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Spanky's Restaurant

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101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
+1 919-967-2678
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (11 reviews)
“burger” (40 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Place has classic pub feel and menu. We enjoyed all we had. Good wings, very good salad and burger. Server helpful and friendly. Totally felt the college town vibe here. Would definitely go again.

Thank gagrl2
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Had the fish and chips and my wife had fish tacos. We cleaned both plates. This was the second time we have eaten there.

Thank Clint M
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Ate dinner here on a quiet Sunday night (it was spring break for UNC) and loved it. Great dinner and great service, despite the entire lacrosse team for a FL college having a party upstairs. I'd definitely go back!

Thank MemphisLawyer
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This place is always crowded. But the times I've been there the food has been mundane. But I guess that some people think it's good. I just cannot see why.

Thank SeanW301
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Everyone was out and about in Chapel Hill on the afternoon of the Duke-UNC basketball game. There was a short wait getting into Spanky's. Even the bar was packed with patrons watching basketball games on the multiple TVs. There were three of us and two...More

Thank practans
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

First time eating on Franklin. Had lunch here. Ordered a Classic Burger with cheddar cheese and fries. Burger very good...fries just OK. Daughter had Turkey Avacado Club and it was very good as well. Service was good. Had a table next to a window so...More

1  Thank Christina W
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. It wasn't busy at 5 p.m on a Tuesday evening in March. Our waiter (I wish I remembered his name) was so friendly and kind. We scored a window seat that offered lots of good...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Excellent place for meal. Reservations were full for last game of the year vs. Dook, hostess squeezed us in then upgraded after a cancellation. Very helpful and nice, wish I had her name! Gluten free menu; try bacon cheeseburger with swiss and gluten free bread....More

Thank Jay E
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We ate lunch here. Great atmosphere. Very good food. Great variety to choose from. Good prices. Service was good and friendly. Clean. Great rating.

Thank garywE2734XY
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

We were here before the game and it was super busy, still had great service and the food was perfect. Definitely recommend the guacamole. The fries were oily and mushy. Otherwise everything was great.

Thank BeachGirl0214
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 919-967-2678
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