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The Weathervane Cafe

201 S Estes Dr, Apt S, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
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Ranked #38 of 250 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 15/501 bypass
Transit: Chapel Hill Transit, UNC Game Day Park and Ride
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I took a peek at this menu on line and was extremely excited. The execution is a different story. The chef/cooks are heavy handed with the salt. It drives me batty when salt is used to create flavor when there are so many other options. The deviled eggs are gross. Too much salt and pickle juice. The crab cake was... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Weathervane's Shrimp and Grits are the best I have every had! I highly recommend that if you dine here to get the Shrimp and Grits!

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Forest Acres SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The outdoor seating is absolutely superb. Wait staff upbeat and incredibly friendly. The Brunch meal could not have been more tasty. Mrs. Manning says anytime we are back in the Research Triangle, we will be going here to eat. We all loved it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Loved the service and the food was excellent. The specials were especially good, but all of our meals were really tasty. We will definitely eat here again on our next visit.

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Florence, South Carolina
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300 reviews 300 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our waiter, Jorge, was top notch and very helpful as well as friendly and attentive. I love the regular menu of fresh and sometimes featured local items, but we enjoyed the feature of roasted pork loin & pear with arugula salad & peach bread pudding for dessert. The flavors on each plate were perfect compliments. I don't often dine in... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great restaurant for lunch,dinner or brunch. I always try to dine at Weathervane when in Chapel Hill. Two of us had shrimp & grits...many restaurants feature this dish as a menu item. This is the best of all I have found.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was my wife's & my treat for my cousin & husband after their hospitality in Canada & North Carolina. There are always some issues with food and how it is cooked but the overall consideration was very good: with an excellent and knowledgeable waitress, ex-New York, who added enormously to the ambience of the evening. Interesting menu, some local... More

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Manning, SC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Weathervane. The food and service were outstanding and I will visit every time I'm in the area. give it a try!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I saw that The Weathervane won an award from Open Table about being one of the best 100 places in the country for brunch so decided to check it out. The menu was nothing special so I assumed the food would be really good. I was wrong and am puzzled how such mediocre food won an award. I ordered the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The service was very good and the place is clean , food was great and big portions,it is a little bit overpriced.

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