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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 71
    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
Right near campus

Ate hear during our college trip. Would recommend their homemade chips.Salad and pasta were also good. Okay service.Could use a friendlier and more knowledgable host.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
YoPinky
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Portland, OR
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Spanky's is a typical restaurant in a college town with a varied menu appealing to adults of all ages. The quality of food is excellent. It is one of four restaurants in the Chapel Hill area under the same ownership. All are outstanding!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ate hear during our college trip. Would recommend their homemade chips.Salad and pasta were also good. Okay service.Could use a friendlier and more knowledgable host.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nice atmosphere and friendly prompt service. $4 wine by the glass Saturday special. The kale salad was great and the bbq plate was plentiful and delicious. Had the sweet potato fries in lieu of the cornbread. Highly recommended.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great place for for dinner or just for appetizers and drinks. I used to frequent Spankys when I lived closer all the time.

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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
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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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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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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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