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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
+1 919-929-8676
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the environment and the cold wheat beers we have drunk there. We have not managed to eat there yet, but the menu looked good.

Thank vmcalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beauty of this restaurant is the view from the outdoor tables on top of the building. If you're not sitting on the balcony overlooking the town, then this is just an ordinary pub, nothing special with the food or the service.

Thank Jacamojoe47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Top of the Hill last night and found it to be a fun place, with an easy, chatty atmosphere. Our server was attentive and friendly and our food came out quickly, everything tasted good.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to Hill Top Brewery several times. The food quality has been great. Our visiting brother-in-law (who likes trying local beers) was a fan! Our one negative trip to Hill Top was on Father's day. We had the father's day...More

Thank Clarkstonite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waiter made helpful suggestions & was correct--the french toast was delicious. We got our food quickly, too.

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect setting overlooking Chapel Hill's main intersections, it provides excellent selection of food served by attentive and friendly wait staff. The time went by swiftly and seamlessly. Well done!

Thank 596thomaso
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

My Top of the Hill experience was terrific! We sat outside and had a great view of the beautiful pink sunset. The sweet potato fries appetizer was fantastic, especially the cream cheese/pepper jelly accompaniment. My pork bbq mac and cheese was really good as well....More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped for dinner at TOPO. I got the roasted chicken with green beans and mash / it was excellent. My daughter got a burger which was very good, We sat outside and the view was very nice. It started to rain...More

Thank ocbeach
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Came for lunch with a couple friends while on a quick visit to Chapel Hill. The history is enough to enjoy the place. Their brews are really good, though a bit limited on the dark side and heavy IPA, which the whole world is right...More

Thank 15gregk
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

View is nice . The restaurant looks nice inside. However, the food was very poor. Ordered turkey sandwich. Very poor quality. Was way overpriced . The fries were just ok. Service was slow.

Thank thomas a
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April 14, 2017|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
The town has a website for parking info called Park on the Hill. Go there and you can see all the parking nearby. There is plenty of parking but you'll have to walk a little. Enjoy the other businesses on your way to and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-8676
  • E-mail
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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