The Players' Retreat

The Players' Retreat

Sports Bar and Burger Joint
105 Oberlin Rd (at Hillsborough St), Raleigh, NC 27605, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 7:30 AM–2:30 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. MasterCard & American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Less of a bar and restaurant, and more of a family, the PR remains a popular respite for the young and the old. It is a place where people from all walks of life rub elbows, share toasts, good times and laughs. At 61 years old, very little has changed since its humble beginnings.

8.8/10

Based on 210 votes

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  • burgers
  • sausage dip
  • wine
  • scotch
  • chicken wings
  • beer
  • sandwiches
  • ribs
  • chili
  • good for groups
  • Brunswick stew
  • french fries
  • frozen margaritas
  • Arnold Palmers
  • chopped salad
  • bourbon
  • good for a late night
  • outdoor seating
  • jalapeño poppers
  • steak
  • Vince F.

    The burgers and wings were awesome. Service was great around dinner time. Went back around midnight they start open till two to get midnight snack and was basically ignored by the bartenders.

    Vince Frank · March 5
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  • Todd L.

    Get the ribs!!

    Todd L · February 14
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  • Justin B.

    Jalapeño poppers are outstanding. Service is good. Open faced roast beef wasn't bad. Steak looked awesome.

    Justin Bauer · February 13
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  • Ashley S.

    Great scotch list

    Ashley Spears · January 26
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  • Sideshow P.

    Great atmosphere. Good beer. And the best service. When they ask frys or chips always get the chips. Made in house

    Sideshow Promo · January 10
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  • Ellen

    Bangin' turkey burger!

    Ellen · November 27, 2014
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  • Jon B.

    Two words. Sausage. Dip.

    Jon B · November 10, 2014
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  • Jon B.

    Sausage. Dip. Don't ask, just order it.

    Jon B · November 3, 2014
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  • Brendan M.

    Nice atmosphere, plenty of seating.

    Brendan McKelvy · September 17, 2014
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  • Dan P.

    The stir-fry with vegetables and chicken is even better than than it used to be.

    Dan Perjar · May 8, 2014
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  • Jennifer P.

    Got the egg and bacon sandwich with hash browns. The hash browns were cold and stale tasting. We WERE going to stay for mimosas but we decided this place wasn't worth our time.

    Jennifer Peltier · April 6, 2014
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  • Alex K.

    Best place in the world.

    Alex Kearney · March 25, 2014
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  • John B.

    Get sauteed vegetables as a side with your sandwich/burger instead of chips.

    John Brier · March 23, 2014
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  • Sharon H.

    Really nice outdoor area. Really hard to find the bathroom!

    Sharon Horinka · February 24, 2014
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  • Lindsay B.

    Friendly staff . Didn't eat here but everything smelled great! Very nice regulars who are chatty! Enjoyed out cocktails/beers!

    Lindsay Benedek · December 14, 2013
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  • Susan S.

    An old favorite but cat be beat: order the Reuben or a wedge

    Susan Stallings · November 23, 2013
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  • Kake A.

    Amazing Brunswick stew and cornsticks.

    Kake Andrews · November 18, 2013
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  • Hooper S.

    A Retreat, for Players.

    Hooper Schultz · October 17, 2013
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  • Elizabeth B.

    Favorite bar around the university eat the hamburger. Seriously you can't go wrong with anything on their menu

    Elizabeth Brown · October 15, 2013
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  • Gary

    Our first visit to Raleigh & found this place by accident & it is great!! Nothing like this in Memphis!!

    Gary · July 12, 2013
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  • Nick P.

    Probably one of the best cheap burgers in town.

    Nick Purdy · July 11, 2013
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  • Janice M.

    Waitress Brandy delivers excellent service. Chopped salad and Mexican soup special was to die for.

    Janice Mrkonjic · July 6, 2013
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  • Ashley F.

    Ask Shane for pickles and he will bring you 15!

    Ashley Freeman · June 30, 2013
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  • Dap B.

    Wolfpack Burger.. Medium Well

    Dap Baines · May 24, 2013
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  • Marc d.

    Yeah, they got Natty Boh!

    Marc deGuzman · May 17, 2013
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  • Scott S.

    Gabby burger delicious. Just the right size. Get the chips instead of fries... With BBQ sauce.

    Scott Shaw · April 17, 2013
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  • Sheila G.

    Only place still serving food on a Wednesday night after midnight!! Pretty surprising with NCSU right around the corner. Get the sausage dip, great snack.

    Sheila Gill · April 4, 2013
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  • David J.

    Bomb service

    David Johnson · January 29, 2013
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  • Felicia W.

    Their burgers are great. The drinks are week.

    Felicia Willems · November 27, 2012
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  • Jamie G.

    They have Stoli Elit....not many bars carry it.

    Jamie G.G. · September 2, 2012
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  • Zack D.

    Drink outside! Their chairs are comfy.

    Zack Davenport · July 24, 2012
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  • Nick S.

    Order the Sausage Dip Carson Ginn

    Nick Sink · July 13, 2012
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  • Jeremy P.

    The restrooms in the pool table room are better and usually free. Also since they are one-holers, consider them unisex!

    Jeremy Perry · July 13, 2012
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  • The News & Observer

    Try a burger "all the way". Read more

    The News & Observer · July 10, 2012
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  • Cris R.

    One of the best burgers in Raleigh!

    Cris Rivera · June 20, 2012
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  • john m.

    Natty Bo on draft!

    john marzetti · June 19, 2012
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  • Sherry W.

    Old school fun.

    Sherry Watts-Lawhon · June 18, 2012
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  • Davis

    I love they're burgers best in town!! Keep up the good work Gus

    Davis · June 14, 2012
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  • Ed H.

    1/2 price app Sunday rules. Ask for sauces or your bummin

    Ed Haag · June 11, 2012
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  • Khrystyna J.

    Wait staff will blow you off to smoke cigarettes with friends 2 tables away. I don't think they realize you can still see them...

    Khrystyna Jacobs · May 17, 2012
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  • Charles M.

    Guinness is $3.50 on Tuesdays.

    Charles McCants · April 17, 2012
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  • Mark C.

    Jbomb specials on Saturday $5.00

    Mark Cloninger · April 14, 2012
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  • Will L.

    Julie is my future wife, so back off.

    Will Lowe · April 10, 2012
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  • lee S.

    I'm the mayor and you must say hi and possibly buy me a beer.

    lee Salisbury · March 4, 2012
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  • Patrick B.

    Tuesday is prime rib sandwich day. Best prime rib sandwich around!!

    Patrick B · February 21, 2012
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  • Andrew J.

    If you hate on Pr's I hate you. Tony and Burke are two of the coolest cats around. Don't get hustled on the pool table haha

    Andrew Jordan · February 12, 2012
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  • Wynne K.

    Go on Sunday!!!!! 1/2 price appetizers! You can get a rack of ribs for 7 bucks! Awesome sausage dip

    Wynne Kelly · January 30, 2012
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  • Gregory H.

    Inside is kind of "eh" and smells awful. Best to eat outside and not deal with the smell.

    Gregory Hookstra · January 29, 2012
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    Race To The Ballot · January 26, 2012
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  • Ray G.

    Nothing here is made fresh anymore, the onion rings look and taste like they fell out of a Sysco truck.

    Ray G · December 14, 2011
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