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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

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$$ - $$$
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100 E Franklin St Fl 3, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
+1 919-929-8676
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Fun place to enjoy the spirit of Chapel Hill. Good food, great selection of beer and wine and of course a wonderful view of Franklin Street.

Thank annI2413FX
Bel Air, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

We went here on a busy saturday night after a mens basketball game. It was crowded, but the wait time was still decent. Try a flight of beer - it is a great selection. All of the food we tried was excellent, and were really surprised how reasonable the prices were compared to some of the other places we visited.... More 

Thank 2015Stacey2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

It was fun to have a late snack on the balcony overlooking Franklin Street Activities! We had wine and backed mushrooms, it was fun time and food.

Thank HappyIrina
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I love this place. The food is good, the location is great, the service is friendly, the atmosphere is fun, and the beer is cold, fresh, and interesting. In short, it is college town dining at its best. Our family has eaten here on several occasions and we haven't been disappointed. I've tasted various entrees ordered by family members and... More 

Thank CLTNative
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I will say upfront that I am not a sports person. I went with my date because his Alma Mater is here and he enjoyed seeing the basketball coach do a live show from the restaurant. I thought the food (tuna appetizer and pimento/BBQ pork flatbread) was nothing special. I also am not a beer drinker so I can't vouch... More 

Thank Flyalot_11
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

O' I had heard so much about TOPO, but when I visited my enthusiasm was a nogo Vegetarian entrees were lacking I should have went packing Noisesome, crowded and bland from the get go She shall not return to TOPO.

Thank Apophenias
Lexington, South Carolina
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I have only been after 10:00 PM, but have been a few times. They brew their own beer and they have some pretty solid beer and other drink choices. However, what has been surprising is the quality of the food on the late night menu. It is very good. Honestly, it is far better than should be expected for any... More 

Thank LexingtonTiger
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We were visiting from out of state, & had dinner here with friends on a Saturday night. We had reservations, which I'd recommend as it was busy, with the usual mix you find in a college town. The service was prompt & friendly, the atmosphere was upbeat but not noisy, and the food was fantastic! We each ordered something different,... More 

Thank PDXPAT80
Warman, Canada
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

On a business trip and were checking out the campus. We asked some students about a good restaurant and they recommence Top of the Hill. Good food, tasty and well portioned. Nice atmosphere famous for their NCAA view victory right on the menu. Try the India Pale beer - nice and tasty.

Thank TNTRegina_Canada
Advance, North Carolina, United States
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133 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We were looking forward to dining at the famed Top of the Hill when taking our dd back to school. The experience was horrible. Service was slow, they had NO CLUE had to handle GF diners, messed up our order and had to remake 4 or out 5 meals, and then offered no apology or break in cost. We left... More 

Thank JoesueFree

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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 Fl 3, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-8676

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