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The Weathervane Cafe

$$$
American, Coffee Shop, Contemporary
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201 S Estes Dr, Apt S, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001 (15/501 bypass)
Chapel Hill Transit, UNC Game Day Park and Ride
919-929-9466
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food in a large but personal restaurant

The restaurant is located in a shopping mall but has all the quality of a fine stand-alone facility. The main dining hall is large and the outside area is spacious. Our group had a variety of delicious food (grilled salmon, shrimp and grits) which were excellently prepared. We dined at lunch and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Kenneth B
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located in a shopping mall but has all the quality of a fine stand-alone facility. The main dining hall is large and the outside area is spacious. Our group had a variety of delicious food (grilled salmon, shrimp and grits) which were excellently prepared. We dined at lunch and found the staff to be attentive and courteous.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I would *like to know* why our waiter Vlad was far more interested in the ONE other table he had to wait (after his other party cashed out, which was ALSO done prior to asking for our order) than us. I would *like to know* why he thought we would "like to socialize" more than place an order. I will... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We walked in for lunch. I was in the mood for pancakes. We were seated and looked at the menu. It was $9 just for a stack of pancakes! We walked out and over to the market. My husband and I split a huge sandwich, bottle of Italian sparkling water and a massive homemade peanut butter cup for dessert, all... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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247 reviews 247 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The menu holds the promise of many fine taste treats. Indeed the service and presentation are well done, however the proof is in, well, the tasting. The afternoon we were there, apparently the chicken salad sandwich is the winner. Actually the ones we make at home are better, but it became the best item on the menu. Other items were... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We heard there would be specials on oysters and shrimp yesterday, so we planned an outing with our best friends. We had reservations, but realized if we sat in the dining room we wouldn't be able to see the basketball games. We opted for the bar, and loved that we did! Alex, the bartender took great care of us!!! He... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just stopped by for lunch (3/18) while visiting UNC. The hostess seated us and we waited 30 minutes for someone to come to at least take our drink order. No one ever came over to our table. The restaurant looked fully staffed so I don't know what the problem was. We walked out after 30 minutes and the hostess looked... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I had brunch here on Saturday. The food was good and so was the service. We normally spend less on meals out but like to treat ourselves sometimes.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After theater in Chapel Hill (KINKY Boots), Late lunch at the Weathervane...........Food was wonderful, service help more then Excellent. Food "to Die For". Being St.Patty's week. Corn Beef and Cabbage on Menu.............But instead of cabbage, Brussels sprouts........Excellent. Started of with Carb cake. Food great and restaurant layed out beautiful. We had private table upstairs.......................Also Part of The Southern Seasons store,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stopped with my daughter for lunch looking forward to a wonderful meal. Much to my disappoinment, it was not good at all. I ordered a triple salad plate that included shrimp salad, chicken salad and a cucumber salad. The shrimp salad was drowning in dressing, the chicken salad was so dry I strugled to swallow it and the cucumber... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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191 reviews 191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My daughter arranged for us to eat Brunch at the Weathervane while we were visiting her in Chapel Hill and while we were little skeptical about eating inside a Southern Season's store, we were pleasantly surprised by how delicious all the food was! My daughter started with the Butternut Squash soup that was creamy and tasted homemade. I ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 S Estes Dr, Apt S, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
    (15/501 bypass)
  • Public Transportation: Chapel Hill Transit, UNC Game Day Park and Ride
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-929-9466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?