Restaurants in Chapel Hill

Best Restaurants

“Our server, Edwin, provided excellent service and was timely and attentive. the food was delicious! Cant wait to go back.”

4.9 Superb555 Reviews
Hawthorne & Wood 3140 Environ Way, Chapel Hill American • $$$

“I cannot say enough about what a great experience myself and my family had at Hawthorne & Wood!From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with wonderful hospitality. Mike Karp and his entire wait team were a refreshing cut above the rest as far as service! They totally enhanced the wonderful food and everything we tried was prepared with great attention to detail.Definitely somewhere we will be celebrating more special occasions and just because days very soon!”

4.8 Superb80 Reviews
Piero's Pasta & Wine 1502 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Italian • $$

“Great sandwich for lunch -PMT- prosciutto mozzarella tomato on the best bread I’ve tasted in Chapel Hill in 40+ years. Or at least as i remember 40 yrs of bread. And came with a salad that was also very good -a cut way above most house salads that most restaurants serve. Will look forward to coming back for the dinner choices plus an appropriate wine which I could not partake of at lunch due to having to work on a ladder in the afternoon. Can you say cannoli for dessert!”

4.3 Superb147 Reviews
Osteria Georgi 201 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill Italian • $$$

“great service and best Italian I've had since leaving Chicago. among my top 3 meals ever!”

4.4 Superb322 Reviews
Bluebird 601 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill French • $$$

“LOVE this French bistro! Having lived in bigger cities, I crave this quality of food that Bluebird provides. Dining for brunch, the atmosphere is lively and beautifully designed. The Salade Niçoise with seared tuna is divine and perfectly cooked. It is far superior to the same salad at Vin Rouge. My only request is to swap the frisée for mixed greens or add to it. It's a bit too wiry against the succulent tuna. We can't wait to go back for dinner and try the escargots! Thank you Bluebird.”

4.5 Superb133 Reviews
Bombolo 764 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill American • $$$

“Absolute fabulous dinner experience! The kitchen staff is very creative and puts out delicious dishes. Kudos to Chef Garret. Service is very smooth. Servers are knowledgeable, well trained and personable. The General Manager, Brian Cansler, has proven once again he knows this industry inside and out. Great job Brian! Do yourself a favor and visit Bombolo. You’ll want to visit again and again.”

4.4 Superb181 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

“Vimala’s holds a special place in my heart. I met and proposed to my fiancé in the Vimala’s courtyard. It’s one of the most unique and beautiful restaurants in Chapel Hill. On top of the wonderful atmosphere, the food is awesome. I haven’t gone wrong with anything that I’ve ordered here. The staff are great people and the service is always top notch. I would not have been able to do a special proposal + engagement dinner without them. Highly recommend!”

4.4 Superb116 Reviews
Market and Moss 700 Market St, Chapel Hill American • $$

“Food- yum. Atmosphere- Unique and romantic. Food- YUM. Went here for date night with my beautiful girlfriend and got the chicken dish and seafood pasta dish. We shared both because they were both so good. LOVE IT and the service was so nice as well the staff are all very ”

4.5 Superb61 Reviews
Talullas 456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Turkish • $$

“The food was excellent, the staff was friendly, and it’s reasonably priced. Highly recommend!”

4.6 Superb157 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

“Our server, Edwin, provided excellent service and was timely and attentive. the food was delicious! Cant wait to go back.”

4.9 Superb555 Reviews
Hawthorne & Wood 3140 Environ Way, Chapel Hill American • $$$

“I cannot say enough about what a great experience myself and my family had at Hawthorne & Wood!From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with wonderful hospitality. Mike Karp and his entire wait team were a refreshing cut above the rest as far as service! They totally enhanced the wonderful food and everything we tried was prepared with great attention to detail.Definitely somewhere we will be celebrating more special occasions and just because days very soon!”

4.8 Superb80 Reviews
Piero's Pasta & Wine 1502 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Italian • $$

“Great sandwich for lunch -PMT- prosciutto mozzarella tomato on the best bread I’ve tasted in Chapel Hill in 40+ years. Or at least as i remember 40 yrs of bread. And came with a salad that was also very good -a cut way above most house salads that most restaurants serve. Will look forward to coming back for the dinner choices plus an appropriate wine which I could not partake of at lunch due to having to work on a ladder in the afternoon. Can you say cannoli for dessert!”

4.3 Superb147 Reviews
Merritt's Grill 1009 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill Grills • $

“Some of the absolute best food around! Merritt’s has now become out “go-to” place for pregame foot before all Tar Heel events! Best burgers/BLTs/pimento cheese/soup and everything else you can think of anywhere around!!! Cannot go wrong with a stop into Merritt’s!”

4.8 Superb197 Reviews
Osteria Georgi 201 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill Italian • $$$

“great service and best Italian I've had since leaving Chicago. among my top 3 meals ever!”

4.4 Superb322 Reviews
Bluebird 601 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill French • $$$

“LOVE this French bistro! Having lived in bigger cities, I crave this quality of food that Bluebird provides. Dining for brunch, the atmosphere is lively and beautifully designed. The Salade Niçoise with seared tuna is divine and perfectly cooked. It is far superior to the same salad at Vin Rouge. My only request is to swap the frisée for mixed greens or add to it. It's a bit too wiry against the succulent tuna. We can't wait to go back for dinner and try the escargots! Thank you Bluebird.”

4.5 Superb133 Reviews

“Been coming to Med Deli since my parents moved to Chapel Hill almost 20 years ago and they never disappoint.Among other things, the falafel here will make you never want to eat falafel anywhere else guaranteed”

4.6 Superb78 Reviews
First Watch 1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill Breakfast • $

“Amber was awesome to us and the food was perfect!”

4.6 Superb245 Reviews

“Vimala’s holds a special place in my heart. I met and proposed to my fiancé in the Vimala’s courtyard. It’s one of the most unique and beautiful restaurants in Chapel Hill. On top of the wonderful atmosphere, the food is awesome. I haven’t gone wrong with anything that I’ve ordered here. The staff are great people and the service is always top notch. I would not have been able to do a special proposal + engagement dinner without them. Highly recommend!”

4.4 Superb116 Reviews
Market and Moss 700 Market St, Chapel Hill American • $$

“Food- yum. Atmosphere- Unique and romantic. Food- YUM. Went here for date night with my beautiful girlfriend and got the chicken dish and seafood pasta dish. We shared both because they were both so good. LOVE IT and the service was so nice as well the staff are all very ”

4.5 Superb61 Reviews
Talullas 456 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Turkish • $$

“The food was excellent, the staff was friendly, and it’s reasonably priced. Highly recommend!”

4.6 Superb157 Reviews
Lantern 423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Asian Fusion • $$$

“Wonderful food and friendly staff!”

4 Good142 Reviews
The Purple Bowl 306B W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Cafe • $

“Fantastic healthy meal choices and a hot and cold drink selection that helps you power through any task.”

4.8 Superb68 Reviews

“We ordered a variety of baked goods for a family celebration. Meital made suggestions and worked with me on the menu, adjusting to our food preferences. All the desserts were even better than I imagined, they were delicious!”

5 Superb45 Reviews
Kipos Greek Taverna 1800 E Franklin St #16, Chapel Hill Greek • $$

“Very nice indoor dining, clean and spacious. Very reasonable prices.”

4.2 Good372 Reviews
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Lantern

Lantern 423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Asian Fusion • $$$

“Wonderful food and friendly staff!”

4 Good142 Reviews
Kipos Greek Taverna 1800 E Franklin St #16, Chapel Hill Greek • $$

“Very nice indoor dining, clean and spacious. Very reasonable prices.”

4.2 Good372 Reviews
Elements Restaurant 2110 Environ Way, Chapel Hill Asian Fusion • $$$

“Food was incredible and the staff were friendly and helpful! Will definitely be going back!”

4.5 Superb188 Reviews

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Bombolo 764 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill American • $$$

“Absolute fabulous dinner experience! The kitchen staff is very creative and puts out delicious dishes. Kudos to Chef Garret. Service is very smooth. Servers are knowledgeable, well trained and personable. The General Manager, Brian Cansler, has proven once again he knows this industry inside and out. Great job Brian! Do yourself a favor and visit Bombolo. You’ll want to visit again and again.”

4.4 Superb181 Reviews
Elements Restaurant 2110 Environ Way, Chapel Hill Asian Fusion • $$$

“Food was incredible and the staff were friendly and helpful! Will definitely be going back!”

4.5 Superb188 Reviews
Coco Bistro & Bar 101 Glen Lennox Dr, Chapel Hill Coffee & Tea • $

“Overall great restaurant for vegans. But, there is a seating problem. Students have one coffee sit at a table for hours and stay too long preventing folks who would like to sit and eat at the restaurant. Starbucks had the same problem in small college towns. Some of the Starbucks created a long table with chairs or benches with computer hook ups. Then the single coffee drinkers were encouraged to use that space. Not a bad idea. This will not stop me from going to Cocos , I just have to pick my time carefully.”

4.5 Superb169 Reviews

“Wonderful setting for cats while they’re waiting for their forever families. My daughter commented “they might not want to be adopted after living here!”.”

4.9 Superb43 Reviews
IL PALIO RESTAURANT 1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Italian • $$$

“Food is excellent, even if it's a pit pricey. Creative varied menu expertly prepared. The Service is also very good. It's in a hotel so bar area can be a bit loud if there is a group in there and the noise easily bleeds into the dining room. If you're in the mood for a fine dining experience in CH then this is the place.”

4.4 Superb234 Reviews

“In town for college visit for my daughters and we ate here and loved it. Food was served fast and quality was awesome. I recommend the jambalaya. Great place. Can’t go wrong here!”

4.5 Superb104 Reviews

“Without a doubt one if the finest restaurants in the Triangle. With great food and service, this classy spot always makes me happy!”

4.5 Superb102 Reviews
Jujube 1201 Raleigh Rd L, Chapel Hill Asian • $$

“Did the Mothers Day Prix fix menu and it was a lot of food! Loved being able to sample numerous appetizers - so many that we were pretty full by the time our entrees came. We took most of our entrees home. The food was delicious and service was exceptional! I am from out of town so I do not know what the normal menu is like at Jujube as this was my first time, so will be back to try it out when it is a normal day/menu.”

4.4 Superb181 Reviews

“The food and service was excellent - all staff was friendly and super accommodating. They made great recommendations. The restaurant was also very clean and notably organized. The upstairs lounge area was inviting and comfortable. I will visit again!”

4.7 Superb43 Reviews
bartaco 201 S Estes Dr Suite E3, Chapel Hill Tacos • $

“Good food. Chips too salty.”

4.4 Superb81 Reviews

“Great service, music and super fresh flavors. Sangria was made from scratch and fish tacos had a crunchy and flakey texture. Corn tortillas were not dry at all and my husband and I both locked our plates clean. Highly recommend.”

4.3 Superb110 Reviews

“Great culturally appropriate decor especially in a small shopping center and fast service for lunch. The Thai iced tea was very good and the small salad with the green possibly mint base dressing was the best dressing I've ever had. My friend had the Pad See Ew which he liked very much and I had the Pad Gra Pow which tasted great and had the perfect amount of spicy heat. Both plates were nice and hot when they arrived at the table.”

4.4 Superb55 Reviews
Bin 54 Steak & Cellar 1201-M Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill Steak House • $$$$

“Splendid everything! Outstanding service, very attentive but not overwhelming. The food was outstanding, steaks and ahi tuna as well as different salads and sides. Recommended wine was superb. We count on Bin 54 to be special for special occasions and it was superbly that for this special occasion.”

4.2 Good199 Reviews

“Mediocre lunch special but quick service and delicious iced tea. Very charming wait person Antonio made the lunch a pleasant experience despite the not so interesting food.”

3.9 Good105 Reviews

“Great food excellent service Fresh ingredients”

3.9 Good114 Reviews

“Great food, great service! I am so full of delicious food but will back as soon as I am hungry again!! Yum!!”

4.4 Superb386 Reviews
IL PALIO RESTAURANT 1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Italian • $$$

“Food is excellent, even if it's a pit pricey. Creative varied menu expertly prepared. The Service is also very good. It's in a hotel so bar area can be a bit loud if there is a group in there and the noise easily bleeds into the dining room. If you're in the mood for a fine dining experience in CH then this is the place.”

4.4 Superb234 Reviews
Andrea Reusing 423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Asian Fusion • $$

“Wonderful food and friendly staff!”

4.2 Good83 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Goodness Cooks 306 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill Gluten-Free

“Everything they make is exquisite! From the sweet to savory, foods to bevs, I love it all! I appreciate that some dishes are sold frozen so I can enjoy them later on. Everything is made with natural ingredients by holistic chefs and it makes all the difference! Even the dishes made with foods I typically don't prefer the taste of were delicious! I highly recommend giving Goodness Cooks a try!”

5 Superb3 Reviews

“This is the best southern home cooking I have had in a long time! The biscuits are so big and fluffy, the fried chicken and veggies were perfect. And the customer service from the owner was amazing! I highly recommend this place!”

3.8 Good111 Reviews

“In town for college visit for my daughters and we ate here and loved it. Food was served fast and quality was awesome. I recommend the jambalaya. Great place. Can’t go wrong here!”

4.5 Superb104 Reviews

“Without a doubt one if the finest restaurants in the Triangle. With great food and service, this classy spot always makes me happy!”

4.5 Superb102 Reviews
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Jujube

Jujube 1201 Raleigh Rd L, Chapel Hill Asian • $$

“Did the Mothers Day Prix fix menu and it was a lot of food! Loved being able to sample numerous appetizers - so many that we were pretty full by the time our entrees came. We took most of our entrees home. The food was delicious and service was exceptional! I am from out of town so I do not know what the normal menu is like at Jujube as this was my first time, so will be back to try it out when it is a normal day/menu.”

4.4 Superb181 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

“Had the BEST FOOD. The owner and staff are so friendly. We go back as often as possible even when we lived in Florida. Family lives in Chapel Hill and it’s our go to place for great food when we are there.”

4.8 Superb56 Reviews
Ben & Jerry's 102 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Ice Cream Shop • $

“Vegetarian options: Some options are vegetarianDietary restrictions: Mostly dairyParking: Tough to findKid-friendliness: Kid friendlyWheelchair accessibility: Narrow door, but able”

4.6 Superb97 Reviews

“Great food, great service! I am so full of delicious food but will back as soon as I am hungry again!! Yum!!”

4.4 Superb386 Reviews
New Hope Market 6117 NC-86, Chapel Hill American • $

“The New Hope Market is a half hour from our home, but we go several times a month. Excellent food, which we can take home or eat there. So many delicious to-go items/salads and great daily specials (today’s Korean fried chicken sandwich was amazing, as was the potato corn soup). And the desserts are out of this world, changing daily, with tons of variety. My favorite local eatery.”

4.6 Superb83 Reviews
Andrea Reusing 423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Asian Fusion • $$

“Wonderful food and friendly staff!”

4.2 Good83 Reviews
Caffè Driade 1215-A, E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Cafe • $

“Probably the loveliest of lovely places to hang out in all of the triangle; one of the few outdoor hangouts left after Honeysuckle closed! Conveniently nestled between E Franklin St and the trees off the Bolin Creek trail, this is just the perfect location with the perfect amount of shade and nature vibes - perfect place to read a book, catch up with a friend, have a first date, or get some work done in calming environs- highly popular for this reason. In the winter they have blankets and heaters, and during the summer they have bug spray out and the shade helps buffer the heat - be aware there will be plenty of bugs/critters, but it goes with the lovely outdoor NC experience! The internet has gotten much better over the years and you can definitely access the WiFi now without issues (was not the case a few years ago). There are only maybe 1-2 plugs on the premises, though best to charge up before you come. Drinks are delicious with plenty of coffee, tea, non-caf options - my favorites are the brown sugar oat latte and the ginger beer cold brew. Service is good with sweet and helpful baristas - there is always a line here but it goes decently quickly. The only thing I wish I could change would be longer hours so you could spend even more time here early AM - later afternoon/evening!”

4.5 Superb107 Reviews
The Flying Biscuit Cafe 201 S Estes Dr APT E2, Chapel Hill Southern • $

“Karen was an amazing server! The food is great and the atmosphere is amazing.”

4.4 Superb198 Reviews
Al's Burger Shack 516 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Burgers • $

“I'm not too much into fast food but this place has amazing burgers (I recommend the mookie one) and dogs. The sweet potatoes fries with the sweet sauce (cinnamon) is so delicious. Service is friendly, the place is small inside but there's seating area outside as well. Highly recommended!”

4.5 Superb98 Reviews
PIRATE CAPTAIN 163 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Ramen • $

“Experienced attentive service with good food. Ramen bowls are large and the smoothie was great”

4.6 Superb57 Reviews
Ta Contento Mex Fresh Food 11620 US Hwy 15 501 N, Chapel Hill Food Trucks • $

“So fresh snd awesome! Recommend this place!”

4.5 Superb76 Reviews
Momo's Master 110 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill Himalayan/Nepalese • $

“My husband and I visited Momo's Master for the first time this evening and had a wonderful experience. We tried Steamed Momo's with veggie filling served with 2 of their signature dipping sauces, and Himalayan Fried Rice (vegetarian). It was great to see the option for both masala tea and coffee on the menu, especially in a downtown Chapel Hill restaurant, therefore we had to try both Himalayan Masala Tea and Himalayan Coffee, and we were glad that we did. I usually do not write reviews but when the food is that good, I do. The momos were one of the best we have had so far and the flavors of both the signature sauces blended well with that of momos. Himalayan fried rice was hot, spicy and very good. The Punjabi guy, Sukhi, and Usha (from Nepal) - both chefs, were great; Sukhi came and asked us how everything was and ensured that it was to our liking. Both Himalayan Masala Tea and Himalayan coffee tasted good, especially Himalayan Masala Tea was really good. The place has a nice, comfortable ambiance. We look forward to visiting the restaurant again and enjoying the food in near future. Highly recommend.”

4.4 Superb124 Reviews

“Our experience with their dishes has always been good as it was again last night (manicotti and lasagne). It was pleasant eating outside as part of the dine-in option. And the service was excellent, as always. Oh, and don't forget the desserts. This time we had the limoncello cake.”

4.5 Superb69 Reviews
Flair Fusion Restaurant 50100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill American • $$

“The people make this place really special and the food is wonderful. Peaceful and pretty, this is a spot you won’t want to pass up on. It’s an absolute must!”

4.5 Superb66 Reviews
Buns 107 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill Hamburger • $

“Very yummy. Large portions. I love the hotdogs, too!”

4.5 Superb58 Reviews
Walt's Grill 111 S Merritt Mill Rd, Chapel Hill American • $

“Good food and menu. some items overly salted. Most items are delicious. Need cornbread on the menu, hush puppies too dense and hard. Fish, cabbage and mashed potatoes are so good. Owner formerly worked at K and W so hurry on over and get your old menu favorites. He is very nice and accomodating, open to suggestions.”

4.6 Superb43 Reviews
Flair Fusion Restaurant 50100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill American • $$

“The people make this place really special and the food is wonderful. Peaceful and pretty, this is a spot you won’t want to pass up on. It’s an absolute must!”

4.5 Superb66 Reviews
Szechuan Village 川小馆 111 Knox Wy, Chapel Hill Szechuan • $$

“Very authentic Sichuan food, after eating it once I decided to only eat here in the future.The attitude of the staff is very good and the hygiene is very clean.I recommend everyone to try it.?”

4.4 Superb79 Reviews
Rasa Malaysia 410 Market St, Chapel Hill Malaysian • $$

“You'd appreciate it more if you have a decent idea about Malaysia and the food there...a lot of south east Asian influences including India and Srilanka and that makes the food a dance festival for your taste buds.A cozy small business that values love and joy and it is reflected in their food, decor and service....”

4.4 Superb71 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Caribou Coffee 1408 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Coffee Shops • $

“I recently moved here and I'm SO GLAD there's caribou here. I worked at caribou in college and I really love their coffee. I always order pounds of coffee from their online shop, but having an actual location to get the fancy drinks is amazing. I wish I could remember the name of what I got, it was incredible (iced foamy caramel salt) ohhieee so good. 10/10Oh and the staff were so lovely”

4.3 Superb61 Reviews
Chick-fil-A Beach Cafe, Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, 1 Medical Dr, Chapel Hill Fast Food • $

“I love CFA in general but the staff here are always super friendly. It’s always kept clean! #cfacanes”

4.7 Superb9 Reviews
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen 1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill American • $

“Went there for the 1st time today with friends we had been going to MacD's for breakfast once a week but the new high melanin mgr has destroyed it! 2 weeks in a row they had NO drinks thats right no drinks except water and orange juice so it was time to move on. Well I want to thank the new high melanin mgr because Sunshine is head above what they ever were so thanks for running us off we found a REAL GOOD place to have breakfast! The biscuits are large and very good so eat here forget the others in the area this is the place.”

4 Good95 Reviews
Subway 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd Z, Chapel Hill Sandwich Shop • $

“I needed to place a big order for a meeting and everything turned out wonderfully. The Store Manager, Carla, was extremely patient while helping me decide on which sandwiches to get and what to put on them. The team member, Evan, was also very nice. I called the morning that I was going to pick them up and he told me that they just finished packaging up my order. When I came, I was in and out! I will def go back in the future!”

3.8 Good24 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 101 Village Center Dr, Chapel Hill Fast Food • $

“A spectacular service my family enjoyed it a lot”

3.7 Good92 Reviews
Hardee's 6116 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill Fast Food • $

“Algo bien se los recomiendo”

3.4 Good80 Reviews
McDonald's 1748 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill Fast Food • $

“Glad there open later !! Ran in for a snack and got my meal on time !!! Thanks for having a police presence there too !!!”

3.1 Average68 Reviews
McDonald's 11460 US Hwy 15 501 N, Chapel Hill Fast Food • $

“I love coming to this location, it’s fast, convenient and the staff are always friendly BUT the day time manager comes off like a bigot and a tad prejudiced but we can’t all be ”

3 Average58 Reviews
McDonald's 409 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Fast Food • $

“The crew is very friendly, the food is great!! FAST...”

2.8 Average69 Reviews
Wendy's 100 Scarlett Dr, Chapel Hill Fast Food • $

“Idk who the woman is working the drive thru at this location (near chapel hill) but she is AMAZING...she is so detailed oriented...she is running that drive thru with precision. I am going to go back and get her name!!”

2.4 Poor68 Reviews
Bin 54 Steak & Cellar 1201-M Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill Steak House • $$$$

“Splendid everything! Outstanding service, very attentive but not overwhelming. The food was outstanding, steaks and ahi tuna as well as different salads and sides. Recommended wine was superb. We count on Bin 54 to be special for special occasions and it was superbly that for this special occasion.”

4.2 Good199 Reviews
Lucha Tigre 746 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill Asian • $$

“Since I moved to Chapel Hill, Lucha Tigre has been my favorite restaurant. Their service and quality can’t be denied, but I am so upset that the Asian Glazed Chicken (my favorite dish) has been removed from the menu.”

4.3 Superb72 Reviews

“Love stopping here! Great place for food, drinks, coffee, working, etc. always super friendly staff and right off a super cute and quiet courtyard.”

4.4 Superb43 Reviews

Cheap Eats

The Crunkleton 320 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Cocktail Bar • $

“Stopped in for a quick drink and to catch up with some friends in the area. It was cozy and sexy with a casual flare. Clean bathroom, clean place, interesting music. A back in the day speak easy kinda place. A definite recommend.”

4.3 Superb67 Reviews

“100% delicious; 100% sanitary rating; very clean restrooms, made to order specialties. Couldn't have been more pleased with selections. Their green sauce is HOT, but the yelllow one is more mellow. We WILL be back!”

4.6 Superb83 Reviews
The Kraken 2823 N Carolina Hwy 54 W, Chapel Hill Bar • $

“I have played the Kraken with 3 different bands now over the past 10 years and had so much fun every time. I love the Kraken!”

4.7 Superb32 Reviews
Tin Cup Joe 104b N Graham St, Chapel Hill Coffee Shops • $

“The love coffee shack on Franklin”

4.9 Superb22 Reviews
Sup Dogs 107 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Hot Dogs • $

“Great food, atmosphere, cold beer”

4.4 Superb75 Reviews
Perennial 401 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Cafe • $

“Such a cute coffee shop on Franklin Street! There's a lot of space inside to do work or chat with friends. I got a lavender iced latte, which I thought tasted great. It's also the same price for any size drink! The barista was also very nice and helped me pick out coffee beans.”

4.6 Superb38 Reviews

“Great beer, great people, great space. What more can you say?”

4.6 Superb38 Reviews
Rougarou (Imbibe) 108 Henderson St, Chapel Hill Cajun • $

“Enjoyed perfectly fried oysters and house salad paired with sparkling Rose. You should run not walk and have same!”

4.5 Superb48 Reviews
Moge Tee 151 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Bubble Tea • $

“Best bubble tea shop I’ve tried so far! Friendly staff, quick service, and this location is awesome because it’s right on Franklin Street!”

4.4 Superb69 Reviews
Breakaway Cafe 58 Chapelton Court, Chapel Hill American • $

“Breakaway is the quintessential local feeding hole! Friendly service, good food done with flair, and a good vibe inside and out. Prices are quite reasonable as well.”

4.3 Superb122 Reviews
Sutton's Drug Store 159 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Hamburger • $

“I adore this place. I used to go to the only original Woolworth's Diner left -located in Bakersfield Ca and this place is not the same-but a nice replacement for me. Staff are friendly and the food is really good. I've tried numerous menu items and have been happy with them all!”

4.4 Superb62 Reviews

“Great place for vegans, vegetarians and conivores. I had a bowl with baby kale. Baby kale is so much better than regular kale. We were able to carry on a conversation and would have been able to do it with someone hard of hearing. Just have to pay for parking.”

4.4 Superb59 Reviews

“Great food. Warm, friendly atmosphere! Wonderful selection.”

4.4 Superb58 Reviews
Guglhupf Bake Shop 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Bakery • $

“The desserts are sooooooo good! Also some tables outside which is definitely a plus on a nice day. Just note that the parking situation is a bit crazy, just because of all the stores next door.”

4.4 Superb55 Reviews
1922 140 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Coffee Shops • $

“Good coffee, quick, nice space, nice staff, good wifi. My go-to Franklin St cafe.The drip coffee is quite good, and you get a refill for dine-in drip coffee, which is nice. I think they need to keep the coffee a few degrees hotter. The espresso drinks are good too. Everything comes out fast even when they're busy. The coffee is better and faster than at Epilogue.1922 is popular with students, so it's often hard to get a seat. So, meeting people here can be risky because you might not get a table. Generally easier to get a table at Epilogue.The breakfast burritos are excellent.”

4.5 Superb36 Reviews
Nantucket Grill 5925 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill American • $$

“One of my Favorite Restaurants, From the absolute best Burger, To Steak, Scallops, Shrimp, Onion Rings, To the Fabulous Strawberry Short Cake !”

4.2 Good135 Reviews
Squid's Restaurant 1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill Seafood • $$

“Their dessert specials are fabulous.”

4.2 Good72 Reviews
PiggyBack 630 Weaver Dairy Rd #102, Chapel Hill Bar • $$

“Love this place. You can order all the amazing food "The pig" has to offer plus a delicious full bar! Dexter was my bartender and helped pic the perfect drink. Can't get enough of their home-made pickles!!”

4.9 Superb8 Reviews
Boro Bodega 422 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Brewery • $$

“one of the best Brews for what ails you. settle my stomach and it tastes great.”

5 Superb7 Reviews
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill 201 S Estes Dr Space 100-A, Chapel Hill Steak House • $$$

“Wow! Wow! Wow! We were in town to visit UNC and decided we needed a steak dinner. This is one of the best steakhouses I have ever been to. Steak was cooked perfectly, interesting menu options and wine list. Service was top notch. Prices were more than reasonable considering how most steakhouses charge nowadays. Will return every time I come to visit.”

4.1 Good135 Reviews
Mr Tokyo Japanese Restaurant 1722 Fordham Blvd #105a, Chapel Hill Japanese • $$

“Great all you can eat Sushi. We were quickly seated and our food was delivered to our table promptly. Quality is good for all you can eat. Will come again.”

4.1 Good111 Reviews

Latest Reviews

“Always delicious, no matter whether pizza, entrees, or dessert!”

3.4 Good54 Reviews
Mama Dip's Kitchen 408 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill Southern • $

“I had brunch with my family today at Mama Dips in Chapel Hill. We were greeted by the warm and friendly manager who took us to a premier table. They quickly set up a high chair for my Grand Daughter. The food was delicious, fresh and perfectly cooked. I will be back with my family next time we are CH.”

3 Average91 Reviews
Walt's Grill 111 S Merritt Mill Rd, Chapel Hill American • $

“Good food and menu. some items overly salted. Most items are delicious. Need cornbread on the menu, hush puppies too dense and hard. Fish, cabbage and mashed potatoes are so good. Owner formerly worked at K and W so hurry on over and get your old menu favorites. He is very nice and accomodating, open to suggestions.”

4.6 Superb43 Reviews
Lucha Tigre 746 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill Asian • $$

“Since I moved to Chapel Hill, Lucha Tigre has been my favorite restaurant. Their service and quality can’t be denied, but I am so upset that the Asian Glazed Chicken (my favorite dish) has been removed from the menu.”

4.3 Superb72 Reviews
Jersey Mike's Subs 11312 US Hwy 15 501 N #102, Chapel Hill Sandwich Shop • $

“Try that Italian in a bowl! Of course "mikes way".”

3.5 Good24 Reviews
First Watch 1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill Breakfast • $

“Amber was awesome to us and the food was perfect!”

4.6 Superb245 Reviews
The Flying Biscuit Cafe 201 S Estes Dr APT E2, Chapel Hill Restaurant • $

“Karen was an amazing server! The food is great and the atmosphere is amazing.”

4.4 Superb198 Reviews
Momo's Master 110 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill Himalayan/Nepalese • $

“My husband and I visited Momo's Master for the first time this evening and had a wonderful experience. We tried Steamed Momo's with veggie filling served with 2 of their signature dipping sauces, and Himalayan Fried Rice (vegetarian). It was great to see the option for both masala tea and coffee on the menu, especially in a downtown Chapel Hill restaurant, therefore we had to try both Himalayan Masala Tea and Himalayan Coffee, and we were glad that we did. I usually do not write reviews but when the food is that good, I do. The momos were one of the best we have had so far and the flavors of both the signature sauces blended well with that of momos. Himalayan fried rice was hot, spicy and very good. The Punjabi guy, Sukhi, and Usha (from Nepal) - both chefs, were great; Sukhi came and asked us how everything was and ensured that it was to our liking. Both Himalayan Masala Tea and Himalayan coffee tasted good, especially Himalayan Masala Tea was really good. The place has a nice, comfortable ambiance. We look forward to visiting the restaurant again and enjoying the food in near future. Highly recommend.”

4.4 Superb124 Reviews

“Our server, Edwin, provided excellent service and was timely and attentive. the food was delicious! Cant wait to go back.”

4.9 Superb555 Reviews
Seafood Destiny Express 100 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill Seafood • $$

“Jalen served up our delicious plates and broils with grace and friendly attention. The bourbon glaed salmon was cooked to.perfection. Being a Marylander, I was delighted and impressed to learn that the crabcakes come from Maryland. My husband truly enjoyed his. I hope other greens in addition to green beans will be added to the menu. We will definitely return the next time we are in the triangle area.”

4.7 Superb38 Reviews
Piero's Pasta & Wine 1502 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill Italian • $$

“Great sandwich for lunch -PMT- prosciutto mozzarella tomato on the best bread I’ve tasted in Chapel Hill in 40+ years. Or at least as i remember 40 yrs of bread. And came with a salad that was also very good -a cut way above most house salads that most restaurants serve. Will look forward to coming back for the dinner choices plus an appropriate wine which I could not partake of at lunch due to having to work on a ladder in the afternoon. Can you say cannoli for dessert!”

4.3 Superb147 Reviews

“100% delicious; 100% sanitary rating; very clean restrooms, made to order specialties. Couldn't have been more pleased with selections. Their green sauce is HOT, but the yelllow one is more mellow. We WILL be back!”

4.6 Superb83 Reviews

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First Watch 1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill Breakfast • $

“Amber was awesome to us and the food was perfect!”

4.6 Superb245 Reviews
The Flying Biscuit Cafe 201 S Estes Dr APT E2, Chapel Hill Southern • $

“Karen was an amazing server! The food is great and the atmosphere is amazing.”

4.4 Superb198 Reviews
Merritt's Grill 1009 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill Grills • $

“Some of the absolute best food around! Merritt’s has now become out “go-to” place for pregame foot before all Tar Heel events! Best burgers/BLTs/pimento cheese/soup and everything else you can think of anywhere around!!! Cannot go wrong with a stop into Merritt’s!”

4.8 Superb197 Reviews
Coco Bistro & Bar 101 Glen Lennox Dr, Chapel Hill Coffee & Tea • $

“Overall great restaurant for vegans. But, there is a seating problem. Students have one coffee sit at a table for hours and stay too long preventing folks who would like to sit and eat at the restaurant. Starbucks had the same problem in small college towns. Some of the Starbucks created a long table with chairs or benches with computer hook ups. Then the single coffee drinkers were encouraged to use that space. Not a bad idea. This will not stop me from going to Cocos , I just have to pick my time carefully.”

4.5 Superb169 Reviews
Carolina Brewery 460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill American • $

“Excellent local craft brewery with a great food menu and variety of beers. Lunchtime isn't too crowded on a weekday. They sell great swag and delicious barbecue sauces and dry rubs. Ask for Megan at the hostess stand, she and other staff are very welcoming!”

4.1 Good163 Reviews
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery 1800 E Franklin St Ste 003, Chapel Hill Breakfast • $

“I arrived solo. Although the place was pretty busy; packed inside and outside, I was immediately seated. Food arrived 30 minutes after I ordered. I noticed, parties that were seated before me, got their food at the same time. I ordered a matcha tea, crab & asparagus omelette with the bread pudding French toast. These are two separate entrees. The French toast was really good. It was soft, and warm. The asparagus in the omelette was a bit undercooked to my liking, but it was good. The crab meat seemed seated in the center of the omelette. I enjoyed the greens it was served with. I came for something untraditional, and got it. The music was loud (lots of 90s hits), and the TV was on (covering sports). I'd come back, again, solo. I can't imagine the wait with a large party.Parking: This place is in a shopping center, so there's plenty of free parking. You may have to circle, but a space shouldn't be too difficult to find.Kid-friendliness: It has a diner atmosphere, is family friendly. I've seen kids there during my visit.Wheelchair accessibility: There are no stairs, and the entryway is wide enough for electric chairs, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.”

4.1 Good135 Reviews

“Nicest Cane's I've ever been. Our family of 7 fell in love with Cane's from our hometown of Mount Pleasant, SC. Now that we live in NC, we have been without Canes until they opened one in Chapel Hill. We have been to others across the country, but this is the nicest and most unique. It's next to the UNC campus and is decked out in Tarheel memorabilia. It's a unique setup and design. We came here for my son's 13th birthday. They had great customer service, were extremely efficient, and the food was BUSSIN!!! We'll be back!”

3.8 Good130 Reviews
CAVA 79 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill Mediterranean • $

“Went to Cava’s last night. I have already recommended it! We thoroughly enjoyed all the wonderful flavors. I found it to be a memorable meal! Wish there were more locations!”

3.9 Good126 Reviews
Momo's Master 110 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill Himalayan/Nepalese • $

“My husband and I visited Momo's Master for the first time this evening and had a wonderful experience. We tried Steamed Momo's with veggie filling served with 2 of their signature dipping sauces, and Himalayan Fried Rice (vegetarian). It was great to see the option for both masala tea and coffee on the menu, especially in a downtown Chapel Hill restaurant, therefore we had to try both Himalayan Masala Tea and Himalayan Coffee, and we were glad that we did. I usually do not write reviews but when the food is that good, I do. The momos were one of the best we have had so far and the flavors of both the signature sauces blended well with that of momos. Himalayan fried rice was hot, spicy and very good. The Punjabi guy, Sukhi, and Usha (from Nepal) - both chefs, were great; Sukhi came and asked us how everything was and ensured that it was to our liking. Both Himalayan Masala Tea and Himalayan coffee tasted good, especially Himalayan Masala Tea was really good. The place has a nice, comfortable ambiance. We look forward to visiting the restaurant again and enjoying the food in near future. Highly recommend.”

4.4 Superb124 Reviews

“I was walking my dog down Franklin street when I decided to pick up my order! they were super sweet and accommodating despite not allowing pets and brought my order out! Great food and great service ”

4.1 Good124 Reviews
Breakaway Cafe 58 Chapelton Court, Chapel Hill American • $

“Breakaway is the quintessential local feeding hole! Friendly service, good food done with flair, and a good vibe inside and out. Prices are quite reasonable as well.”

4.3 Superb122 Reviews

“Amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere. Great service, good prices and large portions. Highly recommended.”

3.7 Good121 Reviews

“Great food excellent service Fresh ingredients”

3.9 Good114 Reviews

“This is the best southern home cooking I have had in a long time! The biscuits are so big and fluffy, the fried chicken and veggies were perfect. And the customer service from the owner was amazing! I highly recommend this place!”

3.8 Good111 Reviews

“Great service, music and super fresh flavors. Sangria was made from scratch and fish tacos had a crunchy and flakey texture. Corn tortillas were not dry at all and my husband and I both locked our plates clean. Highly recommend.”

4.3 Superb110 Reviews

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