Ruckus Pizza & Bar

★★★★☆
Where are you partying tonight? Ruckus has live music, great specials, and a friendly atmosphere. Watch games on one of our BIG screens!
  • 2233 Ste 112 Avent Ferry Rd

    Raleigh, NC 27540

    Cross street: Centenniel Parkway

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  • 919-835-2002

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Mon-Sat 11am-2am Sun 12pm-2am

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My husband and I went there.This was not our first time. But now I think non-Americans are invisible to the staff. No one noticed us for some time. We ordered heart-stopper and 2 pizza slices with vegetarian toppings. Total bill was

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My husband and I went there.This was not our first time. But now I think non-Americans are invisible to the staff. No one noticed us for some time. We ordered heart-stopper and 2 pizza slices with vegetarian toppings. Total bill was

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I've never been to an open mic night before, so when I saw it on the Poynt app on my Android, I thought it'd be fun to check it out-that there was food and beer was only icing on the cake.

Unfortunately, I never got to sample any of

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★★★★★

I've never been to an open mic night before, so when I saw it on the Poynt app on my Android, I thought it'd be fun to check it out-that there was food and beer was only icing on the cake.

Unfortunately, I never got to sample any of

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Cramped: Tables are placed end to the bar so patrons are constantly getting bumped into.\r
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Food: eh, it's bar food, can't complain too much but some of the prices are a little unfair considering it's pizza and greeezy

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★★★★★

Cramped: Tables are placed end to the bar so patrons are constantly getting bumped into.\r
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Food: eh, it's bar food, can't complain too much but some of the prices are a little unfair considering it's pizza and greeezy

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Read so many great reviews on this place...what a disappointment. First it was hard to find, crammed into the corner of the shopping center. Not at all what it looked like on the website. Once inside, cashier was more interested in talking about today was his Thursday rather than taking my order and chit chatting. "Ozzy Osborne" playing loudly and MTV on the TV...sound overload! Sat outside. Waited for 15 minutes for our food to come out and had ordered a "WRAP" and then it was not the right order. It was sitting inside amoungst all the pizzas. Guess I am either too old for this place or ordered the "wrong" thing. Pizza and college boys was all I saw at this establishment.

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★☆☆☆☆

Read so many great reviews on this place...what a disappointment. First it was hard to find, crammed into the corner of the shopping center. Not at all what it looked like on the website. Once inside, cashier was more interested in talking about today was his Thursday rather than taking my order and chit chatting. "Ozzy Osborne" playing loudly and MTV on the TV...sound overload! Sat outside. Waited for 15 minutes for our food to come out and had ordered a "WRAP" and then it was not the right order. It was sitting inside amoungst all the pizzas. Guess I am either too old for this place or ordered the "wrong" thing. Pizza and college boys was all I saw at this establishment.

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This is an awesome spot for some cold beers and good bar food. Will stop by again to expand furthur into the menu. I didn't really get to ask questions about it but i'm excited to, because everything I tried was awesome!

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★★★☆☆

This is an awesome spot for some cold beers and good bar food. Will stop by again to expand furthur into the menu. I didn't really get to ask questions about it but i'm excited to, because everything I tried was awesome!

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From the gigantic 24" square pizza to the burgers and mahi mahi you'll love everything on the menu. They have healthier options as well such as chicken wraps and iceberg lettuce salads.

Daily drink specials to accommodate the savvy shopper and buy a pint keep the glass Thursdays.

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★★★★★

From the gigantic 24" square pizza to the burgers and mahi mahi you'll love everything on the menu. They have healthier options as well such as chicken wraps and iceberg lettuce salads.

Daily drink specials to accommodate the savvy shopper and buy a pint keep the glass Thursdays.

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We love both locations. First the Bar at Mission Valley Shopping Ctr. GREAT Pizza, the best of the 2 locations. Small, but cozy. Good staff and COLD beer. Good for date night. The newest location is in Cary at Walnut Street and Tryon Road. GREAT Food. The pasta is always wonderful as are the sandwiches. The Sunday Bloody Mary Bar is awsome. We love this restaurant. Looking for a place to call home, Try Ruckus... You will not be sorry...

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★★★★☆

We love both locations. First the Bar at Mission Valley Shopping Ctr. GREAT Pizza, the best of the 2 locations. Small, but cozy. Good staff and COLD beer. Good for date night. The newest location is in Cary at Walnut Street and Tryon Road. GREAT Food. The pasta is always wonderful as are the sandwiches. The Sunday Bloody Mary Bar is awsome. We love this restaurant. Looking for a place to call home, Try Ruckus... You will not be sorry...

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This is a cute little place tucked in a corner near the NC State area. The new location in Cary is much more stylish, but this place has a lot of character. The food is awesome, from the pizza to the calzones to the subs, etc. And although potentially a bit difficult, there are coupons to be found to get an even cheaper price than they offer. Their specials are the way to go to get great food for cheap. Fun place.

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This is a cute little place tucked in a corner near the NC State area. The new location in Cary is much more stylish, but this place has a lot of character. The food is awesome, from the pizza to the calzones to the subs, etc. And although potentially a bit difficult, there are coupons to be found to get an even cheaper price than they offer. Their specials are the way to go to get great food for cheap. Fun place.

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We go the Ruckus in Cary, which is run by the same people I understand. They have pretty decent italian sandwitches. Pizza is so so, but man, the hamburgers are AWFUL. Dry and small and tasted like they were reheated in a microwave. But if you are looking to have some cold beers, maybe some bar food, and don't want to spend a ton of money, its a great place!

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★★★★☆

We go the Ruckus in Cary, which is run by the same people I understand. They have pretty decent italian sandwitches. Pizza is so so, but man, the hamburgers are AWFUL. Dry and small and tasted like they were reheated in a microwave. But if you are looking to have some cold beers, maybe some bar food, and don't want to spend a ton of money, its a great place!

Pros: quick service, nice and fun!

Cons: Some food is good, some isnt.

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I ate here after a few beers and it hit the spot. Good service and good atmospere.

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★★★★★

I ate here after a few beers and it hit the spot. Good service and good atmospere.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: No parking

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Truly awesome pizza and love the lettuce wedge!!!! The staff is always friendly and the food hot and fresh. We bypass several pizza restaurants to frequent this one in Cary because we love the atmosphere, food, and friendliness of staff and owners. Truly the best!!!!!!! Wish it was closer.

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★★★★★

Truly awesome pizza and love the lettuce wedge!!!! The staff is always friendly and the food hot and fresh. We bypass several pizza restaurants to frequent this one in Cary because we love the atmosphere, food, and friendliness of staff and owners. Truly the best!!!!!!! Wish it was closer.

Pros: Food, Location, Friendly Staff

Cons: Could be bigger

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This is a nice little pizza place close to NC State. They have delicious pizza and great bar specials. $2 Sundays is pretty cool that includes top shelf.

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★★★★☆

This is a nice little pizza place close to NC State. They have delicious pizza and great bar specials. $2 Sundays is pretty cool that includes top shelf.

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I don't even know where to begin with this nightmare. Ruckus is loud and the bands are terrible. The food that passes for italian is awful (pizza, subs, etc). The beer on tap is pedestrian and predictable (bottles are a little better). The worst though, is the small location. The maze of college kids and hangers on to college makes this CRAMPED space seem more like a weird labrynth which smells like smoke and beer. Avoid, Avoid, Avoid

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I don't even know where to begin with this nightmare. Ruckus is loud and the bands are terrible. The food that passes for italian is awful (pizza, subs, etc). The beer on tap is pedestrian and predictable (bottles are a little better). The worst though, is the small location. The maze of college kids and hangers on to college makes this CRAMPED space seem more like a weird labrynth which smells like smoke and beer. Avoid, Avoid, Avoid

Pros: close to campus

Cons: close to campus

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My fiance and I have been going to Ruckus for so long that they know our names, our drinks, and how we usually take whatever we are eating. This is our little home away from home. Why? Because, the food is fantastic and the bartenders are great (both in their drinks and personality). The food is what most would consider average bar food, but there isn't much on the menu that we haven't tried; everything is excellent. Lastly, the pizza: huge NY style slices (thin and you have to fold in the middle), generous cheese and toppings, delicious. My favorite pizza and bar hands down.

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★★★★★

My fiance and I have been going to Ruckus for so long that they know our names, our drinks, and how we usually take whatever we are eating. This is our little home away from home. Why? Because, the food is fantastic and the bartenders are great (both in their drinks and personality). The food is what most would consider average bar food, but there isn't much on the menu that we haven't tried; everything is excellent. Lastly, the pizza: huge NY style slices (thin and you have to fold in the middle), generous cheese and toppings, delicious. My favorite pizza and bar hands down.

Pros: Good Food, drinks, and people

Cons: Wish it was bigger

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this is truly my favorite bar in Raleigh. The bar staff is the best that I've ever seen. They always have good drink specials (love mug nights) and the food is amazing (gg on the pizza philly). Their beer/beers on tap selection is somewhat lacking, but there's always 5-6 there that I drink.

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TWW

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★★★★★

this is truly my favorite bar in Raleigh. The bar staff is the best that I've ever seen. They always have good drink specials (love mug nights) and the food is amazing (gg on the pizza philly). Their beer/beers on tap selection is somewhat lacking, but there's always 5-6 there that I drink.

Signed,

TWW

Pros: bar staff, drink specials, food

Cons: beer/beers on tap selection

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I really enjoyed going to Ruckus-they have a great atmosphere-trendy spot.
The pizza was really good and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her noodles off the kids menu.
We'll definitely go there again!

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★★★★☆

I really enjoyed going to Ruckus-they have a great atmosphere-trendy spot.
The pizza was really good and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her noodles off the kids menu.
We'll definitely go there again!

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Great beer specials, very affordable/tasty pizza, friendly service, overall a really great place to hang out and have a beer

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Great beer specials, very affordable/tasty pizza, friendly service, overall a really great place to hang out and have a beer

Pros: Good, inexpensive beer and pizza

Cons: More of a bar than a restaurant--small/smoky

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I mover down from NY a few months ago and have been trying to find pizza like this since--thin crispy and delicious--i finally found it! This place is great cheep beer, great food, attentive staff and live music. If I could move in a cot I would. The only thing that was bad was the smoke -- but they got a smoke eater -- problem solved. If you love pizza make it a point to stop by we tried all the rest and Ruckus has them all whipped!

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I mover down from NY a few months ago and have been trying to find pizza like this since--thin crispy and delicious--i finally found it! This place is great cheep beer, great food, attentive staff and live music. If I could move in a cot I would. The only thing that was bad was the smoke -- but they got a smoke eater -- problem solved. If you love pizza make it a point to stop by we tried all the rest and Ruckus has them all whipped!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Too Small to have large parties

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Ruckus is always a good choice for good cheap pizza with decent beer specials. It's a good place on a weekday night to have a drink and chill with friends. I would recommend it for pizza and beer.

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★★★★☆

Ruckus is always a good choice for good cheap pizza with decent beer specials. It's a good place on a weekday night to have a drink and chill with friends. I would recommend it for pizza and beer.

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its a very comfortable atmosphere good people good food good times. they have one of the most comprehensive menus i have ever seen. all of the food is of equal quality of a high standard. everyone should visit ruckus at least once.

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★★★★★

its a very comfortable atmosphere good people good food good times. they have one of the most comprehensive menus i have ever seen. all of the food is of equal quality of a high standard. everyone should visit ruckus at least once.

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The pizza is part of the box with toppings. The Chicken Philly is great though. The girl bartender sucked and was very rude and dumb. Yes, Dumb. This ashtray, I mean restaurant is really classy though.

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The pizza is part of the box with toppings. The Chicken Philly is great though. The girl bartender sucked and was very rude and dumb. Yes, Dumb. This ashtray, I mean restaurant is really classy though.

Pros: Get in and out Fast

Cons: Dumb Bartending Girl, Really Dumb- Would you like a drink? No, Im here for the smoke.

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I've been going to this place for a while now (~3 years) and never once have I had a bad experience that I felt compelled to write about. Though there is some turnover in the bar/restaurant staff (understandable due to it's proximity to NC State) there are a few folks that have been working there for a while and it's small enough that if you've been a few times they will recognize you. The pizza/food is great, they have a great selection of beers, and the $2.50 22oz. mug night is one of the better specials you'll find at a chill place.

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I've been going to this place for a while now (~3 years) and never once have I had a bad experience that I felt compelled to write about. Though there is some turnover in the bar/restaurant staff (understandable due to it's proximity to NC State) there are a few folks that have been working there for a while and it's small enough that if you've been a few times they will recognize you. The pizza/food is great, they have a great selection of beers, and the $2.50 22oz. mug night is one of the better specials you'll find at a chill place.

Pros: Great pizza, fun atmosphere, good specials

Cons: Occasionally a bit too smokey and crowded.

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We were looking for a local place with good, inexpensive, thin-crust pizza. Opening the door of Ruckus, we definitely found a local hangout worth our time and money. Originially planning to order 2 slices of pizza each, I glanced over at the guys making pizza right behind the cash register and realized that there was no way we could both eat 2! THEY WERE GIGANTIC! Real NY-size! So we ordered 3 slices to split and took a seat at the bar. The employees were friendly and we felt right at home. The drink specials looked promising -- today was $2 beers and $3.50 shots, but we didn't take advantage this time.

The pizza was great and we couldn't even get halfway through the 3rd slice. Now we know: 1 slice each is PLENTY! we'll be going back very soon!

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We were looking for a local place with good, inexpensive, thin-crust pizza. Opening the door of Ruckus, we definitely found a local hangout worth our time and money. Originially planning to order 2 slices of pizza each, I glanced over at the guys making pizza right behind the cash register and realized that there was no way we could both eat 2! THEY WERE GIGANTIC! Real NY-size! So we ordered 3 slices to split and took a seat at the bar. The employees were friendly and we felt right at home. The drink specials looked promising -- today was $2 beers and $3.50 shots, but we didn't take advantage this time.

The pizza was great and we couldn't even get halfway through the 3rd slice. Now we know: 1 slice each is PLENTY! we'll be going back very soon!

Pros: large, delicious pizza; casual bar atmosphere; drink specials

Cons: not a ton of seating or "privacy" if you're looking for a romantic meal

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It's a great chill place to eat and drink but watch your bar tabs...the bartenders AND OWNERS like to overcharge people that are drunk!!! They do this even to regular customers!! Other than overcharging drunks, this is a great place to be.

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★★★★★

It's a great chill place to eat and drink but watch your bar tabs...the bartenders AND OWNERS like to overcharge people that are drunk!!! They do this even to regular customers!! Other than overcharging drunks, this is a great place to be.

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Ruckus is the quintessential local watering hole with some fantastic food, the philly I had there was great and they have the only pizza my girlfriend will eat in town. The night we went the band was awesome and the bartenders did a great job keeping everyone happy.

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★★★★★

Ruckus is the quintessential local watering hole with some fantastic food, the philly I had there was great and they have the only pizza my girlfriend will eat in town. The night we went the band was awesome and the bartenders did a great job keeping everyone happy.

Pros: Inexpensive, Quality Food, Great Crowd

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The ultimate Pizza/Bar.
This is a great place for hanging out. They always have good specials and they remember your name. If you're in college or out of college, Ruckus has something for you. We played Dirty Trivia there and it was a blast. We always go on Sunday Night when Everything is $2, even top shelf liquors. The pizza is real New York Style with huge slices. They even have a 24" pizza - incredible. We go there at least 3 nights a week.
If you haven't tried it, you gotta stop by.

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★★★★★

The ultimate Pizza/Bar.
This is a great place for hanging out. They always have good specials and they remember your name. If you're in college or out of college, Ruckus has something for you. We played Dirty Trivia there and it was a blast. We always go on Sunday Night when Everything is $2, even top shelf liquors. The pizza is real New York Style with huge slices. They even have a 24" pizza - incredible. We go there at least 3 nights a week.
If you haven't tried it, you gotta stop by.

Pros: Inexpensive, Fun, Live Music

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Ruckus is awesome!! I love it so much I would marry it if I could!!

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Ruckus is awesome!! I love it so much I would marry it if I could!!

Pros: Poker night on Monday

Cons: They close at 2am.

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The pizza slices are huge! The tase is superb. Plus they have a variety of other sandwiches and salads that are good. The night life on Thursday is great. It's usually good on the weekends too.

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★★★★★

The pizza slices are huge! The tase is superb. Plus they have a variety of other sandwiches and salads that are good. The night life on Thursday is great. It's usually good on the weekends too.

Pros: Good food, Good parking, New air conditioner

Cons: small but comfy

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Beer and pub grub, including pizza, wraps and sandwiches in a casual atmosphere; Daily drink specials, live music and dancing.

 

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