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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hixson, Tennessee
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a late dinner here with a large party (20-25) people. We were there to celebrate a graduation. First one has to assume that with a group this size the service will be somewhat on the slow side. That's not my reason for this review. Based on my order and some of the items that others ordered it just seems... More 

Thank laboaks53
Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on a beautiful Sunday while we were on a college visit to UNC Chapel Hill. The food was absolutely delicious! Service was great as well!

Thank jak502016
Los Altos, California
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a return to campus for the first time in a decade and Spanky's was solid. Great burgers and fries and other classic bar food available too. We ordered the chips and the guacamole was surprisingly good to a Californian. Kinda liked the piemento cheese too. They had some great beers on tap including a local... More 

Thank tarheeltraveler367
Raleigh, North Carolina
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch and was really impressed with the decor, location, staff and food. Franklin Street is such a fun place to be and people watch. Spanky's is right on the corner and if you score a window seat, you can enjoy watching the world go by while dining on some tasty treats. My husband started off with the... More 

Thank AbbyCorrine
chapel hill
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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570 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?