Raleigh >Food & Dining > Woody's City Market
205 Wolfe Street, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760135.776292 -78.636355
Amazing Wings, Great Place for NFL – Even before Woody's City Market came around in 2003, I had gone to the Woody's in Cary for many years. The wings are great, the TVs are everywhere and the service is friendly (even if occasionally slow). This is less of a problem than it used to be. In my personal opinion Woody's menu items are pricey for how good they are. I stick to the wings & beer. The Sunday beer & wing special is unbelievable.
Great place for NFL football! – I started going to Woody's this year with a group of friends to watch NFL Sunday football. We picked this location because we'd all been before on random nights, really liked the space and the food. Plus, we figured it would be easy to get a group of people there early and beat the crowds so we could all have a space to hang out and relax on Sunday.
Management and the staff have been great to us this season. We show up every Sunday, they take great care of us, and you can't beat the beer and food specials they run. It must be catching on, every weekend more and more people are showing up, making it an awesome atmosphere to watch the games. The staff is always on top of getting refills, orders come out right almost every time, and right before 1pm the room seems to work on where they want games to be placed, which management is happy to accommodate. This is far better than most of the other sports bars in the Raleigh area that pre-assign TVs, so if the table closest to your team is filled, you're out of luck. Here, everyone seems to agree on where to place them and has a great afternoon. Sound is provided for some games as well.
You're definitely missing out if you're not there on Sunday's. If you haven't been, take a break one Sunday from your usual spot and check it out, guaranteed you won't be disappointed.
Not for me – It's been awhile since I've been here, and I now remember why..The food was normal bar fare served..well just dropped in front of me only to return with the bill..I get the feeling they felt like I was lucky to be there..Oh well
Update: I have friends that live nearby so I've been back 3 or 4 times and this place has gotten a lot better since last review. Service has been decent and the beer selection and food quality have greatly improved. Will definitely go back. Good job Woody's
Poor service and management – We were celebrtaing a 40th b-day and decided Woody's was the place, so sorry for that choice. We all ordered and one in our party ordered extra salad dressing. Immediately our bills showed up hwever, our food came 20 minutes later. My roast beef wrap did not have au jus sauce, I askedi f they had some and she said they would bring some 5 minutes later it arrives (out of a can I am sure). We had 3-4 different waitresses and none knew what the other had done. We had to ask for H2O refills etc. Amazingly, I and my friend were charged $.75 for the dressing and au jus. When asked we were told no, it is a charge. when we stated too bad you will lose 5 customers over $1.50, the waitress just looked like "well". I took it upon myself to call the manager on duty later that day, and I was appauled at his reaction to our incident. Not only was he not apoligetic he stated people get offended when they are informed there will an extra charge for items, so they just charge them. when questioned about how both salads had two dressing yet one was charged for an extra dressing, he stated the chef under filled the ranch therefore two of them were served. Very poor service and a don't give a d**n attitude. We will never be back for the the fried not very imaginative creations they servce up in city market. they get an F.
Can't say anything about the food – because we never got a chance. My friend asked the waitress whether they had any drink specials and she said "no, we don't need any" in an unfriendly way. Really. She said she'd be right back...15 minutes later, she was still nowhere to be found so we left. Not only was she rude to us, she didn't even acknowledge us when she came back out. Terrible service, will never go back.
Best wings I have ever had – I have been going to woody's for some time now. I have eaten wings from coast to coast. These are pretty much the best I have ever had. I have read other comments on how the service has been bad in the past. I tend to agree with that though I must admit it has gotten much better in the past year. I actually spoke with the owner (which acknowledged the past service issues) and has taken steps to hire better people (anyone that has worked in a restaurant knows that is not always an easy task). Give it a try, even if your not a sports fan, the atmosphere is good and the plasmas are everywhere.
Recommended 4 Good Times – My friends and I went to Woody's @ City Market on New Years Day to work off a hangover and watch the Bowl games. Our intention was to grab a few drinks, eat some luinch, check out the early games and move on. Well a couple of hours turned into many hours, pints ran into pitchers, lunch was followed by dinner and the evening bowl game was entering the 4th quarter. Can not tell ya the last time we had so much fun. The staff was great, the plasmas are great for sports and the food was really good for bar food. By the way the Wings are the bomb! Going back for the Superbowl!!
Disappointment.......very poor service and food – While visiting city market my party and I were intrigued by Woody's and thought it would be a great place to grab some lunch in such a quaint and interesting area. The menu choices were appealing and we all had trouble deciding what to choose to eat. After we ordered, it took 40 minutes for the rest in my party to get their food. Mine arrived at least 10 minutes afterwards and our waitress had forgotten that she didn't bring me my food until I reminded her. She seemed very unaware of what was going on at her tables but I did see her spending plenty of time counting out money (i'm assuming figuring out her tips). My cheeseburger had very dry meat and the bun was extremely dry as well. The fries with cheese were good however. The buffalo sub consisted of mostly breading with tiny pieces of chicken and gave my boyfriend an upset stomach. My cousin ordered the chicken strips which looked good and he said they weren't bad but tasted like the frozen kind he makes at home. We do plan on returning to City Market but never to Woody's.
Barrels of fun!!! – Woodys' was great!!! Upon sitting outside we were greeted immediately by a waitress that was very cheerful. Service was excellent!!!
Bad Food, Bad OWNER, Bad Management, Bad Waitresses, BAD EVERYTHING. RUINED a very special occassion. – I hate Woody's. It was my best friend's birthday and my end of school celebration. It took over an hour for our food to come out and fifteen minutes after that my mother STILL had NOT gotten hers. The incompetent waitress said four times that it would be out in a minute.. about every ten minutes. By this point we were all extremely upset and disappointed and when we voiced our complaints the manager (who was also supposidly the OWNER) not only refused to see us, but would not compensate in any way for our displeasure, not even with a simple apology... AND my mother NEVER got her order. We had to pay for everything even though hardly any of us ate because we were so sick to our stomachs that we couldn't. My friend and I were supposed to be celebrating and instead we left still hungry and incredibly unhappy and disappointed. PLUS, the food has never been that good, and I have eaten there about five times. I always try something new hoping to find something good, but never have. Not that that matters now, because I will never be eating there again. I have also been spreading the message to my friends, family, coworkers, and schoolmates who are all appalled about what happened to my family and friend and I, NONE of them will EVER eat there again. I will NEVER recommend it to anyone.
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