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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

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1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
06:30 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my goodness gracious! If you are in Chapel Hill, find your way to Sunrise Biscuit. Huge biscuits that are so fresh and delicious. The pork loin is indescribably good.

Thank Erin C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the wait... Don't let the line of cars scare you off--they move fairly quickly. You will be awarded with the best biscuits anywhere.

Thank TarHeel071
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seemingly endless, but quick moving, lines of cars creep along Franklin Street to sample homemade biscuit breakfast fare. Walk ups have access to this unique breakfast experience

Thank Virginia L
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot call yourself a Chapel Hillian if you have not sat in your car and waited in the long drive-thru line off Franklin into Sunrise's drive through. And you can't leave Chapel Hill without having tried the breakfast biscuits here. It's like a required class for graduation. But don't just sit in your car: go inside! It is like... More 

1 Thank Zemo T
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Sunrise is a staple in Chapel Hill, and there's a very good reason: it makes the best biscuits in the area. Definitely stop here! Just a drive-through, but a lack of seating is a small price to pay for such delicious biscuits!

1 Thank Elizabeth B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our kids grew up with Sunrise biscuits! Now that moved out of town and have families of their own, their first request when coming back to Chapel Hill is for a sunrise biscuit. We've carried them all the way to Atlanta to surprise our kids!!

Thank LMV828
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you make it to Chapel Hill then Sunrise Biscuts is a must! This place has been around for over 20 years and on the weekends there are lines of cars waiting to get in. On the weekends in the mornings I often see at least 20-30 cars waiting. They have fantastic biscuits! It's all to go orders. There is... More 

Thank Cinc H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

There is something magical about this place. When you go to North Carolina you know you'll be eating biscuits at some point at this is exactly the place you think of, it's a simple red hut with American flag and sign to adorn the outside. Thank you goes out to UNC local Carl Yiu for showing me this gem. The... More 

Thank Michal F
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Sunrise is just a little drive through joint but they have the best biscuits ever. I'm partial to the BLT but I think the chicken biscuit is their claim to fame. Light, buttery, fluffy and oh so tasty. Great tailgate fare. The line can stretch out into Franklin St but it moves fast.

Thank panchopup
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Forget any of the biscuit restaurant franchises--THIS Is the place to get your biscuit! My Southern friends told me that the sign of a good biscuit is when the grease appears outside the bag. This place does not disappoint. THere is a rush-hour in the morning and the traffic onto Franklin St. could be a little dangerous. Get there before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Fast food
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-1324
Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch! In brief, Sunrise was established in 1978 in Louisburg, NC (actually 1977 but that is a longer story) and has been responsible for providing Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch ever since. Our biscuit recipe is based on my Grandmother's recipe. Her biscuits helped give her the stamina to give birth to 17 children and live to almost 100. Our Award-Winning Chapel Hill location is a Drive-Thru Only Restaurant for your convenience. The Louisburg location features a Drive-Thru option as well as seating. Our regular customers particularly value our great food and fast, friendly service. In addition to biscuits, we also serve hamburgers and hot dogs. Our sandwiches include barbecue, chicken salad and tuna salad (chicken and tuna salad in Chapel Hill only and made on-site). A real southern treat is our sweet tea. Come by soon! Our Chapel Hill restaurant is located at: 1305 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 933-1324 Our Louisburg restaurant is located at: 208 S. Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-2609

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