We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC
+1 919-967-9440
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Famous street in this part of the State

This is a must see street if you come to Chapel Hill. It is lined with many places to eat and buy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tonya C
,
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Great to be back on Franklin St. We found ball caps, shirts, bumper stickers and plenty of Tarheel gear!

We found many great places to eat and celebrate! The Carolina Coffee Shop is still in the same... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathryn L
Read all 288 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“college town” (33 reviews)
“franklin st” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
Chapel Hill, NC
CONTACT
Website
+1 919-967-9440
Write a Review
Reviews (288)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must see street if you come to Chapel Hill. It is lined with many places to eat and buy UNC Tarheel memorabilia. There are also drug stores and other chain stores.

Thank Tonya C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found many great places to eat and celebrate! The Carolina Coffee Shop is still in the same spot and the food is delicious! Asia food we found on Franklin Street headed towards Carrboro, still in Chapel Hill. Stayed at The Residence Inn by Marriot...More

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has all you need either for a few hours or a few days. It reminds me of the streets of New York where you can find a Greek restaurant next to an Italian followed by a Mediterranean. Its...More

Thank Estrella F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure what I was expecting but it wasn't what I saw. I was very disappointed in Franklin Street. Very few shops and nothing quaint and charming. The only good thing that came out of my visit here was dinner at Carolina Brewery....More

Thank KellyHuffman
A TripAdvisor Member
2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool typical college Main Street. Great restaurants and shops. Plenty to do including touring the UNC campus.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The history of Franklin Street will always make a visit worthwhile (GoHeels!) but sadly the charm of days past is gone. There remain glimmers (thank goodness)- Sutton's; Shrunken Head; Spanky's; the old Post Office and a relocated Time Out and of course the still beautiful...More

2  Thank Jamfam18
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is one of those classic college vibe main street deals. A lot of kids, energy, bars, restaurants, eclectic shops - very cool.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Parking is a challenge but worth a stroll through the street. Lots to see and places to eat. A favorite spot in NC.

Thank Phil V
Reviewed 22 April 2017

There are number of restaurants from the usual chains to the locally owned. A standard for must visit is the "Top of the Hill."

Thank robertmB4270GI
Reviewed 21 April 2017

there were lots of places to eat and drink and buy t-shirts...I didn't see much else. I guess I expected book stores and clothing stores. maybe you have to be there on game day to appreciate the street. parking on east franklin was non-existant; parking...More

Thank 13peg
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
248 reviews
.24 km away
Stoney River
47 reviews
.91 km away
The Weathervane Restaurant
328 reviews
.96 km away
Il Palio
239 reviews
.57 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kidzu Children's Museum
31 reviews
.91 km away
Gimghoul Castle
21 reviews
1.51 km away
Horace Williams House
13 reviews
1.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Franklin Street staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit