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“A Chapel Hill Survivor”

Sutton's Drug Store
Ranked #17 of 293 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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LARCHMONT
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Chapel Hill Survivor”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Growing up in Chapel Hill, Sutton's was one of the most popular "counter and booth" spots in the town. As one of the very few 40's-50's stores remaining, it is definitely a wonderful place to recapture that era. Nostalgia aside, they still make a great grilled cheese and shake.

  • Visited May 2014
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Chapel Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“classic drugstore counter yumminess”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

need a milkshake and a burger? or a BLT, grilled cheese, fountain coke? Suttons Drugstore on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill is the place. You can sit in a booth or on a stool at the counter and look at lots of photos of UNC sports icons while sipping your drink and munching on fries. If you are a die-hard State or Dook fan, you probably want to get your food to go.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Alyson S
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Go for the Meal, Stay for the Ambience”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Yes, the best drugstore lunch counter meal plus an authentic 1950s ambience. The drug store business recently closed but Sutton's restaurant remains open. Sit in the banquettes or counter where you will meet an interesting cross-section of the denizens of Chapel Hill.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Ridhsidh
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Best Cheeseburgers in Chapel Hill”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

And lots of other great food too!

A great hometown atmosphere that will take you back.

A Chapel Hill tradition!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank TomJ39
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best breakfast tradition at Suttons!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visiting Sutton's Drug Store is a family tradition when visiting Chapel Hill. Lovely staff, good food, it is a traditional store that I enjoy very much indeed. Queues at lunchtime are the norm and my personal preference is for breakfast ... but really it is good food anytime.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank JML525
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