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“Excellent atmosphere and menu”

Spanky's Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 289 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Greenville, NC
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere and menu”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

A visit to Spanky's is a delightful addition to a visit to Chapel Hill. Food, beverage,and atmosphere combine to provide an experience which keeps a classy focus on UNC/Chapel Hill. Whether enjoying a late night drink at the bar, a quick lunch, or
dinner, Spanky's has never disappointed. The menu offers many choices, there is a full bar, and service is speedy.

Visited April 2013
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Arizona
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent location, very good food.”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Located in the middle of Chapel Hill, a short walk from the campus. Slightly higher than a regular lunch, but worth it. Excellent food. Great service.

Visited July 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun place”
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Kettle chips with blue cheese were great. Thai noodle salad not the best. Fun atmosphere. Nice waiter. Very friendly place.

  • Visited July 2012
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187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
“Fair to middling”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

"Fair" describes the food experience. "Middling" describes the location on Franklin Street. The steak was tough as leather. If you cannot serve a good steak, you should not serve a steak at all. My friend's BBQ was OK. Perhaps we should have just had burgers. There is better fare elsewhere in Chapel Hill, a magnificent college town.

Visited June 2013
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Cary, NC
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Some of the best burgers in the Triangle”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

I love being able to drop in at Spanky's when I can. The burgers here are just the right size -- not huge like some places, or leaving you still hungry like other places.

Excellent selection of beers, too.

The only complaint is that parking can be a little tricky on this stretch of Franklin Street, but believe me, it's worth the drive!

  • Visited June 2013
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