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107 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
+1 919-240-4746
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“veggie burger” (10 reviews)
“fries” (36 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
107 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a late June night. The restaurant was loud and energetic. Order from the counter which was efficient and patient with our first time visit. Mostly burgers and hot dogs. The prep time was slow. The fry orders were huge. The cheese fries use...More

Thank TStan91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk up counter pick out your burger, toppings and bun. Get your food find your table. Best burger I ever had. Thing was huge great bun with fried egg, cheese and onions. Fun laid back atmosphere with self serve drinks. Definitely will be going back.

Thank no buffet for me
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're bargaining for a burger, Buns off Franklin is the place to be... even if you don't eat meat! Why students and locals go: They know that one of the best things about Buns is the choices they offer: So many choices, so little...More

Thank blondegirl222
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Good burgers and fresh cut fries. Build your own or order one of their specialties. Good sauces and reasonable prices.

Thank genalola
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Not my first time but it's been a while since we do not live in the area. I continue to be pleased with the quality of the burger and in this case, also the level of service. The fries are good and they give you...More

Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This is a great burger place. Much better than Smashburger and Burger 21. You can custom build your burger either beef, turkey, chicken and veggie. These are very large burgers with really good toppings. Ordered a turkey burger and it was one of the best...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed March 6, 2017

I've got a family full of opinionated eaters - one likes burgers with bacon, the other wants them spicy, still another insists that cheese ruins all burgers. This place works for all of us. The fries are really good and one order is plenty for...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Great food! The chili-cheese fries are to die for (perhaps literally if you don't pace yourself). They are a meal by themselves.

Thank Josh M
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Burgers here were pretty good. Personally, I prefer Al's, but Buns is open super late and are a great option for that. Lots of options for building your own burger, and prices were reasonable.

Thank Ethan P
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We met my son & his girlfriend here for lunch and ordered 3 different types of burgers, a large order of fries and a caesar salad. I wasn't very hungry before we ordered, so I offered to cut my burger in half & give the...More

Thank KChac
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-240-4746
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