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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

€€ - €€€American, ,
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
+1 919-929-8676
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
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Reviewed yesterday

Our waiter made helpful suggestions & was correct--the french toast was delicious. We got our food quickly, too.

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 6 days ago

The perfect setting overlooking Chapel Hill's main intersections, it provides excellent selection of food served by attentive and friendly wait staff. The time went by swiftly and seamlessly. Well done!

Thank 596thomaso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Top of the Hill experience was terrific! We sat outside and had a great view of the beautiful pink sunset. The sweet potato fries appetizer was fantastic, especially the cream cheese/pepper jelly accompaniment. My pork bbq mac and cheese was really good as well....More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped for dinner at TOPO. I got the roasted chicken with green beans and mash / it was excellent. My daughter got a burger which was very good, We sat outside and the view was very nice. It started to rain...More

Thank ocbeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for lunch with a couple friends while on a quick visit to Chapel Hill. The history is enough to enjoy the place. Their brews are really good, though a bit limited on the dark side and heavy IPA, which the whole world is right...More

Thank 15gregk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

View is nice . The restaurant looks nice inside. However, the food was very poor. Ordered turkey sandwich. Very poor quality. Was way overpriced . The fries were just ok. Service was slow.

Thank thomas a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We followed our noses up the stairs, although the pushchair used the lift, on to the top floor of this building. Once upstairs you are warmly greeted and shown a table, there was no bother with a baby and pushchair. Although the restaurant was very...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing through Chapel Hill on a long trip across the state of NC and decided to stop for lunch and stretch our legs a bit in this pretty town. Parked on campus and walked around the historical area, then headed into town for...More

Thank DebbieS50
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Top of the Hill is an over-priced and over-rated brewery/restaurant serving average-tasting bar food with friendly but slow service. It's also a Chapel Hill institution and if you or anyone you love is a Tarheel, you have to go there. At least once. Bucket list....More

Thank CMF-NC
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had dinner here while staying in Chapel Hill. Had a 1/2 wait tot get in so sat at the bar and had "lizard chips". Soooo good!!! Great variety of food for dinner. I really enjoyed my burger.

Thank KPDandCo
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14 April 2017|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
The town has a website for parking info called Park on the Hill. Go there and you can see all the parking nearby. There is plenty of parking but you'll have to walk a little. Enjoy the other businesses on your way to and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3629
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-8676
  • E-mail
Whether you live in Chapel Hill, are just visiting or are here to connect to your college roots, Top of the Hill – or TOPO as we have come to be known – is a destination spot. Our menu is loaded with locally-sourced ingredients, our acclaimed beer collection is brewed right on site, and our outdoor deck boasts a panoramic view of downtown. Rounding out the offerings are our event spaces that can host any occasion you can dream up. And, oh yeah, did we mention we now make our own spirits? That's right. It's all here at the top. Come join us.
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