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Foster's Market

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American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner
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750 Airport Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5700
(919) 967-3663
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
disappointment #2

After disappointment at the Root Cellar (who took over the old Fosters in Chapel Hill) a friend and I stopped at the original in Durham. I ordered one of my long time favorites, the breakfast burrito, and sad to say, food is just not what it used to be. Hoping others will report the same, and that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
carolinanorte
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

After disappointment at the Root Cellar (who took over the old Fosters in Chapel Hill) a friend and I stopped at the original in Durham. I ordered one of my long time favorites, the breakfast burrito, and sad to say, food is just not what it used to be. Hoping others will report the same, and that things in the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There was a time when I loved their food. Now it's horrible. We have used them for luncheons and I was disappointed each time. The bread is dry. Turkey is dry. Chicken salad lacks flavor. Do yourself a favor and skip this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I dont know why this restaurant is listed in Chapel Hill when is localed in Durham. I dislike the location, the ambience, the sevice and the menu. The place is poorly decorated, the tables are dirty, the smell is awful. The menu is boring and the service is bad.

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Fosters Market is now known as The root Cellar. When I saw the name change, I thought perhaps this was a new business and decided to give it a try. No way would I have gone to Fosters as they are deceptive and overpriced. The last time I went there , they were selling store bought , pasteurized orange juice... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good casual spot with very good smoothies and shakes. Their pizzas are excellent- thin crust and great veggie options (lots of meat too). My fave is the Greek pizza. Small sizes so enough if you are really hungry or want to share. Fantastic baked goods and the coconut cake is to die for! If the weather is nice there's a... More 

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Salads are fresh, baked goods are very tasty. There is a somewhat different menu throughout the week. Any day is a good day at Foster's.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best place in town for a casual lunch and baked goods. A lot of students here but there is always seating in and out.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I have been to Foster's Market in Chapel Hill twice. On my first visit I ordered a salad sampler with 3 different salads: Tuna, Potato and Caesar. None of the salads had any flavor, it was all very bland and at $9.95, not a bargain. The place is very charming, has a lovely patio and seems very popular, judging by... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Love the whooper chocolate cookie decadent, with an Iced Coffee- fabu. They have great individual sized wood fired oven pizza, a special pizza each day I believe. They really seem to care about the food and the choices you have such as sandwich of the day, 2 soups - Chicken Orzo my fav mmmmmmm, 2 casserole type dishes - great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Been to both Fosters in Chapel Hill and Durham.The place is inviting and the food looks appealing yet its not outstanding.Good sandwiches.I did not like the coffee and the scrambled eggs were devoid of flavor and cold.The desserts scream eat me now! yet I wouldn't recommend them as they are hardly worth the calories.Nice assortment of prepared salads.Interesting farmhouse-ish decor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 750 Airport Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5700
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: (919) 967-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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