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Bean and Barrel

50100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8830
+1 919-967-9990
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
50100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8830
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bean and Barrel is much improved since it changed hands several months ago. First, the decor is much nicer. Still casual, but a little more upscale. The staff seem much better trained and the service is prompter than anytime in recent memory. The new menu...More

Thank birdie86509
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a business lunch. We had the french dip, burger and fries, and the beet/greens and goat cheese salad with grilled chicken. The food was wonderful. Staff is super friendly.

Thank JuliaTheItinerant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was okay, service was slow and the overall ambiance does not seem fitting for a strip mall. The decor is trendy and upscale but seems out of place for a restaurant in a strip mall. We went for brunch and I ordered the shrimp...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I previously reviewed this restaurant as a 3, but wanted to upgrade my rating. I had lunch there last week and many issues had improved. For one thing they have redesigned the interior making it much brighter and lighter. This is a big improvement. There...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a neighborhood place, and I like having something like Bean and Barrel in the neighborhood. I've only been here for lunch, so my remarks are limited to that. The food is fresh and well prepared. It isn't extraordinary, but it's a fine lunch...More

1  Thank Holly R
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a pleasant laid back coffee house that serves lunch and dinner also. The wait staff are attentive and the food is very good. There is also a bar serving hard liquor, wine and beers. Every time I've come here I haven't been disappointed...More

1  Thank Websurfer51
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Great place for a meal, glass of wine or a beer! Nice selection of wines and local craft beer. Food is consistently good with daily specials!

1  Thank stevj65
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The bean and barrel always read the chalk board or you are missing out. The set menu is very good, but the real treats are on the board. That is my first choice most times. Had the Irish stew should had ordered seconds to take...More

Thank Geomanjim
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I go here about once a week. I think the ownership and management have changed in the past 12 months. The wait staff work hard to keep things humming along. I'm happy w/ their wine and beer selection. Love that you can phone in an...More

Thank rachelh486
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Absolutely AMAZING burgers and fries there for dinner. The atmosphere is upscale, but the prices are reasonable. It was not too crowded, which made for a nice little escape from the noise of downtown Chapel Hill and Franklin Street for a dinner out. The waitress...More

Thank Abby S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50100 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8830
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-9990
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