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Food and restaurants in Chapel Hill

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Med Deli is an institution. Lots of vegetarian choices. Everything tastes well seasoned and homemade. They even make their own pita bread on site. Cafeteria style and noisy but so delicious!!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Brewery
“Top of the Hill is a Chapel Hill classic. Hit them up for dinner or for brunch on the weekends. Definitely call ahead and see if you can get a seat on the patio outside where you can take in a panoramic view of Franklin Street from their third story vantage point. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious. Delicious. Delicious. Oh, and Delicious. And on Tuesdays, they offer many of their menu items for a deep, deep discount. Faves are cashew crusted chicken with mashed potatoes and pan seared salmon. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lantern is a great place for a date night. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is great and there's a really cool bar upstairs. Be sure to make reservations, especially on the weekends.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Known for having some of the best burgers in the country, Al's shouldn't be missed. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
“Indian food served with love from Vimala, the community- builder and renowned chef. Reasonable prices, seasonal menu, and good vibes.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Gourmet" Southern food, written up in the New York Times, the News and Observer declared their shrimp and grits a local treasure. Lovely patio, indoors has a bistro feel but can be a bit loud. Accepts reservations”
  • 18 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“The scones here are a whole meal. They also have lunch and dinner but I only come to fuel a hike on the nearby Bolín Creek Trail.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Cafes

Grocery or Supermarket
“Local Co-op with locally sourced produce, breads and meats. Weaver Street also offers a buffet and nice outdoor patio. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Café
“Known by locals as "Carrboro's Living room". Great coffee! One of the only farm to cup coffee shops anywhere.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Totally unique ambience and great coffee drinks. Baristas take pride in their creations. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Gourmet" Southern food, written up in the New York Times, the News and Observer declared their shrimp and grits a local treasure. Lovely patio, indoors has a bistro feel but can be a bit loud. Accepts reservations”
  • 18 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“The scones here are a whole meal. They also have lunch and dinner but I only come to fuel a hike on the nearby Bolín Creek Trail.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“In my opinion it’s the best coffee in town. The owner was one of the original members of Blue Bottle Coffee out of San Francisco. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“It's a coffee/ tea shop that also sells sodas, kombucha, some sandwiches, bagels, chocolates, and even some pieces of fruit. They sometimes have local musical talent on the weekends. Indoor and outdoor seating. Laptops users welcome here. They do have games of various kinds that you can play or perhaps an engaging conversation is more fun to you? And, on good weather Sunday afternoons you might find some Ole Timey musicians outside playing, starting around 2 PM.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Weaver Street Market is right in the center of the neighborhood at the market center. If you are up for walk, you could stroll down for a meal at their hot bar, a danish, or a cup of coffee. Or you can pick up some grocery or other essentials for your stay. They have an indoor and outdoor dining patio and friendly employees. It is approximately a 1 mile walk or a 3 minute drive. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Bakeries

Grocery or Supermarket
“Local Co-op with locally sourced produce, breads and meats. Weaver Street also offers a buffet and nice outdoor patio. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bakery
“Med Deli is an institution. Lots of vegetarian choices. Everything tastes well seasoned and homemade. They even make their own pita bread on site. Cafeteria style and noisy but so delicious!!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bakery
“Indian food served with love from Vimala, the community- builder and renowned chef. Reasonable prices, seasonal menu, and good vibes.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Serving the best donuts and biscuits in Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh, and Carrboro. Chef-driven biscuits and fun donuts, open daily 7am-2pm”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Weaver Street Market is right in the center of the neighborhood at the market center. If you are up for walk, you could stroll down for a meal at their hot bar, a danish, or a cup of coffee. Or you can pick up some grocery or other essentials for your stay. They have an indoor and outdoor dining patio and friendly employees. It is approximately a 1 mile walk or a 3 minute drive. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“In downtown Chapel Hill, right on Franklin Street, has great gelato and other fine treats, it's worth a visit for your sweet tooth! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Unique food and gift items, lots of imported goods, specialty deli and pastries, gourmet shop.”
  • 18 locals recommend