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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
Today
11:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 15:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Jay E
Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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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.

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Thank sbg8863
Palo Alto, California
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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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.

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Thank LewHassell
South Windsor, Connecticut
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank Alun B
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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Thank Cattravelswell123
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a small pub with big aspirations. The beer list is ever changing with takeovers from all over the state. Presently Wicked Weed is the takeover brewer. There are the wings, the burgers, the chile and some specials of the day. It can be crowded at prime times. Friendly barkeeps will answer your questions about the food , beer... More 

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Thank William B
RALEIGH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Laid back eatery with a good selection of bites and brews. Set in historical downtown Hillsborough, NC.

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Thank DEERaleigh
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

OK, I may be exaggerating slightly by calling it a four star restaurant. But, the food is really surprisingly good. For what its worth, the kitchen is managed by the restaurant next door (La Place). If you show up at supper time - 6pm - its going to be crowded and seating is limited. The best seats in the house... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A lot like CHEERS, if you don't find a friend to talk to here....well maybe your just not a friendly person! Great, great, food and always cold beer.

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Thank M J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
15:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?