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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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
Highly recommend

I highly recommend spankys for lunch or dinner. There were 8 in our group and we were in a hurry. They got us in and out quickly with great service. The food was excellent

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

First time dining here. Horrible service! Waited almost an hour for our food (a burger & sandwich) and when our food finally came out there was a GLOB of hair on my sandwich! Not one hair, like 20 strands of hair! A big ball of hair! Right on the top of it! Like really? Any idiot would of seen that... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We found Spanky's by chance and what a great find. An excellent meal and great service. We had the ribs and the Salmon dish both were really delicious! The cocktails were great as well! My husband has lactose intolerance and it was so good to find a restaurant that took this seriously, producing a full list of ingredients. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend spankys for lunch or dinner. There were 8 in our group and we were in a hurry. They got us in and out quickly with great service. The food was excellent

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Brussels, Belgium
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232 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Conveniently located on Columbia and Franklin street. Sandwich type of place with some goor draft beers. If you are over 25, not too much to get excited about. Went there for lunch on Saturday. Seated quickly and the waitress kept the coke refills coming. Was given a small table near the entrance which soon filled up with a large group,of... More 

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Victorville, California
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Exceptional service and food! The loaded fries and brown sugar ribs were fantastic. The meat just fell off the bones and the sauce was served separately(which I appreciate). Although I made a mistake when ordering, thinking I had ordered ribs, they offered to take it back and bring me what I wished I had ordered. Even though I offered to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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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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, Hamburgers

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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?