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Pleasant, Lively College Town

We have been visiting Chapel Hill for many years. It's a classic college town - and the downtown... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
good times

Cool hangout with lots of options for dining and libations. There is probably arts and cultural... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
James M
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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The iconic Main Street where Tar Heels live, work, and play. With over 95 cafes, restaurants and bars, of which more than 75% are locally & independently owned, Downtown Chapel Hill is one of the best destinations for dining in the Triangle.
Chapel Hill, NC
+1 919-967-9440
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The southern kind ways was the most impressive part to my vacation. Everywhere I went the locals were genuinely caring and kind.

Thank idayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Chapel Hill for many years. It's a classic college town - and the downtown area, with its mix of restaurants and shops, makes for a delightful wander. Its restaurant offerings invite more than wandering - they offer really interesting food in...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Cool hangout with lots of options for dining and libations. There is probably arts and cultural things as well but who cares about that crap.

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Nice place right location. It's convenient to shopping and the things you want to see as a tourist. Food is basic with some Carolina twists. Had an excellent beer selection, especially a few local brews. Great service. Will go back when we are in the...More

Thank Beau R
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is the home of the UNC Tar Heels and the flagship campus of the State university system. Stop here first, and stroll around the beautiful campus, being careful to avoid parking in any of the reserved lots. It has more of a small-town feel...More

Thank c5mjb
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of restaurant and bar choices. Other things like a movie theater and Target store also. Have only been there during the day with my kids who are both UNC students. Fun way to spend a couple hours when at UNC. Pretty safe,but we have...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Lots of dining options, including sushi, American ,Japanese, Thai, pubs, Mexican, Ben&Jerry, Italian. Quaint little area with bars too.

Thank M P
Reviewed July 23, 2018

If you are thinking of coming here on a visit, this is a great place for a day and a night. Great little shopping area downtown. Lots of small coffee houses, little shops, and so many restaurants. Many good hotels. (Avoid the Sheraton Hotel at...More

Thank Carey S
Reviewed July 18, 2018

this is a wonderful place to wander around, do a little shopping or grab a bite to eat. just off the campus of UNC, the downtown area has managed to maintain its charm over the years

Thank jon s
Reviewed July 11, 2018

the place feels safe and orderly, we enjoyed walking around downtown and stopping by at store fronts.

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July 21, 2018|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Best if you park a block or two off the street...Friday and Sat.are nuts with college kids.