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Al's burger shack

516 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2317
+1 919-904-7659
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“yummy burgers” (4 reviews)
“potato roll” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
516 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2317
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This has got to be the best hamburger I have ever eaten. My daughter having been a student at UNC inteoduced me to Al’s. She suggested The Kenny J Burger (buddy bite size). My first thought was that thing will never fill me up. It...More

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love the smaller size. It was the right amount of yumminess! We ordered crinkle fries and sweet potato fries. The crinkle fries are the best. Crispy and well seasoned. The sweet potato fries were a bit soggy.

Thank Suthngul
Reviewed 1 week ago

My key problem is which burger to order with all the great choices. The solution: Al's makes a "Buddy Bite" sized burger with three ounces of beef. Two of these equals one decent sized burger so you can get two great tastes. One day, I...More

Thank TarheelFrancophile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Chapel Hill area so thought it would be good to check out Al’s based on all I have heard recently. Unfortunately, my wife and I were disappointed. The food was OK but nothing special. I’ve had burgers at many, many places that were...More

Thank greg c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times as a couple, as a family, and with friends. SO delicious! Service was fine. Inside and outside tables for service. Probably tightly seats 25 or so. “Dog friendly” outside. What I’d watch carefully is when ordering then paying at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The juiciest, freshest burgers, the kindest staff and the best fries around...all in a very chill, relaxed atmosphere. why would you go anywhere else for a burger?

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a reason Al's burger shack has been ranked as one of the best burger places in the U.S. The burgers and fries are the best and it is fun eating at a picnic table - it is called a burger shack for a...More

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've frequented Al's on Franklin Street many times and never been disappointed. Now we can go to Al's even closer to home in Southern Village. Burgers are meaty and juicy. I love the Paco Burger while my husband builds his own. And the sweet potato...More

Thank Lucy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is literally the best quality of any burger I've had. the meat is excellent quality, the toppings, etc...

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard this place was voted #1 Burger in America by Trip Advisor! So I had to check it out, awesome location and Great Burgers! Worth the trip!

Thank Ernesto S
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Questions & Answers
12 August 2018|
Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
They do have long picnic tables outside. Didn't have that burger.
12 March 2016|
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Response from fiona83555 |
Yes they do! Ask for the veggie burger!!! Is is homemade and really is the best I have ever had. Nothing processed in it as far as I can tell. Fresh ingredients and not frozen. They also have wonderful sweet potato fries and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2317
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-904-7659
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