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Little Hen

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Shoppes at Woodcreek, 5160 Sunset Lake Rd, Apex, NC 27539 (Holly Springs Road)
+1 919-363-0000
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had heard very good things about Little Hen, so we didn't mind driving out of our way to Apex to check it out one evening. We arrived early and sat at the bar. Note that the restaurant is quite small, so one can't count on squeezing into the bar while waiting for friends or a table.... More 

Thank Cassidy144
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to Little Hen several times and have always enjoyed the food and service. This is a great place for a special occasion dinner, or just a nice family meal on the weekend!

Thank Steve W
Raleigh, NC
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here so we made a reservation. We ordered a margarita and a bottle of wine. I found the drink prices to be rather pricey. We had a charcuterie platter which was delicious. Tried the seafood stew, pork chop and gnocchis. All meals were pretty good. Tried the chocolate mousse and English sticky pudding for dessert,... More 

Thank etbwatson
Basel, Switzerland
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been to Little Hen on several occasions and we have yet to be disappointed. The rotating menu is a wonderful way to be adventurous and try new things. While some may think the prices are high, I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for, and this is a case and point example. I would... More 

Thank Lindsey B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The high rating on TripAdvisor is well justified. Excellent food, great service, and generous portions.

Thank nSpeaks
Apex, North Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

My wife and I were there for Triangle Restaurant Week. We have been here once before. The first time - the food was good but there were some service issues. This second visit - the food was good and the service was good. For appetizers - I had the Tomato and Pimento Cheese Crostino and my wife had the Charred... More 

Thank craigwig
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is my husband and my go-to place for special occasions. It doesn't look like much - but the food is first-class. From entrees to appetizers to desserts, we've eaten here 5-6 times and have never had one morsel that wasn't absolutely delicious. We've never been disappointed! The menu changes with the seasons and we love to try new things... More 

Thank Kris C
North Carolina
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Limited menu but very well prepared. Portions are a little small but every things was wonderful. We enjoyed the cheese plate and the gnocchi

Thank DJF1958
Yonkers, New York
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The Little Hen is truly fine dining in a casual atmosphere - if you have a chance go there. The ribeye is to die for. The malloreddus pasta with pork shoulder is a wonderful surprise. Cesar salad with fried oysters is great. Go here !

Thank FiftyFeisty
Chapel Hill, NC
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is the second time we have had dinner at Little Hen. The first time was good, but this time was really bad. So, we won't be coming back. The service was slow. My chicken dish was incredibly boring, not creative or tasteful at all. My wife had a fish pasta dish that she liked, other than the fact that... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shoppes at Woodcreek, 5160 Sunset Lake Rd, Apex, NC 27539
    (Holly Springs Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Apex
  • Phone Number: +1 919-363-0000

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?