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Do you love the Beatles, bars, and burgers?
Of course, you do.
That’s why I’m excited to tell you about Abbey Road Tavern and Grill in Cary, North Carolina, named after the 11th studio album created by the Beatles.
(I went to the Cary, NC location, but they also have locations in Fuquay Varina and Apex.)
Abbey Road Tavern and Grill – For Those Who Love The Beatles, Burgers & Live Music
Abbey Road In Cary, NC
This restaurant has something for everyone – a full bar with local craft brews, live music nights, open mic nights, a pool table and dartboards. And of course, great food.
It’s a perfect spot for a hangout with friends, co-workers, or dinner with your family.
Full Bar With Plenty Of Selection
The first thing you’ll notice when you walk in the door is the full bar. It’s a friendly gathering place where no one is a stranger. You’ll enjoy coming here to watch the news, sports, or meet up with friends.
The bar offers local brews as well as favorites from around the country. Some of the choices you’ll find here are IPAs, Porters, Sours, and Ales.
Current offerings include The Village Tart Cider from Asheville, NC, and Isn’t She A Peach Tropical Sour from Sanford, NC.
Magical Garage Doors
One of the draws to Abbey Road is that it offers live music, including solo shows, open mic nights, bands, and showcase performers.
Check the schedule on their website for upcoming performances or open mic nights.
If you look closely at the above picture, you’ll see two garage doors that can come down when there’s live music. It blocks off an area in the dining room for those who want a quieter space while they’re eating.
Rock & Roll Memorabilia
If you’re a rock and roll fan, or better yet a Beatles fan, you’re gonna love all the memorabilia on the walls.
They have a vast collection of signed pictures from the Beatles and other music legends.
Mike, the owner, worked in the Rock and Roll industry for 20 years, managing events for the nation’s top bands, including the Rolling Stones.
You’ll enjoy perusing his collection of rock and roll treasures.
The fun decor features several acoustic and electric guitars.
Cedar Walls For Sound-Control
When Mike bought the restaurant, he realized he needed to do something about the noise level, so he installed cedar walls.
Not only does it help the sound, but it gives the restaurant an ambient, cozy feel.
Private Dining Room
You can reserve this private dining room for your own special occasion like a birthday party or company get-together.
Abbey Road Menu
And now for the fun menu….
Abbey Road’s menu has a burger named after every member of the Beatles.
For example, you could order the “Paul,” which comes blackened and topped with blue cheese crumbles or the “George,” which comes with bacon and American cheese.
They also have a great selection of sandwiches, pitas, wraps, soups, salads, and more.
For an appetizer, I tried the Hummus with Pita and Chips.
They make their hummus fresh every day, and it shows.
I loved that it came with cucumber and tomato on top.
A must-have appetizer is the Chicken Wings. You can get them fried, roasted, or grilled with several different sauce choices.
I choose them grilled with the Thai Chili Sauce.
I LOVED THEM SO MUCH! Don’t go home without getting some wings. I’m being serious here, people. These are some darn good wings!
Check out this Pig Out Burger.
It comes with shredded pork, bacon, BBQ sauce, onion straws, and Vermont white cheddar cheese.
Yes, that’s in addition to the giant 10 oz. hamburger patty.
You’ll get to choose a side with your burger. I went with the Bacon Cheese Fries and the Onion Rings.
Both are excellent, but I’m going to let you in on a secret – ask for a side of Chipotle Aioli (see photo above) and dip those Onion Rings right in there. Don’t ask why just do it.
They are THE BEST onion rings you’ll ever have, and you’ll be prepared to die tomorrow once you try them in that delightful aioli.
You’ll also find yourself dipping your fries and hamburger in the Chipotle Aioli. It’s that good!
Abbey Road has won Best Burger In The Triangle several times. It’s because the burgers are handmade from 10 ounces of Certified Angus Beef and topped with so many delectable choices.
You can even substitute them with a chicken or black bean patty at no extra charge.
Bonus – Get Some Dessert At Custom Confections
Once you finish your dinner at Abbey Road, walk a few doors down to Custom Confections, and buy a slice of cheesecake or another tasty dessert.
The owner, Shannon Bowles, supplies dessert for several great restaurants in the area, including Laguna Restaurante and Academy Street Bistro. Check google for raving reviews of her desserts – you’ll see they are all 5-star.
I agreed with the 5-stars when I tried her creations.
You can get a giant slice of cheesecake (I got the Nutter Butter) for around $6.00 or a Creme Puff for $2.00. (People go crazy over the Creme Puffs!)
They also sell Lemon Bars, Cupcakes, Cookies, and more.
Instead of cheesecake-by-the-slice, you can buy a whole one to go. Most of the cheesecakes here sell for around $30 and are ginormous.
Flavors range from Strawberry (pictured above) to White Chocolate Raspberry to Peach Crisp and everything in-between.
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I’d strongly suggest you get yourself to Abbey Road Tavern and Grill to try out some good-ole-American food and then walk over to Custom Confections to end your night with a slice of Black Forest Cheesecake, a Creme Puff, and maybe a Lemon Bar.
I promise it will be one fantastic night!
Abbey Road Tavern and Grill
1195 W Chatham St, Cary, NC 27513
Visiting Cary? The Mayton Inn is a fantastic place to stay and is close to Abbey Road Tavern and Grill.