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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, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 61
    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
Elegant Southern-Inspired Cuisine

We had a marvelous meal in this charming, classic restaurant. The staff was professional, yet warm and welcoming. They started our meal with an amuse bouche and even comped an appetizer we asked about. They had a wine from the Biltmore Vineyards which I really enjoyed. Each dish is elegantly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Traveling-DCMom
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Washington DC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a marvelous meal in this charming, classic restaurant. The staff was professional, yet warm and welcoming. They started our meal with an amuse bouche and even comped an appetizer we asked about. They had a wine from the Biltmore Vineyards which I really enjoyed. Each dish is elegantly presented and tastes impeccably fresh. The sauces are expertly prepared,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I dined here alone on Monday evening and the staff were very welcoming; setting up a single table for me by removing the extra chair. A small vase with a rose on the table was also a nice touch! One of the best things about this place is that the provenance of almost all the food is listed on the... More 

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USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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357 reviews 357 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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?