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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub
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100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
+1 919-929-8676
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Excellent food and craft brewed beer. The Wild Mushroom Grit cakes are outstanding. As a Yankee I am unaccustomed to grits and find them tasteless and useless...until now. My husband had the chicken pot pie and was very pleased with it. The beer pairing were spot on and the view from the top is beautiful at sunset. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank 2fromhere
Elk Grove, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went in to get out of the rain as we were browsing Franklin Street. The beers were super good and we had the Sweet Potato Waffle Fries with cream cheese and jalepeno dip.

Thank Ranchwed
Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Recenty my employer was having a private party at the private area of Top of the Hill and I was coming from out of town. Called the restaurant to make dinner reservations before the early evening party. Was told "no reservations on game day." Local college was playing a meaningless game early afternoon. I explained my situation. Answer "no." I... More 

Thank brad j
Cary, North Carolina
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We stopped in after a food tour to grab some wine and enjoy the rooftop view. We were told to sit and a waiter would be out to us. We waited about 10 minutes, but no one ever came out, so my husband went in and grabbed drinks at the bar for us. We were able to sit and drink... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We went to TOPO for a birthday dinner. It was December and we sat out on the heated patio as the staff recommended that. I can see how fun it would be in the warmer months however since the windows are closed in the winter it was very loud, the tables were quite small and the chairs were uncomfortable. Next... More 

Thank KWats85
Dallas, Georgia
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213 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My daughter wanted to eat here, said it was a nice place to eat outside. It was, but it was on the 3rd floor without a view. Building are growing up around it. floor was good, service was fast and correct.

Thank steve r
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you are thinking about a Chapel Hill Wedding, please check out the services at TOP-O they did a fabulous job with my son's wedding. The director was above and beyond incredible

Thank lguy66
Tucson, Arizona
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222 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

u have to know where the entrance is but once up the elevator to overlook the downtown and UNC. service great and helpful menu is fun and surprising. Fried chicken worth the trip alone. if you enjoy hot n spicy get thr jalapeno and fried pickles. full bar. parking lots nearby.

Thank baird t
Edenton, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Wide range of food to suit most anyone from steak to jambalaya. Great selection of beers brewed by them. Old Well White is my favorite! Busy UNC game days so get there early

Thank Paul S
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I've had lunch, dinner, brewskies, etc., and it all depends on the day! That, of course, is not the best of recommendations. Still, TOTH is THE go-to place for TarHeel action. Geat ambience, fun bar scene, GREAT balcony overlooking Franklin Street. Have I mentioned food yet. Whoops!

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-8676

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