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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When a drive-through becomes an institution, you know you'll be enjoying your meal. Sunrise has been around at least as long as I've been in NC. Tried it first in 1999 and kept going back. Fresh biscuits and lots of delicious add-ins make this place...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect place to grab a quick breakfast. Strictly a drive thru place. Biscuits were perfect and staff was wonderful. Fast and convenient.

Thank ScubaShag408
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You want some authentic local food? Find it right here. Real Southern biscuits, made from scratch. What you want is the breakfast egg, cheese and bacon biscuit sandwich. A local friend made me stop here, and I understand why. It's a drive-through, and they do...More

Thank don418
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I were on a college trip, and a friend who graduated from Duke told us to be sure and eat here. We were thinking it would be a sit down restaurant, so I called to ask about the wait, confusing the person...More

1  Thank cadeavery2016
Reviewed July 14, 2017

there is a reason there is a line of cars every morning at Sunrise biscuits. I have been a patron for 25 years and I truely believe they have the best biscuits I have ever eaten. Now that I am retired and no longer drive...More

1  Thank chfd1dj
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This place is just awesome!!!!! It is a drive thru only and sometimes takes a little while, but very much worth the wait.

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We had bacon,egg and cheese, and chicken fried steak and both were still hot and delicious. Great biscuits and make sure to get the cinnamon rolls aswell. Expect a line to get through the drive thru.

1  Thank Jacob R
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast! Wish I could have tried the whole menu! Definitely a unique place that absolutely nails it every time!

Thank jstdand
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Can't go wrong here. Great breakfast biscuits. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's take out only.

1  Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

The biscuits are light and fluffy with a crisp top and bottom. Their is a filling for every taste. "Bad Grandad" is teenage boy nirvana, fried chicken, and all the fixins'. I'm a vegetarian and LOVE the tomato biscuit (slice of fresh tomato on a...More

1  Thank germphobe
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April 13, 2016|
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Response from Gretchen L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take credit cards
sondra r
June 25, 2015|
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Response from TEntwistle | Reviewed this property |
It is less than 3 miles - left on MLK, left on North Estes and right on Franklin. Sunrise will be about 100 yds on the right
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-1324
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Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch! In brief, Sunrise was established in 1978 in Louisburg, NC (actually 1977 but that is a longer story) and has been responsible for providing Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch ever since. Our biscuit recipe is based on my Grandmother's recipe. Her biscuits helped give her the stamina to give birth to 17 children and live to almost 100. Our Award-Winning Chapel Hill location is a Drive-Thru Only Restaurant for your convenience. The Louisburg location features a Drive-Thru option as well as seating. Our regular customers particularly value our great food and fast, friendly service. In addition to biscuits, we also serve hamburgers and hot dogs. Our sandwiches include barbecue, chicken salad and tuna salad (chicken and tuna salad in Chapel Hill only and made on-site). A real southern treat is our sweet tea. Come by soon! Our Chapel Hill restaurant is located at: 1305 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 933-1324 Our Louisburg restaurant is located at: 208 S. Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-2609
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