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Spanky's Restaurant

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101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
+1 919-967-2678
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken to a 6-top upstairs, drinks came quick, and the food was excellent!! The burgers were excellent!! They are located right on the corner, a short walk from the football field.

Thank Dale A
Hixson, Tennessee
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152 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a late dinner here with a large party (20-25) people. We were there to celebrate a graduation. First one has to assume that with a group this size the service will be somewhat on the slow side. That's not my reason for this review. Based on my order and some of the items that others ordered it just seems... More 

Thank laboaks53
Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate here on a beautiful Sunday while we were on a college visit to UNC Chapel Hill. The food was absolutely delicious! Service was great as well!

Thank jak502016
Los Altos, California
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a return to campus for the first time in a decade and Spanky's was solid. Great burgers and fries and other classic bar food available too. We ordered the chips and the guacamole was surprisingly good to a Californian. Kinda liked the piemento cheese too. They had some great beers on tap including a local... More 

Thank tarheeltraveler367
Raleigh, North Carolina
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went here for lunch and was really impressed with the decor, location, staff and food. Franklin Street is such a fun place to be and people watch. Spanky's is right on the corner and if you score a window seat, you can enjoy watching the world go by while dining on some tasty treats. My husband started off with the... More 

Thank AbbyCorrine
chapel hill
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

we have always had great meals and service at spanky's. The food is very good and reasonably priced. Gets crazy and loud as the night goes on.

Thank heel
Raleigh, North Carolina
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599 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Spanky's is one of the restaurants in Downtown Chapel Hill . The service was very friendly and the food was great as well. The menu is rather casual with burgers and such. I really enjoyed my burger and will dine here again.

Thank NCTraveler2015
Chapel Hill
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Right in the middle of Chapel Hill. Collegiate atmosphere and food. Food is well prepared and the staff is always friendly

Thank Timothy T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Walked in for a drink after eating a meal across the road. Immediately wished I'd eaten here instead. Bar staff were friendly and chatty and strawberry cheesecake was lovely

Thank Spence L
Madeira Beach, Florida
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301 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a nice dinner here while in the area. The restaurant reminds me of an Irish pub with all the nice dark wood work. The food and service was good! Recommend them for lunch or dinner while in the area.

Thank Diana H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-2678

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