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Carolina Crossroads Restaurant

211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2739
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Ranked #13 of 243 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Chapel Hill
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My family likes to eat in the bar room, which feels more casual than the dining room. The menu is the same. The room is small and cozy and there are televisions if you want to watch a game. It's first-come-first served seating. The food is predictably good.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Fantastic food and friendly service! The Carolina Inn is amazing. We enjoyed breakfast and late night drinks during our stay.

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Durham, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Although we were too late to book dinner for Thanksgiving day, we were able to reserve a table for the next evening. Our family of 7 was impressed with the elaborate holiday decorations throughout the Inn’s lobby and hallways, along with a marvelous aroma coming from the greenery. The two young boys in our group were fascinated with the Triggerfish... More

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Chapel Hill
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We live in Chapel Hill but don't always think of going to the Carolina Crossroads for dinner. We had a late business meeting at the Inn and stopped in for dinner afterwards. The meal, the service and the atmosphere were all top notch. The setting is pretty small and intimate, with soft lights and a soothing decor. The crispy oysters... More

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Cosby, Tennessee
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166 reviews 166 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were staying at the Carolina Inn for the Thanksgiving Holidays. The hotel is beautiful and you will find my review under Chapel Hill hotels. The restaurant was another story. I had reservations made through Open Table for Wednesday, the night before Thanksgiving, for three people. My sister joined us for the event. The room is elegant and the initial... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This was our second visit and the restaurant did not disappoint. The food, service and ambience are all well above average (as are the prices).

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Winterville, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Ate here prior to UNC event at the Carolina Inn. Service was really good, attentive. Meals were very good, but not great. There are better meals nearby, but the parking and convenience, and quality of the food, made this a good choice prior to our homecoming weekends gathering.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

My Husband chose this place after a friend's recommendation and we thoroughly enjoyed it!! The food was fantastic and the wine list was great. The service was prompt and not in your face every minute. It is a beautiful Hotel (The Carolina Inn) although we didn't stay there we might just for a little get away.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The service could not have been better, but, frankly, the food was very unexciting. The Tarheel Special Omelette was actually pretty bland. Adequate, but bland. BUT, the setting is beautiful and, again, the serive was impeccable. If this is your chance to see the Carolina Inn, by all means, do it. The hotel is amazing and well worth the visit,... More

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