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Carolina Brewery

460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
+1 919-942-1800
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (7 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“street tacos” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fun place with an interesting variety of freshly brewed beers. The bar staff were friendly and efficient. It has a good atmosphere and nice quirky décor. The only problem was that the kitchen lost or forgot our order. The manager comped our...More

Thank C0rgiL0ver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carolina Brewery underwent a MAJOR renovation over the summer. The updated interior looks cleaner and the bathrooms much nicer (though not accessible). We were dismayed to find the menu had also undergone a TOTAL renovation. The new menu is very circumscribed and has swapped out...More

Thank 934kirstinf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great spot for a quick bite and a drink. Right on Franklin. I've only had lunch here but it was very good & quick.

Thank Scarlettsville
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for a quick beer after exploring Chapel Hill. Great selection of beer and very refreshing. Did not eat but food looked great, hope to visit again and have a bite to eat.

Thank PNG1970
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We liked the food. The use of local ingredients made my burger taste unique, home made. The house chips were tasty. The staff was super friendly. My husband enjoyed a paddle of beers. He said it was a good collection of beers in tap and...More

Thank Thnkpeace
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Tasted a Pale Ale which was very easy to drink and the IPA which was not heavy - both great and enjoyable with food! Ate Pork BBQ bowl - I was expecting grilled pork but it was cooked. Good though - see pictures. The salad...More

Thank Dchiarion
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

My brother took us here for drinks but after watching the food go out I think I'll be back. It's a craft brewery making their own beers,not being a great beer drinker(lager or gin is my tipple)I decided to go for the the paddle the...More

Thank frankandviv
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Absolute dump. The menu might have less appeal than North Korea. I sat at the bar took one look at the menu and decided to order a drink and place a take out order over the phone from the burger joint next door. Side note...More

Thank rdenton33
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A huge fan of fish tacos and WOW theses lived up to my expectations. Wonderful service...big shout out to Logan. Thanks for providing an excellent experience to couple WA state visitors. PS: Great beer too.

Thank LivingHappy
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here while walking Franklin Street. Great, fast service! I ordered a flight of beer and enjoyed them all. My sister and I both ordered the fish tacos and they were awesome! Great flavor! The rice/beans that it came with were ok....in hindsight, I...More

Thank KellyHuffman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-1800
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