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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

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100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
+1 919-929-8676
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here on business and went out with 8 other folks... we had a variety of food selections and everyone was happy! Highlights were the Chicken pot pie, fried oyster poboy, ribs and Mac-n-cheese, and brisket flatbread pizza. Home brewed beer was good, I had the IPA which was pretty hoppy, but could have finished more citrusy, the Belgian white and... More 

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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this restaurant was great - third floor of a building overlooking a street busy with shoppers. It's a big place but the tables are spaced apart. Rather small selection of beer, I think there were 8 beers they brew, and no other bottled choices. Fortunately I found one I liked and it was great. Menu is typical... More 

Thank Jucasz
Verona, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with other reviewers, appetizers are better than the main meals. Overall a bit pricey but the beers were great. I had a blueberry one that was delicious. It's also in a great location, top of a downtown business... views are fun and it's always crowded, can be a bit loud! Famous place, worth a visit!!

Thank kargalvan
Madison, Wisconsin
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were probably luck to get a table, as it was prom night it seemed, and there were many other persons at the restaurant as well. This is an institution in downtown Chapel Hill especially for college students and alums, so prepare for a very noisy and crowded spot. However, the place had great food -- had a really good... More 

Thank John M
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant and pub is a UNC must visit, that sits on the top floor that faces Franklin Street. The bar is large and offers a wide selection of beverages, including its own brews. Luckily, we were able to be seated outside, overlooking the busy Franklin Street. Service was friendly and prompt. We ordered the mushroom risotto cake entree and... More 

Thank UVA_Wahoo
Tyler, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view at the outdoor patio overlooking Franklin St is awesome. Food is so so, pricey for what you get. Appetizers are best, skip the dinners. Always go when we visit Chapel Hill because its an institution. Great drinks and craft beers are good!

Thank Victoria H
Fort Myers, Florida
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and food. I was with a large group so did not expect good service but was surprised by the quick response to drink and food orders, as well as, delivery of food. I had the pasta dish with marinara sauce and because I asked for no cheese it looked rather boring; however, the taste was awesome. I would... More 

Thank Benzboy06
New York
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place had a lot of food I would recommend and it wasn't too pricey. One of my favorite dishes was the fried pickles and jalapenos. I also enjoyed the pulled pork and mac and cheese. The waiter was friendly and I had no complaiints.

Thank Jake1275
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We got seated on the rail outside. Great sunset views and able to see all the activity on the streets. Food was good but my cocktail was better. They make their own vodka.

Thank Bowden928
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were looking for somewhere to have dinner while in NC, and someone mentioned this place. It was standard (to me) with the usual fare. Centrally located. Service was ok. Seemed very popular though, because it was crowded on a week night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-8676
Whether you live in Chapel Hill, are just visiting or are here to connect to your college roots, Top of the Hill – or TOPO as we have come to be known – is a destination spot. Our menu is loaded with locally-sourced ingredients, our acclaimed beer collection is brewed right on site, and our outdoor deck boasts a panoramic view of downtown.

Rounding out the offerings are our event spaces that can host any occasion you can dream up. And, oh yeah, did we mention we now make our own spirits? That's right. It's all here at the top. Come join us.

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