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Spotted Dog Restaurant & Bar

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111 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2307
+1 919-933-1117
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the experience. This triangular shaped restaurant reminds me of a place you would find in New York City minus the cost. I had the Frickles as an appetizer and the BBQ platter. The menu states that you can get a vegan option; however, for the BBQ this means that you have to substitute the cole slaw and hush puppies.... More 

Thank Benzboy06
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

While visiting Chapel Hill a couple of weeks ago, my sister, cousin and I landed at the Spotted Dog for a late dinner (though still 45 mins before their listed closing time). They have a great selection of beers and vegan food! We absolutely loved what we ordered! I think, however, it was not a night they are used to... More 

Thank vacationri
Durham, North Carolina
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Good basic food with a flair. Has a bar and outdoor seating. The hotdogs are AWESOME and the service is good. In downtown Carrboro m which is charming.

Thank Anne D
Loveland, Colorado
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260 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We truly wanted to love this place!!! As a vegetarian, I had researched the menu prior to our visit (and it looked fabulous)! Restaurant itself has tight seating, but we were at the bar, so didn't have an issue with space. Bartender was fairly friendly, great service. Aside from the service, everything else was average (at best). The 2-3 beer... More 

Thank Jodi R
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went here because the name was cute...but it's more. Started with a corn chowder and had corn & black bean quesadilla - both were great. Sangria was perfect too. Had a fun time - next time in the area hope to visit again.

Thank BB1019
Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stopped in for dinner without too much research and was pleasantly surprised. Excellent waitress, good tap beer (lots of choices) and excellent food. I had the salad with tuna, my friend a burger and fries. We both were happy with our meals. Would recommend. Nice atmosphere, towny and had charm. A bit tight, but we were fine with our table.... More 

Thank MTHughes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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210 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stopped in on a Saturday evening to celebrate our older daughter's birthday. She selected the restaurant. Because of the size of our party (6), we were seated right next to the entry door. Every time someone entered or exited, we were subjected to a very cold stiff breeze of winter air. Therefore, we would not recommend this restaurant for... More 

Thank Scotch27
Charlotte, North Carolina
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A lot of vegetarian options. Turkey Reuben and Burger were ok. Chips were soggy and cold. Very tight seating. Server was very good.

Thank djb0726
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Overall, pretty bad experience! Will NOT be returning! Clearly new ownership is not big on customer satisfaction. 3 of us at the table order their fish and chips option (based on recommendation). Well......see pic. Frozen cod scraps, perhaps?? $14.95 for dinner option, and that's what you brought out. Are you kidding me? That was worse that bar food. Additionally, one... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great food selection for the gluten-free and other demanding people. Family atmosphere. You instantly feel welcomed.

Thank Jean Georges P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2307
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-1117

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