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K & W Cafeterias

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201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
+1 919-942-7809
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 16:00 - 20:30
Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016

When you are hungry and don't know what you want, this is always a good option. Fried fish is always fresh, love the fried chicken and other your momma's kinda cooking, aka comfort food at its best.

Thank Peggy P
Doha, Qatar
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

When you talk about Southern cooking, you will immediately think of their fried chicken, fried fish, or ham. Combine with creamed corn, potatoes, or fried okra and a chunk of cornbread washing it down with sweet tea. Don't forget a slice of pie. They are famous for their pies. Whole pies are for sale, especially during the holidays.

Thank WaleBoy T
Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are food,cheap but well prep for all ages. But I love Fish,ham and liver here. A lot of cakes,pies,and fresh fruits. There are many choices. You must control yourself not to over eat here. Every dishes are good looking and test good.enjoy Souther food.

Thank Luckysky789
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350 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at this K&W since the 1980s. It seemed much better--and more crowded--then. The lack of long lines is good for the customer but indications are that there are fewer customers, perhaps due to the decline in food. I used to find lots of options to please me. Lots of veggies. Many seem to be replaced by potato... More 

Thank EdRockster
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food is good but nothing special.The staff are average.A major negative for me is that they only have Hunts ketchup and i only like Heinz.

Thank tlee2126
North Carolina
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I have often eaten lunch at the K&W in Chapel Hill, since it's right down the road from where I work. This will be my first review. I have always been impressed by the friendliness of the staff, both behind the food line and the service staff that assists in the dining room. The food is always fresh and is... More 

Thank NCcruiselady
Durham, North Carolina
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265 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Terrific food, fast lines, clean tables and floors, wide selections. Refills frequent, southern style veggies. Not big on kale, tofu, quinoa, or other exotic , trendy fare. Most everyone also loves the desserts, (I can't have them), huge meat and salad selections, I counted 14 choices today just of the meats. Great place, please support it. Bob Ross

Thank robert r
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

All the food tasted so good. Everything looked fresh and the staff was very helpful and nice. The price is also great.

Thank Lucy R
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

If you like cafeterias you will like this one, a great selection of items meats, vegetables, and desserts all cooked on site.

Thank Regbowman
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We went here because friends who live in the area swear by it. I was initially put off by the outside appearance - it's in a shopping center area, and is in a fairly utilitarian looking building. Function over form, let's put it that way. Well, smack me with a wet collard green, how wrong could I possibly be? It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-7809

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?