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Wooden Nickle Pub and Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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171 S Main St, Glen Carbon, IL 62034-1416
+1 618-288-2141
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

When I am in town I always make a trip to taco Tuesday, tacos are cheap and fantastic. My favorite are the meat on hard shell. This time around we tried the mozz sticks and shrimp skewers and they were awesome. This place has great specials throughout the week and will continue to stop here in the future.

Thank Scott P
Glen Carbon IL
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stop here when friends are in town. Great place to gather. Food is good. Outdoor porch is comfortable and warm in cold months.

Thank cemmerich1
Edwardsville, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Taco Tuesday is great. Great value and tastes yummy. Service is quick and nice atmosphere. Salads are good.

Thank amhagemann
Bloomington, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We tried the Wooden Nickel for the first time and was very pleased with the food and the service. We had a table of 5 and experienced now problems being waited on. Food was very delicious. Definitely go back again.

Thank Tony C
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food is decent, service is spotty, and drink prices a little steep. And what I mean by spotty, it's hit or miss if your waitress is busy talking to "friends" at another table. There has also been a time where our waitress was more focused on doing shots with a table full of guys....and it wasn't just one shot...

Thank lmbeck
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The nickel is a great small town bar and grill. Great menu. Fantastic service. Good for kids until after dinner.

Thank paulthurley76
st.louis MO
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch the other day with a friend and very much enjoyed our food. We both had the Asian Pork Wrap and it was fantastic. The pork was very flavorful with a mix of Asian vegetables and sauces. The menu has appetizers sandwiches salads along with a full bar with many beers on tap. Has a nice bar atmosphere with... More 

Thank stlmark
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little stop in Glen Carbon. My rum runners were great but my service and food not so much. I ordered the Frisco Melt. The sourdough was dry & hard that you couldn't eat it, the cheese wasn't melted enough to stick, & you couldn't tell that it had any sauce on it. I decided to ignore the lack of... More 

Thank Jacqueline H
Abilene, Kansas
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice restaurant for a relaxing meal. We sat on the back patio hi top, tvs had various football games on, and the food was great! ! We were able to have a nice conversation with our family and surprisingly were not bothered by mosquitos although the citronella candles were burning. We will definitely be back! ! Fun... More 

Thank Becky L
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Bar food for sure. Not impressed even though it's a very popular hang out for drinks I would not recommend if your first priority is great food. The acoustics in the place are horrible. I couldn't hear the person sitting next to me. They need to add some baffles.

2 Thank Cynthia V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 S Main St, Glen Carbon, IL 62034-1416
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glen Carbon
  • Phone Number: +1 618-288-2141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?