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Merritt's Grill

1009 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4715
+1 919-942-4897
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“blt” (289 reviews)
“sandwiches” (69 reviews)
“bread” (55 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1009 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4715
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pimento Cheese, Chicken Salad....made everyday!!! One popular hotspot in Chapel Hill!! The best fresh burgers, BLT’s you name it!! Management is the friendliest guy and aims to see you leave happy and full!! Love the atmosphere, but the food is tops!!

Thank 172Cindy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All I have to say is order at least a double BLT and get whatever you want on it. One of the best anywhere especially on sourdough.

Thank chapelridgegolfer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to grab a BLT or a breakfast sandwich. Not the cheapest BLT but worth it. You can't beat a place where you can pimento cheese to your sandwich.

Thank dixonka85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sandwiches are fresh and delicious!! Great selection of sandwiches. Outdoor seating feels like you're having a picnic.

Thank musenc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot that's been featured in Southern Living magazine. Burgers are supposed to be good but never tried one. My sister had one & loved it. I had a great veggie sandwich & had a BLT before. Go early so you don't have to wait...More

1  Thank Emily D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in the mood for an awesome BLT, this is your place! It’s quick, has both indoor and outdoor seating with a local vibe, and friendly service.

Thank Ali W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Merritt’s! The food is delicious, the service is fairly quick for how crowded it always is, and everyone is friendly. Every time someone comes to visit, this is the first place I recommend going.

Thank Channon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, a little crowded sometimes but sandwiches are GREAT Great spot to take people from out of town, they always love it

Thank sidmarcella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to go here on our last visit but the parking lot was insane. This time we were in town on Friday so went back for another try. Place was pretty empty. We each ordered an egg sandwich - eggs, bacon & cheese on ciabatta...More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by after visiting UNC- was hesitant at first as it looks like a parking lot from the outside with table..walked into a fairly long line that moved very fast. Best part the sandwich BLT I had was excellent!

Thank DrewChew
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Lucien7212 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I would think so.
Sharon R
25 February 2017|
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Response from Doug P | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking both by the restaurant and across the street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-4897
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World-Famous BLTs for over 25 years... Don't forget to add the chicken salad, pimento cheese, egg salad and guacamole made fresh daily! Indoor and outdoor seating (shaded seating in the rear).
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