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Crook's Corner

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610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
+1 919-929-7643
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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chapel hill nc
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go to Crook's for special occasions. Great food and service. The lemon saltine pie is the perfect pas de deux of sugar and salt. Let me tell you, if you have fond memories of grandma's chicken livers, get ready to go back in time. They are crispy on the outside and velvety inside, seasoned to perfection. Have you heard... More 

Thank germphobe
Chapel Hill, NC
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Never, ever fails to deliver. Great food, service and feeling cared for. My favorite go to place with friends

Thank Todd L
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The menu doesn't seem to change much, but then again why should it. I've enjoyed everything. And the trout almondine on our last visit was out of this world. The outside (heated) patio is especially nice.

Thank Michael D
Ellicottville, New York, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Started with a fancy cocktail at the bar. Friendly bartender and staff. Loved the Shrimp & Grits. This is a must stop if you're in the area!

Thank Tangled T
Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were recommended to Crooks Corner by a local, and we weren't disappointed. Our appetizers were very tasty, and the shrimp and grits was as good as advertised. It's a comfortable and nice setting without pretension, and the food is very good. I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice but relaxed dinner in Chapel Hill.

Thank MikeMcG2015
Chapel Hill, United States
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've lived in Chapel Hill for 20 years and have been to Crooks Corner a dozen times and have always had a great meal. Real home cooking here. Sit outside. Any menu item is a hit. Best dish is their shrimp and grits. Have that.

Thank Jim W
Espoo, Finland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went here for a casual business dinner with colleagues and had a Carolina fried fish for dinner. The breading was lackluster, the fish tasted old and had bits of skin on it, together with disorganized sides of corn bread and cole slaw. The lighting was odd and the seating was not very comfortable. Interior of this place looks chaotic to... More 

Thank Dominik R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been eating at Crook's Corner with family and friends for 30 years now, and the long string of memories is priceless. Sometimes you go and get what you know you are going there to get... Shrimp and Grits! Sometimes you take a chance on something that is completely unknown to you, but probably quintessentially Southern (the first place I... More 

Thank Zemo T
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have only had brunch here because I am a vegetarian and most of the lunch and dinner menus contain meat. But Brunch is great here! I've been here 3 times for Brunch and it is always good! Crook's Corner, although it doesn't look it from the outside, has deliciously cooked foods! Bill Smith, the owner and chef, stands out... More 

Thank jainsea
Wilmington, North Carolina
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Haven't been to Crook's Corner in years, but last night we gave it a try. The place was very busy but with a reservation we were seated immediately. Our server was very helpful and attentive. Four of us split an order of really good fired oysters and a pear & arrugula salad. Entrees were great: shrimp & grits, barbecue plate.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-7643

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?