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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
15:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 15:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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Endicott, New York
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163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is unique in the fact that they not only do NOT take reservations, but when you're there you have to keep an eye on the tables as they are about to be vacated because when they say first come first served they mean it. As Yogi Berra said "Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded." Out of... More 

Thank callenzen
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to me by local friends good pub food, outdoor tables and local beers on tap. Excellent fish and chips. Big portions!

Thank LadyChal1973
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you can grab a spot in the Wooden Nickel, sit down and get ready to enjoy the food, the drink and the ambiance. Fish and chips are terrific with a nice light but crisp breading over flavorful haddock. The wings are very good, too, with several options for coating (Jamesons and honey glaze for St. Patrick's Day is one... More 

Thank FlavorFan
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This place is extremely popular and always packed. So be prepared for a crowded somewhat noisy atmosphere. People rave about the food and I enjoyed my meal for the most part but it was extremely crowded,as it always is,and I prefer a little more space. With that said everyone I know loves it here and my reasons for less stars... More 

Thank Jessica E
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Really good burger and tater tots! Fun atmosphere. Great service. Small place so get there a little early to grab a lunch seat. Would return!

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184 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Cute fun place. I like the atmosphere in the beautiful downtown historical area. You can enjoy the sidewalk tables to get the fell of the old world town..

Thank Elizabeth O
Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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
Reviewed 24 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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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?