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Wooden Nickel Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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105 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533
+1 919-643-2223
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 15:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Thai chicken wings. Small place and a little a noisy. Hard to find seating on weekends. We had to sit outside. Luckily it was not to cold. Fast and friendly service. Don t forget to try the potatoes tots!

Thank Ekrols
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never eaten here when I could actually carry on a conversation with the person next to me....much less hear someone across our table. Noise level is deafening......and they seem to think that loud---louder----music adds to the coolness of the place. Want to go stand up, jammed up next to a stranger, yelling at your friends, waiting 30 minutes to get... More 

Thank mhill0812
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has atmosphere and really good hamburgers, fries and some Southern faire. Good assortment of IPAs and other local beers.

Thank 9allmine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We love the wooden nickel pub. We came across it by happenstance while taking the scenic route home from the beach once. This place has a great staff, food, and spirit selection. It's a gem of a find in an awesome small town. Now the wooden nickel pub is a destination not just a pit stop!❤️

Thank Katie E
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The very thing that makes the Wooden Nickel cozy and somewhat unique is the same thing that can be problematic - it's very small size. There are a table or two out on the sidewalk, but very limited seating inside. It can get really over crowded at times, occasionally making service problematic. The wings have been really good when we... More 

Thank Jay E
Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous burgers, garlic fries and chicken wings. Good menu selection. Always very busy and hard to find a seat or get to the bar to order drinks. Go early, eat outside and meet new friends. Dog friendly at outside tables.

Thank sbg8863
Palo Alto, California
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233 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My sister and I ordered the soup of the day, which was mushroom curry. However, the soup had so much pepper in it, that I couldn't taste the curry (which usually is a standout ingredient) or the mushroom. I couldn't finish mine, but my sister did. She said that after the first few spoonfuls, the pepper numbed her tastebuds so... More 

Thank Sharon L
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wings, burgets, fries, etc. Their specials are always good. The specialty beers rotate, and the collection is always the best in tows. Good hard liquor bar, too. The staff is casual, but very friendly. Kids fit in surprisingly well.

Thank LewHassell
South Windsor, Connecticut
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice craft beer selection and great bar food. Fish and chips was hot and tasty.. no fishy aftertaste. Fun location with nearby shops and art studio.

Thank Alun B
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I eat here a lot. The regular menu items are fantastic - great burgers, fantastic chicken wraps and excellent fish and chips. But lately I've been eating the specials. I follow the Nickel on Instagram and I usually buy the special they post on their IG account. I have not been disappointed yet. Someone is having a lot of fun... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?