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Wooden Nickel Pub

105 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533
+1 919-643-2223
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“wings” (29 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
105 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Bartender was amazing. Tacos were delicious. Fun atmosphere. Jen and her two crew members were really efficient.

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 4 September 2018

My wife and I went an met a group of friends, Its a good place to just chill and relax. Seating is a little tight. It was very busy..

Thank firebear1961
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I really enjoyed doing a plate of sides for lunch. Good food and beers and a fun vibe. Nice sidewalk seating too. Inside was loud (lots of speakers), but I'm old, and it added to the festive bar feel.

Thank Aruam336
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Today was my first visit to the Wooden Nickel after hearing about it for a long time. We came at lunch and waited a few minutes until a booth opened up. Service was quick for our drink order and placing our food order. The wait...More

Thank Ned M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our first visit to Wooden Nickel's new location (two doors down from old location) was not good. The wait staff ignored us at first, then were unfriendly when we finally wrangled them into serving us. Then they ignored us some more. Way too loud and...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We visited the new Wooden Nickel location this week and had a fantastic meal. Fish tacos, fried egg burger, and veggie burger with fries. The beet salad needed goat cheese or the like to help cut the sweetness. Ordered dessert but never got it. Finally...More

Thank lstaelin
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this establishment several times, great vibe and very popular. Food is good, staff works very hard and very friendly. They are definitely customer focused. What puzzles me is there is no method to get a table other than the honor system, first in first...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 21 June 2018

So I can't believe I hadn't review WNP before. We have routinely coming to eat in Hillsborough for about a year and I love the food at the Wooden Nickel. It is fantastic, especially the Wings and the Kobe burger. They embrace their dive bar...More

Thank TStan91
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

To be fair ... we stopped in Hillsborough to eat at Bona Fide not realizing it had closed down. Once we comprehended it really was closed we walked across the street to Wooden Nickel. Waitress was friendly but service was slow, menu surprisingly limited. My...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Busy Friday night and eating at picnic tables on the sidewalk made for very slow service. If you come prepared to relax and wait for service, you'll have a much better time of it. We were a party of four with standard fare ordered, but...More

Thank AnneMarie B
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10 April 2016|
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Response from Joseph K | Reviewed this property |
Unless they have a secret room I do not know about, there would be no way to handle a group that large.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 919-643-2223
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