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Mellow Mushroom

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Type: Bar, Eatery

601 Peace Street
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27605
United States

(919) 832-3499 | map

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Although it's a chain, Mellow Mushroom is one of my favorite places for pizza in Raleigh (of course, except for Lily's). The selection isn't much to gawk at---a handful of near-macro's as well as some DFH 60 minute, a few Foothills offerings, and occasionally a Big Boss on-tap. It does, however, always seem to have a tasty beer to go with some good pizza.

Atmosphere is warm and pizza-place-ish, perhaps a bit more upscale/restaurant like, but that's okay. Service can be spotty on crowded nights, but generally it's good. No problems with quality, and the pizza is always piping hot, healthier than most (depending on what you order) and delicious. I'm gonna miss this place once I leave Raleigh...maybe the chain will make it out to Austin, TX.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CanConPhilly
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of d0ggnate
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited this location while spending Thanksgiving in southern VA. Had a pretty good time. Found the beer list to be heavy with local beers and interesting things. Server was knowledgeable about the beer options. The pizza was actually really good. Buttery Parmesan crust is something you'll remember.

As far as beer goes, I got to try Foothills Hoppyum IPA and Big Boss Aces and Ates coffee stout, both excellent options. Wish I had more time to spend here or enough days to go back again, but felt that this would be a place to hang out if I was local. Reminded me of Pizza Port (San Diego), without the brewing of their own beers. Very relaxed vibe.

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Photo of DiverJon
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Visited the Wake Forest location for lunch. The decor with the plastic mushrooms was odd and looked kinda cheesy and cheap so I was a little hesitant about what I was going to get.
Place was clean with immediate, friendly service. Had the feel of a kinda trendy, college "aren't I cool and on the edge" type of place but that wasn't a turn off as the people that worked there were very nice.
The pizza was an odd one with a white sauce but was very good.
Small beer selection but of high quality.
Beer reasonable but the craft pizza was a little expensive. This is not pizza hut so don't hesitate to try a 'weird' pizza. It's kinda cool.
I was not disappointed with the food, beer selection or the service. I would go back again on occasion for lunch and dinner.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A- Kinda silly atmosphere with all the cartoon mushrooms and such but not offensive or anything.
Q- Beers seemed noticably fresh here for some reason.
Ser- Friendly, occasionally slow, but pretty good for what initially struck me as a standard pizzeria.
Sel- A small, but high quality selection of beers, featuring some locals as well as Bell's Two Hearted which is always nice to see for someone who doesn't get it at home.
F- Pizzas are quite good. Any of them with pesto are quite solid,
The food was a bit expensive, but the beers were reasonably priced.

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Photo of Boto
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stopped here during a recent business trip to the Cary area. The beer selection is very good. They have a very diverse tap selection of local beers, regional beers and many varying styles. The pints are reasonably priced, with most being $4.50 when I was there. The menu is mainly pizza and sandwiches, but some of them are more eclectic types that are available. The prices are reasonable and the food quality is good. I was surprised that it wasn't packed inside as the parking lot was completely full when I was there.

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Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I'd been meaning to go for a while but this was my first visit to a Mellow Mushroom. It's mostly a younger, college aged crowd but there are enough older people and families to keep it balanced. It was pretty busy while we were there for lunch on a Friday. The decor is artsy and colorful with mushrooms featured in the paintings and wall hangings. They have a bar area, a large dining area and lots of outdoor seating.

They had 15+ on tap. It was a mix of good American beers (DFH60 Minute, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Rogue Dead Guy, Widmer Hef, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale), the usual foreign beers (Guinness, Bass, Stella Artois) and some typical commercial offerings (Blue Moon, Sam Adams Oktoberfest). They sell them by the pint or pitcher.

The menu is a mix of pizza, subs and salads. We had a Mandarin Salad and a Hawaiian Pizza. Both were good. The service is pretty good as well.

The Mellow Mushroom is a fun place but I'd describe it as more of a pizza place or even a family place more than a beer bar. If you're looking for great beer, there are better places.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped by for lunch today after having our soon-to-be house inspected.

Neat, hippy atmosphere. But while it is neat, they take the cliches a bit far. Great outdoor seating with much more space on the patio than indoors in my opinion. We sat outside along the rail and enjoyed ourselves in the early spring warmth.

Service was adeqaute. Bartneder and waitress were chatty but not sure how much they knew about beer. Never did quiz them. Nor would I unless I actually had an honest question. Food was very good. We each got our own personal pizzas and mine was the specialty pizza and was very nice.

Horrible bottle selection. Perhaps a dozen selections and nothing that made me want to look twice. On-tap selection was much better. About 14 taps give or take. Some highlgihts were two Terrapin taps and two Foothills taps. A couple of other decent selections as well. Willd definitely go back for the pizzaa and whatever decent selections they have on-tap.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This was a bit of a surprise as my girlfriend and I were lost in Raliegh and were hungry and chose this place on a whim. It's really just a well done pizza place but the small bar and open deck elevate the Mellow Mushroom to a higher level.

Decor is doofy but fine and the food is a strength with make your own pizzas and ton's of fresh ingredient choices. I had pesto, spinach and jalepenos and could have added tofu too but didn't. It was really good too, and good value for money as well. Service is cheerful and pleasant and when I looked at the beer menu it had a bout fifteen to twenty decent choices. I saw Highland Gaelic Ale, a CBC pale ale and a North Coast Wheat beer along with several other less notables.

This is a definite winner for a cheap meal and good brew so that's a good thing.

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Photo of silver0rlead
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Pretty good pizza place when 20 or so taps (almost all micros or imports). They also have a pint night on tuesdays, with everything (except for a few high gravity beers) for 2.50 a pint which is nice but not quite as good as the pint night at flying saucer. As far as the taps, they have a couple from highland, one from CBC, a rogue, SN pale ale and porter, golden monkey, tasgall, chimay and a few others...pretty descent but not as good as any of the other MM's around. The pizza though, at least in my experiece has been top notch, i would rank it up there with Lilly's for the best slice in Raleigh. Overall a solid joint, with some nice taps and good food.

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Photo of beerinator
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The Raleigh Mellow Mushroom has less taps than the Chapel Hill location, but it still has some good selections. Rogue usually has a tap or two and you can almost always get Red Seal here. They also keep Highland and Carolina Brewing Company pouring here.

The food is typical Mellow Mushroom fare; sandwiches/chips, pizzas and salads. The food is usually good and the pizzas choices are varied. They have many options for the non-meat lover as well as those people like me who like to enjoy a little crust alongside their meat toppings.

The atmosphere is where I really don't enjoy the Mellow Mushroom locations. They just don't seem to make you feel very cozy. Here, as in their other locations, everything seems a bit out of place. The colors are slightly shocking as well. But this is just a slight detraction from the good food and good beer.

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Photo of Stoo333
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Things are generally pretty loud and busy here, but not enough to cause harm. The place is covered in pictures of psychedelic mushroom people in interesting colors... similar to the other locations of the chain.

They have quite a few micros available on tap--Rogue Dead Guy, Red Seal, and some local brews from Highland, Cottonwood, and Red Oak. They also offer bottled Samuel Smith brews as well.

I've been content with the service the few times that I've been here... they have always been very busy which has caused the time of our server to be monopolized, but we never had to sit for long without attention.

I thoroughly enjoy the pizza here. They use quality ingredients and have unique combinations. Try their Jerk Chicken or their Gourmet White for a treat. Everything I've tried has been enjoyable.

I like to drop by here when I'm looking for a bite in the Raleigh area. They have a better selection of beer than many places and the food is always consistent in quality.

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Mellow Mushroom in Raleigh, NC
Place rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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