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Franklin Street

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Address: Chapel Hill, NC
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+1 919-967-9440

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There's always something happening on Franklin Street. I lived in Chapel Hill for 2 years. Great place to find good food or just grab Starbucks and take a walk on campus.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Samantha B
Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The shops close early!!! Some cute boutiques with high to average prices and trendy items, lots of places to eat and of course everywhere seems to connect you to the UNC campus - which is also a lovely stroll Very much a college town and truly lovely to walk around Some good places for coffee, food. Snacks, or drinks! Would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awasome street that seems to have something for everyone. It has friendly people, great restaurants with great food, breweries (some of the best), bars, shops, all within walking distance of UNC.

Thank Joseph D
Salem, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a small downtown, Franklin Street has an amazing number of diverse restaurants as well interesting shops. I have never seen anything quite like it. It is also the entrance to the UNC campus. Beyond the area with stores are some beautiful old houses.

Thank Jim C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great walking along browsing shops, picking up souvenirs and taking detours onto campus amongst the talk trees, old statues and familiar buildings with new titles. Miss this place

Thank Stuart S
Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's always something happening on Franklin Street. I lived in Chapel Hill for 2 years. Great place to find good food or just grab Starbucks and take a walk on campus.

Thank Samantha B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Get rid of the commercial chain restaurants/stores, add more local speciality shops, bakeries, - no need to add any more restaurants- more than enough to choosed from but every day shopping for clothes, gifts, fun items etc.., needs to be greatly added- a BIG MISS!

Thank JacksonRandall
Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Nice area. Lots of college kids and couples walking around and jogging. We drove through site seeing because it was chilly.

Thank qui22
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Franklin Street is Chapel Hill's Main Street. Tons of cafes and shops to choose from with an eclectic college edge. Super nice town that is growing each time I visit. Hopefully they won't lose that small Town charm!

Thank Chris P
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Franklin Street is a very nice main street of Chapel Hill - it has the posh main buildings of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on its side, but also many restaurants and pubs, shops and business, even a Google Branch. Very friendly and lively.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited Chapel Hill. For all your gourmet needs, this is the street. We are from India, and prefer Indian Food esp after tasting regular calories rich American food like burgers etc. There are 4 Indian restaurants, Cholanand, Guru, Mint and Vimalas Curry Blossom. There are so many other cuisine offering too.

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