Charlie Goodnight's Restaurant

★★☆☆☆
  • 861 W Morgan St

    Raleigh, NC 27603

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  • 919-828-5233

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this ripoff "restaurant" is billed as a way to get good seats for the comedy shows. We ate there tonight in advance of Tracy Morgan. Our waiter told us we had front row seats so take our time eating. When we got downstairs we were at the back of the room, not at a table, four chairs squeezed in between other people. The food at the restaurant is just so sub par it could be called nasty. But the wait staff in the comedy club brings it down to a whole new level of mediocrity. Just stay home and rent comedy tapes. This place is a ripoff of the hightest order!

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★☆☆☆☆

this ripoff "restaurant" is billed as a way to get good seats for the comedy shows. We ate there tonight in advance of Tracy Morgan. Our waiter told us we had front row seats so take our time eating. When we got downstairs we were at the back of the room, not at a table, four chairs squeezed in between other people. The food at the restaurant is just so sub par it could be called nasty. But the wait staff in the comedy club brings it down to a whole new level of mediocrity. Just stay home and rent comedy tapes. This place is a ripoff of the hightest order!

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My husband and I ate there and our bill was $90! The food was below average and there was no price on the menu so was were shocked when we got our bill. Don't eat there.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I ate there and our bill was $90! The food was below average and there was no price on the menu so was were shocked when we got our bill. Don't eat there.

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Dont EVEN waste your time or money at this dump! Eat before come--you can get better food from a local value menu. PLEASE BRING CASH! Use a credit card and watch your bill go up with chump charges! Don't ask or pay for prime seating. There is no prime seating! !!! They push and shove you into tight elbow-to ass seating. You can't move to the left or to the right becaue your wedged in like a can of cheap sardines. Don't even think about moving a chair or table even a hair becasue you get fussed out by the "super-sit-you-down man". Do yourself a favor and go out of town or watch your own t.v.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dont EVEN waste your time or money at this dump! Eat before come--you can get better food from a local value menu. PLEASE BRING CASH! Use a credit card and watch your bill go up with chump charges! Don't ask or pay for prime seating. There is no prime seating! !!! They push and shove you into tight elbow-to ass seating. You can't move to the left or to the right becaue your wedged in like a can of cheap sardines. Don't even think about moving a chair or table even a hair becasue you get fussed out by the "super-sit-you-down man". Do yourself a favor and go out of town or watch your own t.v.

Pros: The Comedians

Cons: Bad Food, Bad Seating, Bad Staff, Just Bad

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had a terrrible experience here and will NEVER go again! I bought tickets online for Jennifer Coolidge for a Sunday eprformance. The comedian was great, but the staff was horrible! When we showed up for the dinner/show, they said they accidentally canceled our tickets. We were turned away from the dinner. They did said I had to purchase 2 more to more tickets then ( for more than the the dinner/show price), if I still wanted to go to the show. I bought 2 more tickets and they made us wait in the lobby until everyone else was sat. We were then placed at the back of the theater in a cramped area, where I was forced to stand the entore night. I spoke with the "manager" who said, sorry, this is all we have. I was also upset because I bought the tickets 4 weeks before the show, but they still made me wait until everyone else was sat. The staff was rude, pushy and even blamed ME for them canceling my original tickets by mistake! Be warned about this place. They are unorganized and don't care anything about repeat customers. All they care about it getting the money for the tickets. I will be sharing this experience with EVERYONE I can!

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★☆☆☆☆

had a terrrible experience here and will NEVER go again! I bought tickets online for Jennifer Coolidge for a Sunday eprformance. The comedian was great, but the staff was horrible! When we showed up for the dinner/show, they said they accidentally canceled our tickets. We were turned away from the dinner. They did said I had to purchase 2 more to more tickets then ( for more than the the dinner/show price), if I still wanted to go to the show. I bought 2 more tickets and they made us wait in the lobby until everyone else was sat. We were then placed at the back of the theater in a cramped area, where I was forced to stand the entore night. I spoke with the "manager" who said, sorry, this is all we have. I was also upset because I bought the tickets 4 weeks before the show, but they still made me wait until everyone else was sat. The staff was rude, pushy and even blamed ME for them canceling my original tickets by mistake! Be warned about this place. They are unorganized and don't care anything about repeat customers. All they care about it getting the money for the tickets. I will be sharing this experience with EVERYONE I can!

Pros: Parking Lot is Free

Cons: Staff rude! Atmosphere dirty and too cramped!

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My wife and I were looking for a really total experience to go out and eat good food and see Ralphie May. Our bill was not broken out and as we were in a hurry to get seats, I paid the bill. Imagine getting 4 drinks one appetizer and two low priced entree's and a bill of $75 before tip. As we were out for a special eve, I just paid and went on as we were with friends. The next day, I revisited our food and bill, and decided I needed to warn those of you looking for good food. I ordered the Cordon Bleu as I have enjoyed it elseware in the past. What I received was a burnt Sam's club frozen thing sliced into sections and covered with something to cover up the fact that the ham and cheese inside were burnt into the ozone. I ordered a salad and fries with it. Salad was on the dinner plate and fake blue chess dressing was such that I could not eat the salad. Wilted fries (less than McDonald) and that is my bottom line. If you can't beat McDonald;s just give up.But to put it into perspective, the fries were the only thing I ate. The calamari had no little squids and the concept of "not overcooking" was attempted, but when you don't overcook calamari, you need to use light batter and cook at very high temp (425+) to achieve the tenderness and color you are searching for. Bottom line--the food was sub-par. we will not go back again for dinner--perhaps drinks and appetizers--but not dinner The Old Bar needs to focus on quality food to draw people back for dinner and a how. We'll return, but nor for dinner--just the show.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I were looking for a really total experience to go out and eat good food and see Ralphie May. Our bill was not broken out and as we were in a hurry to get seats, I paid the bill. Imagine getting 4 drinks one appetizer and two low priced entree's and a bill of $75 before tip. As we were out for a special eve, I just paid and went on as we were with friends. The next day, I revisited our food and bill, and decided I needed to warn those of you looking for good food. I ordered the Cordon Bleu as I have enjoyed it elseware in the past. What I received was a burnt Sam's club frozen thing sliced into sections and covered with something to cover up the fact that the ham and cheese inside were burnt into the ozone. I ordered a salad and fries with it. Salad was on the dinner plate and fake blue chess dressing was such that I could not eat the salad. Wilted fries (less than McDonald) and that is my bottom line. If you can't beat McDonald;s just give up.But to put it into perspective, the fries were the only thing I ate. The calamari had no little squids and the concept of "not overcooking" was attempted, but when you don't overcook calamari, you need to use light batter and cook at very high temp (425+) to achieve the tenderness and color you are searching for. Bottom line--the food was sub-par. we will not go back again for dinner--perhaps drinks and appetizers--but not dinner The Old Bar needs to focus on quality food to draw people back for dinner and a how. We'll return, but nor for dinner--just the show.

Pros: good seating if you eat down below

Cons: See below

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Went to goodnights for new years eve,we opted to eat a sit down dinner,we were the last ones to be seated [we were there an hour before]they sat us at the opening to the kitchen,we were told they were behind,we placed our order[with the bar tender who was clearly too busy to give us good service,none the less we placed our order and did'nt even get what we ordered and were told "we are out of that"no body even told us we ordered the tuna they brought us salmon,I was real upset as I brought company from out of town to this venue,and I asked to speak with the manger,who was not helpfull at all,pretty much said we could leave[we paid $432 for the night of dinner and comedy.he then treatened me and said we would not get our tickets if we did'nt pay our bar bill,we gave up then were escorted to a table in the back,we were supposed to get preferred seating with our meal,we opted to leave and to never return again!It was a horrible experiance and I can see that others have also had a bad experiance,so don't waste your money on this poor poor managed place.I would'nt even give this one star but there is no other option.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to goodnights for new years eve,we opted to eat a sit down dinner,we were the last ones to be seated [we were there an hour before]they sat us at the opening to the kitchen,we were told they were behind,we placed our order[with the bar tender who was clearly too busy to give us good service,none the less we placed our order and did'nt even get what we ordered and were told "we are out of that"no body even told us we ordered the tuna they brought us salmon,I was real upset as I brought company from out of town to this venue,and I asked to speak with the manger,who was not helpfull at all,pretty much said we could leave[we paid $432 for the night of dinner and comedy.he then treatened me and said we would not get our tickets if we did'nt pay our bar bill,we gave up then were escorted to a table in the back,we were supposed to get preferred seating with our meal,we opted to leave and to never return again!It was a horrible experiance and I can see that others have also had a bad experiance,so don't waste your money on this poor poor managed place.I would'nt even give this one star but there is no other option.

Cons: poor poor poor

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My husband and I recently planned our first trip to Charlie Goodnights Comedy Club. We planned to see John Caparulo on Sunday night. As soon as we heard John was coming (3 weeks in advance), we went on Goodnights website to buy tickets. We then decided that their "free show with dinner purchase" sounded like fun so instead we made reservations. I printed a confirmation number that assured not only the reservation for dinner, but also that tickets to the show would be held for us as well.

Sunday came around and my husband and I were very excited about going to see the show (which also happened to be our celebration for my birthday). I called the box office to ask a question about the dinner seating but a recording said the box office would not open until 4pm. I looked at the website again and noticed that John Caparulo's name was no longer on the calendar for that date (in fact, the whole weekend), instead there was another comedian listed. I waited until 4pm (4 hours before the show) and called the box office. I spoke with a man and told him I was going to see John Caparulo that night. He asked for all of my information and then answered the question I called to ask about dinner. After the details of dinner were discussed, he said -somewhat as an afterthought- that John was not going to be performing that night.

He then explained that John had a change in schedule due to shooting a movie and that they had only found out on Wednesday. I informed the man that it was Sunday and I had not received ANY kind of notification that this had taken place. The information I had given them with my dinner reservation included my name/address/phone/email. The man said they had scrambled around to find a replacement and that they had been very busy trying to contact people but there was still "a small list" of people they had yet to notify.

The man pretty much assumed we would see the replacement comedian and was trying to tell me about him. I told him that I had no idea who this other guy was and that I still could not understand why I had not been notified. If there was time to put this new comedian's name on the online calendar, why was there nothing on the website explaining the situation? The man I spoke with gave me a half-hearted "sorry" and said John had rescheduled for March and that "don't worry" my reservation had already been transferred to the Sunday show in March. I don't know how they would assume that 4 1/2 months in advance that I will want/be able to see the Sunday show? I told the man we would not be attending that evening, to keep the date in March reserved and that I would like to speak with a manager. (He made it very clear that there were no other options.)

The manager called me an hour later (he doesn't come in until 5pm). We discussed the situation again and I said I understood the rescheduling and that it was out of Goodnights control, but I was very upset by the lack of notification (it was now 3 hours before the show and no one had contacted me!) as well as the lack of sincerity in their apology. Things happen, but shouldn't they at least act like they care? What if I had driven in from out of town? What if I had hired a baby sitter? I now had no plans for the evening and he could care less. -Once again, trying to convince me to see the show that evening.- No offer for a discount, upgrade in seating or even so much as a sincere apology. NOTHING! They don't care. It happens.

The comedians that come to Goodnights are first class. Too bad the venue is not.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I recently planned our first trip to Charlie Goodnights Comedy Club. We planned to see John Caparulo on Sunday night. As soon as we heard John was coming (3 weeks in advance), we went on Goodnights website to buy tickets. We then decided that their "free show with dinner purchase" sounded like fun so instead we made reservations. I printed a confirmation number that assured not only the reservation for dinner, but also that tickets to the show would be held for us as well.

Sunday came around and my husband and I were very excited about going to see the show (which also happened to be our celebration for my birthday). I called the box office to ask a question about the dinner seating but a recording said the box office would not open until 4pm. I looked at the website again and noticed that John Caparulo's name was no longer on the calendar for that date (in fact, the whole weekend), instead there was another comedian listed. I waited until 4pm (4 hours before the show) and called the box office. I spoke with a man and told him I was going to see John Caparulo that night. He asked for all of my information and then answered the question I called to ask about dinner. After the details of dinner were discussed, he said -somewhat as an afterthought- that John was not going to be performing that night.

He then explained that John had a change in schedule due to shooting a movie and that they had only found out on Wednesday. I informed the man that it was Sunday and I had not received ANY kind of notification that this had taken place. The information I had given them with my dinner reservation included my name/address/phone/email. The man said they had scrambled around to find a replacement and that they had been very busy trying to contact people but there was still "a small list" of people they had yet to notify.

The man pretty much assumed we would see the replacement comedian and was trying to tell me about him. I told him that I had no idea who this other guy was and that I still could not understand why I had not been notified. If there was time to put this new comedian's name on the online calendar, why was there nothing on the website explaining the situation? The man I spoke with gave me a half-hearted "sorry" and said John had rescheduled for March and that "don't worry" my reservation had already been transferred to the Sunday show in March. I don't know how they would assume that 4 1/2 months in advance that I will want/be able to see the Sunday show? I told the man we would not be attending that evening, to keep the date in March reserved and that I would like to speak with a manager. (He made it very clear that there were no other options.)

The manager called me an hour later (he doesn't come in until 5pm). We discussed the situation again and I said I understood the rescheduling and that it was out of Goodnights control, but I was very upset by the lack of notification (it was now 3 hours before the show and no one had contacted me!) as well as the lack of sincerity in their apology. Things happen, but shouldn't they at least act like they care? What if I had driven in from out of town? What if I had hired a baby sitter? I now had no plans for the evening and he could care less. -Once again, trying to convince me to see the show that evening.- No offer for a discount, upgrade in seating or even so much as a sincere apology. NOTHING! They don't care. It happens.

The comedians that come to Goodnights are first class. Too bad the venue is not.

Pros: Big name comedians

Cons: Complete lack of customer service!

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When you eat at "The Grill", you are suppose to get reserved seating in rows 1 and 2. "The Grill" is a flat menu, $27.50 per person and GRATUITY AUTOMATICALLY ADDED!! Yes, for 2 people, they auto added the grat and now I know why. Our server (and the house) knew they were overbooked for the evening (it said so when I looked at their RSVP list. So, our server was extremely rushed the entire evening, my drink went dry several times and I had to ask for more, my wife asked for ice twice before I stopped her and asked her specifically to "bring me one glass of ice" very directly. The appetizer was ok, the salad was small, my salmon was excellent, my wife's Cordon Bleu Chicken was under-cooked in half of it and you could see pink. We got a free desert for the undercooked chicken. The cheesecake was great. We left in plenty of time to get our seat and were told to not to worry, we didn't have to wait in line since we ate at "The Grill" and we already had a table reserved for us in the first or second row (B5 to be exact). We sit at the bar and wait about 15 minutes so we didn't have to wait in line (HEY we had reserved seats because we were patrons at their $70/couple restaurant). So, we go up and stand in line about 5-10 mins, the place is PACKED, we get up and hand them our PRE-ARRANGED SEATING TICKET, and we are shown to our table...which is filled, the guy seating us goes back and tries another table...it too is filled, and the third time, he places us in a table in the back of the reserved seating where you would sit if you made reservations at the bar. This was ridiculous, we flat out were disappointed on so many levels. I figured it out when we were leaving that the reason that they intentionally overbooked the place is the fact that John is so good that they figure most people will leave more laughing and forget about their crappy experience before, I say Nay-Nay!!

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★☆☆☆☆

When you eat at "The Grill", you are suppose to get reserved seating in rows 1 and 2. "The Grill" is a flat menu, $27.50 per person and GRATUITY AUTOMATICALLY ADDED!! Yes, for 2 people, they auto added the grat and now I know why. Our server (and the house) knew they were overbooked for the evening (it said so when I looked at their RSVP list. So, our server was extremely rushed the entire evening, my drink went dry several times and I had to ask for more, my wife asked for ice twice before I stopped her and asked her specifically to "bring me one glass of ice" very directly. The appetizer was ok, the salad was small, my salmon was excellent, my wife's Cordon Bleu Chicken was under-cooked in half of it and you could see pink. We got a free desert for the undercooked chicken. The cheesecake was great. We left in plenty of time to get our seat and were told to not to worry, we didn't have to wait in line since we ate at "The Grill" and we already had a table reserved for us in the first or second row (B5 to be exact). We sit at the bar and wait about 15 minutes so we didn't have to wait in line (HEY we had reserved seats because we were patrons at their $70/couple restaurant). So, we go up and stand in line about 5-10 mins, the place is PACKED, we get up and hand them our PRE-ARRANGED SEATING TICKET, and we are shown to our table...which is filled, the guy seating us goes back and tries another table...it too is filled, and the third time, he places us in a table in the back of the reserved seating where you would sit if you made reservations at the bar. This was ridiculous, we flat out were disappointed on so many levels. I figured it out when we were leaving that the reason that they intentionally overbooked the place is the fact that John is so good that they figure most people will leave more laughing and forget about their crappy experience before, I say Nay-Nay!!

Pros: John was absoluetly awesome

Cons: Auto added grat, overbooked house, undercooked chicken

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As far as a comedy club - the place is great. If you don't have a drink order more complicated than beer - you're good to go. If you actually order from the menu - just keep your expectations low. That way you won't be too disappointed.

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★★★☆☆

As far as a comedy club - the place is great. If you don't have a drink order more complicated than beer - you're good to go. If you actually order from the menu - just keep your expectations low. That way you won't be too disappointed.

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I'll start first by saying we have never been disappointed in the comedians that come here. They have several high profile comedians and several no name comedians that are just as funny. The waitresses are just okay. They take forever to get around to you to get your drink orders and then take even longer bringing your drinks back to you. the seating area is so crowded that if you have to get up for anything, you can't get back in. the restaurant that is located with the comedy club is expensive. The food is okay, but recommend eating there only when they are running specials.

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★★★☆☆

I'll start first by saying we have never been disappointed in the comedians that come here. They have several high profile comedians and several no name comedians that are just as funny. The waitresses are just okay. They take forever to get around to you to get your drink orders and then take even longer bringing your drinks back to you. the seating area is so crowded that if you have to get up for anything, you can't get back in. the restaurant that is located with the comedy club is expensive. The food is okay, but recommend eating there only when they are running specials.

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It is true that Goodnight's is in disrepair...but that's never mattered since it's always been about the standup comedy there. Unfortunately for Goodnight's, the comedy has taken a downward turn also. Stay away from Fajita Marguerita Night on Wednesday's...it is nothing but hacks! There is nooooo local talent whatsoever! Just awful!!!!

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It is true that Goodnight's is in disrepair...but that's never mattered since it's always been about the standup comedy there. Unfortunately for Goodnight's, the comedy has taken a downward turn also. Stay away from Fajita Marguerita Night on Wednesday's...it is nothing but hacks! There is nooooo local talent whatsoever! Just awful!!!!

Pros: Only place to go to see big names on the weekends

Cons: No talent hacks during amateur night on Wednesday.

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Following is an email comment that was sent to the owner's of Goodnight's Comedy Club:

Unfortunately, this is NOT GOOD FEEDBACK!
My wife and I, and a few friends came to your Club last night (amateur night) for dinner and the show. We have not been there for a few years, and it was not how we remembered it. The place was run down and filthy. My wife was quite concerned about sanitation and having dinner there.

Even the before entering the Club; one of the two outside entry lights was burned out (left side facing), the front windows looked as though they haven't been cleaned in months. There were cobwebs all over the interior. Discolored and bare spots in the paint (and this was just in the foyer)! Electrical boxes hanging off the walls!

And this is all before you even get downstairs... should I even mention the Men's restroom and the peeling floor paint, and apparently you cannot afford a hand towel dispenser!

Without writing an essay... the place was a DUMP !!!
Are you in financial distress? If not, you certainly will be soon if changes are not made. We were not the only people to notice the decay.

On a positive note, you would be a great candidate for Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares TV show!

BIG NOTE! Just Realized that CitySearch's 5-Star Grade System is Far From Accurate !
The Rating above is 4 out of 5 Stars ...if you divide 38 Stars into 13 Reviews...which is what they have,
that comes out to a RATING of 2.9 STARS .....
what's up with tht CitySearch ?????

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★☆☆☆☆

Following is an email comment that was sent to the owner's of Goodnight's Comedy Club:

Unfortunately, this is NOT GOOD FEEDBACK!
My wife and I, and a few friends came to your Club last night (amateur night) for dinner and the show. We have not been there for a few years, and it was not how we remembered it. The place was run down and filthy. My wife was quite concerned about sanitation and having dinner there.

Even the before entering the Club; one of the two outside entry lights was burned out (left side facing), the front windows looked as though they haven't been cleaned in months. There were cobwebs all over the interior. Discolored and bare spots in the paint (and this was just in the foyer)! Electrical boxes hanging off the walls!

And this is all before you even get downstairs... should I even mention the Men's restroom and the peeling floor paint, and apparently you cannot afford a hand towel dispenser!

Without writing an essay... the place was a DUMP !!!
Are you in financial distress? If not, you certainly will be soon if changes are not made. We were not the only people to notice the decay.

On a positive note, you would be a great candidate for Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares TV show!

BIG NOTE! Just Realized that CitySearch's 5-Star Grade System is Far From Accurate !
The Rating above is 4 out of 5 Stars ...if you divide 38 Stars into 13 Reviews...which is what they have,
that comes out to a RATING of 2.9 STARS .....
what's up with tht CitySearch ?????

Pros: Comedy was Good

Cons: The Place was disgustingly Filthy and in a state of disrepair

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Beware--make sure your beverages are what you order. Orange juice served in place of margueritas. Manager rude. Service slow because not enough staff. Owner will not call despite several emails requesting. They also serve drinks removed from one table to another. I SAW IT HAPPEN AFTER i PLACE MY FINGERS IN THE PITCHER!!!! fOOD BEST OF NIGHT AND WAS NOT WORTH THE $10.07 PAID FOR FAJITAS.

GUESS OWNER DOES NOT CARE

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★☆☆☆☆

Beware--make sure your beverages are what you order. Orange juice served in place of margueritas. Manager rude. Service slow because not enough staff. Owner will not call despite several emails requesting. They also serve drinks removed from one table to another. I SAW IT HAPPEN AFTER i PLACE MY FINGERS IN THE PITCHER!!!! fOOD BEST OF NIGHT AND WAS NOT WORTH THE $10.07 PAID FOR FAJITAS.

GUESS OWNER DOES NOT CARE

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Beware--make sure your beverages are what you order. Orange juice served in place of margueritas. Manager rude. Service slow because not enough staff. Owner will not call despite several emails requesting. They also serve drinks removed from one table to another. I SAW IT HAPPEN AFTER i PLACE MY FINGERS IN THE PITCHER!!!! fOOD BEST OF NIGHT AND WAS NOT WORTH THE $10.07 PAID FOR FAJITAS.

GUESS OWNER DOES NOT CARE

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★☆☆☆☆

Beware--make sure your beverages are what you order. Orange juice served in place of margueritas. Manager rude. Service slow because not enough staff. Owner will not call despite several emails requesting. They also serve drinks removed from one table to another. I SAW IT HAPPEN AFTER i PLACE MY FINGERS IN THE PITCHER!!!! fOOD BEST OF NIGHT AND WAS NOT WORTH THE $10.07 PAID FOR FAJITAS.

GUESS OWNER DOES NOT CARE

Pros: Great ambience

Cons: Rest destroyed ambience

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I went to Goodnight's about a month ago to see Chris Titus. I had so much fun. It is nice to have the option to do something different and this was it. The food was great and the show was hilarious. Just like any busy bar you might wait a little while for a drink, but that goes with the territory. I could probably get drinks a little faster if there were not so many people there, but then the atmosphere wouldn't be so energetic and fun. The seating is a little tight, but again that adds to the feel. I have been to comedy clubs in New York City and the seating is much tighter there. All around the set-up may be a little frustrating but it is part of going to a Comedy Club if I wanted space and super fast drinks I would go to a dead bar or stay home. If you want to do something new and have a blast I suggest going to Goodnight's, but be willing to go with the flow and have a great time laughing like crazy.

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★★★★★

I went to Goodnight's about a month ago to see Chris Titus. I had so much fun. It is nice to have the option to do something different and this was it. The food was great and the show was hilarious. Just like any busy bar you might wait a little while for a drink, but that goes with the territory. I could probably get drinks a little faster if there were not so many people there, but then the atmosphere wouldn't be so energetic and fun. The seating is a little tight, but again that adds to the feel. I have been to comedy clubs in New York City and the seating is much tighter there. All around the set-up may be a little frustrating but it is part of going to a Comedy Club if I wanted space and super fast drinks I would go to a dead bar or stay home. If you want to do something new and have a blast I suggest going to Goodnight's, but be willing to go with the flow and have a great time laughing like crazy.

Pros: Atmoshpere, Affordable, Something Fun and Different

Cons: Parking and A Little Crowded

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Charlie Goodnights is no longer the comedy club it once was. Wednesday open mic night is still cool (free admission if you eat in the upstairs restaurant), but otherwise it's rarely worth the $17 charge. Headliners are C-List at best, drinks are overpriced and the tables are crammed so closely together that you can't move.

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★★★☆☆

Charlie Goodnights is no longer the comedy club it once was. Wednesday open mic night is still cool (free admission if you eat in the upstairs restaurant), but otherwise it's rarely worth the $17 charge. Headliners are C-List at best, drinks are overpriced and the tables are crammed so closely together that you can't move.

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I went to the Bruce Bruce show and boy was it weak. Bruce Bruce rocked but there was no one at the show may be 100 people. And the wait staff didn't come order my drink until the opening act was off the stage. I will not be coming back and as for the other reviews they must have been posted by people that work at Charlie Goodnight's.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the Bruce Bruce show and boy was it weak. Bruce Bruce rocked but there was no one at the show may be 100 people. And the wait staff didn't come order my drink until the opening act was off the stage. I will not be coming back and as for the other reviews they must have been posted by people that work at Charlie Goodnight's.

Cons: Service, Staff, Managers

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The other Saturday I took my two young children ages 6 and 8 to Goodnights for the Family Fun Saturday show with Brad Reeder. We arrived and had a great lunch that my kids loved! Hot dogs and Hamburgers, what every kid enjoys. The show was great and interactive. The kids were allowed up on stage to tell their own knock-knock jokes and also got balloon hats at the end of the show. They enjoyed the magic tricks, the voice impersonations, balloon animals and the jokes. It's a great way to spend a day with your kids and still have time to go out and enjoy the weather!

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★★★★★

The other Saturday I took my two young children ages 6 and 8 to Goodnights for the Family Fun Saturday show with Brad Reeder. We arrived and had a great lunch that my kids loved! Hot dogs and Hamburgers, what every kid enjoys. The show was great and interactive. The kids were allowed up on stage to tell their own knock-knock jokes and also got balloon hats at the end of the show. They enjoyed the magic tricks, the voice impersonations, balloon animals and the jokes. It's a great way to spend a day with your kids and still have time to go out and enjoy the weather!

Pros: Food, Parking, Cost

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I have recently moved to Raleigh from San Francisco and love good food and stand up comedy. Having gone to many comedy clubs, I have found that Goodnights is the best one that I have visited. Having been here since January, I have enjoyed the club several times for both dinner and the show and found out that a new owner and management team has taken over. I have never had a bad experience. The service was outstanding and the food was flawless. and I was most impressed with the customer service and attention to detail that was provided.

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★★★★★

I have recently moved to Raleigh from San Francisco and love good food and stand up comedy. Having gone to many comedy clubs, I have found that Goodnights is the best one that I have visited. Having been here since January, I have enjoyed the club several times for both dinner and the show and found out that a new owner and management team has taken over. I have never had a bad experience. The service was outstanding and the food was flawless. and I was most impressed with the customer service and attention to detail that was provided.

Pros: Parking, Customer Service, Diverse Menu

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The food and service is horrible. All the postitive ratingss are atleast as old as 2002. The only recen review is 2006. I bet you remove the bad ones because many people tell me the food has gone down hill. Be fair. Goodnights needs an overhaul and the reviews will force them to do it. This will save their restuarant. Call it tough love. Do the right thing. The food cam be very embarassing on first dates as well.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food and service is horrible. All the postitive ratingss are atleast as old as 2002. The only recen review is 2006. I bet you remove the bad ones because many people tell me the food has gone down hill. Be fair. Goodnights needs an overhaul and the reviews will force them to do it. This will save their restuarant. Call it tough love. Do the right thing. The food cam be very embarassing on first dates as well.

Pros: comedy, drinks, NOTHING ELSE AT ALL

Cons: FOOD, SERVICE, FOOD

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I was first presented my bill at the end of the show unawary that there would be an 18% grat on a party of 2. I had no prior knowledge of this. When I asked to speak to a manager, the waitress said that he would be over. The show ended and I proceeded to wait upstairs at the bar in a mass of people. Eventually, a staff member from the bar upstairs asked if I needed anything and I proceeded to tell him that I was waiting for a manager. The staff member which said he was sorry for the hassel but the owner is busy and has a hard time getting to all the guest. The long and short if this is what 18%, ticket price, and drinks is getting me, I would rather go somewhere else and I recommend everyone doing the same.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was first presented my bill at the end of the show unawary that there would be an 18% grat on a party of 2. I had no prior knowledge of this. When I asked to speak to a manager, the waitress said that he would be over. The show ended and I proceeded to wait upstairs at the bar in a mass of people. Eventually, a staff member from the bar upstairs asked if I needed anything and I proceeded to tell him that I was waiting for a manager. The staff member which said he was sorry for the hassel but the owner is busy and has a hard time getting to all the guest. The long and short if this is what 18%, ticket price, and drinks is getting me, I would rather go somewhere else and I recommend everyone doing the same.

Cons: seating, bathrooms

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Charlie Goodnight's has two restaurants and a comedy club. You can have just dinner or just a show or BOTH. Nice options! Dinner was okay, the show was AWESOME, but the seating was a bit too cramped in the comedy club. Parking is not a problem. Ovrall, it's great night out.

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★★★☆☆

Charlie Goodnight's has two restaurants and a comedy club. You can have just dinner or just a show or BOTH. Nice options! Dinner was okay, the show was AWESOME, but the seating was a bit too cramped in the comedy club. Parking is not a problem. Ovrall, it's great night out.

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While the comedy club is still top notch after many years, the food really needs improvement. Champagne Charlies was our choice and while I understand the very limited menu, it needs to at least be served at better than room temperature, especially the price.
Also need to find a better crowd flow method so that folks aren't running all over each other when going from the restaurants to the club. Glad to see it is now non smoking in the club and still acts that are worth every cent. But do re-evaluate your restaurants.

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★★☆☆☆

While the comedy club is still top notch after many years, the food really needs improvement. Champagne Charlies was our choice and while I understand the very limited menu, it needs to at least be served at better than room temperature, especially the price.
Also need to find a better crowd flow method so that folks aren't running all over each other when going from the restaurants to the club. Glad to see it is now non smoking in the club and still acts that are worth every cent. But do re-evaluate your restaurants.

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Let's be honest folks, usually people don't write honest reviews and tend to vent when one small thing went wrong. I went to see Tim Wilson on 8/22 and had great service every step of the way. We had dinner at Chamagne Charlie's and then caught the show. The servers were very attentive and the food was great. If you want to make sure you get your name on the list for a show, I recommend you call after 1:00 PM to get your name on the reserved list. Mention the website and they are more than happy to take your name.

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★★★★★

Let's be honest folks, usually people don't write honest reviews and tend to vent when one small thing went wrong. I went to see Tim Wilson on 8/22 and had great service every step of the way. We had dinner at Chamagne Charlie's and then caught the show. The servers were very attentive and the food was great. If you want to make sure you get your name on the list for a show, I recommend you call after 1:00 PM to get your name on the reserved list. Mention the website and they are more than happy to take your name.

Pros: Great food, Good service

Cons: Parking, Crowded

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I just went and saw Jeff Dunham (ventriloquist) and it was great! I had dinner and then saw the show. The staff may not be sugar-sweet, but they were very accomidating. We ventured down to the Old Bar for a drink after the show to find a very rowdy scene - topped off with girls dancing on the bar!

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★★★★☆

I just went and saw Jeff Dunham (ventriloquist) and it was great! I had dinner and then saw the show. The staff may not be sugar-sweet, but they were very accomidating. We ventured down to the Old Bar for a drink after the show to find a very rowdy scene - topped off with girls dancing on the bar!

Pros: packed to the gills!, good parking, entertainment

Cons: not what i expected

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Charlie Goodnights is a great place to hit when you're in the mood for something different--you're sick of the bar scene or you hate the thought of seeing yet another movie. The problem, however, is that Goodnights can be disorganized. I've found myself waiting in long lines (in an uncomfortably crowded waiting area) as staff members clamor to find the reservation list. Don't go if you're claustrphobic.

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★★★★☆

Charlie Goodnights is a great place to hit when you're in the mood for something different--you're sick of the bar scene or you hate the thought of seeing yet another movie. The problem, however, is that Goodnights can be disorganized. I've found myself waiting in long lines (in an uncomfortably crowded waiting area) as staff members clamor to find the reservation list. Don't go if you're claustrphobic.

Pros: Something different

Cons: Disorganized

 

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