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Elaine's on Franklin

454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
+1 919-960-2770
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (14 reviews)
“prix fix menu” (2 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really interesting menu with plenty to choice from, the service was excellent and the food was lovely, would recommend that you give this a try, you wont regret it

Thank Rosiemhc9xt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided on Elaine’s despite being solo. Sat at bar and received great service and attention including some wine tasting to ensure the right fit. Had the duck entree which was incredible and great with the fresh sourdough and wine. Don’t pass Elaine’s.

Thank tim m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short menu offering a variety of main courses (including pasta, fish, pork, oysters, beef...). Good service. Quiet environment.

Thank Andreacrg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a WONDERFUL fixed price, 3 course, $35 dinner at Elaine’s. What a nice surprise to be served FULL portion appetizer, entree, and dessert. Plates are as pleasing to the eye as to the palate! Extensive offerings. Creative cocktail menu, too. Nice atmosphere conducive to...More

Thank Phluedynke
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We made a reservation the day if and were unable to get the time we wanted and so booked a little earlier. Turns out that a group of 32 people were expected! Despite the appearance of this large group, our service was neither slow nor...More

Thank dtomato
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Went to Elaine’s on our Anniversary. Unfortunately went with the Prix Fix Menu . Best parts were the bread and dessert. Wine pairings and service were very good otherwise I would rate it a 2 at best. Green garlic bisque was tasteless. The fried catfish...More

Thank dgwe57
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Compared to deluge of student-oriented fare, Elaine's is a big step up; however, don't expect big city fine dining. But, that's OK, because no one in Chicago can fry an oyster the way they do at Elaine's. I also recommend the duck (especially if you...More

Thank jamesmH5154VK
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Food was very yummy. I had the foie gras and oyster Rockefeller as my meal. My husband had the duck which he said was the best he’d ever had. My daughters had the cheese platter and tuna spring rolls which they loved. Service was good...More

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The oysters were delicious and fresh, as was the salmon! We dined in here on the first night of our trip to Chapel Hill and I we're very tempted to go back before we return home. The service was excellent, and our server was very...More

Thank MGoldberg68
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Our party of four older ladies had a wonderful experience here! The staff was attentive, we has a great table in the front window area, and the food was amazing! Each of us shared a bite of what the others were having, and everything was...More

Thank Carol H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
    (Roberson Street)
  • Public Transportation: Elaine's is located less than 50 yards from the nearest Chapel Hill Transit stop. Chapel Hill's buses run free of charge all year round.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-960-2770
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