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“My First North Carolina BBQ”

Spanky's Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 293 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Brookline, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“My First North Carolina BBQ”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I stopped in for a bite, choosing to eat at the bar as I was traveling solo. They had a nice selection of local beers. I tried the BBQ sampler to taste NC BBQ, which I've heard differs from other areas. It is different but very good. The bartender was friendly and good company. Great value. I've heard the ribs are also quite good.

  • Visited April 2014
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New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“American Style Restaurant with Diverse Selection”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Food in the Research Triangle Area is great and this restaurant was a great choice. Food was reasonably priced and tasted great. I got pulled pork barbecue Carolina style for a dinner entree and was not disappointed. I would come here again for lunch to check out the menu. Hopefully I get the chance to sample a few more restaurants on my next trip to Chapel Hill.

  • Visited March 2014
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great corner college restaurant”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

When UNC is in session, Spanky's can get a little crazy. It's my family's favorite laid back restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill. There's something on the menu for everyone, and the food is well prepared and tasty. Would recommend Spanky's for families!

Visited October 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nothing Spectacular”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Spanky's on Franklin Street is a solid place for a meal if you won't typical American cuisine, but I wouldn't go there if you wanted to your mind blown. The location is excellent on Franklin Street. It is always crowded. Prices are a little high on some of the dishes. It's a safe choice on game day, if you can get in.

  • Visited December 2013
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College Station, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great restaurant by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Cozy restaurant on Franklin Street right by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Delicious food, reasonable prices, and very friendly wait staff. Would come here again if in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
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