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Crook's Corner

610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
+1 919-929-7643
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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610 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First visit. Crook's Corner had been built up in my mind over the years. It's the one restaurant in Chapel Hill that you keep hearing about - on the radio, in print. So, I expected stuffy and fussy, which it was certainly not. Pretty casual,...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After a weekend of touring colleges in the Durham & Chapel Hill area, a friend recommended we finish our trip with Sun Brunch at The Crook's Corner. After a short wait, we seated in the eclectic patio area next to the bamboo stalks. We were...More

Thank Mythreesonsnj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to drop into for a quick beer or a great meal,were here last night and the servers were very good,although we didn't have a meal the food looked and smelled delicious.

Thank frankandviv
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The menu is simple - cornbread is the staple. Try the specialties pork chops, BBQ and veggies. Great service, reasonable price and proven.

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

A new taste combination. Caught them at a slow time of day. Chicken livers with avocado were delicious. Service almost over attentive. Parking hard to find. Was full when we left. Had a northerner with us who required a little training, but he loved his...More

Thank 577gordonj
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It's been 10 years or so since our last visit. Seemed like yesterday. Squeezed the car in the back lot and were seated right away. Tomato plate and deviled eggs were outstanding! Had the shrimp and grits and scallops which were both great. The lemon...More

Thank lcretina
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place has been around forever with their intentional dumpy diner decor (which oddly bothered some folks in our party). We were invited to go when another couple in the group backed out a couple of hours before the reservation. I was told they were...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We have eaten at Crook's Corner on several occasions and have had good experiences in the past but our last visit was not a good one, to say the least! For our wedding anniversary, my wife wanted shrimp and grits so we made a reservation...More

Thank Renae H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

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 28 May 2017

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
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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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