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“Didn't seem prepared for Graduation Weekend”
Review of John Hawk's Pub - CLOSED

John Hawk's Pub
Cuisines: Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Didn't seem prepared for Graduation Weekend”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

This was probably one of the most highly recommended restaurants of the weekend. The food was decent, the food was decent, the BIG family gathering was lots of FUN. But the restaurant seemed to be completely unprepared for the crowds of a nice sunny spring day that coincided with 10's of thousands in town for major universities graduations that morning. Out of several basic menu items and seemed to be very understaffed. Probably give them a shot if in town again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Steve J
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Great food! Ate there during lunch hours seemed to be a little under staffed which could cause problems for people who have a set time frame for lunch. When server did arrive she was very knowledgeable about menu items. I will definitely be back!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank ajwarm
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
650 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Came in for the view and pub food”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Needed a place that we could talk and enjoy the view - this place has both.

Inspired: river view was fun

Pro: affordable, Milwaukee brats, location, quiet

Con: not easy to find

Return: maybe - we will eat outside next time

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank 275GTS
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Franklin, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“good food.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

had very good serviced and food was good but the parking was a headache. common trouble with a lot of 'downtown' places. nice spot on the river, though.

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Thank AARDVARKMAN1
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
477 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Always a disappointment”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have given this place chances to provide good service and good food too many times. No more. This may be the biggest disappointment to me in Milwaukee. the food is average to below average, Service is below average. I will simply not come to this establishment again.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Joseph F
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