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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
+1 919-929-8676
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (23 reviews)
“braised beef” (13 reviews)
“grit cake” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Chapel Hill this weekend.Top of the Hill is a great stop to get delicious food with an amazing view! They also have a selection of award winning beers that they brew right there. Great service too!We'll be back!

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The view from the rooftop garden is great, the service amiable and efficient, and the food ok. Many southern specialties.

Thank OakdaleNewYork
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ordered the Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich which was very good. Sadly, this was a business lunch so I had to pass on sampling the beers - of which there are many - but it will be visited again the next time I'm in town. The...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is centrally located in Chapel Hill. It has a commanding view of East Franklin Street's shops, bars, etc. Their craft beers are very good. Menu is creative but lackluster in execution. Servers are listless, uninterested, and going thru the paces. Maybe they all had...More

Thank Serviceprof
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery is located on a corner and easy to find. It has great ambiance and food. On a nice early April day, I had the pleasure of dining in the upstairs alfresco section. Good selection of wines, also craft...More

Thank GinnySW
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Little bit of everything for everyone. Service okay and food decent. Read ahead on trip advisor the mushroom grit cake was very good and I totally agree! My husband ordered it with shrimp and we almost ordered another bc it was so delicious. Rest of...More

Thank Deb328
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was a fun experience. On the roof of a building overlooking Franklin Street, we grabbed a bite to eat our first evening in town while visiting UNC-Chapel Hill. We sat on a high-top right along the roofline overlooking Franklin Street and enjoyed some fried...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

For a place with this much attitude I expect excellent dishes. This is marginally inventive bar food. But their beer is made in house and excellent. It's a hangout for college kids with more money than brains.

Thank SeanW301
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

In all fairness, we came for lunch and didn't partake of their varied drink menu. We had the jambalaya and the Penne D'oro. It was just OK. I know my jambalaya's and this was not one I'd order again. Definitely nothing to rave about. The...More

Thank stampasmile
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Been a while, my buddy and I liked the fried chicken sandwich, I love it when you can substitute a salad instead of fries and no charge. Not that the fries are bad, my pal loved them, but a salad makes a healthy and delicious...More

Thank robert r
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15 April 2017|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
The town has a website for parking info called Park on the Hill. Go there and you can see all the parking nearby. There is plenty of parking but you'll have to walk a little. Enjoy the other businesses on your way to and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
  • 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.
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