I have lived in Raleigh for a million years and have driven past Players Retreat hundreds of times but never stopped in. We decided to have dinner here on a Friday night and it was great! Dark inside with lots of beer cans and bottles decorating the place (and two fish tanks randomly behind the bar) but don't let the decorating scare you. The food was very good. I had the Turkey Sheila which was a tasty sandwich with their homemade chips. Nice selection of beers and liquor. If you are looking for ambiance this is not the place for you, but the food and drinks are well worth a visit.