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Carolina Crossroads Restaurant

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211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2739 (Columbia Avenue)
919-918-2735
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Carolina Crossroads Restaurant is a rare southern jewel nestled in the...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delayed anniversary Dinner

Lovely and quiet room. Unhurried service. Very good food from among diverse choices. We look forward to doing this every year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
TarHeelMom8
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USA
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
USA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely and quiet room. Unhurried service. Very good food from among diverse choices. We look forward to doing this every year.

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PA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We enjoyed full breakfasts, lunches and mid morning/ mid afternoon snacks each day for a 3 day conference. All the food was delicious and I can imagine they would do a stellar job or weddings or other large events. Staff were very attentive while also unobtrusive. A nice touch were some true Carolina treats like pimiento cheese spread and Cheerwine/Sundrop... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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204 reviews 204 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This stylish restaurant within the Carolina Inn offers a somewhat limited menu, but the food is quite creative and good. However, this time we ate dinner there for Christmas Eve and they had a three course set menu including soup or salad, entree and dessert. The choices for each were very satisfying.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went there for my Mom's birthday for brunch. It's elegant but you can still take small kids. To me it deserves its lofty reputation - not cheap but outstanding in every way.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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348 reviews 348 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Two of us took an out of town guest to dinner here to share how special the restaurant is to its diners. The menu gave us a great choice, from shrimp and grits, to duck to steak to trout. Our meals were presented beautifully and tasted excellent, as well. The service was perfect, giving us time to visit.

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Helsingborg,sweden
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stopped in for a quick lunch, they offered the buffet lunch or à la carte. We decided for soup and sandwiches. Service was very efficient. Food was very good and the price was right.

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Cary, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Valentine's Day was snowed out this year so 6 months later we were catching up. To get a top rating from me the menu has to challenge me to try something different and then 2 days later I have to remember what I had and still want to go back and eat there again. Crossroads at the Carolina Inn did... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Carolina Inn is a part of my DNA and I've lived long enough to see it evolve from a slightly frumpy, down at the heels institution to a genuinely luxurious hotel. This restaurant is a good, solid choice...my mother's favorite in town and the location of our family's annual holiday party. The service is as good as anywhere else... More 

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Raleigh, Nc
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173 reviews 173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stopped by expecting to order off the bar menu and when we arrived we were pleasantly surprised that they were having a Sunday brunch. The Inn was decorated beautifully for the holidays and was excited to get a table since we did not have reservations. The staff and service was simply impeccable. The wide variety of delicious food made it... More 

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Conover, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving! My compliments to the chef and staff of Carolina Inn. Excellent food and service!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2739
    (Columbia Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-918-2735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?