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The Players Retreat

$$ - $$$American, ,
105 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605-1648
+1 919-755-9589
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fries” (9 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
105 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605-1648
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit with friends. If PR was close to the football stadium, it would remind me of Clemson's Esso Club, it had that kind of really cool vibe. The food was excellent to boot!

Thank ocaoim2269
goosemon, Owner at The Players Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I owe the PR and have been to a number of NCSU vs Clemson footballs games in Clemson and have always ended up at the ESSO. Comparing us to the ESSO is a huge compliment. Thank you and come back soon. Gus Gusler

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Not a bad bar- nothing fancy. Decent burgers and fresh cut fries. Someplace to go if you just want no frills - decent beer menu.

Thank AArn89
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I visit here often and love this place regardless of whether it is for lunch, mid day beers, dinner or after the pack whoop up on those heels :). Highly suggest you visiting this place if your from out of town or local and just...More

Thank Wolfpacker88888
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Great place to watch World Series games with a raucous local crowd and good beer list. Think twice about the corn chips and sausage gravy - you'll hate yourself in the morning.

Thank dwd1
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

After a concert last night my friend and I wanted some good food and atmosphere so of course we went to the Players Retreat where my meatball sub sandwich and onion rings we're delicious and we sat inside to watch the ball games and got...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This place has a lot of character. They have been in business since the early 50's. I enjoy the vibe at this old school sports bar. Tv's up top, collector beer steins below that, and whiskey bottles of every type below that. On the back...More

Thank robert w
Reviewed 17 August 2017

You can tell this is local because it's not too fancy, or upgraded, or hipster. The bar runs the length of the main room, with small booths lining the wall. A separate area is also a dining room. Service is spot on, with a great...More

Thank CharlotteDayTripper
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went in seeking a dicey sports bar to watch a baseball game. They had the game we wanted and put it on a screen where we could see it. The staff was friendly enough and the drinks were cheap. However, it...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I'd ever come her and it was. I ordered the french toast and it was baked almost perfectly. It was so good I got full after 3 pieces and still finished my plate, and while the onion rings where ok...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Took the grandkids. First time for all of us. Food was excellent-onion rings over the top. Busy but got food quickly and server very attentive.

Thank Robin W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605-1648
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-755-9589
  • E-mail
In 1951, Bernie and Mickey Hanula founded the institution known as the Players Retreat. Less or a bar and restaurant, and more of a family. With menu options for every appetite, the PR remains a popular respite for the young and the old, the rich and the poor.
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