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Crook's Corner

610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
+1 919-929-7643
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Ranked #19 of 250 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visiting my son in Durham, we HAD to come to Crooks Corner for Sunday Brunch. All of our items were delicious,fresh and to come back again for! Shrimp and grits,grilled fresh pimento and bacon sandwich,chicken gravy and biscuits,fresh vegetablebenedict and the most amazing brioche French toast! worth every penny and have been to more expensive places where the food did... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

They seem to draw the crowds due to being included in Southern Living and other magazines. The shrimp & grits are OUTSTANDING, but you pay premium price. Other items are okay, but the menu is limited, the prices are astronomical, and the service is slow. The atmosphere may have had a charm in previous times (but not now, and not... More

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This restaurant is awesome! When we first arrived the restaurant inside was loud and the tables seemed quite close together. We requested to sit outside on the patio which is lovely. Twinkling lights, a small fountain, bamboo garden.........really nice. I had the shrimp and grits which was amazing, but everyone at our table loved what they had. You MUST finish... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

When we first entered the host I assume checked our reservation and said we were outside. My wife specifically asked for inside. Dining room was half empty and he made a big deal about giving us a table for two on the inside. Interior is very run down with rickety metal dining chairs. Service was slow and it took a... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Crooks Corner is an iconic restaurant in Chapel Hill. Their shrimp and grits are the best! We also had their season honeysuckle sorbet which was outstanding.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have frequented the Chapel Hill, NC area over the years always looking for great new restaurants to try which there is an abundance! Crook's Corner did not let us down:) Our server Gayle was pleasant and insightful in the fare. We started with a plate of the CRACKER PLATE which is pimento cheese & hot pepper jelly w/ cream... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had heard such good things a about Crook's Corner. We ordered the blue crab which was long past its best. They took it off the bill which helped.

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Hickory, NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Attention everyone! It is soft shell crab time of year at Crook's! The season may only last a few weeks but Bill's soft shells are superb. I look forward to this time of year every year at Crooks. These are as good as you can find anywhere. Beware , Bill only gets so many per week so they go fast.... More

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Carlsbad, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I went to school in Durham for two years and everytime I return to the area, I MUST make a stop at Crook's Corner. It has the best shrimp and grits (I get it without the mushrooms) in the south. I also get the banana pudding for dessert. It's the cutest restaurant and I've been there with various sizes and... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Walked in almost by accident and boy am I glad I did! Wonderful service, great food and good value! I had their signature shrimp and grits which were absolutely good but it was the candied grapefruit ice cream and amazing cookie it was served with that knocked my socks off! Cornbread was also excellent! If I lived nearby - I... More

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