20 Best American Restaurants in Chapel Hill

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

Customers` Favorites

2x2 Cheeseburger Fully Stacked Painted Hills Farms Beef
General TSO's Cauliflower Navel Oranges Bitter Greens
Seared New Bedford Scallops
Pan-Roasted Duck Breast
Cauliflower General TSO
Cheese Plate
Steak

“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 Superb78 Reviews
Bombolo American • $$$
764 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Tiramisu Meringue Trifle
Maine Lobster Pot
Halibut Khao Soi
Grilled Octopus
Crispy Pig Ears
Fried Chicken
Spaghettoni

“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 Superb200 Reviews
Market and Moss American • $$
700 Market St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Brioche Bread and Butter
Mushroom Flatbread
Chocolate Garden
Flatbread Pizza
Red Snapper

“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 Superb55 Reviews
New Hope Market American • $
6117 NC-86, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Cheeseburger with Grilled Onions
Southern Pork Chop Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Marinated Tofu
Tuna Salad
Guacamole
Quiche
Ramen
blt

“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 Superb91 Reviews
Flair Fusion Restaurant American • $$
50100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Beet Salad and Salmon
Fresh Baked Pastries
Blueberry Pancakes
Brisket Casserole
Bread Pudding
Eggs Benedict
Quiche

“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 Superb62 Reviews
Walt's Grill American • $
111 S Merritt Mill Rd, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Fried Wings Collard Greens Mac and Cheese and a Roll
Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Barbecue Mac & Cheese

“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 Superb46 Reviews
Breakaway Cafe American • $
58 Chapelton Court, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Avocado Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast Sandwich
Breakaway Toast
Eggs Benedict
Cali Benedict
Avocado Toast
French Toast
Potatoes
Scone
Grits

“I absolutely ADORE this place and come here at least 3 times a week to use the couch area in the back to work in the mornings.The staff is always hyper friendly and very attentive. The food never disappoints, and the coffee is great.If you want to try something new, the lavender latte is really nice.I can also deeply appreciate this place being very queer friendly. The flag in the window is such a nice touch and tells me “come on in and you are wanted here” I have not met the owner in person, but I did see her making the rounds yesterday and she seems like an incredibly nice lady.“

4.3 Superb119 Reviews
Nantucket Grill American • $$
5925 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Nantucket Island Stuffed Tilapia
Fresh Maine Lobster Roll
Strawberry Shortcake
Mashed Potatoes
Fish and Chips
Lobster Bisque
Cranberry Bog
Key Lime Pie
Fried Shrimp
Cajun Ribeye

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

4.2 Good128 Reviews
The Loop Restaurant American • $
1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Great American Cheese Burger with Onion Rings
Cheese Burger with Onion Mushroom Swiss
Mushroom Swiss with Onion Rings
Cheese Burger and Fries
Big Ol' Steak Fries
Goat Cheese Salad
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Teriyaki Chicken
Veggie Ciabatta
Crispy Chicken

“Cajun Jack burger steak fries, Pineapple Terryaki chicken sandwich, and onion rings were very good. UNC memorabilia decor.“

4.2 Good73 Reviews
First Watch Breakfast • $
1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

The Traditional Breakfast
The Elevated Egg Sandwich
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Crab and Avocado Toast
Floridian French Toast
Million Dollar Bacon
Breakfast Sandwich
Seasoned Potatoes
Blueberry Pancake
Turkey Sausage

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

4.6 Superb245 Reviews
Carolina Coffee Shop American • $
138 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Chicken and Waffles
CCS Classic Omelet
Corned Beef Hash
Shrimp and Grits
Belgian Waffle
Eggs Benedict
Chicken Wrap
Hash Browns
Pub Fries
Sausage

“I ordered a take out order for someone celebrating a holiday away from home, and they really went the extra mile!! They wrote a special note on the box, and gave them a mini cake to celebrate! I truly love this place, we always get the corned beef hash and their caramel iced coffee and it’s scrumptious. Thank you Carolina Coffee Shop!“

4.1 Good85 Reviews
Elements Restaurant Asian Fusion • $$$
2110 Environ Way, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Elements Chocolate Pie
Chinese Fried Donuts
Walnut Prawns
Saigon Noodles
Spring Rolls
Bo Luc Lac

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

4.6 Superb185 Reviews
Carolina Brewery American • $
460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Rotating Seasonal Specialty and Brewer Select Brews
Carolina on My Mind Burger
Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Blackened Fish Tacos
Brewery Cheeseburger
Sweet Potato Fries
Potato Chip Nachos
BBQ Pork Sandwich

“Perfect place to take the family or friends visiting! The menu has so much variety, there is something for everyone! I love the brunch especially! Outdoor seating options, which can be hard to find downtown. Stopped by this week and our server Jamel was great and got me to try a new beer!“

4 Good167 Reviews
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen American • $
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Egg and Cheese on a Biscuit with Lettuce Onions and Tomatoes
Chicken Biscuit with Cheddar Cheese
Chicken and Cheddar Biscuit
Fried Chicken Biscuit
Biscuits and Gravy
Bad Grandpa Biscuit
Tenderloin Biscuit
Breakfast Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich
Biscuit Sandwich

“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
La Residence American • $$
202 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Fried Chicken Special
Chicken and Waffles
Shrimp & Grits
French Fries
Home Fries
Burger

“This place is a fun and delicious! Love the patio!!“

4 Good27 Reviews
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery - Chapel Hill Brewpubs • $$
100 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Shrimp Mushrooms

“Great location looking over busy and fun street in Chapel Hill Uni neighborhood.Always fun to be there.Great to tryout all different fresh brewed beers.Service staff are friendly and fast.Food always brings satisfaction to our tummy.Great place to visit .( Did I said “Great” 3 times ) Yes I did.“

4.5 Superb114 Reviews
Crossroads Chapel Hill American • $$
211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Calabash Fried Shrimp & Fried Lemons
Hazelnut Cappuccino
Shrimp and Grits
Scrambled Eggs
Crossroads

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3.7 Good64 Reviews
The Casual Pint of Chapel Hill Sports Bar • $
201 S Elliott Rd Suite 51, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwich
Chili Cheese Sidewinder Fries
Chili Cheese Brat or Hot Smoke
Steak Fries with Beer Cheese
Giant Beer Pretzel
Cheese Curds
German Brat
Flatbread

“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
Kahlovera Mexican Bar & Grill Mexican • $
504 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

Churros with Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Mexican Fried Ice Cream
Birrria Empanadas
Quesabirria Tacos
Chicken Fajitas
Carnitas Tacos
Shrimp Tacos
Street Tacos
Chilaquiles
Black Beans

“Fun family friendly atmosphere. Good food. Great margaritas, freshly made guac. I love their chimichangas, enchiladas Selena and the weekend Birria menu.

Vegetarian options: De-lish

Kid-friendliness: The outdoor seating is on the sidewalk next to the parking so I'm not sure I'd sit outside if I had young 'runners' but otherwise kids are totally safe and lots of food they ll love.

Wheelchair accessibility: Ample space between most tables and all at street level.“

4.3 Superb110 Reviews
Sup Dogs Hot Dogs • $
107 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Customers` Favorites

World Class Bacon Cheese Fries
Smokehouse Burger Combo
Chili Cheese Dog Combo
Old School Dog Combo
Orange Sup Crush
Sup Dogs Combo
Chicago Dog
Cheesy Tots
Hamburger
Chili Dog

“Great food, atmosphere, cold beer“

4.3 Superb77 Reviews