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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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07:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Fast food
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These were absolutely the best biscuits I have ever had, but they are not cheap. We got three chicken and egg biscuits and a blueberry muffin and the bill was $21. That's steep for three biscuits and a muffin, but I will say...they were out...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biscuits at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen are simply the best. It matters not what is between the top and bottom - it is consistently good. And the biscuits are so very good.

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I want to say don't let the line run you off because it is worth the wait! The biscuits are huge and fluffy with your choice of yummy inside. I love the pork chop but have had the bacon egg and cheese, chicken and...More

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 12 August 2017

When a drive-through becomes an institution, you know you'll be enjoying your meal. Sunrise has been around at least as long as I've been in NC. Tried it first in 1999 and kept going back. Fresh biscuits and lots of delicious add-ins make this place...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a perfect place to grab a quick breakfast. Strictly a drive thru place. Biscuits were perfect and staff was wonderful. Fast and convenient.

Thank ScubaShag408
Reviewed 2 August 2017

You want some authentic local food? Find it right here. Real Southern biscuits, made from scratch. What you want is the breakfast egg, cheese and bacon biscuit sandwich. A local friend made me stop here, and I understand why. It's a drive-through, and they do...More

Thank don418
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My son and I were on a college trip, and a friend who graduated from Duke told us to be sure and eat here. We were thinking it would be a sit down restaurant, so I called to ask about the wait, confusing the person...More

1  Thank cadeavery2016
Reviewed 15 July 2017

there is a reason there is a line of cars every morning at Sunrise biscuits. I have been a patron for 25 years and I truely believe they have the best biscuits I have ever eaten. Now that I am retired and no longer drive...More

1  Thank chfd1dj
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This place is just awesome!!!!! It is a drive thru only and sometimes takes a little while, but very much worth the wait.

1  Thank Patricia B
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Food
  • Value
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, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
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
  • E-mail
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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