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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

) #4 of 215 Restaurants in Chapel Hill €€ - €€€ American, ,
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
+1 919-929-8676
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As someone who lives in the UK I only come here every couple of years... glad to see it is still fabulous food, the pretzels with cheese dip is highly recommended!! The goats cheese salad was also fab!!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here one night and enjoyed the food. Seating is hit or miss - there's some nice seats with views, but I had a table facing a wall where the waitstaff came out of the kitchen. Loved the lizard chips appetizer. Fantastic. Also tried a...More

Thank sausageballs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in during the afternoon and wasn't disappointed. There was a good amount of local beers on tap. We also got 2 appetizers and love them. Service was good. We would def stop in again if in town

Thank John F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner and tried the beer at TOPO on a Sat night. No reservations but were seated outside immediately. It was busy but about 5 tables left shortly after we were seated. We asked to move to table overlooking downtown and it was no...More

Thank cantravellor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the ahi tuna which was excellent! My dinner companion wanted her tuna cooked which our waiter obliged even though he did not recommend it prepared in this unorthodox way but was happy to honor her request. We sat outside overlooking the street on a...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Indoor and outdoor seating with great views of downtown Chapel Hill. Great food and craft beers. Beautiful bar with food service. The Big Bertha French onion soup is a must try! Parking is tricky but well worth the effort. Enjoy!

Thank Ad E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was at 2pm on a summer Friday for lunch. Off season, quiet. Beer selections are decent. Good array of bar food plus substantial dinner options. Service was leisurely for us , not sure why but friendly and cheerful. Very happy with food choices....More

Thank marc W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived for business dinner - no reservation but said would just be a few minutes. Gave name and stepped aside to wait. Checked in about 20 minutes later and they ask if I was on waiting list? Could not find my name. Decided to sit...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my Carolina born teenager here for lunch & then a walking tour of UNC campus on an extended baseball tourney lunch break at the recommendation of friends (we now live in Virginia). It did not disappoint! Great service, good food & all the championship...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are not from Chapel Hill but booked the distillery tour through Groupon. We met Scott and had a fantastic hour and a half with home learning about his passion. The info provided on the tour was outstanding, I highly recommend attending, it is worth...More

Thank GKal15
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14 April 2017|
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Response from BB1019 | Reviewed this property |
It's a great walking area....walked from our hotel.
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-8676
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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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