Discovering UNC – Restaurants

College Town Favorites

Welcome to Chapel Hill, site of the oldest state university in the United States! Tar Heel pride runs deep throughout this town where even fire engines are painted the beloved Carolina blue.

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Sunrise Biscuit’s award winning Chapel Hill location is a drive-thru only restaurant offering breakfast biscuits and so much more! Enjoy chicken biscuits, ham biscuits and cinnamon rolls or lunch items like barbeque, sandwiches and hot dogs.

Phone Number: (919) 933-1324
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Merritt's Grill

World famous for their BLT, Merritt’s has been featured in hundreds of Southern food magazines, television food shows, articles and books.

Phone Number: (919) 942-4897
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Crossorads Chapel Hill

Crossroads crafts a dining experience unique to Chapel Hill. With its distinctly Southern soul and North Carolina spirit, this award winning restaurant infuses your experience with energy, great food and a comforting sense of place.

Phone Number: (919) 918-2777
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Elmo's Diner

Heralded as the Best of Breakfast by Durham Magazine, The Herald Sun and The Indy Weekly, Elmo’s Diner has been a local Durham favorite for more than 20 years. Enjoy from-scratch cooking in the comfort of this neighborhood diner!

Phone Number: (919) 416-3823
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Sutton's Drug Store

A Chapel Hill institution, Sutton’s takes diners back to a simpler time in their old-fashioned operating pharmacy complete with soda fountain and diner food. Local memorabilia on the walls and ceiling complete the trip down memory lane.

Phone Number: (919) 942-5161
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Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

This Chapel Hill institution features simplicity, charm, and old fashioned hospitality. Never trendy, always authentic, Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe serves food that is consistently delicious and has service that is always reliable.

Phone Number: (919) 929-9192
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Café Caroline & Bakery

A warm, welcoming neighborhood café in an upscale setting, Carolina Café serves fresh tossed salads, made-to-order bread fresh from the oven, frothy lattes, warm panini and more.

Phone Number: (919) 821-1331
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Breadmen's

Breadmen’s is a Carolina tradition, serving American home-style dishes and breakfast all day long. Enjoy looking at Tar Heel history on the walls as you enjoy the down home cooking.

Phone Number: (919) 967-7110
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Al's Burger Shack

This burger, hot dog and shake shack was awarded Best Burger in America in by Food & Wine Magazine and Trip Advisor in July 2018.

Phone Number: (919) 904-7659
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Bun's

At Buns, you’re in charge of your burger! You can create a simple, classic burger or one with a gourmet flair. Don’t forget the hand cut fries and dipping sauces galore!

Phone Number: (919) 240-4746
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The Root Cellar Café

The Root Cellar makes and bakes everything from scratch everyday and strives to use the freshest ingredients from farmers in the community.

Phone Number: (919) 967-3663
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Tru Deli & Wine

Sandwiches, wraps, and salads designed by you from the ground up, created with gourmet ingredients.

Phone Number: (919) 240-7755
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TimeOut

Featured on Man vs. Food, TimeOut is famous for their Chicken n’ Cheddar Biscuit and Southern Comfort food. Decorated with UNC memorabilia, it’s the only local restaurant open 24/7.

Phone Number: (919) 929-2425
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Bull City Burger & Brewery

Voted 2018 Business of the Year by Business North Carolina, this restaurant is farm to fork with pasture raised, antibiotic free meat and veggies sourced locally as well as locally crafted beer.

Phone Number: (919) 680-2333
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The Pig

The Pig features BBQ made with local, pasture-raised, antibiotic and hormone free pork. Other featured pork items include house made hot dogs and bologna.

Phone Number: (919) 942-1133
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Hops Burger Bar

A salt of the Earth restaurant that features only the finest ingredients. They serve only certified Angus beef, the finest of craft beers, and locally grown ingredients.

Phone Number: (984) 234-3298
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Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery

Enjoy rooftop dining in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill. This brewery, restaurant and event space is all rolled into one at this amazing location featuring locally sourced Southern inspired food.

Phone Number: (919) 929-8676
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Crooks Corner

Discover delicious food in a casual setting at a restaurant the New York Times calls “sacred ground for Southern foodies.” Also named an “American Classic” by the James Beard Foundation, Crooks Corner is only open for dinner Tuesday – Sunday and also Sunday brunch.

Phone Number: (919) 929-7643
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Carrburritos Taqueria

Carrburritos is a Mexican taqueria featuring fresh and sophisticated flavors served in generous portions and made daily on location. Enjoy a variety of incredible salsas and award winning margaritas in an atmosphere with a funky vibe.

Phone Number: (919) 933-8226
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Sup Dogs

Ranked 15th Best Hotdog in America by Business Insider! Sup Dogs serves specialty all-beef hot dogs and made from scratch burgers. Experiment with innovative fun foods like cheesy tots, pepperoni pizza fries and funnel cake sticks!

Phone Number: (919) 903-9566
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Lime and Basil

Lime and Basil serves up fresh and authentic Vietnamese food in the heart of Chapel Hill.

Phone Number: (919) 967-5055
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Magone Italian Grill & Pizza

Magone is an authentic Italian restaurant with strong ties to the city of Naples. It is known for its friendly staff, fresh sauces, New York City style pizza, and delicious house bread.

Phone Number: (919) 904-7393
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