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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
+1 919-929-8676
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (19 reviews)
“grit cake” (21 reviews)
“braised beef” (10 reviews)
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All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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141 - 150 of 576 reviews

Reviewed 14 June 2016

My first time in this restaurant. The view was lovely at early evening and the 5 of us had made a reservation, so no problem with seating. The atmosphere is a combination of a brewpub (glassed in to become part of the decor) and a...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

As you'll see when you get here, this is a local favorite HOT spot. Great food. Great views of Franklin St in Chapel Hill. Also great local brewery! Worth a stop!

Reviewed 10 June 2016

The food at TOPO is simply amazing. And you get large portions for what you pay. Definitely worth checking out if you are passing through Chapel Hill. Be prepared to pay for parking though!

Thank Chloe' F
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here last August. The beer was good and the food was average. We tried again ( I was out voted) for dinner and we were disappointed in the menu offerings, the quality and the price. Flatbed was the only high point. I...More

Thank vinoginoCalifon_NJ
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Lots of people see this as the go to place in Chapel Hill for good reason. Food is much better than your typical beer tavern fare. Great steak, pork chop, and the table's favorite was the fried green tomatoes mixed with red tomatoes, mozzarella cheese...More

Thank Susy94901
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went there on a recommendation for food and conviviality, but though the fun was there, it seemed to mainly be a noisy yuppie (or younger) bar. The food took forever to get, i.e. 1 hour for a spinach salad. Not impressed. And the other...More

Thank BlueWampus
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We always enjoy going to Top of the Hill and have had enjoyed the food, but the chicken that we had recently wasn't great. My friend had one of her preferred dishes there and it was up to standard. I just had bad luck with...More

Thank MichelleElizabeth1
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Service was a little off and took some time. Food was good. Shame staff couldn't be bothered to provide individual checks for us.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We stopped through Top of the Hill for our main course during a fun Dine Around event. After being greeted and viewing the brewery, we moved downstairs to a very cool event space for our main course. All three entree options were given kudos by...More

Thank JannSchultz1
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The beer tasting here is well worthwhile -- educational as well as fun. Learning the story behind the restaurant/brewery enhances the visit.

Thank ColonialDame2014
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Where do you park?
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Response from BB1019 | Reviewed this property |
It's a great walking area....walked from our hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 26
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-8676
  • E-mail
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.