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Elaine's on Franklin

454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
+1 919-960-2770
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (14 reviews)
“pork chop” (7 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation the day if and were unable to get the time we wanted and so booked a little earlier. Turns out that a group of 32 people were expected! Despite the appearance of this large group, our service was neither slow nor...More

Thank dtomato
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Elaine’s on our Anniversary. Unfortunately went with the Prix Fix Menu . Best parts were the bread and dessert. Wine pairings and service were very good otherwise I would rate it a 2 at best. Green garlic bisque was tasteless. The fried catfish...More

Thank dgwe57
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Compared to deluge of student-oriented fare, Elaine's is a big step up; however, don't expect big city fine dining. But, that's OK, because no one in Chicago can fry an oyster the way they do at Elaine's. I also recommend the duck (especially if you...More

Thank jamesmH5154VK
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Food was very yummy. I had the foie gras and oyster Rockefeller as my meal. My husband had the duck which he said was the best he’d ever had. My daughters had the cheese platter and tuna spring rolls which they loved. Service was good...More

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed March 6, 2018

The oysters were delicious and fresh, as was the salmon! We dined in here on the first night of our trip to Chapel Hill and I we're very tempted to go back before we return home. The service was excellent, and our server was very...More

Thank MGoldberg68
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Our party of four older ladies had a wonderful experience here! The staff was attentive, we has a great table in the front window area, and the food was amazing! Each of us shared a bite of what the others were having, and everything was...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Dinner and Wine Pairing was awesome. You can order from menu but trying a set menus and wine pairing for $50 is a great experience and I highly recommend it.

Thank Nazmin A
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Enjoyed our oysters. Wish there were 6 instead of 5 since we were sharing. Bret came out and talked with us and another couple for several minutes about food, suppliers, etc. Nice drinks menu also

Thank EDDY-H
Reviewed November 16, 2017

Dined on a Friday evening for date night. The food and drinks were delicious - Pim's Cup cocktail was great, pork chop dinner delicious (mac&cheese only so-so), and the skillet duck was great as well. Many of the servers were great, friendly, and attentive. The...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

While this restaurant was recommended on trip advisor, I would have to say that I do not agree. My salmon dish was disappointing since the sauce was way too overpowering for the salmon, like a strong soy sauce taste with bacon. I asked for it...More

Thank prekteacher1214
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
    (Roberson Street)
  • Public Transportation: Elaine's is located less than 50 yards from the nearest Chapel Hill Transit stop. Chapel Hill's buses run free of charge all year round.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-960-2770
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