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“Bright, tasty and great cocktails!”
Review of Poole's Diner

Poole's Diner
Ranked #22 of 1,487 Restaurants in Raleigh
Price range: US$6 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Neighbourhood: Depot Historic District
Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

Delicious! Excellent service. Bright aesthetic, tasty meal and great cocktails. The eggplant parmigiana wasn’t too heavy. Focaccia pillowy soft.

Date of visit: July 2022
Thank D2754JJelizabethb
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Reviewed 4 April 2022

The good:
The service was great (except for being mildly slow int he beginning). Our waitress was patient and helpful in explaining the dishes.

The mac and cheese was above average (not the best I've ever had.) but had a nice crust and a nice unique flavor.

The baguette had an amazing crust to it and was cooked to just the right level.

The onion and gruyere tart was an interesting dish. Wasnt amazing but wasn't bad.

One of the deserts we had was strawberry hand pies with lemon ice cream. The crust was light and fluffy with a tasty strawberry filling. The lemon ice cream was also really nice and I'm not usually a fan of lemon flavored things.

The cons:
The entrees were Bad. We got The beef shank which came out pretty dry and flavorless though the onions on top were tasty. We also got the cider pork cheeks on a bed of peas. The pork cheeks were cooked to a good level of tenderness but were pretty utterly devoid of flavor as well and the peas were super bland as well. At $30-40 a pop this should not be your experience.

One of the deserts we had was the a chocolate hazelnut pudding type of dish with soft creme on top and it was just truly awful. The whole dish was bitter and earthy. Truly disappointing.

We won't be back and I think there are many better places to spend your money in the Raleigh area.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Thank CLOTarheel2011
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Reviewed 6 March 2022

Conveniently located to the concert we were going to! The macaroni seemed to be a pre highlight and it was awesome!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Thank andyb10s
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Reviewed 11 November 2021

Wonderful food and service. Very creative adaptation of an old fountain soda shop. Recommended very highly.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Thank Extraordinary289097
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Reviewed 28 October 2021

Poole's seems to always be full. We had late reservations, so many of the guests were finishing their meals and headed home. It felt like the kitchen staff had gone home, too! However, when the food arrived it was the same high quality we've experienced in the past. I always order the pimento cheese and fried saltines - a huge serving, enough for 4 people. The unpretentious menu has down East (North Carolina) items, done in unique ways, such a chicken, pork chops, fish.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Thank Dale S
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