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Sawmill Tap Room

#306 of 1,144 Restaurants in Raleigh}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
7701 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
+1 919-845-7889
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good41%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“meatloaf” (6 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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7701 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
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Reviews (76)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with friends for dinner. The food was great. Did not care much for purchasing each item separately. Besides that, the food was very good.

Thank schortey
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for bringing some friends schortey! Glad everyone enjoyed their food

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This place is okay but it’s really annoying that there’s a charge for absolutely everything; you know, chips with your sandwich or something like salad dressing for your fries. I wouldn’t be surprised if they started charging for straws and napkins.More

Thank Cardiana
Chris M, Owner at Sawmill Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Cardiana, sorry for your frustration. Our menu is priced a la cart. A lot of people did not want sides with their meals, so we priced accordingly. Most even split a side because of our large portions. Salad dressings are priced into the cost of...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have eaten in this restaurant twice, and both times the food was mediocre at best. Seems to be more of a sports bar place. Burgers are tasteless and the mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. Not for the sophisticated palate.

Thank Dorothy D
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank You Dorothy for taking the time to review us. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations? We are now scouring the country for a Chef that can hopefully satiate your "Sophisticated Palate". Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great meal. Decent variety of sandwiches and sides, I found several things that looked very appealing. I had the reuben and my brother had the meatloaf. We really enjoyed both! Everything is a la carte so factor that in when looking at the prices. Service...More

Thank Philip B
Management response:Responded 12 September 2017

Philip, glad you and your brother enjoyed your visit here. We look forward to your next visit. Chris

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Had a large group so I called to make a reservation. Was told that they would make a note of it. Fortunately, there was enough room to sit us all together. Very glad to say that everything, service and food, was better than average. Most...More

Thank mlfrdfdrlcrdtunn
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for outdoor dining so we stopped at Sawmill Tap Room. Spouse had the meatloaf (large portion) and I had the fried shrimp. Both were very good with leftovers for tomorrow lunch for my wife. Service was good with pleasant servers. Forgot that...More

Thank Stephen B
Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Stephen, Glad that you and your wife enjoyed our outdoor patio. Also Happy that you appreciated our food. Hope to see you again soon on our Deck! Chris

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is not just your neighborhood pub. They have good salads and healthy eating options in addition to Pub food. Good outside area and friendly staff.

Thank Tanya S
Management response:Responded 12 July 2017

Thanks for the Kind words Tanya. Glad you enjoy our salads!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

I come regularly and always enjoy their sandwiches for lunch. The service is always great and the owner stop by regularly to check on customers.

Thank wjm8309
Management response:Responded 23 June 2017

Thanks Mr. M. Always glad to see you. Appreciate the business! Chris

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The TripAdvisor ratings were average, nothing special. After dinner here, the restaurant may be a little better than average. The service was about average. The salad was nothing special. The burger was a little above average. They have a reasonable list of beer on tap,...More

Thank George O
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

George, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I hope that on your next visit, we can get everything above average for you! Glad that you enjoyed our beer selection. Cheers

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I ordered the shrimp platter and the server asked to make sure I wanted the latter and not the app. I said yes, then he asked if I wanted fries, and I said yes. Then the bill came and there was a charge for the...More

Thank racertempo
Management response:Responded 29 May 2017

Kevin, Sorry for the confusion. It clearly states on our menu's that everything is a'la carte. And actually one of the reason's we did that was because of people like your Mother in law. We do have a lot of seniors visit our establishment. And...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7701 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615-4829
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-845-7889
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