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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

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    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
Classy and Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Roamin88
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New Bern, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Bern, North Carolina
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204 reviews 204 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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345 reviews 345 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food at my ladies' lunches at Carolina Crossroads has always been delicious. The special on my most recent visit was a bowl of butternut squash bisque paired with an open faced grilled salmon sandwich on crispy kale, topped with pico de gallo: an all around treat for the senses. The service was great, and it's always an unanticipated pleasure... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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231 reviews 231 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

First of all, the menu is great. It has choices of various gourmet items. No fusion. No extreme spices. No tricks. Good food, prepared well. The duck breast was served with kale and potatoes with a hint of lemon. Great combination. The specialty was three fish served with vegetables. Each fish was prepared appropriately to keep the true flavor, so... 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: 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?