Abbey Road Tavern & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 1195 W Chatham St

    Cary, NC 27513

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  • 919-481-4434

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Don't bother. Three burgers were ordered, but none were cooked as asked. The one who ordered a medium burger got it rare, the two who ordered medium rare got medium and raw. They all said there wasn't any actual seasoning in the meat, so

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★★★★★

Don't bother. Three burgers were ordered, but none were cooked as asked. The one who ordered a medium burger got it rare, the two who ordered medium rare got medium and raw. They all said there wasn't any actual seasoning in the meat, so

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Yes, they're known for their burgers, but have really Great Onion Rings (breaded by hand). A must visit for any Beatles fan.

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★★★★★

Yes, they're known for their burgers, but have really Great Onion Rings (breaded by hand). A must visit for any Beatles fan.

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Used to be a favorite of mine, but the new owner raised both drink prices and food prices. The last time I was in, it was a ghost town at lunch time. When it had dive bar prices and a dive bar atmosphere, it was perfect. Now the

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★★★★★

Used to be a favorite of mine, but the new owner raised both drink prices and food prices. The last time I was in, it was a ghost town at lunch time. When it had dive bar prices and a dive bar atmosphere, it was perfect. Now the

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Horrible service...food was average. Servers were too busy talking & texting to pay attention to needs of our table. They couldn't even make a suggestion of what was good to eat. Really?! The owner (or someone) needs to train the

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★★★★★

Horrible service...food was average. Servers were too busy talking & texting to pay attention to needs of our table. They couldn't even make a suggestion of what was good to eat. Really?! The owner (or someone) needs to train the

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They get 5 stars for their burgers, onion rings and prices on food and drinks. Bloody Mary bar on Sundays is a 5. Chicken wings are a 4. Any other food is about a 3 - thus the rating average of 4. Go have a burger and you'll be 5-star

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★★★★★

They get 5 stars for their burgers, onion rings and prices on food and drinks. Bloody Mary bar on Sundays is a 5. Chicken wings are a 4. Any other food is about a 3 - thus the rating average of 4. Go have a burger and you'll be 5-star

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I don't know what has happened to this place but we ate there last night and it was horrible. Seems like the need a new cook in the kitchen. A Tuesday night was a bit crowded maybe but apparently the kitchen was ruining everyone's order.

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★★★★★

I don't know what has happened to this place but we ate there last night and it was horrible. Seems like the need a new cook in the kitchen. A Tuesday night was a bit crowded maybe but apparently the kitchen was ruining everyone's order.

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The burgers are awesome! The staff is wonderful and the food is ALWAYS great. We have been dining there for over 10 years and have shared this hidden treasure with many folks. The daytime bartender, Erin, is one of the best in the area!

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★★★★★

The burgers are awesome! The staff is wonderful and the food is ALWAYS great. We have been dining there for over 10 years and have shared this hidden treasure with many folks. The daytime bartender, Erin, is one of the best in the area!

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I went to Abbey Road over the weekend and was so impressed by their burgers. Not only was the burger large and juicey but they actually cooked it the way I wanted it. The service was quick and friendly. The beer was cold. The classic

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★★★★★

I went to Abbey Road over the weekend and was so impressed by their burgers. Not only was the burger large and juicey but they actually cooked it the way I wanted it. The service was quick and friendly. The beer was cold. The classic

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I see that Abbey Road has gotten some pretty rough reviews recently, but I'm happy to report that my experience wasn't bad at all!

We were seated promptly when we arrived, and a waitress came over to our table within a minute. We each

3
★★★★★

I see that Abbey Road has gotten some pretty rough reviews recently, but I'm happy to report that my experience wasn't bad at all!

We were seated promptly when we arrived, and a waitress came over to our table within a minute. We each

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Won't go back.\r
"service" sucked and my buger did too.

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★★★★★

Won't go back.\r
"service" sucked and my buger did too.

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In the distant past we had heard good things about this establishment and looked forward to trying them out. While we try to give most restaurants 2 trials, since anyone can have a bad day , we will not be going back for a second visit.

3
★★★★★

In the distant past we had heard good things about this establishment and looked forward to trying them out. While we try to give most restaurants 2 trials, since anyone can have a bad day , we will not be going back for a second visit.

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We went to Abby Road at 6:30 on a Sunday evening. It took 20 minutes before someone took our order and another 30 minutes to be served a hamburger. The silverware had old dried up food on it. The server brought glasses to the table with

3
★★★★★

We went to Abby Road at 6:30 on a Sunday evening. It took 20 minutes before someone took our order and another 30 minutes to be served a hamburger. The silverware had old dried up food on it. The server brought glasses to the table with

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I finally was tended to and got a burger... I hear about their burgers all of the time but after the terrible service I doubt I'll be back.

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★★☆☆☆

I finally was tended to and got a burger... I hear about their burgers all of the time but after the terrible service I doubt I'll be back.

Pros: Burger

Cons: Service, waitstaff

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Easily the best burger around! Also good is the humus appetizer and buffalo chicken sandwich. Great beer specials. It's smoky, but January will be here soon. Trivia is always fun on Wednesdays. Highly recommend this bar.

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★★★★★

Easily the best burger around! Also good is the humus appetizer and buffalo chicken sandwich. Great beer specials. It's smoky, but January will be here soon. Trivia is always fun on Wednesdays. Highly recommend this bar.

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Great menu

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★★★★★

Great menu

Pros: good tunage

Cons: starchy bread

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Been going regularly, weekend afternoon staff are excellent. Burgers are enormous and tasty. Best place in Cary for a veggie burger with a ceaser side for our vegetarian teen. Would love to see fresh battered fish on the menu but it's best fish n chips on offer in town. Amazing value as I can feed a lot of us for 2/3s the cost and get big tasty portions.

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★★★★★

Been going regularly, weekend afternoon staff are excellent. Burgers are enormous and tasty. Best place in Cary for a veggie burger with a ceaser side for our vegetarian teen. Would love to see fresh battered fish on the menu but it's best fish n chips on offer in town. Amazing value as I can feed a lot of us for 2/3s the cost and get big tasty portions.

Pros: best value - excellent prices

Cons: need a door between bar & non-smoking

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The takeout orders have Red Gold ketchup in them. WTF??? It's bad enough they don't serve Heinz ketchup, but Red Gold is just silly. Chek Cola, Meisterbrau, and Presidents Choice can't be far behind.

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★☆☆☆☆

The takeout orders have Red Gold ketchup in them. WTF??? It's bad enough they don't serve Heinz ketchup, but Red Gold is just silly. Chek Cola, Meisterbrau, and Presidents Choice can't be far behind.

Pros: more

Cons: less

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What a great time we had here. The food and music were excellent! They had an excellent band playing, Ventura Highway, that we enjoy a lot!

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★★★★☆

What a great time we had here. The food and music were excellent! They had an excellent band playing, Ventura Highway, that we enjoy a lot!

Pros: good atmosphere

Cons: bad service

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I went there for dinner the other night and the bartender ignored me for about 5 mins. when I tried to order my drink. Then after waiting about 10 mins. for my soup, (which I thought he had forgotten about) he said "Oh - let me check. They might have left it in the microwave. This was on a Monday night, so it wasn't even crowded.

I'll put my money into another bar, thank you. I refuse to be treated poorly when spending my money on food fare and tip.

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★★★☆☆

I went there for dinner the other night and the bartender ignored me for about 5 mins. when I tried to order my drink. Then after waiting about 10 mins. for my soup, (which I thought he had forgotten about) he said "Oh - let me check. They might have left it in the microwave. This was on a Monday night, so it wasn't even crowded.

I'll put my money into another bar, thank you. I refuse to be treated poorly when spending my money on food fare and tip.

Pros: good atmosphere

Cons: bad service

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It may not be the greatest decorated place in the world, but the burgers are so good. The service is incredible, and the waitress are really nice. It is a great for the family and kids, I recommended it for everyone.

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★★★★★

It may not be the greatest decorated place in the world, but the burgers are so good. The service is incredible, and the waitress are really nice. It is a great for the family and kids, I recommended it for everyone.

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If you are looking for a great burger then I highly recommend Abbey Road Tavern & Grilled. The burgers are big, messy, and delicious. We went on a Thursday night and not only was the burger and beer great, but so was the service!

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★★★★☆

If you are looking for a great burger then I highly recommend Abbey Road Tavern & Grilled. The burgers are big, messy, and delicious. We went on a Thursday night and not only was the burger and beer great, but so was the service!

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Start with the location, it was designed as a gas station, but never used as one.
Head inside to an uncharming and unimpressive bar area, down the hall to the unimpressive and uncharming back area. So if you are from out of town, don't bother going here. Only a local could love this place. And I'm one who doesn't.

Okay, so you hold out hope because people have told you that the food is great. I ordered a buffalo chicken sandwich, a rather easy dish. But I noticed the bun was absolutely not fresh made, rather quite stale, out of the bag for a few days. The only thing you can say is that they gave a huge portion, it actually was enough chicken for 2 sandwiches.

I'm not normally given to complaining about places, but I noticed that my friends recommendations seemed out of place with what I experienced and then strangely I was seeing these only accolades.

In the Cary area we have for a good burger: 5 Guys, Char-grill (the un-service burger place), Red Robin, Chili's, and many other restaurants with charming, weird, or standard dining areas. So Abbey Road has really nothing going for it except the inflated reviews which have already been spreading a false impression. Don't waste your money here. Let those who love it keep it in business.

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★★☆☆☆

Start with the location, it was designed as a gas station, but never used as one.
Head inside to an uncharming and unimpressive bar area, down the hall to the unimpressive and uncharming back area. So if you are from out of town, don't bother going here. Only a local could love this place. And I'm one who doesn't.

Okay, so you hold out hope because people have told you that the food is great. I ordered a buffalo chicken sandwich, a rather easy dish. But I noticed the bun was absolutely not fresh made, rather quite stale, out of the bag for a few days. The only thing you can say is that they gave a huge portion, it actually was enough chicken for 2 sandwiches.

I'm not normally given to complaining about places, but I noticed that my friends recommendations seemed out of place with what I experienced and then strangely I was seeing these only accolades.

In the Cary area we have for a good burger: 5 Guys, Char-grill (the un-service burger place), Red Robin, Chili's, and many other restaurants with charming, weird, or standard dining areas. So Abbey Road has really nothing going for it except the inflated reviews which have already been spreading a false impression. Don't waste your money here. Let those who love it keep it in business.

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The burgers at this place are amazing and affordable. I tried Abbey Road last week for the first time and was extrememly impressed with the kindness of the staff and the great food, and best of all it was affordable. We had two burgers and a couple beers, and the bill was only 25.00, this would have easily cost close to 40.00 at Red Robin and the quality of the food at Abbey road is much better. Everything is fresh, the burgers are big and juicy, and fresh. Ranch dressing is to die for. Portions are huge so bring your appetite or prepare for left overs. I was so impressed last weekend, we decided to go again this weekend but the experience wasn't as good. The food was still great but this little place doesn't have the man power for large crowds. I recommend and early or late meal.

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★★★★☆

The burgers at this place are amazing and affordable. I tried Abbey Road last week for the first time and was extrememly impressed with the kindness of the staff and the great food, and best of all it was affordable. We had two burgers and a couple beers, and the bill was only 25.00, this would have easily cost close to 40.00 at Red Robin and the quality of the food at Abbey road is much better. Everything is fresh, the burgers are big and juicy, and fresh. Ranch dressing is to die for. Portions are huge so bring your appetite or prepare for left overs. I was so impressed last weekend, we decided to go again this weekend but the experience wasn't as good. The food was still great but this little place doesn't have the man power for large crowds. I recommend and early or late meal.

Pros: Great food, good price

Cons: Don't have the man power for busy hours

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I frequent Abbey Road about 3 times a month and the burgers are amazing. What makes them better than others? - First of all they are made fresh and are not unthawed patties like most other places. Secondly when you ask for a burger medium - you get it medium!!! What a novel concept. Third, the lettuce, tomatoes and pickles used for toppings are fresh and make the burger much more flavorful. I recommend the Ringo with bacon for a burger. If your not in the mood for a burger than the ribeye steak sandwich is excellent. The beer is inexpensive relative to other places that I've been, they have a good beer selection and they actually have Labatt Blue on tap!!!!! Seating can be very tough to get especially on Fridays during dinner hours and the waiting area is very small so expect to stand if you don't get seating right away. I believe smoking is only allowed in the bar area as well. This is a great little authentic hometown bar/restaurant that can only be found here in the Triangle... its not found in 800 different other locations in the US. You won't find shrimp poppers, pizza shooters or extreme fajitas but what you will find is a great meal for a great price.

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★★★★★

I frequent Abbey Road about 3 times a month and the burgers are amazing. What makes them better than others? - First of all they are made fresh and are not unthawed patties like most other places. Secondly when you ask for a burger medium - you get it medium!!! What a novel concept. Third, the lettuce, tomatoes and pickles used for toppings are fresh and make the burger much more flavorful. I recommend the Ringo with bacon for a burger. If your not in the mood for a burger than the ribeye steak sandwich is excellent. The beer is inexpensive relative to other places that I've been, they have a good beer selection and they actually have Labatt Blue on tap!!!!! Seating can be very tough to get especially on Fridays during dinner hours and the waiting area is very small so expect to stand if you don't get seating right away. I believe smoking is only allowed in the bar area as well. This is a great little authentic hometown bar/restaurant that can only be found here in the Triangle... its not found in 800 different other locations in the US. You won't find shrimp poppers, pizza shooters or extreme fajitas but what you will find is a great meal for a great price.

Pros: Awesome burgers, good beer selection

Cons: small waiting area

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After all the positive postings it was a very disappointing experience. Not family oriented, sevice in the Bar area is non-existant. I had the worst wings I've ever had.

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★☆☆☆☆

After all the positive postings it was a very disappointing experience. Not family oriented, sevice in the Bar area is non-existant. I had the worst wings I've ever had.

Pros: It wasn't crowded - go figure.

Cons: Service is awful

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I love Abbey Road, it's one of my favorite places to eat. The food is so good and unique plus they have more than just burgers. The walls are covered with so many records and posters from the past it's like leaving the 21st century for a little bit. I also love the people there, they are so nice, funny, and down to earth. My burger once wasn't cook enough for my tastes but they fixed it so fast and were so nice about it, that it wasn't that big of a deal. Abbey Road is def. my pick for a good, relaxed bite to eat.

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★★★★★

I love Abbey Road, it's one of my favorite places to eat. The food is so good and unique plus they have more than just burgers. The walls are covered with so many records and posters from the past it's like leaving the 21st century for a little bit. I also love the people there, they are so nice, funny, and down to earth. My burger once wasn't cook enough for my tastes but they fixed it so fast and were so nice about it, that it wasn't that big of a deal. Abbey Road is def. my pick for a good, relaxed bite to eat.

Pros: Beer List, Good Burgers, Nice People

Cons: some smoke on busy nights

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There are not alot of places that you can get a combo of such wonder food and service. I was blown away when I took the first bite into my burger, it was so juicy, plump, and prepared wonderfully. It is an assemble-your-self burger, ya know, so all the stuff is on the side. WOW.. Just amazing. The service was great also, when they messed up on my side order, they prompting retrieved me the correct one and apologized for the inconviences. I actually got to talk with the staff, and it gave the place a more homely atmosphere. It wasn't another resturant where I was just a customer, I was some one of intersts here. And how can you not like the atmosphere. They have the Beatles and other amazing album covers, magazine cut outs, and pictures. It's comforting to know that the music legends of the past won't die out because of such a place like this.

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★★★★★

There are not alot of places that you can get a combo of such wonder food and service. I was blown away when I took the first bite into my burger, it was so juicy, plump, and prepared wonderfully. It is an assemble-your-self burger, ya know, so all the stuff is on the side. WOW.. Just amazing. The service was great also, when they messed up on my side order, they prompting retrieved me the correct one and apologized for the inconviences. I actually got to talk with the staff, and it gave the place a more homely atmosphere. It wasn't another resturant where I was just a customer, I was some one of intersts here. And how can you not like the atmosphere. They have the Beatles and other amazing album covers, magazine cut outs, and pictures. It's comforting to know that the music legends of the past won't die out because of such a place like this.

Pros: Service, Food, Ambience is Nice

Cons: A little smokey when it is really busy

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At one time Abby Road really did cook some of the best burgers in town. Our service and food was below the standard of the Abby Road I used to enjoy.

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★★☆☆☆

At one time Abby Road really did cook some of the best burgers in town. Our service and food was below the standard of the Abby Road I used to enjoy.

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I really give this restaurant a 3.5. The food is really quite good. But the atmosphere isn't what it is cracked up to be, and the service isn't very good. It looks like an old gas station and the 'oodles of Beatles memorobelia' is an odd collection of album covers and posters of various artists taked to the walls. The wait staff isn't rude, but they could be a little nicer. Food takes forever to get there, and don't be surprised if people who come in after you get served first. It happened to us, which is most disconcerting. And, don't ever expect any apology or even empathy. So, 3.5 stars seems about right. It is above average because of the food. But the atmosphere and wait staff leave you a little cold.

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★★★★☆

I really give this restaurant a 3.5. The food is really quite good. But the atmosphere isn't what it is cracked up to be, and the service isn't very good. It looks like an old gas station and the 'oodles of Beatles memorobelia' is an odd collection of album covers and posters of various artists taked to the walls. The wait staff isn't rude, but they could be a little nicer. Food takes forever to get there, and don't be surprised if people who come in after you get served first. It happened to us, which is most disconcerting. And, don't ever expect any apology or even empathy. So, 3.5 stars seems about right. It is above average because of the food. But the atmosphere and wait staff leave you a little cold.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Poor atmosphere and wait staff

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Maybe I'm the only guy who cares but good fish & chips are hard to find. I've been to plenty of Irish Pubs/Restaurants that couldn't deliver on what I would think would be a staple. This is THE place for fish & chips.

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★★★★☆

Maybe I'm the only guy who cares but good fish & chips are hard to find. I've been to plenty of Irish Pubs/Restaurants that couldn't deliver on what I would think would be a staple. This is THE place for fish & chips.

Pros: comfortable atmosphere

Cons: there's a concert poster for Frank Zappa, admission $2.00, Wish I could see that today.

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We were expecting alot since it was listed as top 10 best burgers in the triangle area, so was relatively disappointed. The decor was ok...was expecting more beatles paraphernelia. Burgers were not bad. Huge, but kinda dry. Bun was cold and could have been toasted (like Fuddruckers). Price was very reasonable though.

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★★★☆☆

We were expecting alot since it was listed as top 10 best burgers in the triangle area, so was relatively disappointed. The decor was ok...was expecting more beatles paraphernelia. Burgers were not bad. Huge, but kinda dry. Bun was cold and could have been toasted (like Fuddruckers). Price was very reasonable though.

Pros: Price, good friendly service

Cons: Average burgers

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great food!! best burgers around for less price!! the service was great - not a long wait at all. great atmosphere for all beatles lovers! the memorabilia is cool and fun to eat around. the menu is great and theres something for everyone. burgers, salads, pitas- all great! and the names of the menu items all tie into the beatles them- definitely fun for sure

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★★★★★

great food!! best burgers around for less price!! the service was great - not a long wait at all. great atmosphere for all beatles lovers! the memorabilia is cool and fun to eat around. the menu is great and theres something for everyone. burgers, salads, pitas- all great! and the names of the menu items all tie into the beatles them- definitely fun for sure

Pros: burgers and atmosphere

Cons: none really

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This was by far the best burger I've had in the triangle!!!! Cooked to perfection, very moist! Really worth the wait, 10 ounce burgers take time to cook the way you really want it. The bun was fresh and tasty! Fresh bun from Roma's and an awesome burger from Abbey Road. What could be better? I suggest trying the "Paul" burger, blackened 10 ounce burger topped with Bleu Cheese crumbles and a side of handcut, homemade beer-battered onion rings! And don't forget to order a side of Ranch for dipping. Yummy! Next time I'll try the "Ringo" burger. I can't wait for my next Abbey Road experience. The service was prompt and very friendly, I felt like I've been a regular forever. Laidback and fun, with old album covers and other reminders of my youth plastered all over the walls. My family was also very pleased, my 10 year old son ordered a kids cheeseburger and could only eat half. Huge, yummy burgers and great service with a smile at a price anyone can afford. Don't waste your time at "cheeseburger, cheeseburger" or "5 Guys"! I have found my "burger joint"!!!! Thank you, Abbey Road! Enjoy!!

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★★★★★

This was by far the best burger I've had in the triangle!!!! Cooked to perfection, very moist! Really worth the wait, 10 ounce burgers take time to cook the way you really want it. The bun was fresh and tasty! Fresh bun from Roma's and an awesome burger from Abbey Road. What could be better? I suggest trying the "Paul" burger, blackened 10 ounce burger topped with Bleu Cheese crumbles and a side of handcut, homemade beer-battered onion rings! And don't forget to order a side of Ranch for dipping. Yummy! Next time I'll try the "Ringo" burger. I can't wait for my next Abbey Road experience. The service was prompt and very friendly, I felt like I've been a regular forever. Laidback and fun, with old album covers and other reminders of my youth plastered all over the walls. My family was also very pleased, my 10 year old son ordered a kids cheeseburger and could only eat half. Huge, yummy burgers and great service with a smile at a price anyone can afford. Don't waste your time at "cheeseburger, cheeseburger" or "5 Guys"! I have found my "burger joint"!!!! Thank you, Abbey Road! Enjoy!!

Pros: The Burgers and service!

Cons: ????

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This is by far the best burger I have ever had. A great value for the price. The burger was moist but not at all greasy. The service was friendly and more than adequate. We sat in the no smoking section and did not notice a trace of smoke, although the restaurant was not very busy when we were there. I would definitely go back again, take friends, and recommend it to others.

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★★★★☆

This is by far the best burger I have ever had. A great value for the price. The burger was moist but not at all greasy. The service was friendly and more than adequate. We sat in the no smoking section and did not notice a trace of smoke, although the restaurant was not very busy when we were there. I would definitely go back again, take friends, and recommend it to others.

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Horrible visit. The cheese fries we ordered as an appetizer had hair in them. The waitress brought us a clean plate without hair, but that's all she did. 3 of 4 in our party ordered burgers cooked medium. They were so raw inside it was disgusting. We sent the bugers, that had bites out of them and had been cut in half back, thinking they would cook us new ones to the proper degree. They brought us back the same partially eaten burgers, but put the wrong ones on each bun. Mine now had mayo on it , which I can't stand and my daughters had pickles that she didn't put on during their first visit. The waitress was somewhat apologetic, but not able to offer much real relief. I left totally grossed out, never to return. I will say that I have had a decent burger there years ago, but I will not take another chance on them after my recent visit..

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible visit. The cheese fries we ordered as an appetizer had hair in them. The waitress brought us a clean plate without hair, but that's all she did. 3 of 4 in our party ordered burgers cooked medium. They were so raw inside it was disgusting. We sent the bugers, that had bites out of them and had been cut in half back, thinking they would cook us new ones to the proper degree. They brought us back the same partially eaten burgers, but put the wrong ones on each bun. Mine now had mayo on it , which I can't stand and my daughters had pickles that she didn't put on during their first visit. The waitress was somewhat apologetic, but not able to offer much real relief. I left totally grossed out, never to return. I will say that I have had a decent burger there years ago, but I will not take another chance on them after my recent visit..

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A small group of myself and coworkers have been frequenting Abbey Road for the last six times since March 2007. We always get appetizers and burgers. Tasty mild wings, big mozzarella sticks, and even bigger Cheese Burgers ( I order the "John") with cheese fries. I can only eat half the burger it's that big (10 oz.). The service is constant and extremly friendly with no empty glasses. There was at least two girls serving our table one night. There's no smoke in the air on that side of the restaurant, especially early evening. The place has been spruced up with fresh paint and more decor. Planning to go back again & again.

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★★★★☆

A small group of myself and coworkers have been frequenting Abbey Road for the last six times since March 2007. We always get appetizers and burgers. Tasty mild wings, big mozzarella sticks, and even bigger Cheese Burgers ( I order the "John") with cheese fries. I can only eat half the burger it's that big (10 oz.). The service is constant and extremly friendly with no empty glasses. There was at least two girls serving our table one night. There's no smoke in the air on that side of the restaurant, especially early evening. The place has been spruced up with fresh paint and more decor. Planning to go back again & again.

Pros: Food, Service, Food

Cons: Small Dining area

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Burgers are always good, but the service is hit-or-miss (mostly miss). Even if you are sitting at the bar, the bar tender is more interested in playing the bar game than serving customers. I can't imagine how bad the service is in the new dining room.
If the service was A LITTLE better, it would get 5 stars.

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★★★☆☆

Burgers are always good, but the service is hit-or-miss (mostly miss). Even if you are sitting at the bar, the bar tender is more interested in playing the bar game than serving customers. I can't imagine how bad the service is in the new dining room.
If the service was A LITTLE better, it would get 5 stars.

Pros: Burgers

Cons: Service

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Like some of the other reviewers, I don't think these are even close to the best in town. And the place is filled with smoke even on the non-smoking side. The burgers at Chargrill or Five Guys are better and there isn't the smoke filled bar atmosphere. We went with a large group of teenagers - obviously, they have a bit of experience on this topic. The burgers were burnt on the outside and a bit raw on the inside. Too high a heat I guess. The service was very friendly and the food came out pretty quick - but the place was virtually empty when we were there so I don't know what's it's like when it is busy. The chicken wrap with vegetables that one person ordered was very good according to them and worth another trip - but for take out only.

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★★★☆☆

Like some of the other reviewers, I don't think these are even close to the best in town. And the place is filled with smoke even on the non-smoking side. The burgers at Chargrill or Five Guys are better and there isn't the smoke filled bar atmosphere. We went with a large group of teenagers - obviously, they have a bit of experience on this topic. The burgers were burnt on the outside and a bit raw on the inside. Too high a heat I guess. The service was very friendly and the food came out pretty quick - but the place was virtually empty when we were there so I don't know what's it's like when it is busy. The chicken wrap with vegetables that one person ordered was very good according to them and worth another trip - but for take out only.

Pros: good chicken wrap

Cons: smoke filled rooms with fans blowing it around

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The first time I went to Abbey Road was in 2005. When I pulled with my friends I was a little apprehensive considering it used to be a gas station. Nonetheless, when I walked and saw the inside and the friendly staff I was relieved. The service was prompt, wait staff very friendly and its the best burger that I have ever had in my life. Its pure 100% Angus Beef and you can tell. The burgers are made fresh and to order and the cheese fries are to die for. All I have to say is if you love burgers, realy burgers please go to Abbey Road Grill. You won't be sorry or disappointed.

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★★★★★

The first time I went to Abbey Road was in 2005. When I pulled with my friends I was a little apprehensive considering it used to be a gas station. Nonetheless, when I walked and saw the inside and the friendly staff I was relieved. The service was prompt, wait staff very friendly and its the best burger that I have ever had in my life. Its pure 100% Angus Beef and you can tell. The burgers are made fresh and to order and the cheese fries are to die for. All I have to say is if you love burgers, realy burgers please go to Abbey Road Grill. You won't be sorry or disappointed.

Pros: The burgers are the best ever

Cons: Parking can be an issue on a busy Friday night

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My wife and I had become fans of this place until the last time that we went there. The last time, the service was poor, the food was not as good as it had been in the past, and I wasn't quite comfortable. The owner or somebody in an official position was running around in a t-shirt and jeans with his butt hanging out taking people's orders. Then, when I got my medium well burger, there was a red substance that's associated with the heart (the word for this substance is blocked by citysearch's filters!) on my plate by the fries. That bothered me a little bit. However, the thing that put me off the most was that the food was mediocre at best on that visit. It's a shame too, because I've been here before when the food has been great and the service has been reasonable. Inconsistencies to this level are very hard to excuse though and I won't go back for quite some time, if ever.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I had become fans of this place until the last time that we went there. The last time, the service was poor, the food was not as good as it had been in the past, and I wasn't quite comfortable. The owner or somebody in an official position was running around in a t-shirt and jeans with his butt hanging out taking people's orders. Then, when I got my medium well burger, there was a red substance that's associated with the heart (the word for this substance is blocked by citysearch's filters!) on my plate by the fries. That bothered me a little bit. However, the thing that put me off the most was that the food was mediocre at best on that visit. It's a shame too, because I've been here before when the food has been great and the service has been reasonable. Inconsistencies to this level are very hard to excuse though and I won't go back for quite some time, if ever.

Pros: Lots of Nostalgic Memorabilia, Classic Rock

Cons: Inconsistent Service

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i am one of the pickiest diners in the triangle, and i couldn't even find anything wrong with this place. I had the lucy burger. it was $6.99 with a side of the best onion rings i've ever had. fresh red onion rings, lightly battered and fried to perfection. they get a little tough when they get cold, so eat the rings first, and then eat the burger, because the 10 oz. freshly ground c.a.b. burger will hold its heat for the 2 minutes it takes one to eat the heaping mound of fried utopia. they grind the beef on premises, so you can order your patty still "moo"ing if that's what you prefer. this place completely took me by surprise... i was going to a bar where i usually meet my buddy, and on the way, i suggested we eat at abby road grille. i'm sorry to say, i think this might have to be my new bar... at least when i'm hungry. A diamond in the "rough" of mediocre cary establishments. Also, try the chili.... probably they best you can get at a restaurant... so meaty.

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★★★★★

i am one of the pickiest diners in the triangle, and i couldn't even find anything wrong with this place. I had the lucy burger. it was $6.99 with a side of the best onion rings i've ever had. fresh red onion rings, lightly battered and fried to perfection. they get a little tough when they get cold, so eat the rings first, and then eat the burger, because the 10 oz. freshly ground c.a.b. burger will hold its heat for the 2 minutes it takes one to eat the heaping mound of fried utopia. they grind the beef on premises, so you can order your patty still "moo"ing if that's what you prefer. this place completely took me by surprise... i was going to a bar where i usually meet my buddy, and on the way, i suggested we eat at abby road grille. i'm sorry to say, i think this might have to be my new bar... at least when i'm hungry. A diamond in the "rough" of mediocre cary establishments. Also, try the chili.... probably they best you can get at a restaurant... so meaty.

Pros: great burgers, chili, fries, o-rings

Cons: none

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I've only been here for burgers, but it is delicious. I'm not going to lie, I'm not a Beatles fan. I don't really care for all the Beatles decorations or anything. I'm there purely for the burgers. They are giant and juicy. I asked for a mix of the burgers and they didn't charge extra for it. The waitress was really nice and courteous. I had a good time and I was definitely full off of burger and fries.

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★★★★★

I've only been here for burgers, but it is delicious. I'm not going to lie, I'm not a Beatles fan. I don't really care for all the Beatles decorations or anything. I'm there purely for the burgers. They are giant and juicy. I asked for a mix of the burgers and they didn't charge extra for it. The waitress was really nice and courteous. I had a good time and I was definitely full off of burger and fries.

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I love Abbey Road. I probably eat there 5-6 times a month. The food is simple, inexpensive and plentiful. The atmosphere is extremelylrelaxed. The wait staff is very friendly and the few times I have ever had to wait more than 5 minutes for a table, the waitress (who pretty much knows me) brought me a glass of wine. You don't see that kind of friendliness at a chain restaurant. I have recommended AR to a number of friends and everyone loves to go hang out at "The Road" because it is such a friendly and homey atmosphere!

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★★★★★

I love Abbey Road. I probably eat there 5-6 times a month. The food is simple, inexpensive and plentiful. The atmosphere is extremelylrelaxed. The wait staff is very friendly and the few times I have ever had to wait more than 5 minutes for a table, the waitress (who pretty much knows me) brought me a glass of wine. You don't see that kind of friendliness at a chain restaurant. I have recommended AR to a number of friends and everyone loves to go hang out at "The Road" because it is such a friendly and homey atmosphere!

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I met some friends the other night and we had a great time. The waitstaff and food were great. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to have a fun evening out.

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★★★★★

I met some friends the other night and we had a great time. The waitstaff and food were great. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to have a fun evening out.

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Went there with my wife. We both wanted a good burger. Don't know who was in the contest for best burger, but it seems to me there couldn't have been many/any other entries. Yes, it's a larger than average burger, but service was inattentive and the food cold. The onion rings would better be described as fried batter with a little onion. My wife liked it even less.

Some of the other comments refer to the place as smokey. This is accurate. There's no noticable/effective air cleaner, just ceiling fans turned up high, which spreads the smoke to the whole bar.

We went there based on the other reviews. I wonder if how they came by those glowing reviews (maybe you've heard of professional reviewers, who write reviews to get ratings up on a sites like this one?). After eating there, you will wonder about those other reviews too.

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★★☆☆☆

Went there with my wife. We both wanted a good burger. Don't know who was in the contest for best burger, but it seems to me there couldn't have been many/any other entries. Yes, it's a larger than average burger, but service was inattentive and the food cold. The onion rings would better be described as fried batter with a little onion. My wife liked it even less.

Some of the other comments refer to the place as smokey. This is accurate. There's no noticable/effective air cleaner, just ceiling fans turned up high, which spreads the smoke to the whole bar.

We went there based on the other reviews. I wonder if how they came by those glowing reviews (maybe you've heard of professional reviewers, who write reviews to get ratings up on a sites like this one?). After eating there, you will wonder about those other reviews too.

Pros: local to cary, serves liquor, good parking

Cons: poor quality food, poor service

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I've been going to Abbey Road for years, and the food really is great. This is perfect Americana, with the burger well-earning its reputation. The dated decor makes it seem like home throughout four decades in a dimly-lit, fairly small space. If you have issues with smoke, be warned that the non-smoking section isn't really distanced from the actual barside, and it can get smoky. Also, there are only a couple of bathrooms, and the weekends can be populated with over-indulgers. Brings the kids in the early afternoon, or on weeknights.

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Abbey Road for years, and the food really is great. This is perfect Americana, with the burger well-earning its reputation. The dated decor makes it seem like home throughout four decades in a dimly-lit, fairly small space. If you have issues with smoke, be warned that the non-smoking section isn't really distanced from the actual barside, and it can get smoky. Also, there are only a couple of bathrooms, and the weekends can be populated with over-indulgers. Brings the kids in the early afternoon, or on weeknights.

Pros: Great food, Affordable, Good parking

Cons: Smoky, Limited restrooms, Occasional Drunks

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Yes, it has all the ambience of a smoky dive (three out of four people do not smoke), without decent eats (four out of four people want decent food). A few Beatles posters are not that nostalgic, and my sandwich was fresh from the microwave. I would love to go to a local joint with a great burger, cold beer, and no smoke. Am I alone?

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★☆☆☆☆

Yes, it has all the ambience of a smoky dive (three out of four people do not smoke), without decent eats (four out of four people want decent food). A few Beatles posters are not that nostalgic, and my sandwich was fresh from the microwave. I would love to go to a local joint with a great burger, cold beer, and no smoke. Am I alone?

Pros: cheap

Cons: bad food, smokey, dark

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Great burger in town, love the huge onion rings. If you like burgers you gotta try one of these mammoth burgers.

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★★★★★

Great burger in town, love the huge onion rings. If you like burgers you gotta try one of these mammoth burgers.

Pros: Huge Burger, Friendly staff

Cons: Small, Smokey but it's a bar

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Abbey Rd in Cary is my favorite place for burgers outside of Miller's in Detroit. Service is always great food is hot and tasty doesn't get much better!!!

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★★★★★

Abbey Rd in Cary is my favorite place for burgers outside of Miller's in Detroit. Service is always great food is hot and tasty doesn't get much better!!!

Pros: burgers, service

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Perfect neighborhood bar and grill - awesome food at good prices with a staff you feel like you've known for years! Best place to go if you're looking for a quick bite to eat, or for a fun night out with easy going, friendly people. I love Abbey Road and would recommend it to anybody!

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★★★★★

Perfect neighborhood bar and grill - awesome food at good prices with a staff you feel like you've known for years! Best place to go if you're looking for a quick bite to eat, or for a fun night out with easy going, friendly people. I love Abbey Road and would recommend it to anybody!

Pros: great food, friendly staff, fun atmosphere

 

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