West Park Tavern
West Park Tavern

West Park Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westparktavern.com/
  • Phone: 9193039300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Pete Susca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday and Saturday nights!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: High House Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from West Park Tavern
Here at West Park Tavern we have set out to provide our guests with an inviting atmosphere, great service, flavorful food and a place to unwind. Our décor features a warm color palette accented with rich wood and natural stone to give you that old tavern feel, that is, if your not watching your favorite team on one of our twenty-six flat screen televisions. Our Executive Chef, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has prepared an out of the ordinary, top notch menu that will excite your taste buds. Our menu incorporates a variety of unique appetizers, fresh salads and generously portioned sandwiches and entrees. If its good spirits and relaxation you are after, we've got you covered with over 80 types of whiskey, an assortment of colorful cocktails, and 14 cold beers on tap ranging from domestic to craft. West Park Tavern...come see what all the buzz is about!
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West Park Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)special occasion (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great burgers & nachos
    nevertan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Actually only booked for two & showed up w a guest. No problem for them, we didn't even wait despite offering. Super nice and everything hand made. We had burgers and the nachos w pulled pork added. Seemed like fewer chips than last time but had right amount for the qty of toppings -always piled high and no soggy chips at the bottom either. Had beers and had a vendor let us try some new beers too. Friendly atmosphere and good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Emsuzann
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I went for dinner with my husband and four kids. The fried pork rolls were awesome! My husband had ribs and they were very good. Great beer selection. Prices were reasonable. We will go again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable family dinner
    sisterseven
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed burgers and the Southwest salad here on Father's Day. We at inside, but I believe they did have outdoor tables as well. There was no wait, and the food was very good. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place
    MikeR
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great to have a nice local place in Cary that has both great food and great service plus a nice list of draft brew beers!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu and comfortable
    JohnNC
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Met some friends there after work and had personable bartenders take good care of us. The menu had a lot of BBQ type items but they were very interesting and unique treatments or combinations that I want to try when I come back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    friends5
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I enjoyed my meal. The burger was great. My chips were nicely crisp but could have had more salt. The tavern was much smaller than I thought it would be when making my reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the West Park Tavern reviews archive.
  • great for vegetarians
    Easot
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    They have a great bean burger and the Mac and cheese is fantastic. It can be loud and annoying on trivia nights unless you are in the mood to play.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Burger heaven
    ReservedGlutton
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I'm big for burgers and all I can say is that I will keep on coming back until I have tried all their burgers (I have tried 3 different burgers so far, and all of them are 5/5 so far)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food ... service not so great
    Stewart
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Tried the place out with some friends and our families overall we loved the menu and the food was very tasty. The service was not great it that the server didn't really understand the menu. We had some challenges getting what we asked for as well and it made for a rather chaotic dining experience. We will probably try it again sometime and hopefully the service will be better.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Darn Good
    TAC49VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    West Park Tavern continues to provide very good food at very good prices with good service. Black & Blue burger with onion straws was very good. The GBLT sandwich and flatbread are consistent winners. Selection of draft beer is really quite good. Just nothing to compare to this local pub with great food.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finding the neighborhood pub
    VirtualDiner
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    New to town and looking for a good neighborhood beer and food place. Bacon bruschetta was very well done, and in general I got the impression that if WPT isn't chef run, they at least have a chef somehow involved. Very pleased about the food quality and beer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Bar!
    LoveYouLongTime
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    West Park Tavern in Cary is one of my favorites for food, drinks, and meeting friends! The staff are friendly and we love that the owners are there helping out. They have daily specials and a great e-mailed newsletter. TRIVIA night with Mario on Wednesdays is our favorite day to go! Go check it out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon jour
    Rectac
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food, service, were great. However, we were there on a Friday night and there were a lot of noisey kids not controlled by parents. We enjoued ourselves. I especially liked the ability to reserve a table. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch food
    Bremmy
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Go for the great selection of local draft beers and stay for the excellent food. Portions are BIG, prices are affordable, and the taste is excellent. Staff is friendly and attentive, also very knowledgeable about the menu and local beers. This is a must go to place if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great bar food spot
    Erous
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We came here for a school function and we really loved the food and beer selection. Plus with options for the kids you can't go wrong. But when we went it was so hot in the back of the dining room we almost left. The server tried her best to work with us and bring the heatdown a bit but sadly it persisted. This is a great spot that we may try again but sit closer to the front of the dining room and avoid the back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had coupon so gave it a try
    fiftyyearolders
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Had coupon so gave it a try on a Friday night. Very good beer prices, actually best in the area, $2 PBR and another brand, $3.25 domestic bottles. My wife and I shared the onion rings and we each had a wedge salad. The food was good. Portion sizes are large. My wife and I could have almost stopped at the onion rings and beer, and we could easily have split a wedge salad no problem. There was a range of customer ages - lots of middle aged and several families with young children. Seating at the bar was filled, so this is always a good sign in my opinion. They had live entertainment scheduled for 9pm, but we didn't stay around long enough. All in all a good dinner out. Would go there again, but maybe we would skip the appetizer next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful wahoo tacos
    SnowSun
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Four of us dined at West Park on a Sunday evening - first visit for all of us. We found the portions quite substantial and the food delicious, but not fancy - just what we wanted. While everyone enjoyed his or her food, the wahoo tacos got the most raves. It's a casual sports bar/neighborhood tavern atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place was surprisingly
    Anthony
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place was surprisingly good and the food a lot better than I expected it to be. The staff was awesome and stayed on top of everything. They are about 30 minutes away from where I live, but its definitely a place that will visit again. The prices were reasonable and it was a great place for a Valentine's Day date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value.
    canesjohn
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Out visit was a casual family birthday with a party of 10, including a 4 and 2 year old. Everyone had fun. Food was tasty and good value. Great selection of draft beers. Our server was awesome. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local place!
    MikeR
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    West Park Tavern is a great local place for families, guys gatherings, or just dinner for two. The food is FAR beyond typical bar food quality, and is very affordable. They also have a great selection of draft beers, and TVs all around that you can see, but aren't blaring in your ears! We're definitely going back more often!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great server,
    Deacon
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Excellent food, great server, we will add this to our list of favorites!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu recently updated - Yum
    Lori
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The menu has been updated since the restaurant has opened, and it's a huge improvement. I've now visited several times and have loved what I've ordered. Good Work, keep it up. It's nice to have a good restaurant close to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seems like every time I visit
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Seems like every time I visit the menu has changed and not for the better. I thought this was a neighborhood pub, not sure what it is trying to be
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded my expectations
    Traeger
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    First time dinning here. After a long tiring day during the holidays just needed some simple comfort and came away with my mood lifted. I was not in my usual neighborhood and found this establishment using "ness" app on my phone. It is good to see people who are exceptional at what they do for a living. Excellent food and service made me wish I was a local. Cheers and Merry Christmas indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch
    nicole
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Our lunch club loved this place! The food is amazing, the service was so fast, it was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot
    livemusic4me
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    My wife and I went to watch some live music, but ended up having a great dinner. The menu is quite eclectic, I'm not a foodie, but menu seems to be created by one. I enjoyed a roast beef sandwich and my wife had a burger which were excellent. Bar food that's a step above. The service was extremely attentive. We asked a server if it's always this way and he said they have some new staff and so there was a lot of back-up, however, they do train having each others back and any table is your table which we think is a great approach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday dinner
    Lynnie
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The food was real good and plenty of it. However, we were right in front of where the band played and it was super loud. Couldn't talk or hear friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Jenni
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We had a reservation for 20 and ended up with more people, the restaurant was very accommodating with our large group. Our server even cut and delivered the cake we brought in! We all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Halloween Night
    Texas
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Surprised not crowded on Halloween night since there was entertainment, a DJ. Had reservations but did not need them. Waitstaff very pleasant and hovered a little since not busy with other customers. DJ's music was very loud, especially considering small crowd. Restaurant is clean, decor fitting and in a great location. Food is consistently good here and a better than average selection and quality of "bar" food. Will go again and want to try brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Average Sports Bar at Best
    Brandywine
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Had heard many good things about this place and went to try it. I had the shrimp quesidillas that were recommended and they were good, though more fried than usual, therefore heavy. My husband had the wings which he said were the Worst he's ever had!! He thought they'd been cooked the day before and reheated. Meat was totally dry and not even served wet or with a sauce. When he asked for a sauce he was brought something that tasted like pure Tabasco and was inedible. Typical sports bar atmosphere, patio overlooks parking. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Check your Check - Twice
    OpenTable
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Went for dinner on wine night. Twice needed to get receipt fixed for incorrect charging. Once maybe a mistake, twice and you wonder if your being duped.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Good food, good service. Brought our 2-year old with no problems.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor 1st impression - but food good
    OpenTable
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Reservation made but when entered host confirmed then brought us to worst table. Training the host is often missed yet it's the 1st impression and it could have set a more positive tone....or, they don't like Open Table reservations. Service was spotty as they were training a new person. Food good. Good beer selections. I will try again to see if we caught them on a bad night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food service could be better
    noRulesJustStandards
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Food and portions were phenomenal. The service could've been better. The waitress was more concerned about distributing the bills rather than refilling the drinks. If you're seeking a good bang for your buck, go for it. If you're huge on customer experience, and exceptional customer service as I am. You may want to go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    What a great find!!!! Stellar beer list, and a wide rage of food to choose from!! We couldn't have asked for better service!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety on the menu,
    BrentVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Great variety on the menu, high-quality food and excellent service. Some excellent, unique dishes, including the mac & cheese (a meal and a half), meat loaf sliders, onion rings, etc., plus a fantastic selection of beers. Not just "bar food", but a tavern with really good food. And attentive service, whether you're just a couple or a group of ten people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor pleasures
    Fridiner
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Good menu, timely service, friendly staff. Ate outdoors, prompt food delivery. Will return with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much better than bar food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Food was quite good, with an interesting variation on bar food. Almost all food is prepared completely in house and tastes fresh and flavorful. We'll definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first visit to
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    This was our first visit to West Park Tavern and we were pleasantly surprised. Our sandwiches and chili were excellent. The portions were large and the prices moderate. We will go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great find. Not at
    ieatVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    What a great find. Not at all just bar food. Thoughtful dishes with lots of fresh ingredients. Service was personal and outstanding. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate