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Great Food, Atmosphere & Service. Beer, appetizers, comfort food, pizza, dessert, great atmosphere and service - Tyler's has it all! I really like the BBQ Quesadilla and the J-Cheesy Pizza - both dishes that are unique to Tyler's. And who can resist the Peche Lambic on tap? Yum! The only problem is trying to decide what to eat!
Great Food and Fun Times. I have been going to Tyler's for about three years. It is one of my favorite places to eat and have a beer or two!!! They have a huge selection of burgers and the FRIES ARE THE BEST IN THE TRIANGLE! Tyler's has an everchanging beer selection--- with a variety of events throughout the week. The Speakeasy is a great place to play pool, and they have recently put in better smoke eaters to make it more non smoker friendly. The service is outstanding and personalized, and it keeps me coming back.
You know, I want to like Tyler's more than I do. The beer selection is fantastic, the food is good, but I can't get past the service. I'm a regular there and I'm reconsidering whether or not I'd like to continue to be. My group of friends has met there weekely for years, yet we're treated pretty poorly for folks who leave with a tab that collectively runs *well* over $100 each visit.
Tyler himself is great. There are members of the staff that "get it", but most of them have a lot to learn about pub hospitality.
I wish Tyler the best, because he has a quality operation on many levels, but after 100 visits, I still get the feeling that some other bar deserves my patronage more. After a great experience at Federal in Durham, I'm thinking that would be the place if it were a little closer.
Less than satisfying..... I ordered the ribs, my wife had pumpkin and gogonzola risotto, and my friend had meatloaf. When my ribs arrived, it instantly occurred to me that they were tough and fatty. The server recognized this himself, and admitted that they were not cooked correctly. Yet, he never offered to take them off the check. This is something that the customer should never have to beg for -- especially when the server admits that the food was not prepared correctly. Only attempt at recompense was offer of a free beer. Big deal - ribs were $17; beer is $4. I declined offer out of principle. As for ribs, I ate two and pushed the plate aside. My wife generously shared her risotto (supposed to be prepared with pinenuts and parmesan; both were noticably missing). I'm NEVER one complain about restaurant food or service, but this experience left something to be desired.
Bartenders. Tyler's is a nice place for a night out; however, the service at the bar is horrible. The restaurant has good ambience, good food, and plenty of parking. However, I recently had a bad experience at Tylers. First, the Bartender's are pains in the neck. They have an attitude with the customers. There is no excuse for Bartenders getting 'fresh' with the customers.
Bitter bartender,not beer!!.
Our group meets at Tylers frequently.We enjoy the beer selection and the good,simple food.
The female bartender last night had a bit of an attitude.We ordered a lot of mixed drinks so perhaps she was "working" harder than normal?She should stick to pouring beer from the tap and leave the more "difficult" drinks to someone else who doesnt need to look everything up in a Bartender's manual.
Good and Bad. Tyler's has a lot going for it, good food (especially the garlic fries), great beer selection, and a nice bar. But every time my wife and I go there we get terrible service at the bar. We've never had a problem with the wait staff, but we tend to be bar flies and it's upsetting to always have to put up with either being ignored, or spoken to like it's a burden. Bartenders should be friendly! Unfortunately it's to the point that we never go there anymore. Maybe we'll try again in a year or so.
Great Place to Dine and Drink. Tyler's has great food and a terrific beer selection. You can even get sample sizes of the beers so you can try them all. It's definitely one of the best kept secrets in Carrboro.
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