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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

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100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 929-8676
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at this restaurant. The restaurant is comfortable. We had fried lizards as appetizer, fried chicken sandwich, chicken parmesan flat bread and beef salad. Fried lizards are sour and spicy. The food are good.

Thank JT3689NJ
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Chapel Hill, we go to the Top of the Hill often, or TOPO as we know it. It is always consistent in quality and atmosphere. We always choose to eat in the outside dining area with the view of Franklin Street. Both of us have favorites, but the specials are always tempting. Highly recommend for value, great food,... More 

Thank ashleynps
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food at this UNC local restaurant on Franklin street. It is not your typical brewery and has a great atmosphere overlooking the Main Street of the town. Pretzel appetizer was AMAZING and nachos superb, the home made beer was excellent!

Thank ctmangelmom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten here four or five times over the years, and we're always impressed with the service, the setting, and of course, the fine food. You can order almost anything here, and yet still feel confident that it will be outstanding. The view is special, and the staff is both knowledgable and helpful. If you want... More 

Thank terrapinfan2
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and the staff! Really wanted to love the craft beer but I was disappointed the blueberry wheat had very little flavor and the old well white was just ok. I'm by no means a craft beer snob but my two beers left me somewhat unimpressed. Wasn't able to order real meals from afternoon menu so I... More 

Thank Paris1221
Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family to "Topo" for a lunch and the food was very good. I especially loved the dressing that came with the Baja Salad. Very filling. They are renovating and it will be even better when its done.

Thank Travel_guy_opinion
Delray Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent the weekend in Chapel Hill for my nephew's wedding. Both evenings' events were held at Top of the Hill. We were all quite pleased with the venue, but even happier because the food was absolutely amazing. Generous portions, amazing taste and superb staff. We loved it so much that we all went back for breakfast in th... More 

Thank kathryna494
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great appetizers and beer. Some very tasty beers. A porter and wit. Very enjoyable after touring UNC.

Thank Bill E
Petal, Mississippi
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This brewery is very trendy and upbeat. We waited for 20 minutes before being seated. They brew their own beer and certain liquors. I had the house margarita and it was smooth and crisp. The food was hot and delicious, reasonably price. This is a must try if in this area. The parking is tricky to be prepare to walk..

Thank keyceev
Columbia, SC
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew this was a popular location in the heart of Chapel Hill, and sometimes places like this don't live up to the hype. This place surpassed it. Of course the most important part is the beer. I ordered the Kenan Lager and my wife ordered a flight (!). The flight portions were substantial at 5 oz each so I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: (919) 929-8676

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