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“Best burgers in Wake County!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Salem Street Pub

Salem Street Pub
Ranked #2 of 132 Restaurants in Apex
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Apex, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best burgers in Wake County!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We visit this Pub at least once a month. The burgers are outstanding - pick one of their combinations or create your own. Coleslaw is among the best I've tasted. Good beer selection. Bring the dogs, eat outdoors, and visit with your neighbors and passers-by all summer!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Apex
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Burgers in Apex”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This establishment has the best burgers in town. Every time we have visitors visiting we take them here. The last couple raved about the food and said this is the first time in ages that they walked away from a table and were completely full.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Joseph F
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Beers. Great People. Good Food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The Salem Street Pub in Downtown Apex is worth your while if you dig local beers. It's got an extensive menu of interesting brews from a bunch of area breweries. That's one of my favorite things about it.

The food is good -- but not great. Typical "pub" menu with a nice selection of burgers, sandwiches and salads. Both meals that I have had -- a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and a Hot Ham and Cheese -- were average. Nothing to write home about, but not below my expectations either.

The only challenge with the SSP is that it's really popular and a bit on the small side -- so getting a table can sometimes be a challenge.

All in all, this is a local business that is definitely worth your visit if you are in from out of town and is definitely worth supporting if you live in the Cary/Apex area.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wferriter
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Apex, North Carolina
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great pub food, laid back atmosphere & all the games you need to watch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Nestled on the main drag in downtown Apex, you will want to stop in for afternoon beer and the games of the day. Many different local beers on tap - try some they won't disappoint. Burgers are cooked to perfection and don't miss out on their famous Patty Melt - voted the best in the area and it sure is. Family friendly atmosphere and limited outdoor seating if the weather is good. Be sure to stroll historic Salem Street - all the shops and their owners are the best and will welcome your visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LLnDD
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Apex, North Carolina
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Burgers!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I've only eaten here once, but the burgers rival all others I've had. It's a family-friendly atmosphere.
Located in downtown Apex, which is always a joy to roam through surrounding shops.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Z M
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