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Venable Bistro

200 N Greensboro St, Historic Carr Mill, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
+1 919-904-7160
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
200 N Greensboro St, Historic Carr Mill, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in this area. They are quick to accommodate for gluten free or just a preference for a substitution. Whether one orders a fantastic burger, salmon, fried chicken or anything else (including to die for mashed potatoes), one can...More

Thank PATSY560
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had two of my 4 dinners here this week. The pork chop special with ramp bread pudding was great. The other meal was the fried chicken. I don’t think one can go wrong with any of the food.

Thank Ratman1954
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

That's all we had, 2 bloody mary cocktails, but they were yummy and I'm hard to please when it comes to my favorite drink. Well done!

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant and delicious meal here. The tamale with shrimp and avocado, a creative adaptation of the traditional tamale,was delicious. Service was attentive. We found the restaurant to be a bit lound and the TV screens at the bar to be distracting, for...More

Thank sgec1105
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The food was alright, but very bland. My bean burger had almost no flavor, and the toppings also lacked flavor. Supposedly there was a cumin spread, but I could not tell it was there except for visually. Another person in my party concurred about the...More

Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We ate here for Easter Brunch for our first visit. I had the Cobb Salad, which I enjoyed, and my boyfriend had the English Breakfast. I ordered a side of cheese grits to get my breakfast fix in. I would definitely return.

Thank dukefan86
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The restarurant has a nice atmosphere. It emphasizes locally grown food and has a varied menu. The service was good. All in all well done.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to Venable, and I had about the same experience as the first: polite service, good gastropub-style food, ok drink selection, and a bill that was higher than expected. This is an excelente place to go if you have guests who...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Varied menu, prompt seating, attentive service....very good food...what could be better. A surprise brunch choice for us. We've been here before, a few times, and have always thought it was "okay"..but brunch was definitely our best experience here to date.

Thank chuckiek
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Venable has a slightly industrial feel with its high ceilings and exposed metal ducting. Seating is bare wood tables on a wood floor. We enjoyed the salmon with spinach and addictive whipped potatoes, the trout, and the fried chicken (really a schnitzel). Service was pleasant...More

Thank Bi-coaster
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Questions & Answers
Marianne S
14 March 2017|
Response from Erika A | Property representative |
The Salmon Run Riesling we serve at Venable Bistro and B-Side Lounge is the 2013 vintage. You can also peruse our full list of wine offerings on our website.
3 May 2016|
Response from mdaby3 | Reviewed this property |
It's listed on their site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 N Greensboro St, Historic Carr Mill, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
    (Weaver Street)
  • Public Transportation: Venable is located on the CW, F and J bus lines. Convenient to all of Chapel Hill and Carrboro public transit.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-904-7160
  • E-mail
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