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Carolina Crossroads Restaurant

211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2739
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Ranked #11 of 249 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Columbia Avenue
Description: Carolina Crossroads Restaurant is a rare southern jewel nestled in the historic Carolina Inn. Crossroads joins the graceful traditions of the south with progressive new American cuisine, emphasizing local ingredients from Chapel Hill and the surrounding area. Adorned with a AAA Four Diamond Award, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Forbes Four-Star Service Award, this cozy fine dining restaurant and menu is unparalleled.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Mebane, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's not many restaurants where you have an actual table cloth to eat on. But everyone deserves to be pampered every now and then. My wife and I got the buffet for lunch. The food was well seasoned and hot. The service was excellent, very much people friendly.

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virginia usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Only breakfast, but white table cloths anyway, plus a rose on each table. Excellent service and food. The decor and colors were so peaceful. Our waiter was very personable and helpful. Coffee cups stayed full.

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Durham, NC
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I finally visited the infamous brunch at Carolina Crossroads and I'm still not sure what all the hype is about. The hotel and restaurant is nicely decorated and has lots of character & charm, however the food is just average and the selection is minimal & doesn't make sense. For example, bacon, sausage, eggs (made from liquid or powder) and... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The breakfast was great. Ordered from the menu the first day, and the buffet the next. Everything delicious. The dinner was odd. My husband's scallops were too salty. My Vietnamese quail was delicious but skimpy. The bread pudding dessert was delicious, but two 2-inch triangles on a huge platter was disappointing to say the least. So you eat four bites,... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We ate here at lunch - there is a lunch menu with a range of choices from sandwiches and soup to meals (about 20 choices) - all looked good as they passed our table and the bisque was excellent. Deserts were good too. (Also the cocktails - try the cosmopolitans) Friendly wait staff and a very interesting building with information... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Absolutely typical of a college place to take faculty. Every campus has one. We had hoped for more--the organic, locally sourced and sustainable food mission is one we support. The food was good but not great, and since we opted for the full lunch buffet, there were many choices. The price is excellent, at $16.50, which includes hot foods. The... More

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chapel hill nc
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

What a pleasure to be able to have dinner with friends and be able to enjoy excellent food and conversation. Prices are not low, but the food is beautifully served, novel tastes and you;re not rushed out to make the table available. Wine is a bit too pricey, but the beer is excellent and I like beer more than wine.... More

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wilmington, nc
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Where else can you dine in a beautiful Antebellum Hotel and enjoy 5 Star cuisine all while sitting in the heart of the University of North Carolina's garden-like campus! A absolute "Must Dine" experience as it is one of the state's top rated restaurants and the menu of fresh local ingredients, exceptional wine list and great ambiance ranks with the... More

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Southeast US
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a romantic dinner celebrating our anniversary during the week. The service was nothing but excellent. Wine was, as expected, overpriced but no less delicious. Good wine selection both price and depth wise. My wife and I both enjoyed the cheese board as well as a selection of salted hams. For dinner she dined on the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We enjoyed an very pleasant meal in a lovely dining room. The ambiance was quiet and impeccable service. The wine was complementary or our Inn room upgrade, but the choices were fine. The selections on the menu all seemed excellent. I enjoyed a very well prepared grouper and my wife had a small filet. The dessert - three ice creams... More

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