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The Weathervane Cafe

American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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201 S Estes Dr, Apt S, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001 (15/501 bypass)
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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259 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried an amazing grilled cheese sandwich which came with sweet potato fries for only $8 and a delicious plate of shrimp and grits. It was a nice atmosphere for good discussion and the wait staff was friendly and efficient. In all, an excellent excellent lunch.

Thank docnc
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on Sunday for lunch, service was excellent and the food was very good. The restaurant was nearly full but we found we could hold a conversation without straining to hear each other. The only downside was the air conditioner was broken, they did have a temporary unit but it was struggling to handle the heat. Can't really fault... More 

Thank Wayne D
Midland, Texas
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great deviled eggs, I love deviled eggs and these go to another level with blue crab meat on top. Inside Southern Season, always a treat to have s good meal at lunch. I usually go after 1:00 pm but they are some time busy even than. Soups are great so I usually go for bowl of the soup and a... More 

Thank Geomanjim
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting friends in the R-D-ChH area last month … The Weathervane was recommended for dinner. Although the recommendations were very positive, my experience there was very…mixed. The scenario: reservations on a weekday evening. We arrive to find a half-empty restaurant, and are greeted by a hostess who looked perfectly expressionless. After being seated, we were greeted warmly by an effervescent... More 

Thank lisabee22203
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an extension of Southern Season. The entree sizes are big. It offers a menu of choices that seem to change seasonally. We've gotten duck, lamb leg, and shrimp&grits -- all classic dishes and all tasty. The prices are also very reasonable. The ambient noise level seems lower here than elsewhere. So, I'd come here again for a quiet... More 

Thank FTravelerNC
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good friend and I have been meeting about once a month at this café/bar for the past 4 years. We choose to meet there and not at the attached restaurant because we are quite chatty and can sit there for a while without feeling that we are taking up space. We usually order the delicious salmon. It is usually... More 

Thank Escargot21
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The weathervane cafe is part of the souther season speciality market in Chapel Hill. The market itself is a great place to visit specially if you have out of town guests visiting. The resturant has great food and service. It's a little on the pricy side but not unusual for Chapel Hill. I have been there for business meetings, friends... More 

Thank Sreih
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The previous visit to this restaurant was for dinner and I was not impressed by my meal. This time I went for lunch and I loved it. I sat on the patio, the service was excellent and the menu fantastic. Love my salad and the bread on the side. It was a nice lunch experience.

Thank Elvit
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My husband and I are new to Durham/Raleigh, friends told us about A Southern Season was a must. We visited today and was intrigued by the Weathervane menu. We sat up at the bar which was very nice. The service was a little lacking, but the food made up for it in spades. We had the Eggs Benedict and Nicoise... More 

Thank VABound09
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great long weekend in Chapel Hill. Breakfast at our hotel, The Siena had been great, but we decided to try a"Chapel Hill favorite, the Weathervane." We are huge fans of Sunday brunch and so were excited to try a brunch with a southern twist. Where to begin.....no words! Horrible food, worse service and no southern hospitality at all.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Estes Dr, Apt S, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
    (15/501 bypass)
  • Public Transportation: Chapel Hill Transit, UNC Game Day Park and Ride
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-929-9466

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