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Spanky's Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, ,
101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
+1 919-967-2678
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (14 reviews)
“cornbread” (11 reviews)
“burger” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 27 March 2018

Worst burger ever. The bacon on it was raw and they couldn't even get the French fries right. Pastrami sandwich wasn't good either. One positive glass of wine was good.

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

BBQ platter and ribs were really good. This was our first time in Chapel Hill and a friend recommended Spankys. It was more upscale than i expected. Cool building and the waiter was great. Recommend items, was very personable, and made sure we liked everything...More

Thank Kei M
Reviewed 2 March 2018

convenient downtown location. Friendly service. we went there twice. Good selection of dishes all well prepared.

Thank slingeland
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This place was very cozy and the wait staff was super friendly! Our food was very good and we didn’t have to wait long either!! I loved the lentil burger the bun was sooo good! Also the sauce for the salmon with the jasmine rice...More

Thank debi s
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Super cozy pub w exposed brick. TV's are easy to see from the bar area if you wanna check the score. There's an upstairs area, too. I had the barbecue sandwich w fries. Super tender barbecue w amazing vinegar sauce and the bun was so...More

Thank the4sheas
Reviewed 2 January 2018

My husband and I recently decided to have lunch in Chapel Hill recently. We had not been in Spanky's in years and it was fun to visit again. The food was average. My husband ordered fried chicken-which did not have any flavor to it. My...More

Thank Rosemarie P
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I was there for lunch and really enjoyed my salad. I was working so I didn't want a heavy meal. The ingredients were obviously fresh and therefore quite tasty. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

Thank Sharron H
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

An attractive place with plenty of tv’s but with an ambiance beyond a sports bar. Caricatures line the walls and make an attractive setting. Prices are very reasonable and portions are nice - adequate without being overwhelming and heavy. The food was good and the...More

Thank Turnturnturn
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We were in town for a football game on Saturday. My husband had a fraternity party so I hung out at Spanky's for a while. Being 40+ years out of the college scene was not an issue. The hostesses and bartender were friendly and fun...More

Thank MBC-Coastal
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I don’t recommend visiting Spanky’s. Several items we tried to order weren’t available because “there was a game yesterday” — so no wings or tomatoes (who runs out of tomatoes?!!). Now keep in mind we ordered the salsa appetizer, so there were tomatoes somewhere (just...More

Thank KY-foodie7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-2678
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