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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

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1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
06:30 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've driven past this place dozens of times and that was my loss! Garden and Gun magazine pointed me to this tiny drive-through spot with heavenly biscuits. Don't be alarmed if/when a drag queen hands you your order.

Thank CJ W
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this place featured on the Food Network and how it's biscuits are really delicious. First of all on this rainy Saturday morning the drive-thru line was accumulating down the street but it was the fasted most efficient that I have experienced. Because this was my first visit it took me longer to order than to actually receive my... More 

Thank Dwayne B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Their cinnamon buns are fantastic, biscuits are also excellent! This is the place seen in Bad Grandpa!

Thank wendyatwendythompson
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Their biggest claim to fame is their chicken biscuits. The claim is justified. Top notch chicken biscuits and their steak biscuits are darn good too.

Thank NCBuff
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great for a quick breakfast. The sandwich was great. I had the BEC on a biscuit. The biscuit made it. Large homemade biscuit with bacon, egg, & cheese.

Thank Howard B
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is drive-thru only. It is the only, and closest drive-thru restaurant to downtown Chapel Hill. This is locally owned and the biscuits themselves are the best you can get anywhere in the area. This is in walking distance of the Siena Hotel.

Thank David C
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness gracious! If you are in Chapel Hill, find your way to Sunrise Biscuit. Huge biscuits that are so fresh and delicious. The pork loin is indescribably good.

Thank Erin C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Worth the wait... Don't let the line of cars scare you off--they move fairly quickly. You will be awarded with the best biscuits anywhere.

Thank TarHeel071
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Seemingly endless, but quick moving, lines of cars creep along Franklin Street to sample homemade biscuit breakfast fare. Walk ups have access to this unique breakfast experience

Thank Virginia L
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You cannot call yourself a Chapel Hillian if you have not sat in your car and waited in the long drive-thru line off Franklin into Sunrise's drive through. And you can't leave Chapel Hill without having tried the breakfast biscuits here. It's like a required class for graduation. But don't just sit in your car: go inside! It is like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-1324
Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch! In brief, Sunrise was established in 1978 in Louisburg, NC (actually 1977 but that is a longer story) and has been responsible for providing Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch ever since. Our biscuit recipe is based on my Grandmother's recipe. Her biscuits helped give her the stamina to give birth to 17 children and live to almost 100. Our Award-Winning Chapel Hill location is a Drive-Thru Only Restaurant for your convenience. The Louisburg location features a Drive-Thru option as well as seating. Our regular customers particularly value our great food and fast, friendly service. In addition to biscuits, we also serve hamburgers and hot dogs. Our sandwiches include barbecue, chicken salad and tuna salad (chicken and tuna salad in Chapel Hill only and made on-site). A real southern treat is our sweet tea. Come by soon! Our Chapel Hill restaurant is located at: 1305 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 933-1324 Our Louisburg restaurant is located at: 208 S. Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-2609

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