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“Great corner college restaurant”

Spanky's Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 292 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
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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211 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great corner college restaurant”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

When UNC is in session, Spanky's can get a little crazy. It's my family's favorite laid back restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill. There's something on the menu for everyone, and the food is well prepared and tasty. Would recommend Spanky's for families!

Visited October 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nothing Spectacular”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Spanky's on Franklin Street is a solid place for a meal if you won't typical American cuisine, but I wouldn't go there if you wanted to your mind blown. The location is excellent on Franklin Street. It is always crowded. Prices are a little high on some of the dishes. It's a safe choice on game day, if you can get in.

  • Visited December 2013
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College Station, Texas
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159 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great restaurant by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Cozy restaurant on Franklin Street right by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Delicious food, reasonable prices, and very friendly wait staff. Would come here again if in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
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Naples, Florida
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A gem of a spot”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

A friend and I happened upon Spanky's as we were sighseeing in Chapel Hill, N.C. and decided to try it for lunch. It is the perfect college town spot---the walls are filled with caricatures of famous UNC graduates and you get the feeling of a a good mix of town and gown customers. Our lunch was very good, and service was wonderful. We then spent the rest of the day visiting a friend at the hospital. When we left the hospital it was dinner time but we were also anxious to get to our hotel and settle in. My friend suggested that we go back to Spanky;s to see if they did take out. They were very happy to prepare a take out meal for us. When we got back to our room we found that the take out meal was more than generous and quite delicious. Any time that we are back in Chapel Hill, we will certainly re-visit Spanky's.

  • Visited October 2013
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Woodhaven, Michigan
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Ate lunch here. Food was excellent and quite a wide variety. We were a party of four and each one of us had something different. All were very good. I had the French onion soup and it was delicious. Would definitely come back here the next time we are in Chapel Hill. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a casual meal.

  • Visited October 2013
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