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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%
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“yummy burgers” (4 reviews)
“potato roll” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
516 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2317
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to quite a few burger places now throughout the country, some of which are listed as gourmet, and some highly rated by food critics, I can truly vouch that the burgers here are, hands down, the juiciest by far of the ones I've...More

Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a small spot with limited indoor seating. There are picnic tables outside that are communal. We ordered the bacon cheeseburgers and the curly fries. The burgers were perfection. The meat was very high quality. It was cooked perfectly. It is served atop...More

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hope my daughter gets into UNC so I can keep coming back. Fries were scrumptious! I had the Mookie and it was perfect.

Thank 24brooke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best burgers and fries by far! And great service. Also while you’re there get a milk shake made with Maple View Farms ice cream!

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous burgers and service! Burgers cooked to perfection. Get both types of fries and all the sauces. :P

Thank luckybasil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed going to Al's it had a great staff people were friendly it's a busy place. You can eat walk around the locations near the college. Friendly setting outdoor seating. you can order ahead if you would like also. but much more fun...More

Thank bendicottmailbox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The burgers were delicious and the atmosphere was fun. We enjoyed sitting outside on the sidewalk. Loved that they offered Cheerwine soft drink. Fries were very tasty

Thank Kim Gregory C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit hipster, but food is delicious, cooked perfectly (although our kiddo thought it was too rare), and they offer “real” Coke. Fries are great. Family-style dining....have a seat next to strangers and enjoy.

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place - and go usually for takeout waaaaay too often. I just like the basic burger and half and half regular and sweet potato fries. What do they do that makes it better than anywhere else???? Who cares.

1  Thank singlemomJane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 2PM on a Friday afternoon and the line was long. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the wait. The burgers and fries were delicious. We sat at a picnic table provided outside and enjoyed the southern hospitality of the locals...More

Thank rutht6
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Response from uncvcutraveller | Reviewed this property |
Space is kind of limited but manageable for 10; Buddy burger? Never heard of it.
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, 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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