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Spanky's Restaurant

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$$$
American, Hamburgers
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101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
919-967-2678
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
Great place - super friendly

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Taxlass23
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Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

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
237 helpful votes 237 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great service by the young blonde who looked like a college student, she certainly earns her tips. Ordered the half sandwich and soup. The soup was the special cauliflower soup and it was awful but the half club sandwich was great, loved the whole grain bread. The house made chips served with ranch were delicious.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Traveled to Chapel Hill for a conference and ate at Spanky's twice, once for lunch, once for dinner. Loved the atmosphere. The food was very good and the cornbread was the best I had ever had anywhere. My dining companion agreed.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I had the BBQ plate and did not find it to be anything special that warranted it being $11 plate when I could go to a mom and pop type bbq restaurant and get twice the food for half the cost that is much more pleasing to the palate. Did not find the atmosphere of the "bar" to be anything... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?