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The City Tap

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC
+1 919-545-0562
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Friendly atmosphere with nice outdoor area. Service is pretty slow so don't go if you are in a hurry. Food is not bad but not outstanding. Would recommend their hot dogs fully loaded. Wish they had more to offer than the terrible bean salad that is an option to go with. I usually just get the chips.

Thank Marshtackynut
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to The City Tap on numerous occasions during differing meal times. The food is always very good and the staff is friendly. But I have to question their service model where you have to go up to the bar to order and then receive a number for food delivery. There is always a log jam during busier... More 

Thank ETDahl
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We go every Tuesday for the creative taco creations but sometimes get the homemade soup and salad or something from the menu. The food is all very fresh and nutritious. They do not have an oven or a fryer and even though most people go for their beer selection, I go for the food!

Thank Jan L
Apex, North Carolina
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My mom, sister, and I decided to stop at The City Tap for a late lunch (around 3) on Saturday, while we were still in Pittsboro for the day. The inside is very dark (too dim, especially for a nice, summer day) and pretty small. It was cold, so we decided to order our food and sit outside instead. The... More 

Thank Josie A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The plowman's lunch and a pint of beer make you feel like you've gone back in time. The space is small and cozy- the food homeade. There's also a nice eating area outside. The are tucked away behind the Pittsboro main street.

Thank consultant35
Wendell, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This place has a cool outdoor area where the live music is always hoppin'. When there isn't live music you'll be listening to tunes over Pittsboro's own celebrity amp maker, Carr Amps. As a plus, the sandwiches and pub food is awesome!

Thank DanTricChey
Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Pub style atmosphere with a good choice of local brews with yummy sandwiches, Reuben and Ham sandwich with a sweet potato chutney. Our only complaint is they were out of chili for nachos.

Thank jendoo2
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I usually go there to see the bands. The staff are very busy always seem to keep our wait to a minimum. TCT also allows my girlfriend to bring the type of wine she prefers and we simply pay the corking fee. The menu is standard bar food but is very well prepared given that there is not a full... More 

Thank RLeePollard
Durham, North Carolina
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328 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

They usually have about 6 draft beers on tap. The sandwich choices are good and they don't have a kitchen. There are daily specials on good and drinks.

Thank dpoin21
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times & it's always a great time. Service is great & there's often entertainment as well. Wonderful local hangout!!

Thank Marlee33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pittsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-545-0562

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?