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Spanky's Restaurant

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101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
919-967-2678
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good fun

You want a nice eating establishment but yet fun to be at? This is the one! Good variety on the menu and lots of spirits to enjoy a night on the town. Yes it is a varsity bar and dining establishment it was still friendly enough to feel relaxed in. Check it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TNTRegina_Canada
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Warman, Canada
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Tallahassee, Florida
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommend by an local friend for dinner. I took he and one more for a good meal and renewing old friendships. Very please with the variety to choose from the menu. We each had different meals and all very very pleased. I recommend the shrimp & grits!

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Thank Eric S
Warman, Canada
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You want a nice eating establishment but yet fun to be at? This is the one! Good variety on the menu and lots of spirits to enjoy a night on the town. Yes it is a varsity bar and dining establishment it was still friendly enough to feel relaxed in. Check it out.

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Thank TNTRegina_Canada
Zebulon, North Carolina
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love to eat at Spanky's. The specials are usually worth trying. Sunday brunch is delicious. Shrimp and grits, chipoltle chicken wrap, chicken nachos, wings and house fries are some of my favorites.

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Thank Gina W
NC
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A nice place for sit-down lunch with friends. The dishes are fine in general for a lunch place, but also fine for a quick dinner. My favorite dish is its Baby Back Ribs.

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Thank FTravelerNC
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Stopped here for lunch after visiting the Carolina Basketball Museum. Caricatures on the walls were fun to look at while we waited for the server. Service was great and the food was good. Ordered a couple of appetizers that came out quick and hot. Not too much of a wait for the main course. Burgers were good. Loved the fries... More 

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Thank Sean M
London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Excellent and friendly service by the staff. A short distance from the campus with a wide selection of food- despite being full we stretched to the bread and butter pudding and were pleasantly surprised with how good it was.

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Thank AlexNW11
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great food and excellent service! Enjoy having lunch and dinner at Spanky's when visiting Chapel Hill.

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Thank jbpiii
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We love this restaurant. The food is fantastic..especially there Brunch Menu. There prices are very reasonable and it's always a pleasant experience!!

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Thank lins8811
Portland, OR
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198 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We arrived in Chapel Hill a couple hours before our Campus Tour and needed lunch. On the main street near campus (Franklin) I quickly identified Spanky's as a place that would have a diverse menu and give us a real feel of the local community. I had a Cobb Salad and was excellent and a very fresh Berry Mojito. It... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I didn't enjoy the food tonight. Slow service, never there when I needed them. I received my order wrong and when it came back the fries were cold because they didn't change them. Very normal food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-967-2678

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am

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