We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
07:00 - 14:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 14:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 241: English reviews
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The drive-thru is very slow, and you have to make sure that you receive the correct change if you pay with cash, but the chicken biscuit was very good, and extremely filling!

Thank angela53709
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

It really is a treat to have one of these delicious chicken biscuits! It's a meal in itself so expect it to hold you over for quit sometime. I have treated my Customers to the chicken biscuits and they absolutely love them!!!

Thank Bruce N
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Don't be turned off by the line out into the street. They are super organized and fast. There's a little side door you can go in and contemplate the menu if you need. We ordered the pork chop biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese biscuit, and blt buscuit, they were all DELICIOUS!

Thank Gretchen L
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
346 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Very good biscuits, a great selection of what to have with the it and quick , efficient service. A true Chapel Hill experience.

Thank Sharon L
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I love this place and I've been here so many times throughout the years. It's a drive through, but a couple people can go in and order at a time if they want. No inside seating. Closes at an time that I can never seem to remember (maybe 2 pm). Anyway, get there and get your early breakfast/late breakfast on.... More 

Thank TriangleTarheel
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A very popular drive-in breakfast stop; so popular, you may sit in a car-line for awhile, especially on the weekends. Definitely worth the wait! Be ready to go somewhere else to eat because this is not a sit-down restaurant.

Thank RitaTS
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We love their ham biscuits and cinnamon roll!! You can either go through the drive through or park and walk in. There's only room for about 3 people ordering inside. Very friendly and great food!

Thank Ashley B
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
180 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stayed at the nearby Siena hotel and were able to walk here one morning for breakfast after hearing so much about it. Unlike many places that do not live up to all the hype Sunrise DEFINITELY lives up to the hype! It was SOOOO good. Get the chicken and cheddar biscuit. They are so good and huge!

1 Thank mad4nc
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Love the bacon egg and cheese. Yah the bacon was crispy. Great sweet tea and the best cinnamon roll. Quick drive through. Friendly server. Lots of napkins. Love this place.

Thank Becky H
Westchester County
Level Contributor
333 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Yeah, the biscuits really are as good and as cheap as the line of cars down Franklin St in the morning suggests. As hangover food goes, fried chicken and egg on an enormous fluffy biscuit are unsurpassed in the material world. The menu at the drive through only establishment is more extensive than you might expect and is certainly larger... More 

Thank thewestchestarian

Travellers who viewed Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen also viewed


Been to Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
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
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Greenville, North Carolina
over a year ago
Oceanside, California
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?