Mad Boar Restaurant

3.8
58 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
MAD BOAR WALLACE LOCATION: The concept behind The Mad Boar is to provide an upscale yet casual place for lunches and dinners. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet. We excel in the preparation and serving of regional American cuisine as well as the fresh seafood selections from the nearby Carolina Coast. Our Executive Chef and his staff bring years of experience and culinary talent into play to create a wide variety of menu items as well as unique and delicious daily specials. The famously popular Mad Boar’s salad bar is always filled with the most tempting selections.

Our aim is to provide you with memorable luncheon and dining experiences, great value and the kind of good times that will bring you back to The Mad Boar again and again.
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DW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff, great food and priced right. The Mad Boar has the best salad bar within a 50 mile radius. We enjoy eating at the Mad Boar as their food is the best in our area...there is nothing that can compare.

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DW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the Mad Boar just about every week. They have a great Sunday Buffet that has superb variety. Their waitstaff are courteous and attend to your every need. The Mad Boar has a bar that is phenomenal and on the weekends have live entertainment. My wife and I hope to see you there.

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KC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Buffet was pretty good. Kids eat free with adult purchase of entree. So buffet doesn't count towards that. But the food was good and have a positive experience.

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FW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food served quickly. Steak was a little over cooked

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T
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Our service was great, but the food was just ok. There were 5 of us and this was the opinion of everyone. We drove over an hour and we were pretty disappointed.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great.... ordered an appetizer and drinks. Drinks didn’t arrive until we had almost finished the appetizer. Waitress only came by to refill drinks once. I dropped my fork and my husband was almost finished with the meal before the waitress brought me another fork ( unwrapped ) waitress started cleaning table and I didn’t get to finish my meal. Boxed it and brought it home. Like I said food was great...... service sucked!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and evening with friends. Food was excellent

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B
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The restaurant itself is clean and the ambiance is great! Had been here once before and had a great experience, but went back with my family for my husbands birthday dinner and it was terrible. Our server only listened to the base line of our orders, so all of our food came out wrong, and only filled up drinks once. The food that did come out was not hot. The tortilla chips were like rubber and didn’t even break when you bit them, it seemed they had been microwaved. The Alfredo sauce was like water and had no flavor. We also ordered fried pickles that came out on a bed of lettuce and took on that flavor possibly from sitting. Needless to say for the price of the dishes and the drive time, I would not choose to go back here versus somewhere closer. I was super disappointed along with the rest of our party.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I drove nearly 50 miles just to have dinner at Mad Boar Wallace NC. We had already decided to have the BBQ Pork ribs and sausage links. When we tried to order we were told they were out of BBQ Pork ribs!!!! We couldn't believe our ears. We were there at 5:30 PM, not late at night when it might seem possible to be sold out of a particular item. It took us another 15 minutes to find alternatives which were OK but not what we wanted. Undeterred, we still plan to return but will make sure they have ribs before we drive the 50 miles again.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for the Valentine’s Day special thinking it was overpriced but boy were we wrong. Every course was exceptional. I don’t even like steak but I’m so glad I did because it was like butter in my mouth. Extremely juicy and tender. The restaurant is beautiful and there was always someone asking if we needed anything. We definitely will be back.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Wish we would’ve came a long time ago cause we will be back ASAP!

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The hostess seemed to wish we were not there, the restaurant was not full she had a problem trying to seat us I don’t think she knew what she was doing the buffet had a lot of empty pans. We eat there every week probably will not return.

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BD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I brought my family to Mad Boar for the first time friday night, a party of 5. We were seated and our drinks were brought to us from our waitress. That was the best part of our experience. All down hill after that. We were brought individual packages of crackers (all different brands and were stale) and "cheese" wouldn't have known it was "cheese" if the waitress didn't tell us.....eww. My husband ordered Prime Rib, a baked potatoe, cole slaw and an add on of crab legs. The waitress brought out the Prime Rib, crab legs and cole slaw and said his baked potato would be right out. She brought it out 10 minutes later. By then the Prime Rib was cold and the POTATO WAS NOT FULLY BAKED..HARD! I also wouldn't recommend the crab legs unless you're not really hungry, they were so small I think they were from a hermit crab. I could go on about the rest of our meals but I think you can get the picture from what i have already told you. It wasn't busy in the restaurant section, but for some reason our waitress wasn't very attentive. She never cleaned the "cheese" and crackers from our table before bringing our Entrees. The meals were set on and around the mess from that. The waitress walked by our table a few times and never cleaned anything off or refilled drinks. All in all Mad Boar is definitely NOT a place i would return to or recommend to anyone!

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JM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous salad bar with a menu offering a good variety.

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RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

This is a pleasant restaurant, but service needs work. The food was pretty good, but two items we ordered never showed up. We cancelled them at the end. Wait staff is in need of training before then let them loose on customers. There is no dining room supervision/quality control.

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for casual dining. Gets busy at the usual meal times so make a reservation if you know you're going. Food choices are good. Always enjoy my meals at the Mad Boar.

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NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing first time visit! It’s 40 miles from home, but we shall definitely make a return visit! I’ve told so many people about it and recommended it too even more!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Did not meet my expectations. Prime rib was too small (10 oz). Not enough crab in the crab dip.

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BG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Got seated with no problems despite hostess not having reservation. She indicated that she had not checked online inputs. Did not seem well organized.

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LY
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, great service. Awesome salad bar. Thanks everyone!

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TW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food and always solid service. We eat there on a regular basis.

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service was outstanding!!! Nice place for our group of 7.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant building, good ambiance, pleasant and attentive wait staff. Menu looked good but I only had the salad bar. My guests spoke highly of the food quality.

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KR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night for hubby and me. Food was great. He said it was one of the best lamb meals! Good salad bar. Live music in the bar area was okay. Artist not great.

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LY
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great salad bar, service wasn't so great this time. Crab legs were cold. Not the normal, though, and we'll be back. Wine choices could be better.

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j
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The proteins were ok, but all of the sides (especially the vegetables) were canned or unhealthy

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w
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Stake was overcooked, had to send back 2 drink that the bartender did not mix right second bartender fixed no dinner rolls with meal spent $106.00 for only a ribeye and fries, and shrimp and fries plates not happy at all!!! Our server was great and understanding of our frustration feel free to call me about it 828 347 0643

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J
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu had eclectic choices. Waitress was inexperienced but, when asked, responded well. They were out of fish special but the salmon was good.

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EN
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I spent 2 plus hours there with my fiancé. The food was tasty but I could get the same quality for far less at a chain restaurant in Wilmington. The service was so bad that while waiting to pay, I was able to leave, get gas across the street and come back and the payment still hadn’t been taken.

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OT
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great. The service was great. Both servers did a great job. The food was pretty good too

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s
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on June 16th for our Anniversary and wasn’t disappointed one bit. Steak was hands down the best I’ve ever had, and that comes from someone who has dined at Ruth Chris’ a few times. Crab dip was amazing as was the Brussels sprouts (also the best I’ve never had). Definitely going back. If there was any complaint, it would be that the margarita (which was delicious) was way to small for paying $7.50 for it. It comes in a 12oz mason jar filled with ice cubes which leaves maybe 4-4 sips through a straw. But it was still amazing!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We should have believed the poor reviews and saved ourselves one hundred and forty dollars! The service was very very slow. Our waitress brought an appetizer with no plates. We had to ask for them three times. By the time she managed to remember them and get back to our table, the food was gone..eaten without plates. The food was not up to par. The "boar bites" were tough and cold, the steak was fatty and overcooked to the point of toughness, then covered in gravy. Everything had a bit of a charred flavor. The salmon was good though as were the parmesan mashed potatoes. The noise level was so high that we could not hear one another speaking across the table. (from the live music). The place itself was clean and pretty and with reservations we were seated right away. A shame though, it took more than an hour to get food. I'd steer clear of this Mad Boar for sure.

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w
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sat in bar area on a Monday night. In our party, the pork tenderloin entree was good but would have preferred sauce on side . The Pork Chop entree was swimming in BBQ sauce and, though a good cut of meat ,was not seasoned with salt or pepper before cooking - so not so good.
The wine list really needs work - it was a big disappointment . Very mediocre wines.
Service was attentive.

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service! Glad we stopped in.

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s
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep forgetting this gem in our backyard. More pricey and relaxed/casual in an outstanding ambiance and decor. Food is a cut above so it is worth the few dollars extra. Highly recommend.

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AA
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had never been to this restaurant before. Our friend who was with us goes frequently. The food was just ok, nothing special like we had heard about. I guess this isn't the norm for you since our friend said its usually better . The service was horrible. Our waitress was hardly ever around and we had to ask her for things several times before they were brought to us. The food was brought out quickly but it was just OK, nothing special like we had heard and the steak didn't have any flavor even with the sauce that came on it. We drove over a hour to eat here and it wasn't at all like we expected. . We will not return.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live an hour away from Mad Boar . We pass by the restaurant going towards the beach often. On the way home from the
Beach we decide to have a dinner date. Especially since we didn’t have our two young children. So glad we stopped and enjoyed the great food and service. Probably one of the best steaks I’ve had. They had a band playing later in the evening but we couldn’t stay to enjoy the show. I also used the open table app, but there were tables available on Saturday at 6:00 on the dot so we didn’t have to wait anyways. I highly recommend. Would be a nice get away for a night . There is a hotel behind the restaurant.

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

This was our second trip and the food was very good just like our first visit but the service was awful just like the first time. We had new servers both times and they NEVER should have been let go by themselves. We will not be returning.

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MK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, but the music was too loud. It was hard to concentrate on the meeting and conversations.

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit. They were very busy so our OpenTable reservation option was great! The appetizer was tasty but overpriced for just a few pork slices. Our waitress and food runner were very nice. The only two issues I had was the poor size of the appetizer portion and the management staff pacing back and forth and ”whispering” annoying commands to our waitress as she was trying to take our order. He was wanting the staff to push a specific meal on the customers. It was rude and embarassing to our waitress.
I would like to mention how clean everything was. That was refreshing!

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