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Al's burger shack

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
American, Fast food
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from New York, where no one really pays too much attention to hamburgers. Sure, you could get a great burger in New York, but they're usually offered on menus for people that can't find anything else they like. They're usually okay, maybe even really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johncX9036OO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Southern Village (Chapel Hill) location on New Year's Eve afternoon for their advertised 'Best Burger in America.' Was just 'average' at best. The bun was not even warmed and it was small. Same with the hot dog.. Very small. The mustard dispenser...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything! Burgers, dogs, fries (sweet potato & reg)! Best gluten free bun & burger I’ve ever had!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travelmom2Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The burgers are fantastic at Al's. If you like a classic burger done perfectly, Al's should be around he top of your list. If you want to also have a choice of super creative daily specials, Al's is the best game in the Triangle.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 379jaredd
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a great spot, all the food is wonderful. If you are staying in Chapel Hill and want a great burger from a joint!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Greg L
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Just outside Chapel Hill, NC is a section call “Southern Village”. On the Main Street a small burger shop will make you burgers better than anything you have ever tried before. You select the ingredients for your burger and leave the magic to them. it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sunshine27517
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

My only regret is I didn’t order more, and I guess my second regret would be not getting the sweet potato fries. Burger was so good all I could think about is how good the burger was! Large groups may want to go before or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank parkemb
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Wow, hard to imagine I'd ever write a five-star review for a burger joint, but I defy anyone to find a better burger. Just a perfectly cooked piece of beef, great seasoning, and the toppings are awesome - everything is made fresh while you wait....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank noworries2000
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

There is a reason everyone will say to grab a burger from here. One of the best burger joints in this area or possibly in all of north or South Carolina. Fast service and a cool atmosphere make it a must get when in this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank tRoC66
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Fun place for family . Food is served fresh and hot. Staff very accommodating. It is not your typical hamburger joint. They offer all types of sides.

Date of visit: November 2018
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25 September 2018|
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Response from TarheelFrancophile | Reviewed this property |
It's a three ounce burger so under a quarter pound. I like this size because there are several great burgers and I can eat two of these if I skip fries or split a small fry order with my wife.
12 August 2018|
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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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