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Spanky's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Hamburgers
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101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
919-967-2678
Today
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Carolina BBQ!!

After walking around the beautiful campus of UNC we decided to grab a bite before hitting the road. I had a hankering for some Carolina BBQ and sweet tea. We found Spanky's right down the street and am I glad we stopped in! The restaurant was a bit quiet because school was out. But the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
1MichaelMalone
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After walking around the beautiful campus of UNC we decided to grab a bite before hitting the road. I had a hankering for some Carolina BBQ and sweet tea. We found Spanky's right down the street and am I glad we stopped in! The restaurant was a bit quiet because school was out. But the restaurant is large so I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and food were great. Service was friendly, but didn't tell us about the specials (wings. 50,drafts 2.50)which we would have participated in. Overall a wonderful time and the prices was inexpensive.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
345 reviews 345 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were up in Chapel Hill and had to make our stop at Spanky's. A litle quiet with kids on break. You can't go wrong here. My husband can't pass up chicken quesidellas. I had their soup of the day with southwestern salad. Next time I would try a different salad. Have Woodchuck cider, only option.

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Los Angeles
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had lunch with the hubs here based on TripAdvisor reviews. Food was great (we split a Reuben sandwich), service was fast, prices very reasonable. The general manager made a special point to stop by our table after finding out it was our first time in Chapel Hill and gave us some pointers in things to do. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've been to Spanky's numerous times. Its been consistently excellent. Great food for the varied taste. Highly recommend.

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Durham, North Carolina
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366 reviews 366 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went here for a meeting with a group of 12 people. We had our own space so we could talk and speech without paying attention to others. They had a set up menu with a salad (vegetarian) or soup of the day (fish). Different entrees which included one vegetarian one, but again a salad. Since I am vegetarian and... More 

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Monroe, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great location on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The staff was friendly and the food was good...This is a great place to stop after walking around campus and shopping on Franklin Street.

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Doylestown, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited on the recommendation of a friend and we're not disappointed. My wife had the shrimp and grits and I had the mahi. The cheesie grits were the best we've had and a good compliment to the dish. The mahi was served with a smokey flavored sauce and cornbread. Loved the smokey taste, not what I expected but very... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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150 reviews 150 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My wife and I are great fans of shrimp and grits, and we usually have it wherever we find it. We've had it all over from NC along the coast down to New Orleans, including some famous restaurants in Charleston and New Orleans. We think Spanky's has the best. We've eaten other lunch entrees here previously and have also been... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stopped in for dinner place was packed we sat upstairs which was a little bit less noisy. Food was really good and the home made chips and ranch dip were really awesome. Servoce was fast and friendly will definitely be back next time in town.

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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, Hamburgers

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?