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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
+1 919-929-8676
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“grit cakes” (20 reviews)
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“braised beef” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten here before so we wanted to take grandson and his father to TOPO while in the area for a soccer tournament. It turned out to be the perfect choice. We ate on the covered porch overlooking Franklin St so...More

Thank retiree2
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful time on the outside heated terrace. We had fried chicken and braise short ribs. The short ribs were cooked in the house TOPO whiskey and cooked to tender pefection. Annie was the most excellent waitress giving us and our dog the best wrapped biscuit....More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere of the outdoor dining 3 stories up on a beautiful fall evening. The food was good, but my husband, a regular beer drinker, was underwhelmed by the beers. We ordered and split a beer flight. I enjoyed the stout best.

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The atmosphere is what makes this place. You sit on the times-square of chapel hill and overlook the square.

Thank pcaraher
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Went during our away trip football game. Good outdoor seating & the weather cooperated. Beer was cold service was good & the food was very tasty. From burgers to fries & salads our group had it all. No disappointments.

Thank Jrstwo
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Creative menu! Dinner was perfect and surprising. Lake took wonderful care of my lonely self at the bar last night. Thanks :)

Thank Anabella L
Reviewed 26 October 2017

went for lunch. limited menu but something for everyone. love the atmosphere. friendly staff. a must if you are in Chapel Hill.

Thank TRayShelton
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have dined at TOPO on a number of occasions, the food and drinks are always good. We had lunch there on a gorgeous fall day and dined on the patio, it is a great spot overlooking Franklin Street. It was the first time that...More

Thank LeslieFoodie
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was a fun spot. We had a seat outside overlooking the town. Everyone was super friendly. My hubby had the fried chicken which he said was very good. I had the mediterranean salmon. It was average. Probably not the best thing to order on...More

Thank Kelli P
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

If you're a parent or family member visiting a college student, you can’t visit Chapel Hill and not eat at TOPO. They have something for everyone and the vibe is amazing. Make reservations or be prepared for a wait. They will text you when your...More

Thank the4sheas
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14 April 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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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