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Lime and Basil Vietnamese

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200 W Franklin St, Ste 130, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2559
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Decent enough Vietnamese lunch food with good enough service. Nothing exceptional but nothing to complain about. Good prices and serving sizes makes for a good value.

Thank Art_Menius
Laconia, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We are huge Pho fans and look for the best places every town/city we visit (we travel a lot). Lime and Basil is delicious and since our son attends grad school here, we are in Chapel Hill frequently. We always treat our son and his friends to dinner here - it is incredible and so reasonable! It is hard to... More 

Thank Frieda Y
Singapore, Singapore
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

The previous time I ordered take away. This time I am able to dine in. I ordered a plate of fresh rolls and a bowl of pho + eyeround + meatball. The fresh rolls were very good. Can taste the fresh shrimps and chicken. The pho bowl looked huge and the meat servings seemed generous. Big letdown though - the... More 

Thank Richard T
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

The beef pho was pretty good here. Great service, great mango bubble tea. Only problem was that the place was COLD. It was freezing outside and the frequent opening and closing of the front door in this small high turnover place made it uncomfortably cold. We'll wait to return on a warmer day. This place isn't as good as Pho... More 

Thank Jeff M
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The restaurant is somewhat small, but still well decorated. There may be issues with crowding, but if you go when the surrounding colleges go on break, it isn't a problem. I had pho, but there were tons of other options to choose from, including vegetarian. The pho was delicious, and the hot soup is amazing on a cold winter day.... More 

Thank user496
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and selection. The service is also very friendly and responsive. Will definitely go again. Good vegetarian options as well.

Thank Eric M
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

What more can you ask of a small town restaurant. They do great Vietnamese food with friendly, fast service. The Pho beef was cooked to perfection. The appetizers were excellent. We will definitely return to try more dishes when we're in town.

Thank Ramlamson
Cary, North Carolina
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Everything was fresh and flavorful! I salivated over every dish served to us as well as surrounding tables. The price point is ridiculously low and the service is swift and friendly. The atmosphere is casual, so anything goes as far as attire. I really enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely return!

Thank misskay6367
Durham, North Carolina
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I come to Lime and Basil almost every time we're in Chapel Hill, and the restaurant is frequently filled with Vietnamese and other Asian students - so I guess they're doing something right. The summer rolls are very good, but the pho is where it's at. Order it with an extra side of noodles and it's perfect.... More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We've been going here for a couple of years now. We've always had friendly wait staff & they don't seem to have a lot of staffing turnover which says something. The atmosphere is very college town (upbeat, busy, fairly noisy, etc.), but it's a great little place to stop in for a fresh, healthy meal. The food is always wonderful,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W Franklin St, Ste 130, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2559
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-967-5055

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