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Spanky's Restaurant & Bar
Today 11AM–9:30PM
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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 11AM–9:30PM
Sunday 11AM–9:30PMMonday 11AM–9:30PMTuesday 11AM–9:30PMWednesday 11AM–9:30PMThursday 11AM–9:30PMFriday 11AM–12:30AMSaturday 11AM–12:30AM
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
"The rehearsal dinner that we hosted at Spanky's was wonderful!"
"Great place - you can't go wrong with a good bacon cheeseburger & a brew!"
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Brock Davis
4 months ago
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.
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Robert V. Ruggiero
3 weeks ago
It's fine, but forgettable. Slightly too expensive for students, so maybe you can avoid them if you go here. But food is average.
Becky Dodson
4 months 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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Savannah Harris
2 weeks ago
Cool place, I come here a lot with friends and have never had a bad time. They always seem to be able to take care of you even when its busy.
Carol Lunsford
4 months ago
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
3 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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