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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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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A favorite for visitors to Chapel Hill

Varied menu and affordable. Ribs were a disappointment but everything else that we ordered was good. Authentic NC bar b que.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Susankerrigan
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had a fine bar-be-cue dinner at Spanky's one summer night in July. The crowd was young and lively. The food and service excellent. It's fun to watch so many young people walk by in shorts.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had a superb lunch here with the family. The service was top notch with quick refills on a hot day. Everyone enjoyed their food and had ample quantity. Excellent location on a corner on the main drag. The veggie burger was rated top notch, the pulled pork was terrific and the special veggie plate looked and tasted great. Prices... More 

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fayetteville
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After a great tour of UNC, Spanky's was one of the recommended lunch spots. We were tired and the outside temperature was over 100 degrees. Crazily I ordered the cauliflower chowder and half a sandwich. It was the most unusual and delicious chowder ever! Our server, a grad student, was very attentive and friendly. It was a a great experience... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Varied menu and affordable. Ribs were a disappointment but everything else that we ordered was good. Authentic NC bar b que.

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sitting by the window at Spanky's was the best idea ever. Not only did we receive a fabulous meal, we also got to people watch all the unique characters of Chapel Hill! Dinner was great. From the fried okra to the guacamole burger with sweet potato fries, everything was spot on. I also tried a local Carolina beer: copper something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went to Spankys after a long hot day at Softball camp. The beer flight was fantastic. Shrimp and grits superb! Quesadillas were good. Better without the gormet sour cream. Will definitely come here again!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love Spanky's! We visit whenever we are in town. Large selection of food and beer. Reasonable prices.

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llr727
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went in on a Tuesday night for their drink specials - 1/2 off specialty house cocktails and martinis which made each drink only $4.50. I highly recommend the tequila mockingbird drink. Ate at the bar, had decent service. I enjoyed the Caprese Salad special with local heirloom tomatoes and local mozzarella. My boyfriend liked their Southwestern big salad very much.... More 

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We had the chicken tenders, the vegetable bowl, BLT, homemade chips and loaded french fries. Everything was wonderful but was not impressed with the loaded fries. The fries were really good but not enough toppings to my liking to be considered "loaded." Chicken tenders had a wonderful flavor. Would definitely get them again. All and all, good experience for the... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were visiting UNC and our family of six ate dinner at Spanky's. We had the ribs, Carolina Plate, and quesadilla. The food was delicious - everyone's and the kids decided they love Carolina BBQ a little bit more than the way we do it up north. We also decided to splurge and have dessert. It was delicious as well.... More 

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Additional Information about Spanky's Restaurant

Address: 101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
Phone Number: 919-967-2678
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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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