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Spanky's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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chapel hill
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we have always had great meals and service at spanky's. The food is very good and reasonably priced. Gets crazy and loud as the night goes on.

Thank heel
Raleigh, North Carolina
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544 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spanky's is one of the restaurants in Downtown Chapel Hill . The service was very friendly and the food was great as well. The menu is rather casual with burgers and such. I really enjoyed my burger and will dine here again.

Thank NCTraveler2015
Chapel Hill
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the middle of Chapel Hill. Collegiate atmosphere and food. Food is well prepared and the staff is always friendly

Thank Timothy T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in for a drink after eating a meal across the road. Immediately wished I'd eaten here instead. Bar staff were friendly and chatty and strawberry cheesecake was lovely

Thank Spence L
Madeira Beach, Florida
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255 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner here while in the area. The restaurant reminds me of an Irish pub with all the nice dark wood work. The food and service was good! Recommend them for lunch or dinner while in the area.

Thank Diana H
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there after visiting UNC it's just down the road, friendly service, busy clean and great choice of food, and nice fresh clean bathrooms !

Thank Sarah M
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Stopped in for lunch and it was great. The service was fantastic but the burger was amazing! I liked sitting on the 2nd floor and looking outside at the campus and people. Would go back next time I'm in town.

Thank italianangel455
Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Came in for dinner and they were swamped. The food was very good. The restaurant was clean and inviting. The service was lacking. It wasn't due to our server not trying they were just understaffed. It was the summer and school was out, that may have been the reason. I would give them another chance if we were back in... More 

Thank Loockout
Hagerstown, Maryland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We recently enjoyed a family meal at Spanky's. The server quickly rearranged tables and chairs to accommodate our group of 6. The menu included a variety of options, including a huge portion of mac and cheese from the children's menu for our youngest. The grilled veggie gyro was delicious, as was the house specialty citrus-ade. I would definitely return.

1 Thank ImmaBeGoin
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This restaurant is good for a quick meal before a concert or game on campus and has full menu. One can have a snack, enjoy a beer or the menu has full dinners

Thank Sunshine27517

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-967-2678

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