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Spanky's Restaurant & Bar
Today 11:00 am – 12:30 am
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101 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC 27514
101 East Franklin StreetUSNorth CarolinaChapel Hill27514
$$Restaurant, Banquet Hall
Banquet Hall
American Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Today 11:00 am – 12:30 am
Monday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 12:30 amSaturday 11:00 am – 12:30 amSunday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
A Chapel Hill institution since 1977, Spanky's is famous for great hamburgers, brown sugar baby back ribs, garden fresh salads and NC BBQ. One of Franklin Street's most famous landmarks.
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Buzzy, bi-level hub for burgers, North Carolina BBQ, craft beer & people-watching near UNC campus.- Google
"Good food, not so good cocktails."
"Nice casual atmosphere."
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Brock Davis
in the last week
Great place - you can't go wrong with a good bacon cheeseburger & a brew! Maybe not what I should have had for lunch today, but... :) The college atmosphere is refreshing compared to typical places elsewhere. Their prices are just slightly above average, which I mention since price was the difference between 4 and 5 stars for me on this.
Becky Dodson
3 weeks ago
What an amazing burger they have! My only complaint is that I am a State grad and I have to digest all of the baby blue not only in the restaurant but up and down Franklin Street!
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Jack Vasquez
3 years ago
A little crowdy but goooood foood!!
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Patrick Schmitt
a year ago
food isn't outstanding but very good none the less, nice atmosphere and excellent service
Carol Lunsford
in the last week
The rehearsal dinner that we hosted at Spanky's was wonderful! The service, atmosphere, communication, and assistance with details could not have been better. The food was fresh, delicious, and plentiful.
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Esther Brown
4 years ago
Spanky's is a local favorite -- it's been in Chapel Hill for as long as I can remember. The food isn't anything really special, but the service is friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant.
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Jesse Wojdylo
2 years ago
I have only been to Spanky's for a late lunch (between 2:00 and 4:00) so I really cannot comment on the service. Most of the time it is great but I sit upstairs just doing some work and I can fully understand where they do not have their full attention on me. The food tends to be above average but not amazing. If you are looking for an alternative to Top of the Hill with a view of Columbia and Franklin this is one of the better options. I have never sat downstairs as it seems a little more busy.
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Eleanna Varangis
2 years ago
great bar food and some cute unc-spirited decor!


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