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Carolina Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary
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460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
+1 919-942-1800
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite low-key bar joints. Pub style food that is always delicious with home brewed beer. Flights are always the way to go. Perfect for a casual date night, just hanging with the friends, catching a game, or even a family night. Portions are good and price is right. Great staff and atmosphere.

Thank collincr992
Grenoble, France
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lack of organisation to be able to serve a big group. Our dinner was just a series of confusions: from the drinks forgotten, exchanged, the plates served without forks n knives, and the 35 min lost in order to split our bill. I would recommend the food, but won't go again in group as they obviously cannot handle it. Disapointed

Thank krazythony
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A huge concentration of incompetence and unfriendly people. The waitress was totally out of scope, she was not nice at all. The manager was everything but a manager. Unable to split the bill, unable to make calculation.... the only one trying to help was Will. Will one advice: go away ! Let them kill the business by their own.

Thank Damienlili
104jesikaa, Manager at Carolina Brewery, responded to this review

We apologize for your negative experience with us this weekend. Taking care of our guests all the way through their dining experience is important to us and we are sorry we did not meet your expectations. Please feel free to email me directly if you would like to further discuss your experience here with us at jesika@carolinabrewery.com More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

45 min to get a beer, 1h to get food for some of us....ok we were 25 people but should we apologize to come with too many people in their restaurant?? Also quite strange server; when I propose her to go with her to the cashier to help for the payment with our several credit cards, she answered: do you... More 

1 Thank CARINE02
104jesikaa, Manager at Carolina Brewery, responded to this review

We apologize for your negative experience with us recently, we are always happy to host large groups and aim to provide excellent, high-level service regardless of party size. We hope that this instance will not keep you from joining another group here in the future, and please feel free to email me directly at jesika@carolinabrewery.com if you would like to... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent spot to watch the football game. We went with our whole family and ate a late lunch/early dinner. Very nice host and waitstaff. We enjoyed great nachos with chicken, burrito bowls and a delicious Greek salad. We stayed for a few hours and never felt rushed to give up our table. Nice place to stop in to grab a... More 

Thank suzanne s
Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I've visited the Carolina Brewery many times over the years. I was disappointed on my most recent visit on a Friday evening during UNC Family Weekend. The service was quite slow. We waited over a half hour for our food. Our waitress apologized for the wait, saying that a large group had ordered just ahead of us. Okay, I understand... More 

Thank Bill A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Chapel Hill for a basketball game and found this place online... Actually ate here twice on our trip because we enjoyed it so much! We plan on returning for the nachos when we go back this next year!

Thank Allie G
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Remembered this place fondly from my time on campus, but this place looks like it hasn't been touched since I graduated ... over a decade ago. We sat down for dinner but were moved twice because of a dripping air conditioner. There were only 12 or so tables upstairs, but at least three of them were unusable due to a/c... More 

Thank Rachel M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The place is very lively; great beer selection, and delicious hushpuppies. The food is casual (hamburgers, sliders, pull pork sandwiches...) and very good also.

Thank Irza L
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The girls were hungry and the moms wanted real food. We all were happy when we left. We had great service and great food quickly. Loved watching the staff stir the tank. My daughter was really impressed that they really brewed beer there. Would definitely return.

Thank Jennifer A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-1800

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