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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
+1 919-967-2678
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have eaten here several times while visiting my daughter at UNC. Spankies has a great atmosphere and a good location. There is a lot of potential but my experience is always just average. Last time we had dinner the service was very slow and it took 45 min for our food to come out after we ordered. The most... More 

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Thank David P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

My first shot at Carolina BBQ and I found it a bit disappointing. It lacked flavor and substance. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is good for casual dinning.

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Thank 2fromhere
Elk Grove, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We stopped in for dinner on our one night in Chapel Hill. We sat at the bar and had some great beers on tap and then ordered dinner. We had the shrimp and grits. It was so good! The corn bread muffins were to die for and the Bourban Banana Bread pudding put us in a coma.

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Thank Ranchwed
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Family visiting so needed to please everyone, menu clearly covered everyone's favorite dishes.

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Thank Goin2Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We were taken to a 6-top upstairs, drinks came quick, and the food was excellent!! The burgers were excellent!! They are located right on the corner, a short walk from the football field.

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Thank Dale A
Hixson, Tennessee
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152 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 

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Thank laboaks53
Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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!

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Thank jak502016
Los Altos, California
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 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 

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Thank tarheeltraveler367
Raleigh, North Carolina
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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 

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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 September 24, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?