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“Wonderful local spot!”
Review of Wooden Nickel Pub

Wooden Nickel Pub
Ranked #8 of 57 Restaurants in Hillsborough
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wonderful local spot!”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

You know the TV show "Cheers"? That's what this feels like. It's the place where everybody knows your name. It's even smaller and more intimate. It's very Hillsborough. And the food is wonderful. To think all that good stuff is coming out of that small kitchen!

  • Visited June 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great pub”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Very small and usually crowded, but the beer list is excellent and features a lot of local and regional craft brews. The menu is great--the house made veggie burger is wonderful, and the old bay edamame are a real kick. The garlic fries are very garlicky.

Visited August 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Triangle's best-kept secret”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Cool town pub with an old-time feeling and lots of character. Seating inside and out. Ambitious menu that really delivers the goods. Excellent regular ol' burgers and other standards, too. Wonderful atmosphere.

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Delancey R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“You have to put effort into providing service this bad...and these folks go the extra mile”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Literally stood at the bar for 10 minutes tonight (not too busy) and not 1, not 2, but 4 different bartenders combined to ignore my attempts to get their attention and spend some money in their establishment. However, the one woman behind the bar wasn't too busy to pour a couple of drinks for herself...stay classy, Curly.

My last visit to the WN rated 4 stars...this one honestly doesn't rate 1. Won't be back.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Nickel Is the Ultimate Carolina Sports Bar”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Better sports bar food than I've found in driving 25 Western States for12 years of 200K miles annually. With Matt's selection of beer, if you can't find one to your liking, better stick to water. The staff can mix anything asked for from the bar.
The only problem I have is the peanuts disappeared.

Visited July 2012
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