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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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Aurora, Colorado
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a party of 10 celebrating dad's birthday. Most of the party had the shrimp and grits which everyone liked. The salmon and mac n cheese on the kids menu was fantastic. Everything had a twist to it...fried green tomatoes app half the dish was fried okra.........shrimp and grits had sausage and bacon.....even the burger had a vinegar reduction... More 

Thank Whateveryousaydear03
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the second year that we have celebrated my birthday lunch at Weathervane. The food is great and the professional and upbeat service by Karen is unsurpassed! I wish all destination lunches were this dependable! We will be back!

Thank S_inNC
Davidson, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and excellent food. Southern favorites with a twist. My favorite place for lunch when I visit Chapel Hill.

Thank calvin607
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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210 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always go early before the lunch crowd strolls in to receive the best service. The food is delicious and the service is always spot on. Now you do pay for it. This is not an inexpensive lunch/dinner but sit back and enjoy. We go more for lunch then dinner and have left satisfied each time.

Thank NCluvtrav
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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218 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and drinks are good representing traditional southern cuisine. It's in transition with the store and restaurant in-flux under re-organization and chapter 11. When dining in August 2016 menu items were not available and the waiter ambled on about the current situation. Though always a good meeting and special occasion place, let's hope for better times.

Thank Barnetjb123
Doha, Qatar
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though not a new restaurant in town, it continues to dominate because of its attention to detail and consistently high food quality. Menu not inventive but modern enough to entice most palates. Our favorite time is brunch and sitting on the covered patio or at one of the alcove half round tables. After enjoying your meal, make sure that you... More 

Thank WaleBoy T
Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting outdoors Seating comfortable and private. Food quite good and menu has nice variety. Service very good. Highly recommend.

Thank Deborah H
Chapel Hill
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The menu offers some delicious choices like pimento cheese fritters, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and pork belly - all of which are delicious! The outside dining is very pleasant and a good place to visit where you can talk. Inside can be a bit noisy if it's really crowded. A fun place to take out of town guests... More 

Thank Kimberly F
Leawood, Kansas
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267 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Summary (For this day) Food: Unspectacular Service: Lax Value: Reasonable Atmosphere: Comfortable Cleanliness: Very good Of all the restaurants in the Chapel Hill area, I have dined at Weathervane the most - primarily because my elderly parents like the place. They dine here at least 2 times per week. On this family visit, we decided to have lunch at the... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The service was awesome, our waitress was so gracious, personable, friendly, and efficient. The food was the most beautiful and best I have had in a long time. Compliments to the chef! The lunch menu has wonderful choices at moderate prices, including the nice glass of Portuguese red wine I had. I will definitely be returning soon!

Thank KelticKate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?