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764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
+1 919-537-8167
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Had heard great things about this restaurant, but what I experienced was below average. Soup was bland and lukewarm. Tried the shrimp salad, and the shrimp were only partially deveined, with the veins smeared down the sides of a couple of the shrimp. The avocado was not nearly ripe, and the paltry amount of lettuce and dressing were really not... More 

1 Thank PVS2012
Chapel Hill, NC
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Farm to table local and fresh. We had a big group. Mussels were delicate, fresh and flavorful. This appears to be their best known dish with several options. The saffron risotto with shrimp and some of the most tender artichokes I have eaten was my favorite on this visit. The lemon white wine sauce was exceptional. Salmon with niscoise salad... More 

Thank LiveWellTravelWell
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Our time at Kitchen was very nice. It's a small place & the atmosphere was pleasant. There was a wait for a table so we went to the bar & had a glass of wine. The bartender was very knowledgeable & reviewed the menu with us. I have to be gluten free & one other had an allergy to garlic.... More 

Thank barbaust
Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

The food my friend and I had for lunch was very good. Service was friendly, but it was a bit slow. Overall, it was a good experience. The main issue I had was the parking. Their website states that there is plenty of free parking, but that is not the case. The parking is free, but it took more than... More 

Thank AtlKev
Butler, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

In the area for commencement weekend at Duke University, looking for a place to accommodate 8 for dinner last minute on a Friday night. Called the kitchen at 6:30 and they reserved a table for us at 7pm. Table was ready when we arrived and we were immediately greeted by our friendly waitress who took our drink order and explained... More 

Thank Mccon5
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I went there with my kidsand I giess the hostess didn't want kids in the place. So she told is that the wait time would be long, but she would give us a call. She never called even though we waited for almost an hour. She could have been straightforward and said that kids were not welcome or they should... More 

2 Thank Ketevan K
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a small, charming, delightful little restaurant. It offers something for most everyone. Food is very good to excellent (best Trout Amadine i ever tasted). Service is great-- friendly and accommodating. The owner/hostess made us feel so welcome as tho it was her home--and she remembered my name when we returned the next night! My daughter is a vegetarian,... More 

Thank Arida41
Franklin, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2016

I ate at Kitchen last night. The food and service were outstanding!! I had the fried oyster salad for starters which was a special, served with a light vinaigrette on the salad and a remoulade sauce for the oysters. It was delicious...the oysters especially were tender and only lightly fried. For dinner I had the hanger steak and fries (their... More 

Thank 703Tony
Durham, North Carolina
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345 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

We were in Chapel Hill on a Friday night and wanted to eat without going to the campus area. Not sure how Kitchen stayed off our radar for so long but when I asked Google for restaurants nearby, Kitchen was one that came up. I took a gander at their menu online and was intrigued. So we headed there. It... More 

Thank TheRealAwaxy
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Kitchen is very small and they do not take reservations. Because of this, we go for lunch (when they do take reservations,) or early in the evening like 5:30/6 PM. There is a parking lot. Food is wonderful. My husband and I always order the mussels because they are sooooo delicious. but the fish and everything else is really good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-537-8167

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?