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All 251 Chapel Hill Restaurants

Crook's Corner

610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
+1 919-929-7643
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Ranked #21 of 251 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
Purdue-Indiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Great but unpretentious food at a James Beard restaurant. The setting is pretty unpretentious also. The mint juleps were delicious. The fried oysters are the best I’ve had south of Connecticut—light and flaky. My first time, so the Carolina sampler was spot on—great pulled pork, tasty collards, and awesome hoppin’ John. Our dinner hostess swears by and loves the shrimp... More

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pittsboro, nc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Pork BarBQ and collards to die for. Everything was good. Service was great. We'll definitely return.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went there after reading review in Southern Living. Ordered the Shrimp and Grits--it was too much going on. Overpowered by the onions and mushrooms and bacon. I make the same recipe from food.com and it is better and can make it for a 1/4 of the price. Menu quiet limited. Ambiance was great--we ate in the atrium portion. Nice night... More

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Stillwater OK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Recommended by colleagues while attending a training session in Chapel Hill. Went for the pulled pork which was good. The sides were excellent including collard greens that I especially enjoyed. I had a local beer to top off the meal. Went on a Friday evening and just beat the larger crowd arriving by 6:30 pm. Service was attentive. I would... More

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Stony Brook, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great atmosphere, especially their outdoor patio. The shrimp and grits are to die for! We had a persimmon pudding that was blissfully good!

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NC
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went there after reading an article in a magazine. We were very disappointed. Portions were small, crab claws should have been labeled crab tips. The cheese plate was good and the service was great but it was overpriced. I don't mind paying more for excellent food but I hate paying more for average. We left hungry. With lots of... More

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Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Read about this restaurant in Best of Chapel Hill, going to a playmakers production at UNC tonight so decided on an early bird dinner. We started with soups (it was chilly this evening) chicken creole and fresh corn and chestnut. For the main course, I chose pork shank with Mississippi fried corn and seared okra off the seasonal menu, my... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Additional Information about Crook's Corner

Address: 610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
Phone Number: +1 919-929-7643
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Bar, Family Fare

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