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Cooleys Restaurant & Pub

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711 N Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2028
+1 919-552-0543
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The prices and food is average. Nothing super special to write home about, but at the same time I'll go back. It's really one of the only small intimate restaurant that is a blend between fancy sit down and fast food. Still better than a chain restaurant like Applebee's or Ruby Tuesday.

Thank rcdude07
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96 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We really want to like Cooley's. It's nearby, has a full bar, competitive price point and wonderful servers. Their soups, especially onion and crab, have rich, deep, honest-to-goodness flavors; hamburgers are a safe choice. But it's all bland and somewhat tired, from the yellow and brown oil cloth table covers to completely unseasoned foods. Their potato salad is quite drab,... More 

Thank MontyJack
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have been eating at Cooleys Restaurant for many years. The food has always been good and the staff always friendly. It recently was sold. While we were a bit hesitant on what would happen it turns out that is still the same. It's not the owners that make a great business, it's the people that work there each and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We waited for about 10 minutes in an un air conditioned entry way -- it was hot. So try to sit at the bar or stand around the hostess desk.The only bad thing I can say about this place. I had the special and it was amazing. I had the Italian bake it's a huge portion with a salad and... More 

Thank ridesinnc
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were in town for Fathers Day and met at Cooley's based on a request from my dad. They had a very nice breakfast selection and the prices were very good. The food tasted great and while service was a bit slow, it was to be expected on such a busy day. We will stop in again when we are... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We went here on a whim, looking for someplace different for breakfast. It was great. It's really hard to mess up your standard breakfast fare and they did not. We really liked so much about this place. A bit quiet and a little weird for us to eat at a place with a liquor bar, but other than that is... More 

Thank kimmisk
Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We ate lunch at Cooleys Restaurant & Pub at NORTH Main Street in Fuquay Varina today (note: there's another Cooleys at SOUTH Main Street in FV, also). The food portions were ample, the food was very good & fresh, and service was very efficient. Planned to try their HOMEMADE desserts, but we were too full to do so! Will have... More 

Thank traveltique
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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214 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Went here on St. Patrick's day. Not too many people in the restaurant. We always loved Cooley's when it was at the previous location. Today was our first try at the new location. While it is much bigger, the atmosphere was much better at the old location. This location seems tired and dated. The food was good and the service... More 

Thank Tanawha208
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

All of my family is happy when we eat here. Everything always cooked just right, and the waitresses are great!

Thank Lyndi M
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

My husband and I love this place! We don't plan to go every Friday, but we seem to end up there. They have a long diverse menu to fill anyone's appetite (home cook'in to sophisticated cuisine) , cocktails to marinate in and the best desserts any where around. See you tonight, Cooley Family!

Thank souperspices

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 N Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2028
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fuquay-Varina
  • Phone Number: +1 919-552-0543
We are a full service restaurant with lunch and dinner Tuesday thru Sunday and we serve a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 9am til 2 pm . We have a large assortment of sandwiches,burgers and dinner items including steaks and seafood.Our weekend brunch features an assortment of omelets,platters,waffles,pancakes and french toast.

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