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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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“chicken biscuit” (44 reviews)
“biscuits” (197 reviews)
“hash browns” (20 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
American, Fast Food
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very quick service and I didn't have to eat until dinner. Enjoyed every mouthful and everyone ordered their biscuit sandwich differently and it came exactly as ordered.

Thank lsan2015
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have Sunrise Biscuits as often as possible since 1997, a minimum of 4 times a month. I treat, literally, my crews to Sunrise biscuits at least once a month. The biscuits are made fresh continuously throughout the day as are the accompanying ingredients. In...More

Thank TorolocoNC
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

A Chapel Hill staple, Sunrise Biscuits has traffic backed up on weekend mornings. Well worth the wait for an iconic chicken biscuit after a late night of fun!

Thank HoboWannaBe
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Nice big biscuits , fast service and great employees . The chicken biscuit with egg is still a favorite , crispy exterior with just the right amount on seasoning and the egg pulls it all together . If you go into the kitchen , you...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a long-standing drive-through biscuit kitchen. My personal favorites are steak (chicken-fried) & chicken & best-of-all, if not the best-for-me, country ham. When I was younger, the size, ~4-5 inches across, was perfect. With age, my appetite has decreased but I find if I...More

Thank DaddysMarbleyes
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was good but nothing great. The biscuits were fresh but nothing too special. Be aware there are typically long lines so be prepared to wait as it is a to go only spot.

Thank KWats85
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Oh My, the Biscuits are amazing. If you are looking for fast breakfast and homemade, eat here. I was in and out under four minutes.

Thank Carlos A
Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you come to Chapel Hill, and do not get a chicken and biscuit from Sunrise (closes at 3 pm), you have wasted your visit. It should be against the law to make fried chicken so flavorful and biscuits so fluffy.

1  Thank bigoChapelHill
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Lines form on Franklin street for this drive through place. If you are here for the game, it is easy to pass by and still get to the bus parking at University Mall. It is the biggest and best breakfast sandwich ever!

Thank bruce128
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a very small drive in biscuit place. They have all types of biscuits. I tried the BLT biscuit combo that came with a hash brown and drink. It was very, very good. There is not a place to sit and eat so keep...More

Thank keyceev
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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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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