Raleigh >Bars & Clubs > Sawmill Tap Room
absolutely HORRIBLE service. this was the worst experience of my life, i usually love the regular bar/grill dinner but the service was absolutely terrible. We were left at our table for 30 minutes before we were even seen. Then the waitress comes up and utterly RUDE. Then they got our meals wrong and we sent them back and waited 30 minutes only to receive cold food. We asked to speak with the manager and it took 30 minutes before he came out. His name was Gary and he was more rude than our waitress was. He laughed whEn we told him we had problems with the service along with the food. It was absolutely ridiculous. There is so much more but I think you get the point. DO NOT i repeat DO NOT GO TO SAWMILL TAPROOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good beers, good people, great burgers... What more do you need?.
Putting my feelings about this place into words is tough. Some people meditate, some people jog, I go to Sawmill. Imperial stouts, unfiltered hefeweizens, IPA's on nitrogen, must I go on? In short, they have a solid beer selection provided by a knowledgable staff. You can get burgers with crabmeat and bearnaise sauce, or avocado and bacon, or just good ol' american cheese, but great burgers, great appetizers, lots of TVs, all of these things pale in comparison to the atmosphere provided by the regulars, the beer selection, and the amazing staff. I would name my first child Sawmill, if my wife would let me. Nothing in Raleigh in this price range and this class comes close. There is no posturing, and no desperation. Just good simple fun.
Oh, and p.s., if you sit at the bar, there just might be people smoking there.
iF YOU LIKE A SMOKE FILLED ROOM. The food is OK, but would stick to the bar food! The bartenders' all have an attitude and need to take a class in customer service. If you like to smoke this place is for you. They have a decent beer selection, but who doesn't. Some people say the place is run by Yankees, they are nevr there. It's run by a BUNCH OF KIDS!!
#1 Neighborhood Bar in all of Raleigh. The Sawmill Tap Room is by far, the most neighborhood bar in all of Raleigh. Best burgers in town and the wings can stand up to anyone's. Hint, it is run by Northerners, yes Yankee's. All walks of life and ages frequent the bar. The restaurant is great for the family and Sunday for the "Church" crowd. Sunday is the Church day for the regulars at the bar. 7 TV's with a different game at the 1PM NFL kick off. The Bar is definately Adults only. Parents keep the kids in the dining room. Can be a little overwhelming at times with smoke, but hopefully NC follows suit and does away with that! The deck is spacious and quite fun. Could use a TV out there though. Staff is great and they will learn your name and drink quite quickly. If you frequent enough you might end up a nickname whether you want one or not. Scottish Dave, Minute by Minute, The Mayor, Fish, and English Eddie to name a few. NC State is supported strongly there along with UNC to a lessor degree. Even have some Syracuse University support from staff and regulars. Big Carolina Hurricanes support as well. Nascar is popular on Sundays too. All in all, my favorite place to go and I highly recommend it. Cheers.
If everything else is closed . . .. . . . .you might as well come here if you really need something to eat. There's nothing remarkable about this restaurant, but it is a local joint. Hang out on the patio on a cool night.
Best Burger By Far!!!. One of the things I miss most about living in Raleigh is this place!! Best burger...onion rings to die for and a very friendly staff. Burgers cooked to your liking....that's the way it should me...Man it's lunchtime now and I sure wish I was about 4 hours closer!
A neighborhood bar in North Raleigh that boasts a great beer selection and big, boisterous deck..
Known for its burgers and beloved for its bar, this hangout has a large dining area, a cozy bar and a fantastic deck. There's an energetic vibe here that can only be found when regulars claim a bar as their very own--the result guarantees a fun night out whether there's a big game on or not. If you're planning to grab a meal while you're there, you'll find the usual fare: burgers, club sandwiches, salads, chili.
Best Customer Service in town and best neighborhood sports bar and grill. The Sawmill Tap Room is the "Cheers" bar of North Raleigh. There's a Sammy, a Norm, a Cliffy, a Diane and who's the surly one? Oh, yea, Carla. It's true, all those characters are right there. The food is the BEST for American grill favorites. May I recommend the Blackened Chicken Quesadilla (Out da dis world), or the BLT served on grilled Texas toast? Darn, I wish they had the hot dogs there...well, they do have the bratz. Now, Matt is my favorite there, and man, he knows just when you need a cold beer, and has it set up in my signature leopard koosie (beer huggie). During football season, he bobs and weaves through the Sawmill stadium and never misses a beat! It is amazing fer sure. If you want to meet new, great friends and hang out with old friends too, head for the Sawmill Taproom. I'll have another! The Social Light
Love Sawmill!! My new favorite 'hang out'. The staff at Sawmill is very attentive and friendly. The music is great. The TV's in the Bar are awesome-- if there's a game on, it will be playing at Sawmill. The bar is not overly smokey. The food is tasty. Excellent burgers!! Decent selection of Apps. The outdoor seating is wonderful. They've made a 'regular' out of me!
Scenes from Sawmill Tap Room Restaurant. Sawmill is a place you can go multiple times a week and never get bored. The staff is friendly as are the regulars. I've experienced both the dining room and the bar for food and fun. I'm a sports fan, so I love the atmosphere in the bar area. It's even one of the few places in Raleigh that broadcasts ESPN U, so it's highly unlikely you'll ever miss a game at Sawmill. The service is excellent, always with a smile. As a non-smoker, I tend to shy away from bars with smoking, however, Sawmill's set up is such that it doesn't bother me. I give it a 10!
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