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Carolina Brewery

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€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary
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460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
+1 919-942-1800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch at this fine establishment. The beer menu has some tasty choices! My husband had the American IPA and I had the Cream Ale... both very good. We would highly recommend the fish tacos and the club sandwich....both delicious! Our waitress was very attentive and added to a overall pleasurable experience. Stop in to Carolina... More 

Thank Donnai001
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place seemed to be full of mostly beer drinkers, we just went for the food. My fish tacos were great, but the accompanying beans and rice were mediocre. My dining companion had the Mac and Cheese with chicken, which looked very good and she ate every bite. Service was adequate, although the beer drinkers seemed to get a... More 

Thank TexasNorthTraveler
South Jersey
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to try their beers. We are from NJ and we love to try local brews wherever we go. I had the Amber Ale and the Honey Porter. Both excellent. My friend had a flight and then settled on the Honey Porter. The bartender was a knowledgeable and friendly woman who answered our questions. Other patrons were friendly and... More 

Thank wags032
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Food and Beer was fantastic and the service was exceptional. Our waitress was so attentive we had our grand daughter with us (8 months old) and she didn't miss a beat.

Thank John E
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Came in the other week, great beers, better service. Alyssa took care of us. Only negative thing we observed was the the bar seemed to need a dishwasher, perhaps a barback to assist bartenders with this tedious task. But will definitely stop back in the future!

Thank Victor S
Gloversville, New York
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Typical pub food located near the UNC Campus. Service is good, but not when this place is full. It's difficult to carry on a conversation here at dinner time when it's crowded. It does offer an excellent selection of beers to choose from, and during basketball season, it offers a trolley ride up to and back from the Dean Dome... More 

Thank terrapinfan2
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Beers were tasty and affordable. The beer flight was fun! Nice college town scene and fun location. Fun place to go with friends

Thank Hannah M
Opelika AL
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198 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I had an IPA and my husband had the Amber Ale. Excellent beers. Very nice evening to sit outside and enjoy the crowds. We haven't been in Chapel Hill in 40 years, were students back then. Quite a change I can tell you !! Table service is excellent as well. Really enjoyed our time.

Thank trailrunnerOpelikaAL
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We brought our son and his girlfriend from out of town here. We like the beer paddle, with six different beers. My wife likes the porters and I like the IPAs. The food reminds of British pub fare. We liked the Christmas brew so much we bought a case on the way out. Lots of screens with sports events, if... More 

Thank Vaughn G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We used to eat and drink here often as "townies" but they have adopted iceberg lettuce and I can't eat it so we don't eat there anymore. We now eat across the street at Carolina Ale House. I keep asking and the management kept ignoring so now they have lost loyal "townie" customers.

Thank 934kirstinf
104jesikaa, Manager at Carolina Brewery, responded to this review

We apologize for your unpleasant experience with our menu changes. As we are a locally owned and operated company, we do like to keep our menu fresh by rotating new items and old favorites. Our current salad blend is a mix of several lettuces (though we do use shredded iceberg on our sandwiches and burgers) so I'm not sure how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-1800

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