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“Great Burger, in great Franklin Street atmosphere !!”

Spanky's Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 293 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Salisbury, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Burger, in great Franklin Street atmosphere !!”
Reviewed March 23, 2011

Enjoyed a great Pimento Cheese Burger that had great "home-cooked" flavor. Part of the experience was a great window seat overlooking Franklin Street on a beautiful early spring evening. Chapel Hill is the greatest college town in America, and Franklin St is the epicenter.

  • Visited March 2011
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Fayetteville, AR
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique, local. Order a burger & homemade chips!”
Reviewed February 1, 2011

I ate here for lunch recently and had an awesome burger. It was unique and delicious! I had a burger with pisano cheese, bacon, and apples. The beef they use in the burgers is very high quality, no hormones or antibiotics. I also had a side of the vegetarian chili, which was equally as good. Props to the wait staff for being attentive and give us great recommendations. I recommend this restaurant if you are looking for local eats.

  • Visited January 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Apparently a good spot before a game”
Reviewed January 3, 2011

We stopped in before our first UNC game and had a nice, quick, lunch before tip-off. The restaurant was packed an hour before game time and empty 1/2 hour later. they obviously know how to get people in an out...but we never felt rushed.

Burgers were good (I had a special pork burger that was quite tasty) and the beer selection was nice.

It looks like it would be a fun place to hang out at and watch a game at the bar or enjoy a nice meal.

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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I've had many dishes at Spanky's which all have been good but nothing has been like the Ribs. They are the best ribs...”
Reviewed January 21, 2010

I've had many dishes at Spanky's which all have been good but nothing has been like the Ribs. They are the best ribs I've ever had. The sugar rub on top is what makes them really stand out.

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High Point, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“restauarant review”
Reviewed December 7, 2009

ok, food, kinda bad service, wasn't that busy for Friday night, food a little overpriced for the quality, typical college campus, student/tourist hangout, was also bar & drinks besides the food.

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