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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

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1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
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06:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our kids grew up with Sunrise biscuits! Now that moved out of town and have families of their own, their first request when coming back to Chapel Hill is for a sunrise biscuit. We've carried them all the way to Atlanta to surprise our kids!!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you make it to Chapel Hill then Sunrise Biscuts is a must! This place has been around for over 20 years and on the weekends there are lines of cars waiting to get in. On the weekends in the mornings I often see at least 20-30 cars waiting. They have fantastic biscuits! It's all to go orders. There is... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is something magical about this place. When you go to North Carolina you know you'll be eating biscuits at some point at this is exactly the place you think of, it's a simple red hut with American flag and sign to adorn the outside. Thank you goes out to UNC local Carl Yiu for showing me this gem. The... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunrise is just a little drive through joint but they have the best biscuits ever. I'm partial to the BLT but I think the chicken biscuit is their claim to fame. Light, buttery, fluffy and oh so tasty. Great tailgate fare. The line can stretch out into Franklin St but it moves fast.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forget any of the biscuit restaurant franchises--THIS Is the place to get your biscuit! My Southern friends told me that the sign of a good biscuit is when the grease appears outside the bag. This place does not disappoint. THere is a rush-hour in the morning and the traffic onto Franklin St. could be a little dangerous. Get there before... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is basically a drive through and pick up your order business. Breakfast biscuits are the specialty. Most of the time cars are lined up in the street to get these homemade biscuits. You get a really large chicken breast on the chicken biscuit. I also recommend the cinnamon roll.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By this point, you've read far enough to know that they have great biscuits at Sunrise. The cinnamon rolls are quietly solid, but the biscuits, especially the chicken biscuits, are great. We have a constant argument in our house regarding the merits of Sunrise chicken biscuits vs. Rise chicken biscuits...consensus is we'd probably go with the chicken from Rise on... More 

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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I love this place for breakfast on the go. The chicken biscuits are to die for. An instetution in Chapel Hill.

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Thank Peggy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We just got thanksgiving breakfast here for a house full of relatives. Couldn't have been better. Best biscuits in the area, huge bacon egg and cheese biscuits with sides of hash browns ..life saving with all else closed....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I had to try this spot when in town for a recent college visit. We were not disappointed. My daughter found the small building charming and we were both impressed at how quickly we got through the drive thru line despite being behind 7 other cars. (This was around 9:30 on a Saturday morning, for reference.)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
06:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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