Village Draft House

★★★★☆
  • 428 Daniels St

    Raleigh, NC 27605

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  • 919-833-1373

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The Village Draft House is our family's\r
favorite place in central Raleigh to enjoy a great selection of good food and beverages in their friendly sports bar or on the relaxing sidwalk patio that is an open window to that part of the

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★★★★★

The Village Draft House is our family's\r
favorite place in central Raleigh to enjoy a great selection of good food and beverages in their friendly sports bar or on the relaxing sidwalk patio that is an open window to that part of the

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We love this place! Great food and beer selection, atmosphere and service! Good place to watch any sporting event!

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★★★★★

We love this place! Great food and beer selection, atmosphere and service! Good place to watch any sporting event!

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We have been to The Village Draft House almost every weekend for several months. The restaurant can cook a well done steak with no problem, but the cannot cook a medium well steak. It has been bloody every time they have brought it to the

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We have been to The Village Draft House almost every weekend for several months. The restaurant can cook a well done steak with no problem, but the cannot cook a medium well steak. It has been bloody every time they have brought it to the

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This is a great place to relax and have a couple beers with a great selection! It's especially relaxing hanging out on the patio (which is dog friendly!). The food is also really great for sandwiches and burgers! I have gotten the RBC Grill for years and recently they took it off the menu, but I can still get it! They also make an enjoyable Key Lime Pie. Service is also really pleasant and relaxed.

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★★★★★

This is a great place to relax and have a couple beers with a great selection! It's especially relaxing hanging out on the patio (which is dog friendly!). The food is also really great for sandwiches and burgers! I have gotten the RBC Grill for years and recently they took it off the menu, but I can still get it! They also make an enjoyable Key Lime Pie. Service is also really pleasant and relaxed.

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I don't know of anyplace else around here with a better beer selection. The taps run from one end of the bar to the other, and its a pretty long bar. They usually get some good seasonal brews. I'm a fan of the burgers (bacon and cheese) and the fish and chips. Both are consistantly really good.

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★★★★★

I don't know of anyplace else around here with a better beer selection. The taps run from one end of the bar to the other, and its a pretty long bar. They usually get some good seasonal brews. I'm a fan of the burgers (bacon and cheese) and the fish and chips. Both are consistantly really good.

Pros: lots of beer, good food

Cons: parking can be a pain

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I have been going here for years. I will give you that they are not perfect all the time but they are darn close and what restaurant is perfect all the time? Everytime I have been there for about the last year they have got it all together. I have not been disappointed. They have great outdoor seating when the weather is nice. The food is great and I have yet to try a single thing I did not like. They have 99 beers on draft plus bottles and a friendly staff. The service is on time and the food is always done right. If you have not tried this place, you definitely need to give them a try!

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★★★★★

I have been going here for years. I will give you that they are not perfect all the time but they are darn close and what restaurant is perfect all the time? Everytime I have been there for about the last year they have got it all together. I have not been disappointed. They have great outdoor seating when the weather is nice. The food is great and I have yet to try a single thing I did not like. They have 99 beers on draft plus bottles and a friendly staff. The service is on time and the food is always done right. If you have not tried this place, you definitely need to give them a try!

Pros: menu, food, staff, location

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It is a good place for drinks. Good ambiance. Personally, I am not a great fan of the food served in this place because it is mainly a sandwich/burger place. But if you are a great fan of grilled American food, this is the place to go for a late night meal.

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★★★☆☆

It is a good place for drinks. Good ambiance. Personally, I am not a great fan of the food served in this place because it is mainly a sandwich/burger place. But if you are a great fan of grilled American food, this is the place to go for a late night meal.

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It is close to NCSU. The food is pretty good. we have been there many times and every time the food and service was great. They have a small selection for vegetarians,but you can get a bunch of sides. They also have the bean burger as a substitute.The grilled salmon and wild rice is good if you are a seafood lover. The patio is a great place in the summer.

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★★★★☆

It is close to NCSU. The food is pretty good. we have been there many times and every time the food and service was great. They have a small selection for vegetarians,but you can get a bunch of sides. They also have the bean burger as a substitute.The grilled salmon and wild rice is good if you are a seafood lover. The patio is a great place in the summer.

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I've been going to this neighborhood joint for quite some time, and although the service and drinks (beer, wine, etc.) are holding up pretty well, the food has taken a nose dive. Last night I was with my sister, her husband, and their 8-yr. old, and while the kid enjoyed her chicken fingers, the rest of the meal was horrible. He had a reuben, which he described as average (OK, he is the director of sales for a major Raleigh hotel, but still), she had a crabcake sandwich and said the cakes were more bread than crab, and I had the highly touted meatloaf platter with green beans and mashed potatoes. The green beans were canned, squishy school lunch beans, the potatoes were flavorless and cold, and the meatloaf was Spam wannabe. Very horrible. The one redeeming feature was that the service was good and fast, and as always, the drinks were good.

Great place to hang for a couple of drinks, but avoid the food at all consts.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been going to this neighborhood joint for quite some time, and although the service and drinks (beer, wine, etc.) are holding up pretty well, the food has taken a nose dive. Last night I was with my sister, her husband, and their 8-yr. old, and while the kid enjoyed her chicken fingers, the rest of the meal was horrible. He had a reuben, which he described as average (OK, he is the director of sales for a major Raleigh hotel, but still), she had a crabcake sandwich and said the cakes were more bread than crab, and I had the highly touted meatloaf platter with green beans and mashed potatoes. The green beans were canned, squishy school lunch beans, the potatoes were flavorless and cold, and the meatloaf was Spam wannabe. Very horrible. The one redeeming feature was that the service was good and fast, and as always, the drinks were good.

Great place to hang for a couple of drinks, but avoid the food at all consts.

Pros: Great beer selection, decent service, nice outside seating

Cons: Food. Ick.

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I've had some great times at the Village Draft House but my last two experiences were terrible. The waitstaff paid no attention to some reasonable but specific requests and did not seem to mind delivering food that was very much below expectation. My main compaint is their arrogance and failure to treat a customer who was trying to be polite with respect. I do not expect fine dining but do expect the waitstaff to pay attention to simple requests. They seemed to be terribly bothered by the notion that a patron might not be satisified with an order. Until I hear that the quality of service has improved I'll find another place to enjoy some time out to relax. Fortunately, this place has competition.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've had some great times at the Village Draft House but my last two experiences were terrible. The waitstaff paid no attention to some reasonable but specific requests and did not seem to mind delivering food that was very much below expectation. My main compaint is their arrogance and failure to treat a customer who was trying to be polite with respect. I do not expect fine dining but do expect the waitstaff to pay attention to simple requests. They seemed to be terribly bothered by the notion that a patron might not be satisified with an order. Until I hear that the quality of service has improved I'll find another place to enjoy some time out to relax. Fortunately, this place has competition.

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This is a great place to come in the summer or winter. The patio is lots of fun in the summer but it is always pretty packed so plan ahead. They always play a wide selection of games and have the best beer selection outside of the saucer in the triangle. Coupled with good food this place is quite a catch! Try the Steak and Cucumber Pita or the Cobb Salad, absolutly bliss!

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★★★★★

This is a great place to come in the summer or winter. The patio is lots of fun in the summer but it is always pretty packed so plan ahead. They always play a wide selection of games and have the best beer selection outside of the saucer in the triangle. Coupled with good food this place is quite a catch! Try the Steak and Cucumber Pita or the Cobb Salad, absolutly bliss!

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I absolutely love the village draft house! I have been a "regular" for a while now. I like what they did when they expanded. They have 80-100 drafts now and the non-smoking section is great when I bring my family. I hate when I see the bad reviews, although I may be biased becuase I used to work at a bar/restaurant. The village draft house is not a fast food joint or a coat and tie restaurant. That really should be taken into consideration when you visit their establishment. I think that they do their best to suit everyones needs, but if you only have a half hour lunch break, this isn't the place unless you get take-out. The bartenders/waitresses are super friendly, and know my family and I by name, and even what we like to eat. We dine or drink here 3-4 times a week!

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★★★★★

I absolutely love the village draft house! I have been a "regular" for a while now. I like what they did when they expanded. They have 80-100 drafts now and the non-smoking section is great when I bring my family. I hate when I see the bad reviews, although I may be biased becuase I used to work at a bar/restaurant. The village draft house is not a fast food joint or a coat and tie restaurant. That really should be taken into consideration when you visit their establishment. I think that they do their best to suit everyones needs, but if you only have a half hour lunch break, this isn't the place unless you get take-out. The bartenders/waitresses are super friendly, and know my family and I by name, and even what we like to eat. We dine or drink here 3-4 times a week!

Pros: burgers, beer, service

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I've been at NC State now for 3 years, and the Village Draft House has been my main place to go with my parents and friends. This year they surprised us with a new side and a redone bar with a whole lot more beers. I miss how the bar used to be a little to be honest. Was more in-between a bar and a restaurant. Kinda unique I guess.
My parents like the new dinning room side a whole lot. They put up 4 new t.v.s that look really good over there. I never use these review sites but my friend does, and she told me about some of the reviews this place has gotten lately and I wanted to put up how I felt.

Someone said the fries where like they could have been from Arby's. Well. The Draft House added Curly fries on their menu and so yeah I think they probably are the same kind of curly fries that Arby's uses. Is there such a thing as gourmet curly fries? I honestly don't know. I've had their pasta items before and the previous poster is right they do taste kind of average. But they aren't an Italian place. Though they could change it up a bit somehow.

Like I said I have gone to the village draft house for 3 years. I've been there early with the parents. I've been there late with my girls. I've only been there a few times where we thought the service was bad. 99% of the time they are fast and act like they care. And to be honest my Mom is one of those people that complain all the time at restaurants, and SHE actually wants to come here when she comes for visits. I guess it's luck of the draw sometimes. I think the previous posters should give it a another shot. Like I said I've had a bad experience there a few times but many more good ones. Like pretty much any restaurant ya?

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★★★★★

I've been at NC State now for 3 years, and the Village Draft House has been my main place to go with my parents and friends. This year they surprised us with a new side and a redone bar with a whole lot more beers. I miss how the bar used to be a little to be honest. Was more in-between a bar and a restaurant. Kinda unique I guess.
My parents like the new dinning room side a whole lot. They put up 4 new t.v.s that look really good over there. I never use these review sites but my friend does, and she told me about some of the reviews this place has gotten lately and I wanted to put up how I felt.

Someone said the fries where like they could have been from Arby's. Well. The Draft House added Curly fries on their menu and so yeah I think they probably are the same kind of curly fries that Arby's uses. Is there such a thing as gourmet curly fries? I honestly don't know. I've had their pasta items before and the previous poster is right they do taste kind of average. But they aren't an Italian place. Though they could change it up a bit somehow.

Like I said I have gone to the village draft house for 3 years. I've been there early with the parents. I've been there late with my girls. I've only been there a few times where we thought the service was bad. 99% of the time they are fast and act like they care. And to be honest my Mom is one of those people that complain all the time at restaurants, and SHE actually wants to come here when she comes for visits. I guess it's luck of the draw sometimes. I think the previous posters should give it a another shot. Like I said I've had a bad experience there a few times but many more good ones. Like pretty much any restaurant ya?

Pros: Lots of beer, good food and atmosphere for the money. Lots of people always

Cons: Pasta items can be bland. rarely get a bad wait person

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I've heard about the good beer selection, which was very true, but the horrible service I received to get my beers, was not at all worth it. The bar was not even full, but all the bartenders were huddled in the corner talking and completely ignoring me and my friends. When we got the attention of one of them, they acted bothered when we asked for more drinks. I love having a variety of beers, but I'd rather go to a bar with good bartenders and drink cheap domestics all day!

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★☆☆☆☆

I've heard about the good beer selection, which was very true, but the horrible service I received to get my beers, was not at all worth it. The bar was not even full, but all the bartenders were huddled in the corner talking and completely ignoring me and my friends. When we got the attention of one of them, they acted bothered when we asked for more drinks. I love having a variety of beers, but I'd rather go to a bar with good bartenders and drink cheap domestics all day!

Pros: variety of beers

Cons: horrible bartenders

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I hate to say it, but after being really excited to try this place, I was let down. We arrived around 7pm on a sunday night and waited for a while just to SEE the hostess, let alone get seated. We liked that we got a booth and the nice TVs showing football, but the good stuff ended there. My "homemade sundried tomato alfredo" pasta w/chicken was luke-warm and tasted average -- like something i could have heated up at home. My boyfriend's corned beef sandwich had too much fat on it, and the fries could have been from arbys.

I enjoy eating out and put a lot of time into selecting restaurants (often based on citysearch reviews), but this time the reviews were way off. While they may have a large selection of beers, we won't be going back for a meal anytime soon.

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★★☆☆☆

I hate to say it, but after being really excited to try this place, I was let down. We arrived around 7pm on a sunday night and waited for a while just to SEE the hostess, let alone get seated. We liked that we got a booth and the nice TVs showing football, but the good stuff ended there. My "homemade sundried tomato alfredo" pasta w/chicken was luke-warm and tasted average -- like something i could have heated up at home. My boyfriend's corned beef sandwich had too much fat on it, and the fries could have been from arbys.

I enjoy eating out and put a lot of time into selecting restaurants (often based on citysearch reviews), but this time the reviews were way off. While they may have a large selection of beers, we won't be going back for a meal anytime soon.

Pros: TVs, outdoor seating, beer list

Cons: food not worth the $, apathetic staff

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I am suprised that anyone has had a bad experience at Village Draft House. I am a frequent diner at this establishment and I love the variety of the menu and the food is always great. The service is exceptional and even when they are very busy you are checked upon by everyone on the floor. The managers are very friendly and make the restaurant a neighborhood place to visit. The beer selection is phenomenal and for microbrews the prices are outstanding. Draft Houses cannot be held to the same standards as four or five star restaurants, sometimes I think people forget that, and others are looking for free food or to be pampered.

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★★★★★

I am suprised that anyone has had a bad experience at Village Draft House. I am a frequent diner at this establishment and I love the variety of the menu and the food is always great. The service is exceptional and even when they are very busy you are checked upon by everyone on the floor. The managers are very friendly and make the restaurant a neighborhood place to visit. The beer selection is phenomenal and for microbrews the prices are outstanding. Draft Houses cannot be held to the same standards as four or five star restaurants, sometimes I think people forget that, and others are looking for free food or to be pampered.

Pros: Great location, service, and beer and menu selection

Cons: can get very busy, sometimes the bar is smoky

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We frequent the Village Draft House after Church on Sundays. The burgers are always fantastic and I never get tired of eating them. They have probably 15 - 20 different burgers to choose from and I haven't had a bad one yet.

Definitely recommended.

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★★★★★

We frequent the Village Draft House after Church on Sundays. The burgers are always fantastic and I never get tired of eating them. They have probably 15 - 20 different burgers to choose from and I haven't had a bad one yet.

Definitely recommended.

Pros: Fantastic food. Everything was fantastic.

Cons: Nothing.

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Cameron Village is a nice area so I was surprised when we walked in to a typical "bar". There were about a dozen TVs, all but one on sports. My husband was thrilled that they have trivia, but no one was playing. We were promptly greeted by a nice waitress. She brought us our drinks and food quickly. I ordered spinach artichoke dip...yuck. It was watery and very bland. My husband had the chili and a Caesar salad which were average. It wasn't that smokey, but it was a Tuesday night and the bar was barely half full. I can see Village Draft House as a good spot for happy hour or drinks, but eat before you go!

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★★★★☆

Cameron Village is a nice area so I was surprised when we walked in to a typical "bar". There were about a dozen TVs, all but one on sports. My husband was thrilled that they have trivia, but no one was playing. We were promptly greeted by a nice waitress. She brought us our drinks and food quickly. I ordered spinach artichoke dip...yuck. It was watery and very bland. My husband had the chili and a Caesar salad which were average. It wasn't that smokey, but it was a Tuesday night and the bar was barely half full. I can see Village Draft House as a good spot for happy hour or drinks, but eat before you go!

Pros: Good location, lots of TVs, fun bar atmosphere

Cons: Food was average

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A wide variety of people frequent the Draft House. Try the pickle chips if you go - they're addictive. $3 wings on Sundays. The service is pretty good - all the waitresses are friendly. Sometimes the service can be a little slow, but when you're with a bunch of friends and laughing, who cares?

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★★★★☆

A wide variety of people frequent the Draft House. Try the pickle chips if you go - they're addictive. $3 wings on Sundays. The service is pretty good - all the waitresses are friendly. Sometimes the service can be a little slow, but when you're with a bunch of friends and laughing, who cares?

Pros: outdoor seating area

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I have been to the Village Draft House once, and will certainly be going again. The food is wonderful, the waiter was very friendly and helpful, and there were absolutely no problems. I highly recommend this-- definitely come to this rather than a TGI Friday's or another chain.

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★★★★★

I have been to the Village Draft House once, and will certainly be going again. The food is wonderful, the waiter was very friendly and helpful, and there were absolutely no problems. I highly recommend this-- definitely come to this rather than a TGI Friday's or another chain.

Pros: Wonderful food, Good service, Excellent decor

Cons: A little smoky, Nothing else

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This is a great place for a casual date or fun outing with friends. The menu has a wide selection (try the pickle chips) but the best items are the burgers. Play around and try something new! Don't miss Pint Night on wednesdays-- everything's 2.50

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★★★★☆

This is a great place for a casual date or fun outing with friends. The menu has a wide selection (try the pickle chips) but the best items are the burgers. Play around and try something new! Don't miss Pint Night on wednesdays-- everything's 2.50

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I just had lunch at Village Draft House. I've been there several times before with an average experience, but today was TERRIBLE. We arrived and were seated at 1:10 p.m. We were not able to place our order until 1:20 and we did not get our food until 1:40. Our server spent more time talking to friends and co-workers than she did waiting on us. She didn't bring us our food. Another server did. She never came and checked on us to see if everything was okay. We had to ask other servers for a box for leftovers and to take our payment. In addition, we were brought the wrong dressing with our stuffed mushrooms and the lettuce in my salad was OLD and should have been thrown away instead of served. I hope the owner or manager reads this review and has a talk with the servers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just had lunch at Village Draft House. I've been there several times before with an average experience, but today was TERRIBLE. We arrived and were seated at 1:10 p.m. We were not able to place our order until 1:20 and we did not get our food until 1:40. Our server spent more time talking to friends and co-workers than she did waiting on us. She didn't bring us our food. Another server did. She never came and checked on us to see if everything was okay. We had to ask other servers for a box for leftovers and to take our payment. In addition, we were brought the wrong dressing with our stuffed mushrooms and the lettuce in my salad was OLD and should have been thrown away instead of served. I hope the owner or manager reads this review and has a talk with the servers.

Pros: none

Cons: poor service, smoky smell, poor food quality

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I like the food and the prices are not too bad. The worst thing about this place is the overwhelming cigarette smoke allowed at the bar that permeates the whole restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

I like the food and the prices are not too bad. The worst thing about this place is the overwhelming cigarette smoke allowed at the bar that permeates the whole restaurant.

 

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