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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

#41 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Raleigh, NC
+1 919-821-7469
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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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic bar. As you walk in you get the feeling of an Irish pub. The wooden bar is quite long and behind the bar are about 100 beers on tap. The bartender is very nice, knowledgeable and will let you taste as many beers as you want. Do not hesitate to ask his recommendation. We did eat... More 

Thank NoName007
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I Love Flying Saucer! It is a must if you are visiting Downtown Raleigh. It offers a unique bar atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. The food and beer selections are wonderful :) I recommend the Saucer Dipster to eat if you enjoy a French Dip. I CRAVE this sandwich! Its a great size, the beef is tender, the bread... More 

Thank Michelle W
Southport, North Carolina
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257 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a light dinner but couldn't do it. Had a shepherd's pie accompanied by pretzels. Pretzels and soft, hot, and delicious. Shepherd' pie was nicely done and my spouse's salad was exactly as desired. Double chocolate beer is not to be missed.

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Wendell, North Carolina
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190 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is good and place is clean. I think though this place is better suited for younger folks who like to drink with their meal. It was a little noisy for me being in my 60's

Thank Allraceschurch W
Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat place to visit. Amazing beer selection. It's a must stop if you are visiting Raleigh. I have been here multiple times over the years, it never gets old.

Thank gamjayoung
Noida, India
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

A great place to chat, relax, meet or enjoy dinner with friends or family over a variety of beer or cocktails. The atmosphere is very cosy and a nice view of down town Raleigh. Even in winter the gas heaters add warmth to atmosphere. Being a vegetarian I enjoyed the sumptuous menu of Cheese Fries, vegetarian Pizza and Duo Dip.... More 

Thank dryogendras2015
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

My best friend and I are glad we chose the Flying Saucer for our annual birthday lunch. The craft beers are plentiful, cold and fresh, and our knowledgeable server, Rachel, was always there with info and allowing us to taste samples. The food was super good, the service admirable and the staff extremely friendly. Don't miss this place!

Thank Doug P
Morrisville, North Carolina
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This is one of the chain of Saucer locations around the country. They are all fairly similar though the selection of beers vary slightly from region to region. This one in Raleigh is pretty easy to find, parking can be a challenge so if you are going to drink anyway, just get an Uber or cab. The menu is fantastic.... More 

Thank Brian L
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Great choice and selection of beers! Get the soft pretzels! We ate dinner here too but I think next time we will have to skip the appetizer because we were so full!

Thank Sarah R
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Undoubtedly, the best thing about this place is the beer. Dozens are on tap or are available in bottle form; great for the travelling beer snob as much are local to North Carolina. The food is pub food, but a bit more upscale: very sandwich, burger, and wrap heavy. Flying Saucer is a chain, though (if that matters to you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
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: +1 919-821-7469

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