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Crook's Corner

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610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
+1 919-929-7643
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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222 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hoppin john, okra gumbo,beet and goat cheese salad fine wine dirty martini terrific service.....Crooks has it all parking is a bit dicey prices and portions outstanding.

Thank baird t
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, Crook's is no longer a go-to restaurant of mine. The last 2 times I went, the service was terrible (and I don't usually judge service) and the food was mediocre. Even the classics (Hoppin John and pimento cheese plate) were only so-so. With so many other great places to eat in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Carrboro, Crook's is now... More 

Thank tarheel617
Port Washington, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a group of 7 friends and family and had a great time and awesome meal. They really took good care of us, made some great suggestions, and we were so thrilled. The star of the meal was the shrimp and grits which was laden with bacon, mushrooms, onions. A large portion indeed. We also had the mixed... More 

Thank Billy O
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wa able to catch up with some former tv friends who made reservations here. Great food and we looooved sitting outside on the porch near the water fall. Their specialty is the shrimp and grits, but I had a hankerin' for oysters, okra and deviled eggs - all three of which are extinct in Wyoming. Loved the experience and food... More 

Thank FoodRateHer
Sacramento, California
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with family (including two very active kids) on the recommendation of a foodie UNC alum. Inside seating looks kind of "classic diner", patio is more eclectic, including a salmon-run water feature the kids loved. The food lived up to its reputation. Again, I was glad to be with people who wanted to share. I won't get the names right,... More 

Thank kristinalisan
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Crook's Corner exceeded our expectations in many ways. We sat in the patio. Great atmosphere. For appetizers we selected the fried oysters and cracker plate that came with red pepper jelly & cream cheese and pimento cheese. The oysters were amazing. My daughter loved the red pepper jelly. For the main course I chose shrimp and... More 

Thank Jane M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading so many glowing reviews, I'm not sure why our dinner was so disappointing. Maybe we hit it on a bad night but I ordered the herb pasta and it wasn't good. I love all pasta but this was an odd dish with bitter arugula and corn in a heavy cream sauce. I was thinking I should have ordered... More 

Thank TravelLovers123
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Crooks was recommended by our Conference hosts and the "Wednesday 'Cue" and Shrimp and Grits were very tasty. Glad we made the effort to drop in.

Thank Rob F
Omaha, Nebraska
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

In town for a conference, it was suggested we go to Crook's Corner. The place is part 50's diner on the inside, patio with atmosphere outside. The patio was covered and they had the heaters going so don't be afraid to sit outside. Gail took great care of us! We had the mac and cheese as an appetizer (with the... More 

Thank Suzanne R
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were told this place was an institution amongst the uni set, etc of Chapel Hill in North Carolina and since this was our first night......why not! We started with cocktails, all of which were very good. It was an interesting start to North Carolina cuisine with pork barbecue from Bullock’s in Durham, NC., served with Hoppin’ John, collard greens... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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

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