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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

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100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 929-8676
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Franklin Street Fixture

Top of the Hill is a great place to go before or after cultural or athletic events on the UNC campus. It is pretty much the closest restaurant to campus and when the weather is good, the outdoor terrace has great views of Franklin Street. The food is fine, ranging from better than average dinners... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
mikep244
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chapel hill, nc
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
chapel hill, nc
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Top of the Hill is a great place to go before or after cultural or athletic events on the UNC campus. It is pretty much the closest restaurant to campus and when the weather is good, the outdoor terrace has great views of Franklin Street. The food is fine, ranging from better than average dinners to more ambitious main course... More 

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Shelby, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I have had french onion soup in many, many restaurants over the years. However, I can clearly state that the French Onion soup at Top of the Hill is unequivocally the best I have ever had! Like all French onion soups, it arrives at your table with the customary melted cheese. This is where all the other comparisons stops. A... More 

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Chapel Hill NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food is nothing to rave about but the craft beers are good. Sitting on the elevated outside terrace is a good way to get a feel for Franklin St. which is the center of activity

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's hard to know what they are trying to do at the top of the hill there's not enough staff for the amount of people that go to the top of the hill they make their own beer they serve food but it's like they really can't do it all At least not well

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Atmosphere and location are great. Food is not so great. Best fresh brewed beer in Chapel Hill A great summer afternoon meeting spot. The view of Franklin us memorable.

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Chapel Hill, N.C.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Getting a rail seat on a gorgeous fall or spring day is enough to make Scrooge happy! Really nice place to watch a game, as well. The beer and food are fine -- a step above pub grub for sure.

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Chapel Hill
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Situated at the heart of the UNC campus this place draws lots of college students, but is also a popular spot for locals and the after work crowd. The food is good and the atmosphere is very nice. Best feature is the outdoor patio bar that overlooks Franklin Street.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great food and good atmosphere! Came in the mid afternoon not to busy, server was polite and attentive, very knowledgeable about the menu and pairings. I definitely recommend!

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chapel hill
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

3d floor patio bar with canopy. Great to meet buddies for a game or a girl for a date. All the beer is great....brewed on property. My favorite meal is the fried chicken.

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chapel hill, nc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place has great food, sensational beer, and the best sports bar ambiance in chapel hill. And the view is just sensational. It's a 10 star operation for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: (919) 929-8676

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?