortilla chips
Crispy Chicken Strips
Marinated then fried local chicken breast served with a choice of bacon-honey mustard, or RTB BBQ sauce. Want it tossed in buffalo, honey-jalapeño, or bbq sauce & served with blue cheese dressing, just ask
Times Peruvian Grilled Wings^
Grilled wings and drumettes seasoned with a blend of South American spices served with Peruvian verde dipping sauce
Sizzling Pork Belly Sisig Lettuce Wraps^
Crispy pork belly, garlic, ginger, shallot, celery leaf, Serrano chili, peanut oil, romaine cups
Chicken Quesadilla
Chicken tinga, melted cheddar and jack cheeses, served with pico de gallo and sour cream.
Served on grilled corn tortillas with pickled onion, cilantro, cotija cheese, and salsa verde. Add pico for $0.50
bronzed gulf shrimp
Chicken Tinga
pulled chicken, chipotle, grilled onions, and tomatoes
slow-roasted spiced beef
Al Pastor
marinated pork shoulder, pineapple
All served with house-made chips or cucumber salad. Substitute a simple salad or seasonal vegetables for $2.50 or house-made fries for $0.50. Add cheese for $1, choose from american, provolone, swiss, bleu cheese crumbles, or cheddar
The Raleigh Times Burger*
Our 8 oz. hand-pattied burgers are made with only the highest quality chuck that is ground in-house every day. Topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle served on a potato roll. You ask for it, we'll put it on there. No bun, no problem. For an additional charge add fried egg, avocado, bacon, fried onions or slaw to your burger. 6 oz. veggie burger option for $9.95
Bangin' Shrimp Po' Boy
Seasoned fried shrimp, lettuce, Vietnamese slaw, sesame oil, and a spicy yum-yum sauce on a sub roll
Grilled Chicken Breast
Lettuce, tomato, bacon, pepper jack cheese on Ciabatta
Fried Buffalo Chicken
Chicken breast with Texas Pete buffalo sauce, Gorgonzola cheese, leaf lettuce, and tomato on a burger bun
Our mojo pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard on pressed Cuban bread
Far East Reuben
Beer-braised corned beef, collard green kimchi, Swiss cheese, special sauce on grilled rye
Andy's Cheese Steak
Thin-sliced sirloin, onions, melted American cheese on a Philly roll
Spin-Art Grilled Cheese
Quartered artichokes, spinach, melted American on toasted Sourdough
Fried Farm Egg*
NC farm egg, cheddar, avocado slices, local tomato on sourdough
Times Fish & Chips
N.C. catfish, lightly breaded and deep fried, served with house-cut fries and remoulade sauce
Salmon Fried Rice*
Ginger soy glazed salmon, stir fried rice, bean sprouts, chili flake, soy sauce, sesame oil, edamame, and a sunny side up egg
Braised Pork Burrito
Our slow-roasted mojo pork rolled in a flour tortilla with rice and black beans, topped with enchilada sauce, cheddar, green onions, fresh jalapenos
Shrimp & Grits
Gulf shrimp, yellow onion, bell pepper, tasso ham, cream, white cheddar grits, scallion, Applewood smoked bacon
Bicol Express
Crisp pork belly, cilantro, jasmine rice, serrano chiles, onion and garlic with a coconut milk gravy, topped with pickled carrots
Hargett St. Noodles
Udon noodles, sauteed bok choy, snap peas, yellow squash and a soy-citrus sauce, garnished with pickled carrots, fresh bean sprouts and cilantro
For just a little more money, add grilled gulf shrimp, marinated tofu, salmon, or chicken breast to your salad
Chopped Salad
Chopped local lettuce blend, local tomato, screened farm egg, Gorgonzola cheese crumbles, avocado, bacon, scallion, ranch dressing
Seasonal Salad
Local NC collards, roasted acorn squash, pickled shallots, radish, pepitas and a white balsamic vinaigrette
Kale Caesar Salad
Local kale, pickled chilies, duck fat croutons, Parmesan cheese, house-made Caesar dressing
Brussels Sprout Salad
Roasted Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, arugula, goat cheese, toasted almonds and a honey-lemon dressing
Simple Salad
Local lettuce blend, tomato, and cucumber, choice of dressing
Cakes by Linda
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Times' Seasonal Offering
Please ask your server about our seasonal dessert option
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked waiter about getting in and out in about a half hour and she directed us to selections that could be prepared quickly. Ordered salad and nachos, and she was right. Good quality and quick. Many thanks! We'll be back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my daughter (NCSU) and loves the building the second we walked up to it. The vintage doors, huge pane glass storefront and original wood floors greet you the second you step inside. Exposed brick, the bars in each room and ambience surround...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BobM1969
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Decent. Too many other places to pick than this. Regular prices. Cold food. Incorrect order. Very loud upstairs. Three stars were earned for location and decor and service. cool outdoor rooftop space!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HoboWannaBe
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Was searching for a new lunch place and I think I just found it. Started with the nachos, they were very tasty. Then went to the Cuban and a burger. Both were spot on. The bartender was super friendly and knowledgeable “cheers” and we will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 739jaimec
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Great place to visit in Raleigh with friendly barkeepers and a decent bar menu, also has a good selection of beers on the menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Y S
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This is such a great spot! Visited for the first time yesterday. We had a some great cocktails including the passion fruit sangria, Moscow mules, and a cinnamon cider (DELICIOUS)! I would absolutely recommend this spot for any occasion. You must try the figs, stuffed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank taylorrboyd
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Great comfy place to enjoy a very broad selection of craft beers and excellent bar food. Has both indoor and sidewalk dining/drinking. very casual.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wbschamp
Reviewed October 30, 2018

The fish and chips was not cooked but the service was good, We found the beer selection was excellent and the manager was kind enough to apologize and credit our bill. Go here for the drinks but somewhere else for dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. It is made of several storefronts that are connected inside. With outside dining as well. Good waitstaff and fresh delicious foods!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Amanda B
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a late night trip downtown after a concert. We got several items off the menu for appetizers and the only thing good was the French fries. I would not recommend going here for late night food.

Date of visit: October 2018
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