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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“biscuits” (191 reviews)
“hash browns” (19 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 14:30All hours
American, Fast food
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank cadeavery2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank chfd1dj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We had bacon,egg and cheese, and chicken fried steak and both were still hot and delicious. Great biscuits and make sure to get the cinnamon rolls aswell. Expect a line to get through the drive thru.

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast! Wish I could have tried the whole menu! Definitely a unique place that absolutely nails it every time!

Thank jstdand
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Can't go wrong here. Great breakfast biscuits. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's take out only.

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The biscuits are light and fluffy with a crisp top and bottom. Their is a filling for every taste. "Bad Grandad" is teenage boy nirvana, fried chicken, and all the fixins'. I'm a vegetarian and LOVE the tomato biscuit (slice of fresh tomato on a...More

1  Thank germphobe
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've driven past this place dozens of times and that was my loss! Garden and Gun magazine pointed me to this tiny drive-through spot with heavenly biscuits. Don't be alarmed if/when a drag queen hands you your order.

Thank CJ W
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I saw this place featured on the Food Network and how it's biscuits are really delicious. First of all on this rainy Saturday morning the drive-thru line was accumulating down the street but it was the fasted most efficient that I have experienced. Because this...More

Thank Dwayne B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Their cinnamon buns are fantastic, biscuits are also excellent! This is the place seen in Bad Grandpa!

Thank wendyatwendythompson
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
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
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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