Mellow Mushroom

★★★★☆
  • 601 W Peace St

    Raleigh, NC 27605

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  • 919-832-3499

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Hours
Sun 11:30am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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Food could be better, but this is a good place for a good pizza.

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★★★★☆

Food could be better, but this is a good place for a good pizza.

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A short review, Spring is here and enjoy good pizza and super selection of beer. Best hang out during lunch among med aged adults who hate cooking on sunny nice day.

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★★★★☆

A short review, Spring is here and enjoy good pizza and super selection of beer. Best hang out during lunch among med aged adults who hate cooking on sunny nice day.

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One of the best pizza's I've had. I have also heard their calzones and great as well. Would definetely visit them again!

5
★★★★★

One of the best pizza's I've had. I have also heard their calzones and great as well. Would definetely visit them again!

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Pizza is delicious and so is the meatball sub. The beer is not cold enough for me and they do not have frosted mugs...
Outside dining is great! Inside is a little loud but the large tv is nice during football season!

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★★★★☆

Pizza is delicious and so is the meatball sub. The beer is not cold enough for me and they do not have frosted mugs...
Outside dining is great! Inside is a little loud but the large tv is nice during football season!

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The pizza and salads are awesome. Good flavor every time we eat there. Food is consistently good and there is a wide variety of beers to choose from.

Parking lot has about 10 spots and there is no place to wait for a table. You have to hang out for up to one hour or more for a table!

2
★★★★★

The pizza and salads are awesome. Good flavor every time we eat there. Food is consistently good and there is a wide variety of beers to choose from.

Parking lot has about 10 spots and there is no place to wait for a table. You have to hang out for up to one hour or more for a table!

Pros: Pizza, Salads and delicious

Cons: parking is horrible, long wait to eat outside

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The issues with parking, and the arrogance of the manager make this place not worth it. The pizza is okay, but the trade-off isn't worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

The issues with parking, and the arrogance of the manager make this place not worth it. The pizza is okay, but the trade-off isn't worth it.

Pros: decent pizza, veggie dishes

Cons: Arrogant management, inflated egos, parking

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This is the best place for pizza in raleigh. Unfortunately everyone knows it, just try to get in on a Friday night. The parking is terrible there but the food more than makes up for it once you get it. This place is overrun with college kids though.

2
★★★★★

This is the best place for pizza in raleigh. Unfortunately everyone knows it, just try to get in on a Friday night. The parking is terrible there but the food more than makes up for it once you get it. This place is overrun with college kids though.

Pros: Pizza

Cons: Crowded, Parking

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There's a lot to look at on the walls, etc. Cool hippie mama type waitresses. Basically like most Mellow Mushroom's--not the coolest/biggest one I've ever been to though. Best time to go is in the Spring/Summer when you can sit outside on the patio. Eat a salad with Esperanza dressing, or just dip your pizza in it. It's SO tasty! Decent pizza...Lily's is still the best pizza in Raleigh though.

2
★★★★★

There's a lot to look at on the walls, etc. Cool hippie mama type waitresses. Basically like most Mellow Mushroom's--not the coolest/biggest one I've ever been to though. Best time to go is in the Spring/Summer when you can sit outside on the patio. Eat a salad with Esperanza dressing, or just dip your pizza in it. It's SO tasty! Decent pizza...Lily's is still the best pizza in Raleigh though.

Pros: Nice outdoor patio, Esperanza salad dressing!

Cons: The parking lot is REALLY tiny, but that's to be expected for the location

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Used to think it was great but the food quality has been really off lately. Undercooked pizza and a calzone that was only recognizable as a calzone because it said that's what it was on the menu. Good atmosphere but ratchet up the quality of the food preparation. Too many misses.

2
★★☆☆☆

Used to think it was great but the food quality has been really off lately. Undercooked pizza and a calzone that was only recognizable as a calzone because it said that's what it was on the menu. Good atmosphere but ratchet up the quality of the food preparation. Too many misses.

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I've been going to the Mushroom for 3 years, as do many coworkers in downtown Raleigh. I love their pizzas and salads. Service is pretty good most of the time. Even when I ordered at the counter for takeout it was fast. I love the outdoor patio for nice weather and people watching. I'll keep going back -I highly recommend the place. Quite a variety of patrons, college students, business people, moms with young ones at lunch. The only bad thing is that you can't get slices at dinner, only available at lunch.

4
★★★★☆

I've been going to the Mushroom for 3 years, as do many coworkers in downtown Raleigh. I love their pizzas and salads. Service is pretty good most of the time. Even when I ordered at the counter for takeout it was fast. I love the outdoor patio for nice weather and people watching. I'll keep going back -I highly recommend the place. Quite a variety of patrons, college students, business people, moms with young ones at lunch. The only bad thing is that you can't get slices at dinner, only available at lunch.

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This place was hopping when I went. I'm not sure what all of the fuss was over. Our Pizza was a crust with butter on it and a pool of goo in the middle resembling cheese. People I talk to say it's heavy and I'd have to agree. When that goo entered my stomach I was regretting it for sure. Lots of nice beers on tap though and a cool patio. I wish the food didn't make me feel so bad :)

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place was hopping when I went. I'm not sure what all of the fuss was over. Our Pizza was a crust with butter on it and a pool of goo in the middle resembling cheese. People I talk to say it's heavy and I'd have to agree. When that goo entered my stomach I was regretting it for sure. Lots of nice beers on tap though and a cool patio. I wish the food didn't make me feel so bad :)

Pros: Fun Place

Cons: Food

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Very cool, theres a ton of things I can order here, being a vegetarian. I really love the Tempeh subs, and the mega veggie pizzas. A cool tip for if you are eatin out on a buget is to order the hummus w/ pita wedges with a side of sprouts, tomatoes, banana peppers and onions. That way u can make lil veggie pita sandwiches! Fun! Also, thru Raleigh Take Out dot Com, u can order from them to be DELIVERED right to your house, and avoid the wait! Super awesome!

2
★★★★★

Very cool, theres a ton of things I can order here, being a vegetarian. I really love the Tempeh subs, and the mega veggie pizzas. A cool tip for if you are eatin out on a buget is to order the hummus w/ pita wedges with a side of sprouts, tomatoes, banana peppers and onions. That way u can make lil veggie pita sandwiches! Fun! Also, thru Raleigh Take Out dot Com, u can order from them to be DELIVERED right to your house, and avoid the wait! Super awesome!

Pros: Get it DELIVERED!

Cons: Sometimes a lil pricey!

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This place has some of the best pizza you will find in Raleigh.. I love the fresh ingrediants and the crust is to die for. My friends and I always look foward to our regularly scheduled trip to Mellow Mushroom. The staff always seems friendly and accomodating. They are really great for groups as we go as a large group as well as a good family atmosphere. You have a choice to sit inside.. on a covered patio, or on a open canopy patio as traffic drives by.

2
★★★★★

This place has some of the best pizza you will find in Raleigh.. I love the fresh ingrediants and the crust is to die for. My friends and I always look foward to our regularly scheduled trip to Mellow Mushroom. The staff always seems friendly and accomodating. They are really great for groups as we go as a large group as well as a good family atmosphere. You have a choice to sit inside.. on a covered patio, or on a open canopy patio as traffic drives by.

Pros: food, service, promptness, quality

Cons: beer prices, parking

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The one good thing I can say about the Mellow Mushroom is that the atmosphere is terrific. The outdoor patio on Peace Street is prime for people-watching. I just wish the food was as good. The crust is bland and flavorless and the selection of pizzas is that same as you would find in any pizza joint. The worst part of the experience was the service. Our waitress was more concerned with chatting with friends than to bother getting our drinks and then brought us the wrong pizza and gave ours away, so we had to wait for another pizza! If the food was better, this might have been overlooked as a waitress having a bad day, but coupled with disappointing food, it did not inspire a return visit.

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★★☆☆☆

The one good thing I can say about the Mellow Mushroom is that the atmosphere is terrific. The outdoor patio on Peace Street is prime for people-watching. I just wish the food was as good. The crust is bland and flavorless and the selection of pizzas is that same as you would find in any pizza joint. The worst part of the experience was the service. Our waitress was more concerned with chatting with friends than to bother getting our drinks and then brought us the wrong pizza and gave ours away, so we had to wait for another pizza! If the food was better, this might have been overlooked as a waitress having a bad day, but coupled with disappointing food, it did not inspire a return visit.

Pros: Great seating

Cons: bland food, bad service

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Since my office is down the street we have been frequent customers of the Raleigh location since they opened and always had a great experience. They have the best patio and pizza in Raleigh. The pizza is old school, hand tossed and cooked on a stone plus they have a lot of ingredients to choose from. I am surprised with the few bad reviews since we go there so often and never had a problem. The place is always packed so I am sure someone may not get the service they expect, but they must be doing something right.

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★★★★★

Since my office is down the street we have been frequent customers of the Raleigh location since they opened and always had a great experience. They have the best patio and pizza in Raleigh. The pizza is old school, hand tossed and cooked on a stone plus they have a lot of ingredients to choose from. I am surprised with the few bad reviews since we go there so often and never had a problem. The place is always packed so I am sure someone may not get the service they expect, but they must be doing something right.

Pros: Pizza, patio, beer selection

Cons: usually a wait

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I'm not sure what is up with all of the bad reviews saying that the service is bad. I've been to this location MANY times and have never had bad service. The pizza has always been outstanding, the drink refills aplenty, and the waitress we had last time even went out of her way to make sure the right football game was on while we were there. (Redskins, that is.) I love the Magic Mystery Tour pizza! Their pretzels also rock! I would definitely recommend Mellow Mushroom to anyone! One word: YUM!

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★★★★★

I'm not sure what is up with all of the bad reviews saying that the service is bad. I've been to this location MANY times and have never had bad service. The pizza has always been outstanding, the drink refills aplenty, and the waitress we had last time even went out of her way to make sure the right football game was on while we were there. (Redskins, that is.) I love the Magic Mystery Tour pizza! Their pretzels also rock! I would definitely recommend Mellow Mushroom to anyone! One word: YUM!

Pros: Pizza, pretzels, outdoor atmosphere

Cons: They don't deliver

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I guess my initial description sums it up. We went once because we thought that it must be good, with so many people eating outside. It took about 45 minutes to get a table for 2. Then, another 20 for a waitress to show up; even though we'd waited a long time, she just didn't have it in her to greet us or be polite. When we got our pitcher of (very expensive) beer, it was lukewarm. Then, another 50 minutes for the pizza...without....you guessed it (napkins). When we realized that she wasn't coming back to ask us how things were, one of us went up to the manager to ask for napkins; no apologies there; he gave us a withering look, as if to say, "You didn't really expect us to go out of our ways for you, did you?" He didn't have any reasons for our waits or the warm beer. Furthermore, the pizza was very undercooked. A truly bad experience, all around. As a former waitress, I would be so embarrased to work there or have any association with that place. I've heard that some of the other chains of MM were good but there's no way I'd drive out-of-town to chance my money, time, and food, on a place which so obviously doesn't care what its' patrons think!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I guess my initial description sums it up. We went once because we thought that it must be good, with so many people eating outside. It took about 45 minutes to get a table for 2. Then, another 20 for a waitress to show up; even though we'd waited a long time, she just didn't have it in her to greet us or be polite. When we got our pitcher of (very expensive) beer, it was lukewarm. Then, another 50 minutes for the pizza...without....you guessed it (napkins). When we realized that she wasn't coming back to ask us how things were, one of us went up to the manager to ask for napkins; no apologies there; he gave us a withering look, as if to say, "You didn't really expect us to go out of our ways for you, did you?" He didn't have any reasons for our waits or the warm beer. Furthermore, the pizza was very undercooked. A truly bad experience, all around. As a former waitress, I would be so embarrased to work there or have any association with that place. I've heard that some of the other chains of MM were good but there's no way I'd drive out-of-town to chance my money, time, and food, on a place which so obviously doesn't care what its' patrons think!

Pros: none at all

Cons: food, service, management, cleanliness, long waits for everything, hot beer

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Terible SERVICE!!!! I brought my family from out of town here and let me tell you, NEVER AGAIN!! Server never came, had to go up to the group of servers (not doing anything but standing around talking) and inform them that we had been sitting unhelped for 20 minutes, come to find they forgot to write our table down. The food took forever!!!! WE will not be returning. I don't recommend! Food isn't good, tastes cheap.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terible SERVICE!!!! I brought my family from out of town here and let me tell you, NEVER AGAIN!! Server never came, had to go up to the group of servers (not doing anything but standing around talking) and inform them that we had been sitting unhelped for 20 minutes, come to find they forgot to write our table down. The food took forever!!!! WE will not be returning. I don't recommend! Food isn't good, tastes cheap.

Pros: N/A

Cons: Service is terrible, parking lot way to small, we had to park way down the street !!!

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Nice sit down pizza place on Glenwood. Menu items offer tofu, tempeh and soy cheese on the pizza as well as subs. Very vegetarian friendly.

2
★★★★☆

Nice sit down pizza place on Glenwood. Menu items offer tofu, tempeh and soy cheese on the pizza as well as subs. Very vegetarian friendly.

Pros: Vegetarian/Vegan Options

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If I could go lower than one star I would. The M.M. in Raleigh is NOT the place for Groups of any size! A MANAGER was even rude to me when I tried to make a Group reservation! The food was OK, but not speedy. Oh, and as I recall, they left off a topping (MUSHROOMS!) and when I mentioned it, they brought a little plastic container with mushrooms to me! I complained about my experience booking the room with the manager (Didn't even bother about the rest.) and although another manager responded politely, he still stuck up for the first Manager's rude behavior. Nice to see they stick up for each other, but it doen't help solve the problem that someone bringing in customers was treated rudely!

I would not have gone back but a group had a meeting there. They sat part of the group in the private dining room (And believe me, I use that term rather loosely here! It's a sort of walkway for servers to the main dining area.) and didn't tell the rest of the group that was waiting at the bar! Finally we all got seated together. OK service, not speedy. Both times pizza ok.

Parking sort of difficult, but that's common downtown. This is a pretty good location for a restuarant.

I'd be willing to try other Mellow Mushroom's, but the management's attitude at this one has turned me off this location. At least keep letting the manager(s) know of bad experiences so MAYBE they'll run it in a more professional manner.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If I could go lower than one star I would. The M.M. in Raleigh is NOT the place for Groups of any size! A MANAGER was even rude to me when I tried to make a Group reservation! The food was OK, but not speedy. Oh, and as I recall, they left off a topping (MUSHROOMS!) and when I mentioned it, they brought a little plastic container with mushrooms to me! I complained about my experience booking the room with the manager (Didn't even bother about the rest.) and although another manager responded politely, he still stuck up for the first Manager's rude behavior. Nice to see they stick up for each other, but it doen't help solve the problem that someone bringing in customers was treated rudely!

I would not have gone back but a group had a meeting there. They sat part of the group in the private dining room (And believe me, I use that term rather loosely here! It's a sort of walkway for servers to the main dining area.) and didn't tell the rest of the group that was waiting at the bar! Finally we all got seated together. OK service, not speedy. Both times pizza ok.

Parking sort of difficult, but that's common downtown. This is a pretty good location for a restuarant.

I'd be willing to try other Mellow Mushroom's, but the management's attitude at this one has turned me off this location. At least keep letting the manager(s) know of bad experiences so MAYBE they'll run it in a more professional manner.

Cons: RUDE manger, hard to book a group, parking

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This place serves the best pizza I have ever had! We ordered the House Special pizza and it was great! Very filling too! My husband usually eats the entire pizza and we actually left with leftovers! I ordered the 24 oz margarita and it was delicious, my husband had some of the draft beer! We will definately go back!

2
★★★★★

This place serves the best pizza I have ever had! We ordered the House Special pizza and it was great! Very filling too! My husband usually eats the entire pizza and we actually left with leftovers! I ordered the 24 oz margarita and it was delicious, my husband had some of the draft beer! We will definately go back!

Pros: great pizza, great location within walking distance to lots of bars

Cons: parking is tough, wouldn't eat outside during the summer...hot and lots of flies!!

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We were at mellow mushrooms on Aug 4th 07. Ordered a pizza and Pitcher of Blue Moon. Beer was over 50 degrees. When I ask the waiter why the beer was so hot she said that they just filled up the beer in a Pitcher which just came out from a dishwasher. Daaa... I felt really stupid when I ask to pay $16 for a Pitcher over 50 degrees. We end up drinking less than a glass out of that Pitcher.
Would not recomend at all

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★☆☆☆☆

We were at mellow mushrooms on Aug 4th 07. Ordered a pizza and Pitcher of Blue Moon. Beer was over 50 degrees. When I ask the waiter why the beer was so hot she said that they just filled up the beer in a Pitcher which just came out from a dishwasher. Daaa... I felt really stupid when I ask to pay $16 for a Pitcher over 50 degrees. We end up drinking less than a glass out of that Pitcher.
Would not recomend at all

Cons: Worse beer ever

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Not the best pizza I've ever eaten but better than most places. Restaurant didn't look clean, parking is problem. Recommended.

2
★★★★☆

Not the best pizza I've ever eaten but better than most places. Restaurant didn't look clean, parking is problem. Recommended.

Pros: Outdoor Dining

Cons: Parking

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OUTSTANDING pizza...great food altogether...this place has atmosphere and excellent food. We enjoy coming here once a month or so, and just relaxing with great everything. The wait staff is awesome, there is never a disappointment. Well worth going to.

2
★★★★★

OUTSTANDING pizza...great food altogether...this place has atmosphere and excellent food. We enjoy coming here once a month or so, and just relaxing with great everything. The wait staff is awesome, there is never a disappointment. Well worth going to.

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We have been to several of these in different locations over many years. All of our experiences have been great EXCEPT for the Raleigh location. Waitresses are so rude and forget things on the order, forget napkins when the pizza comes, forget plates and bowls for sharing with kids. WAY TOO SLOW for a pizza place even when you order salads you wait 20 min for a salad and then YOU WAIT 30-45 minutes more for a pizza min. And it's not even consistently baked. We've had half baked pizza and overbaked pizza. Last visit the waitress literally threw the receipt on the table as she walked by without a "hope you enjoyed your meal", "come back again". Just plain stupid. And the last trip - they RAN OUT OF PIZZA BOXES so they brought out this little plastic container to hold 7 slices of pizza - how dumb is that folks?

What is up with the hiring and training here? Take a lesson from the Blowing Rock locations for hiring great staff and putting out a great pizza.

1
★★☆☆☆

We have been to several of these in different locations over many years. All of our experiences have been great EXCEPT for the Raleigh location. Waitresses are so rude and forget things on the order, forget napkins when the pizza comes, forget plates and bowls for sharing with kids. WAY TOO SLOW for a pizza place even when you order salads you wait 20 min for a salad and then YOU WAIT 30-45 minutes more for a pizza min. And it's not even consistently baked. We've had half baked pizza and overbaked pizza. Last visit the waitress literally threw the receipt on the table as she walked by without a "hope you enjoyed your meal", "come back again". Just plain stupid. And the last trip - they RAN OUT OF PIZZA BOXES so they brought out this little plastic container to hold 7 slices of pizza - how dumb is that folks?

What is up with the hiring and training here? Take a lesson from the Blowing Rock locations for hiring great staff and putting out a great pizza.

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I've eaten at Mellow a few times now and I feel they have the best pizza in Raleigh aside from Lilly's. They offer many unique creations and of course you can design your own. You can wind up paying $17 for a medium pizza here but it is definitely worth it. I love the dough they make and the ingredients are fresh. I've never had a problem with getting seated or with the service. An extra large patio provides lots of outdoor seating as well. They have some pretty good margartias here too. The interior is very dark and is more of a "bar-type" atmosphere. Sure it can get loud and crowded, but it is a very fun and casual place to eat.

2
★★★★☆

I've eaten at Mellow a few times now and I feel they have the best pizza in Raleigh aside from Lilly's. They offer many unique creations and of course you can design your own. You can wind up paying $17 for a medium pizza here but it is definitely worth it. I love the dough they make and the ingredients are fresh. I've never had a problem with getting seated or with the service. An extra large patio provides lots of outdoor seating as well. They have some pretty good margartias here too. The interior is very dark and is more of a "bar-type" atmosphere. Sure it can get loud and crowded, but it is a very fun and casual place to eat.

Pros: great pizza, lots of outdoor seating

Cons: it is a little bit pricey for pizza but still worth it

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Showed up before the big crowds on Saturday. We only ordered a pizza and 1 sub, but ended up waiting an hour. In the meantime, people were showing up and being served while we were still sitting there. Finally, the waitress told here there was some mix-up and offered the kids cheesy bread while we waited some more. The cleaning staff were ridiculous - when we finally got our food, they were trying to pull the plates out from under our noses (hey, there's the door - what's your hurry?) I got disgusted being rushed out of there after waiting so long and asked for boxes to take the rest home. Unbelievable - we stood up to grab our coats, turned around to get the boxes of food - saw one of the "speedy quick" cleaners taking off when them and our plates. We were told they accidentally threw them away - they offered us more food - wait another hour, yah right... Got my money back and left - the few bites we got to eat were definitely not worth the wait...

1
★★★☆☆

Showed up before the big crowds on Saturday. We only ordered a pizza and 1 sub, but ended up waiting an hour. In the meantime, people were showing up and being served while we were still sitting there. Finally, the waitress told here there was some mix-up and offered the kids cheesy bread while we waited some more. The cleaning staff were ridiculous - when we finally got our food, they were trying to pull the plates out from under our noses (hey, there's the door - what's your hurry?) I got disgusted being rushed out of there after waiting so long and asked for boxes to take the rest home. Unbelievable - we stood up to grab our coats, turned around to get the boxes of food - saw one of the "speedy quick" cleaners taking off when them and our plates. We were told they accidentally threw them away - they offered us more food - wait another hour, yah right... Got my money back and left - the few bites we got to eat were definitely not worth the wait...

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I just wanted to say that I really like the "Funky Chicken" pizza. I am not sure if its still on the menu, but its my all time fav. It has Carribean Chicken with some pesto and other ingrediants...but
yeah, I like it so much, I wanna take it behind the school and get it pregnant.

2
★★★★★

I just wanted to say that I really like the "Funky Chicken" pizza. I am not sure if its still on the menu, but its my all time fav. It has Carribean Chicken with some pesto and other ingrediants...but
yeah, I like it so much, I wanna take it behind the school and get it pregnant.

Pros: pizza

Cons: parking is sometimes hard..i like ordering take out

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This is where I always buy my pizza. It is always reliably good pizza with good quality incredients. Sometimes the crust could be a little crispier. Their salads rock. As does the hummous. And, if you eat in, the staff is always nice.

2
★★★★☆

This is where I always buy my pizza. It is always reliably good pizza with good quality incredients. Sometimes the crust could be a little crispier. Their salads rock. As does the hummous. And, if you eat in, the staff is always nice.

Pros: Great outdoor deck, commitment to quality ingredients

Cons: None!

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Mellow Mushroom has got to be the best place for pizza. I order from there everytime I am at the hair salon. The small pizzas have large slices worth getting at such a cheap price.This is my favorite quick stop for a meal.

2
★★★★★

Mellow Mushroom has got to be the best place for pizza. I order from there everytime I am at the hair salon. The small pizzas have large slices worth getting at such a cheap price.This is my favorite quick stop for a meal.

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pizza is ok. service is sometimes slow. good for famiies with small children. great place to eat outdoors in good weather.

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★★★☆☆

pizza is ok. service is sometimes slow. good for famiies with small children. great place to eat outdoors in good weather.

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We love the variety of pizza Mellow Mushroom serves. The greek salad is great
Outdoor patio is always a plus.

2
★★★★★

We love the variety of pizza Mellow Mushroom serves. The greek salad is great
Outdoor patio is always a plus.

Pros: pizza,salads, beer

Cons: parking

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I must say - if you are new in town or just visiting, going to Mellow Mushroom will leave you with a great impression of Raleigh night life. I've been on several occasions usually with a group of friends, when it's dark, and I love the environment. At this time of night the people, the air, the energy, and MOST importantly, the food will surely be a fascinating experience for anyone cruising in from anywhere.

2
★★★★★

I must say - if you are new in town or just visiting, going to Mellow Mushroom will leave you with a great impression of Raleigh night life. I've been on several occasions usually with a group of friends, when it's dark, and I love the environment. At this time of night the people, the air, the energy, and MOST importantly, the food will surely be a fascinating experience for anyone cruising in from anywhere.

Pros: The Food, the Area - perfect

Cons: It was a little timely before we got our food, but it's taste was well worth it!

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We LOVED this place! The pesto, tomato and cheese bread ROCKED! I wish I had some right now. Our waitress was on top of everything! She rocked! The mushroom umbrella like things outside ROCKED! EVERYTHING ROCKED!

2
★★★★★

We LOVED this place! The pesto, tomato and cheese bread ROCKED! I wish I had some right now. Our waitress was on top of everything! She rocked! The mushroom umbrella like things outside ROCKED! EVERYTHING ROCKED!

Pros: Food, parking, prices

Cons: There isn't one of these in every city!

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My wife and I have been to Mello Mushroom about 15 times. We love it! The pizza is the best in the triangle. We are actually ordering out tonight and can't wait to get our mighty meaty pizza. The BBQ chicken is our second favorite. You will enjoy this place, trust me!

Raleigh Resident

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★★★★★

My wife and I have been to Mello Mushroom about 15 times. We love it! The pizza is the best in the triangle. We are actually ordering out tonight and can't wait to get our mighty meaty pizza. The BBQ chicken is our second favorite. You will enjoy this place, trust me!

Raleigh Resident

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The Mellow Mushroom has become a great eatery in the downtown Raleigh area. An eclectic crowd --- from coat and tie Sunday goers to the bohemian girls with unshaved legs all come to this pizza parlor. Great food at great prices. There is a nice outside area - but unfortunately dogs are not allowed! The beers are ICE cold and the servers are good and service is fast. You can NOT go wrong at the Mellow Mushrrom Pizza Bakery.

5
★★★★★

The Mellow Mushroom has become a great eatery in the downtown Raleigh area. An eclectic crowd --- from coat and tie Sunday goers to the bohemian girls with unshaved legs all come to this pizza parlor. Great food at great prices. There is a nice outside area - but unfortunately dogs are not allowed! The beers are ICE cold and the servers are good and service is fast. You can NOT go wrong at the Mellow Mushrrom Pizza Bakery.

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This is a great place to have a beer and some pizza after a long day at work. They have a nice patio outside. It's almost always packed,but you never have to wait long for a seat. The pizza is fantastic and the staff is very friendly. I also love the decor! It's bright and fun!

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to have a beer and some pizza after a long day at work. They have a nice patio outside. It's almost always packed,but you never have to wait long for a seat. The pizza is fantastic and the staff is very friendly. I also love the decor! It's bright and fun!

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Theres a reason why they call the mellow mushroom mellow...nd it has everything to do with their service. If you don't mind waiting...and waiting...and waiting, they you'll love the mellow mushroom.

The pizza is fantastic, the staff not so much...but eating outside in the summertime, you'll forget all about it

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★★★☆☆

Theres a reason why they call the mellow mushroom mellow...nd it has everything to do with their service. If you don't mind waiting...and waiting...and waiting, they you'll love the mellow mushroom.

The pizza is fantastic, the staff not so much...but eating outside in the summertime, you'll forget all about it

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By far it is the best pizza around as long as you are not in a hurry!

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★★★★★

By far it is the best pizza around as long as you are not in a hurry!

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After Lilly's Pizza, some of the worst, tasteless garbage I have ever had. Save your money and go to the grocers. The frozen pizza is better.

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★☆☆☆☆

After Lilly's Pizza, some of the worst, tasteless garbage I have ever had. Save your money and go to the grocers. The frozen pizza is better.

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I was intrigued by the vegetarian offerings, but the place is noisy, the staff is very very very slow and I got beef & bacon in vegetarian dish I ordered. A previous time the waitress dropped a beer in my lap. Both times the management gave me $5 off my bill, but with no apology.
Another time lunch took an hour and a half- the waiter seemed to disappear, only to come back bleary-eyed and forgetful.
If you're not in a hurry, don't mind bad service with noisy surroundings, and can tolerate meat in vegetarian dishes then by all means, stop in an have a beer dumped on you.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was intrigued by the vegetarian offerings, but the place is noisy, the staff is very very very slow and I got beef & bacon in vegetarian dish I ordered. A previous time the waitress dropped a beer in my lap. Both times the management gave me $5 off my bill, but with no apology.
Another time lunch took an hour and a half- the waiter seemed to disappear, only to come back bleary-eyed and forgetful.
If you're not in a hurry, don't mind bad service with noisy surroundings, and can tolerate meat in vegetarian dishes then by all means, stop in an have a beer dumped on you.

Pros: Good menu

Cons: Horrible Service, Scary Food, Dizzy Staff

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I love Mellow Mushroom! Although the wait can be up to 30 minutes or more if you come on a Friday or Saturday night during peak hours, the food makes it worth the wait. I love designing my own pizza. I always make a pizza with fresh sliced tomatoes and fresh garlic, and it is ALWAYS excellent. The atmosphere is awesome with a few games for the kids to play, a small but lively bar area with TV's and a smoking section, a small putt putt type thing in the front with large mushrooms covering, and outdoor seating with live music some nights. It truely is a wonderful place to get a great calzone, pizza, or honey covered pretzels! GO TO MELLOW MUSHROOM! (And buy a cool T-Shirt)

2
★★★★★

I love Mellow Mushroom! Although the wait can be up to 30 minutes or more if you come on a Friday or Saturday night during peak hours, the food makes it worth the wait. I love designing my own pizza. I always make a pizza with fresh sliced tomatoes and fresh garlic, and it is ALWAYS excellent. The atmosphere is awesome with a few games for the kids to play, a small but lively bar area with TV's and a smoking section, a small putt putt type thing in the front with large mushrooms covering, and outdoor seating with live music some nights. It truely is a wonderful place to get a great calzone, pizza, or honey covered pretzels! GO TO MELLOW MUSHROOM! (And buy a cool T-Shirt)

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Lively, Music

Cons: Crowded, Wait (sometimes)

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The service was slow and incompetent. The pizza was below average. All in all a place to avoid.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service was slow and incompetent. The pizza was below average. All in all a place to avoid.

Cons: Slow, Rude Service, Bad Pizza

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I will never go back to this restaurant. The food was OK, but not special enough to overpower the snotty way we were treated. We asked to split a check, and rather than just tell us politely that we couldn't, the manager was very rude. When we asked if we could have the cashier split it while we paid, he was also rude, saying "that would takle too much attention away from our other customers--they might not come back." So I said "Well we might not come back," and he said "Oh well" and sashayed off. I can forgive mediocre food or even bad services, but not downright rudeness.

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★☆☆☆☆

I will never go back to this restaurant. The food was OK, but not special enough to overpower the snotty way we were treated. We asked to split a check, and rather than just tell us politely that we couldn't, the manager was very rude. When we asked if we could have the cashier split it while we paid, he was also rude, saying "that would takle too much attention away from our other customers--they might not come back." So I said "Well we might not come back," and he said "Oh well" and sashayed off. I can forgive mediocre food or even bad services, but not downright rudeness.

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I grew up in a town with a Mellow Mushroom they have the best Pizza! The parmesan on the crust is a great touch and you should try the white pizza. If you are in the mood for a snack their soft pretzals are great especially late. And if you are a beer lover this is your place. If the Raleigh location is like the Athens, GA location they have more of a beer selection than you can imagine! In short go, eat and make merry!

2
★★★★★

I grew up in a town with a Mellow Mushroom they have the best Pizza! The parmesan on the crust is a great touch and you should try the white pizza. If you are in the mood for a snack their soft pretzals are great especially late. And if you are a beer lover this is your place. If the Raleigh location is like the Athens, GA location they have more of a beer selection than you can imagine! In short go, eat and make merry!

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Best pizza in Raleigh. The crust is brushed with parmesian cheese. Yum. Enjoy the outdoor seating. Does get really busy on the weekends and parking is limited, but well worth it.

2
★★★★☆

Best pizza in Raleigh. The crust is brushed with parmesian cheese. Yum. Enjoy the outdoor seating. Does get really busy on the weekends and parking is limited, but well worth it.

Pros: outdoor seating

Cons: parking, crowded

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There's a ton to like, from the (rather pedestrian) pizza to the hallucinagenic allusions this is a cool place w/cute girls (& guys I guess, if you're a girl) to boot!

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★★★★★

There's a ton to like, from the (rather pedestrian) pizza to the hallucinagenic allusions this is a cool place w/cute girls (& guys I guess, if you're a girl) to boot!

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We've eaten at the Mellow Mushroom a few times. It can be a nice quiet place--but sometimes it can feel like Chuck E Cheese. Good pizza and calzones. Nice selection of draft beers.

2
★★★★☆

We've eaten at the Mellow Mushroom a few times. It can be a nice quiet place--but sometimes it can feel like Chuck E Cheese. Good pizza and calzones. Nice selection of draft beers.

Pros: draft beers, pizza, calzones

Cons: noise

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Great place to meet friends and hang out on the patio. Good food and cold beer. They also often have live music outside. Looks like this one will stick around for awhile.

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★★★★★

Great place to meet friends and hang out on the patio. Good food and cold beer. They also often have live music outside. Looks like this one will stick around for awhile.

Pros: Good crowd, Family friendly, Good Food

Cons: Limited Parking

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So far, this place has used it's location and ammenities to it's fullest. The place has been busy inside and out on the patio, and they've created a good buzz along with good food and good prices.

2
★★★★☆

So far, this place has used it's location and ammenities to it's fullest. The place has been busy inside and out on the patio, and they've created a good buzz along with good food and good prices.

Pros: inexpensive, good looking people, extensive menu

Cons: slow seating, small bar, crowded

 

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