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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“biscuits” (191 reviews)
“hash browns” (19 reviews)
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6:30 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
American, Fast Food
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Their biggest claim to fame is their chicken biscuits. The claim is justified. Top notch chicken biscuits and their steak biscuits are darn good too.

Thank NCBuff
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Great for a quick breakfast. The sandwich was great. I had the BEC on a biscuit. The biscuit made it. Large homemade biscuit with bacon, egg, & cheese.

Thank Howard B
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is drive-thru only. It is the only, and closest drive-thru restaurant to downtown Chapel Hill. This is locally owned and the biscuits themselves are the best you can get anywhere in the area. This is in walking distance of the Siena Hotel.

Thank David C
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness gracious! If you are in Chapel Hill, find your way to Sunrise Biscuit. Huge biscuits that are so fresh and delicious. The pork loin is indescribably good.

Thank Erin C
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Worth the wait... Don't let the line of cars scare you off--they move fairly quickly. You will be awarded with the best biscuits anywhere.

1  Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Seemingly endless, but quick moving, lines of cars creep along Franklin Street to sample homemade biscuit breakfast fare. Walk ups have access to this unique breakfast experience

Thank Virginia L
Reviewed February 1, 2017

You cannot call yourself a Chapel Hillian if you have not sat in your car and waited in the long drive-thru line off Franklin into Sunrise's drive through. And you can't leave Chapel Hill without having tried the breakfast biscuits here. It's like a required...More

2  Thank Zemo T
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Sunrise is a staple in Chapel Hill, and there's a very good reason: it makes the best biscuits in the area. Definitely stop here! Just a drive-through, but a lack of seating is a small price to pay for such delicious biscuits!

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Our kids grew up with Sunrise biscuits! Now that moved out of town and have families of their own, their first request when coming back to Chapel Hill is for a sunrise biscuit. We've carried them all the way to Atlanta to surprise our kids!!

Thank LMV828
Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you make it to Chapel Hill then Sunrise Biscuts is a must! This place has been around for over 20 years and on the weekends there are lines of cars waiting to get in. On the weekends in the mornings I often see at...More

Thank Cinc H
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April 13, 2016|
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Response from Gretchen L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take credit cards
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Families with children, Kids
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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