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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

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1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
06:30 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget any of the biscuit restaurant franchises--THIS Is the place to get your biscuit! My Southern friends told me that the sign of a good biscuit is when the grease appears outside the bag. This place does not disappoint. THere is a rush-hour in the morning and the traffic onto Franklin St. could be a little dangerous. Get there before... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is basically a drive through and pick up your order business. Breakfast biscuits are the specialty. Most of the time cars are lined up in the street to get these homemade biscuits. You get a really large chicken breast on the chicken biscuit. I also recommend the cinnamon roll.

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Cary, North Carolina
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By this point, you've read far enough to know that they have great biscuits at Sunrise. The cinnamon rolls are quietly solid, but the biscuits, especially the chicken biscuits, are great. We have a constant argument in our house regarding the merits of Sunrise chicken biscuits vs. Rise chicken biscuits...consensus is we'd probably go with the chicken from Rise on... More 

Thank JodyDavis
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I love this place for breakfast on the go. The chicken biscuits are to die for. An instetution in Chapel Hill.

Thank Peggy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We just got thanksgiving breakfast here for a house full of relatives. Couldn't have been better. Best biscuits in the area, huge bacon egg and cheese biscuits with sides of hash browns ..life saving with all else closed....

Thank kurt v
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I had to try this spot when in town for a recent college visit. We were not disappointed. My daughter found the small building charming and we were both impressed at how quickly we got through the drive thru line despite being behind 7 other cars. (This was around 9:30 on a Saturday morning, for reference.)... More 

Thank Leslie O
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This little drive thru place is worth every bit of the fuss to get there. They have zoftic biscuit sandwiches at a good price.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Was looking forward to a true southern country ham biscuit while I was in town, but truly disappointed. I was craving the salty, moist bed of bisuitly deliciousness especially after seeing some great reviews of Sunrise. So, I stole away from my conference on my lunch break to pick up a biscuit. Very disappointed. The biscuits were dry and lacked... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice staff. Quick order to eat process. Food was a bit too pre-prepared, seemed a bit cold; egg was particularly disappointing. Still - go - but don't expect piping hot fresh off the griddle.

Thank HikerBLA
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place serves up great biscuits fast. But it is a Chapel Hill institution and so on weekends and game days the line of cars snakes out of the parking lot and down Franklin Street. Insiders know that you can park and go in. When it is not busy you can be through the line and have your food in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Fast food
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 19199331324
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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