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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken biscuit” (45 reviews)
“biscuits” (202 reviews)
“hash browns” (20 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
American, Fast food
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, freshly made biscuits as well as other breakfast items are dispensed from this drive thru only restaurant in Chapel Hill. Don't be fooled by the unassuming nature of this location as Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen is an institution. If you're looking for a cheap but...More

Thank vlblv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for breakfast on Thanksgiving day and happened to remember Sunrise Biscuit from a visit a few years ago. They were open very early and I enjoyed a breaded chicken biscuit. The biscuit itself was very tasty and I could have eaten three...More

Thank Gene C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I go here (usually on a weekday, to avoid the around-the-block wait), I get breakfast for myself and for my coworkers, and a bag of fresh biscuits to freeze until the next trip. The sandwiches are excellent, and the staff is quick and kind....More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please enlighten me as to why there is a line around the place. Our biscuits were a hot greasy mess.

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Love SBK--best chicken biscuit ever. I just wish they would grow/expand to a larger place (with inside tables available) and where the drive-in line doesn't back up on the street for a 1/2 mile! The long lines are for a reason!

Thank RRRice
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We just happened to see this restaurant while driving around Chapel Hill. It is a very small place but the food was excellent. The cinnamon roll is soooo good. We had to go back the next day. The biscuits are huge and will definitely fill...More

Thank sidpat
Reviewed 9 October 2017

All too often I read about a great place only to be disappointed once I visit. This is not the case with Sunrise Biscuits. This little restaurant serves delicious biscuits with a variety of fillings to satisfy any taste. Everything from the kitchen shows care...More

Thank eladd82
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Exactly what you're looking for if you want some good southern style biscuits and toppings. Fluffy, buttery, salty, and super fresh. Almost every Sunday, cars line up down the street, and nobody is too upset about it.

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 30 September 2017

My daughter lives in the area and insisted we go here when we visited. I tasted the apple fritter, cream brûlée donut, egg and bacon biscuit and the hash brown. She was correct, everything was yummy (and the best apple fritter I've had).

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We are locals to Chapel Hill, but this is still about 12 mins from our house, so we only come here when on Franklin Street. I need to come here more!!!! This is our 3rd time here in the past year or so and it...More

Thank Emily M
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13 April 2016|
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Response from Gretchen L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take credit cards
sondra r
26 June 2015|
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Response from TEntwistle | Reviewed this property |
It is less than 3 miles - left on MLK, left on North Estes and right on Franklin. Sunrise will be about 100 yds on the right
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-1324
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Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch! In brief, Sunrise was established in 1978 in Louisburg, NC (actually 1977 but that is a longer story) and has been responsible for providing Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch ever since. Our biscuit recipe is based on my Grandmother's recipe. Her biscuits helped give her the stamina to give birth to 17 children and live to almost 100. Our Award-Winning Chapel Hill location is a Drive-Thru Only Restaurant for your convenience. The Louisburg location features a Drive-Thru option as well as seating. Our regular customers particularly value our great food and fast, friendly service. In addition to biscuits, we also serve hamburgers and hot dogs. Our sandwiches include barbecue, chicken salad and tuna salad (chicken and tuna salad in Chapel Hill only and made on-site). A real southern treat is our sweet tea. Come by soon! Our Chapel Hill restaurant is located at: 1305 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 933-1324 Our Louisburg restaurant is located at: 208 S. Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-2609
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