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The Weathervane Cafe

American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go here for lunch upon every visit to the Chapel Hill area. While the food seemed of usual quality, the service was slower than normal, which seemed odd because the restaurant appeared only about half full. Not sure why, but make sure you have enough time for lunch just in case you have the same experience.

Thank GWS46
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food here is good and service is reasonable quick. There are lots of nooks and crannies, so, while it has plentiful seating, it doesn't feel large. Love the soups and salads, but all the meals I've had here are good.

Thank patshane
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a one of a kind. The food was great, the service was outstanding and the dining area was just beautiful.

Thank Joseph D
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this restaurant is run by the historic store, A Southern Season. Fantastic food, nice atmosphere. A variety of interesting selections on the menu, but not so pricey that you are breaking the bank. I love their blue cheese dressing. They always cook fish well. Usually have delicious soup selections as well.

Thank 628darrend
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very lovely place to share with friend / family / business and for a quick pick me up when you're in a hurry. Food is truly super and everyone loves their job! You can tell, because everyone has a smile and anxious to give you an outstanding dining experience. If something isn't quite what you expect - let... More 

Thank IreneGaye
Manning, SC
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140 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always visit the Weathervane when in Chapel Hill and we've never been disappointed. Quinoa kale salad and Weathervane burger - a meal for two. Give it a try - we've only been there for lunch. And, we always sit in the bar room - NO KIDS there!

Thank BobOZee
Raleigh, North Carolina
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230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 

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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 Options
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?