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Wooden Nickle Pub and Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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171 S Main St, Glen Carbon, IL 62034-1416
+1 618-288-2141
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nickel is a great small town bar and grill. Great menu. Fantastic service. Good for kids until after dinner.

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Thank paulthurley76
st.louis MO
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch the other day with a friend and very much enjoyed our food. We both had the Asian Pork Wrap and it was fantastic. The pork was very flavorful with a mix of Asian vegetables and sauces. The menu has appetizers sandwiches salads along with a full bar with many beers on tap. Has a nice bar atmosphere with... More 

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Thank stlmark
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little stop in Glen Carbon. My rum runners were great but my service and food not so much. I ordered the Frisco Melt. The sourdough was dry & hard that you couldn't eat it, the cheese wasn't melted enough to stick, & you couldn't tell that it had any sauce on it. I decided to ignore the lack of... More 

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Thank Jacqueline H
Abilene, Kansas
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice restaurant for a relaxing meal. We sat on the back patio hi top, tvs had various football games on, and the food was great! ! We were able to have a nice conversation with our family and surprisingly were not bothered by mosquitos although the citronella candles were burning. We will definitely be back! ! Fun... More 

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Thank Becky L
Edwardsville
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Bar food for sure. Not impressed even though it's a very popular hang out for drinks I would not recommend if your first priority is great food. The acoustics in the place are horrible. I couldn't hear the person sitting next to me. They need to add some baffles.

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2 Thank Cynthia V
Florida
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is definitely the place to be in Glen Carbon on a Tuesday night! Great cold beer and terrific tacos!

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Thank piper6
Edwardsville, Illinois
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Nestled along Main Street in downtown Glen Carbon, with outside porch dining, and outside back patio dining, along with inside seating, this venue is lovely. A full beer selection as well as daily food specials are available. A nice menu with a lot of variety. Service was quick and the waitress was very pleasant. Occasionally there is live music, but... More 

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1 Thank Karen V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Since moving to Edwardsville I've had many people tell me I needed to try this restaurant so I gave it a try last Tuesday. We went around 8pm, and there were cars lining the street out front. We had a nice table outside, waitress was friendly but very busy. She noted that they were swamped because of their Taco Tuesday... More 

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Thank Sarah W
Glen Carbon, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Went there with friends on a Friday evening. Had a wonderful time dining outside. Great food and the prices were just a great as the food!

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Thank DMF1264
Highland, Illinois
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191 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We stopped by this restaurant/bar for dinner with another couple. We were able to secure seating on the front patio (also a back patio and indoor seating). It was a beautiful night for outdoor dining. We all had great food from the fried pickles, lobster rangoon, chicken quesadillas, spinach herb turkey wrap, cuban sandwich and nachos. A wide variety of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 S Main St, Glen Carbon, IL 62034-1416
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glen Carbon
  • Phone Number: +1 618-288-2141

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