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Al's burger shack


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
American, Fast Food
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews burger fries pimento cheese beef guacamole sliders ice cream potatoes chilli picnic tables bite size covered area limited indoor seating hot dogs are worth the wait franklin street great place to eat
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My grandson and I have been long time customers of Al’s Burger when original location opened on Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Since opening Al’s Burger at Southern Village, I have eaten there with several grandchildren. The burger at Al’s is thick and juicy. The French...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank juan s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best burger in the US? Dont know if that is right, but it was darn good. Juicy, flavorful and high quality meat that doesn’t repeat on you hours after the meal. A small menu with nice options. The Mookie with the bacon jam was messy...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jaewriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Al's Burger Shack didn't disappoint! This was an excellent burger (the Kenny J), with amazing ingredients and a tasty patty. I would definitely come here again, next time I am in Chapel Hill. I really liked their rosemary crinkle-cut fries, similar to Local 27101 in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hamburgers and fries..a little on the pricey side. Get there early because by 6PM the line goes out the door, and there is limited barstool seating inside and about 4 picnic tables outside.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Barry B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rumor has it that Al's burger shack made a national list of best burgers. They are special. I maintain a healthy diet, but once and a while splurge. I have no regrets. I'd gladly do it again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank djr459
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family ate lunch here, I had the Al sized Classic, my 10 and 12 yo kids had the bite size version of the classic. My wife had Sean’s Bacon Cheeseburger. The kids split a small order of fries and my wife and I split...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank uncpig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just left the Southern Village location. I had been trying to get my wife to come here for months since I had heard how great Al's was. After having an outstanding burger at Hops in Greensboro, I had hoped Al's would be the local...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Scotch27
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Al’s burger was good. I probably expected more because of their “best burger in the country “ status for 2018. We tried the classic and the burger with guacamole ( barely any guacamole was added, maybe one teaspoon???) The meat was high quality, the place...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sreih
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Over the top great! Staff is wonderful! I will be back for sure. Very family friendly and clean. Must stop in if you are around.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank STillyJr
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

The bacon cheeseburger at Als is the best in the USA. Done to perfection with excellent taste and proportions. Great fries as well. Good hustle.

Date of visit: March 2019
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from EILEEN S | Reviewed this property |
To my judgement, no. It’s onky about three bites.
August 12, 2018|
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Response from uncvcutraveller | Reviewed this property |
Space is kind of limited but manageable for 10; Buddy burger? Never heard of it.
March 12, 2016|
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Response from fiona83555 |
Yes they do! Ask for the veggie burger!!! Is is homemade and really is the best I have ever had. Nothing processed in it as far as I can tell. Fresh ingredients and not frozen. They also have wonderful sweet potato fries and... More
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