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Cooleys Restaurant & Pub

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711 N Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2028
+1 919-552-0543
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took 2 clients here for lunch. We were just passing by, looking for somewhere for a quick lunch. Cooley's was a pleasant surprise. We all enjoyed our food, and I especially liked the She Crab Soup. The crab cakes were very good, too. Definitely a place I'll try again.

Thank Tom K
Columbus, Mississippi
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very family friendly restaurant . Obvious full of regulars and locals. I had surf and turf. Steak was a good flavor but a little thin. Crab cakes were good but not best I have had. Very good homemade ranch dressing. Kids chicken tenders were delicious. She crab soup was good and full of crab meat.

Thank John D
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The prices and food is average. Nothing super special to write home about, but at the same time I'll go back. It's really one of the only small intimate restaurant that is a blend between fancy sit down and fast food. Still better than a chain restaurant like Applebee's or Ruby Tuesday.

Thank rcdude07
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97 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We really want to like Cooley's. It's nearby, has a full bar, competitive price point and wonderful servers. Their soups, especially onion and crab, have rich, deep, honest-to-goodness flavors; hamburgers are a safe choice. But it's all bland and somewhat tired, from the yellow and brown oil cloth table covers to completely unseasoned foods. Their potato salad is quite drab,... More 

Thank MontyJack
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have been eating at Cooleys Restaurant for many years. The food has always been good and the staff always friendly. It recently was sold. While we were a bit hesitant on what would happen it turns out that is still the same. It's not the owners that make a great business, it's the people that work there each and... More 

1 Thank wx4dx
Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We waited for about 10 minutes in an un air conditioned entry way -- it was hot. So try to sit at the bar or stand around the hostess desk.The only bad thing I can say about this place. I had the special and it was amazing. I had the Italian bake it's a huge portion with a salad and... More 

Thank ridesinnc
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were in town for Fathers Day and met at Cooley's based on a request from my dad. They had a very nice breakfast selection and the prices were very good. The food tasted great and while service was a bit slow, it was to be expected on such a busy day. We will stop in again when we are... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We went here on a whim, looking for someplace different for breakfast. It was great. It's really hard to mess up your standard breakfast fare and they did not. We really liked so much about this place. A bit quiet and a little weird for us to eat at a place with a liquor bar, but other than that is... More 

Thank kimmisk
Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We ate lunch at Cooleys Restaurant & Pub at NORTH Main Street in Fuquay Varina today (note: there's another Cooleys at SOUTH Main Street in FV, also). The food portions were ample, the food was very good & fresh, and service was very efficient. Planned to try their HOMEMADE desserts, but we were too full to do so! Will have... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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218 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Went here on St. Patrick's day. Not too many people in the restaurant. We always loved Cooley's when it was at the previous location. Today was our first try at the new location. While it is much bigger, the atmosphere was much better at the old location. This location seems tired and dated. The food was good and the service... More 

Thank Tanawha208

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 N Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2028
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fuquay-Varina
  • Phone Number: +1 919-552-0543
We are a full service restaurant with lunch and dinner Tuesday thru Sunday and we serve a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 9am til 2 pm . We have a large assortment of sandwiches,burgers and dinner items including steaks and seafood.Our weekend brunch features an assortment of omelets,platters,waffles,pancakes and french toast.

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