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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“yummy burgers” (3 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 today

Stopped in for a late lunch and was going to have Vietnamese, but instead went with a burger. I am a burger snob. Don't slap some meat on a bun and call it a burger. That is NOT what this is. It is freshly cooked...More

Thank travelin'gal77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I guess I am the only one who feels like $5 for a slider is a bit pricey. There is no question that the burger is tasty, but paying $8 for a regular burger and sitting on a picnic bench outside seems a bit silly....More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere is relaxing and down to earth. Ya walk in with some seating at the counter and then tables out the door to the left. You go to the counter and order off a menu or order to your liking. The staff is wonderful and...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love to eat here when visiting UNC. The burgers are homemade and are delicious! The fries are wonderful with the rosemary seasoning. I highly recommend eating here!

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Classic burger excellent, fries brilliant. Best burger I had in a long time. Nice people, smooth service. Can't be faulted.

Thank avjj
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I read an article on this place in the magazine so ofcourse i wanted to try it out when in the area. The burger was very good! The bun was hot and crispy which is rare when getting a burger at a smsll place like...More

1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Al’s burgers are so creative and perfectly fresh! My wife loves that the buns aren’t cut all the way open so they cradle her sandwich. The rosemary fries are TDF!! To Die For!! Service can be kind of slow, but the quality kills fast food...More

1  Thank matthewtessnear
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Buy Bite size or a huge burger-amazing quality! Small down to earth place where everything they do, they do it right ! Rosemary fries! Sweet potato fries! Homemade cookie -ice cream sandwiches and shakes! Beer and wine too! #perfect

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This place has taken the title from buns. The service is great and the food is always hot, fresh and delicious.

Thank NMjramirez
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Best burger and fries I've ever had...perfectly cooked burger with wonderful crinkle cut fries...Al and his staff were friendly and welcoming...if you're looking for a great burger in Chapel Hill, you must visit Al's...I will be back !!!

Thank Randy0522
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Questions & Answers
12 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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