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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

#54 of 1,098 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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Raleigh, NC
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for a bachelor party and they took great care of us. Loved the ambience and the amazing beer selection. Flights were no problem and the server didn't even flinch when we asked for one (I know they can be a pain). Highly recommended!

Thank Daniel K
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am the first one to admit that the atmosphere and selection of beers at the Flying Saucer is OUT OF THIS WORLD! (pun intended) However, on busier nights such as Friday and Saturday I have had an issue with the servers waiting a long time to check on us (its typically seat yourself) or even having to flag down... More 

Thank Kelly B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I was here for a conference. When I travel I always try to find the best pace for microbrew. This trip I dedicated myself to a circuit, walking from the hotel area downtown, through the warehouse district, and back to my hotel. I stopped in at several places. Most of them left me unimpressed. This place did not. They know... More 

Thank Justin E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

People like the beer, and there are lots of choices, but I'd pass on the food. The roast beef is super dry, and the bread is yucky.

Thank Cardiana
Lynchburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great selection of many types of beers. Even had so special collaboration brews on tap. Can't beat the soft fresh pretzels to go with the tasty beverages.

Thank robeke1
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Incredible selection of craft drafts....and the food is surprisingly good too. For the best "flavor" of the atmosphere, sit inside at the bar.

Thank Steve J
Rochester, New York
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Plates, aka flying saucers adorn walls, ceilings and everything you can see. Excellent foods, whether lunch or dinner or for a beer or two, the Flying Saucer restaurant is family friendly and offers a good variety of foods.

Thank L F
Morehead City, North Carolina
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Enjoyed the low key vibe here. We ate outside which I enjoyed. Food and drink were delicious. Service was good. Just can't get used to dogs being allowed in eating establishments, even if it's outside. I don't think it would have bothered me, except the person sitting at the next table had two large labs and they were not on... More 

Thank beamer98
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We met a big group of friends at Flying Saucer last week on a Thursday night. The seating is great for large groups. The beer selection is fantastic, as we expected it would be from visiting other Flying Saucers. Our server was as attentive as she could be- though it was apparent she was very busy and could have used... More 

Thank Rhett P
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Really fun bar where they certainly know their stuff about beer! Excellent service Clearly a good community amongst regulars

Thank Rob H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raleigh, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 9198217469

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