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“Come for the view, stay for the beer”

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Ranked #4 of 299 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$26
Cuisines: American
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Whether you live in Chapel Hill, are just visiting or are here to connect to your college roots, Top of the Hill – or TOPO as we have come to be known – is a destination spot. Our menu is loaded with locally-sourced ingredients, our acclaimed beer collection is brewed right on site, and our outdoor deck boasts a panoramic view of downtown. Rounding out the offerings are our event spaces that can host any occasion you can dream up. And, oh yeah, did we mention we now make our own spirits? That's right. It's all here at the top. Come join us.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This restaurant has a fabulous roof/outdoor seating area that looks over Franklin Street (the main road around UNC-Chapel hill. Fantastic views of sunsets and comfortable seating for dinner or drinks. Also lots of indoor seating if you prefer. Food is quite upscale for "bar offerings". Beers brewed on the premises (tours available as well). Decent prices, esp for the alcohol. Have come with dates and with groups of friends; never had a problem with the service.

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

For some reason Top of the Hill (Topo) is considered a Chapel Hill classic. I've eaten there several times, mostly to take some visitor so they could enjoy the view from the rooftop. Unfortunately the food is only average at best and the choice is quite limited. The beers are ok I guess. I really hope that a place with such a fame like Top of the Hill will step up their food some day.

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Thank emiguar
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We picked this locale for a gathering of friends / co-workers meeting for the first time. The location is great, service was very good. It was our server's second night and he had to deal with a group of 8 adults and 6 kids -- no problem. The hostess, however, seemed perplexed as to how to accommodate our request for an adult table and kid table instead of everyone sitting at a long rectangular table. WT? Thankfully another on-the-ball server was resourceful and the night was saved. The food is upscale bar style and done very well. The beer is restaurant microbrew, which is not standout amongst the great NC microbrews. They should ditch the onsite brewing and simply offer local/regional selections.

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Thank DawnandPete F
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Fine dining? No. Fun? Yes!! Grab a table outside, enjoy the view and a brew(or 2). Rhymes aside, menu typical American w comparable prices, food and service fast and decent.
Atmosphere is pure fun lovin' Tarheel!

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Thank pairandaspare
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We were directed here after a college visit. It was very hot so we ate inside. I imagine it would be nice to eat out on the porch if the weather was nice. The food was average and really nothing to complain about. Our server was nice but horrible about coming by to check on us. We sat with unfilled glasses for several minutes before we flagged down another server to get a refill. This happened again so I'm not sure what happened to our server. He finally brought the bill. It was just an ok experience and I would probably not return here.

Thank ladybug30004
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