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Crook's Corner

610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
+1 919-929-7643
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“sorbet” (20 reviews)
10:30 - 14:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that I've always recommended Crook's Corner to anyone who asked. It's the Patron Saint of Shrimp and Grits and my first trip was close to 20 years ago. I went with my wife and two teen children on Sunday night...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for a long time and one of the few restaurants that I haven't tried in Chapel Hill. So it was on my bucket list and we went there for Sunday brunch. Reservations are recommended and it got busy quickly. I...More

Thank b_arnold1976
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been coming here for special occasions since 1991. They have all sorts of great food but nothing, no nothing, can top the shrimp and grits. I'm from California and was a little worried about, ew, grits but this dish is utterly sublime. Desserts are...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have eaten here several times and had equally wonderful experiences. Crook's Corner has in my opinion, the best shrimp and grits of any restaurant that I have tried. Highly recommended!

Thank cowboylawdog
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Went there for a family event while traveling back to my home state and truthfully everything we heard about this restaurant was an understatement! Great food complimented by excellent service. After dinner we "forced down" (lol) a variety of their deserts and glad we did....More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We go to Crook's for special occasions. Great food and service. The lemon saltine pie is the perfect pas de deux of sugar and salt. Let me tell you, if you have fond memories of grandma's chicken livers, get ready to go back in time....More

1  Thank germphobe
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Never, ever fails to deliver. Great food, service and feeling cared for. My favorite go to place with friends

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The menu doesn't seem to change much, but then again why should it. I've enjoyed everything. And the trout almondine on our last visit was out of this world. The outside (heated) patio is especially nice.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Started with a fancy cocktail at the bar. Friendly bartender and staff. Loved the Shrimp & Grits. This is a must stop if you're in the area!

Thank Tangled T
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were recommended to Crooks Corner by a local, and we weren't disappointed. Our appetizers were very tasty, and the shrimp and grits was as good as advertised. It's a comfortable and nice setting without pretension, and the food is very good. I'd highly recommend...More

Thank MikeMcG2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-7643
  • E-mail
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