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480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9935
+1 919-533-6303
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently hit the Oakleaf with some colleagues after hearing about the place for months. It was billed by numerous folks as an out of the way place (Pittsboro isn't exactly on everyone's radar) but worth the adventure to get out there and try it. It's a foodie destination. So after months of talking about it we headed out. It... More 

Thank Tomas M
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply world class dining at reasonable pricing , excellent menu with creativity and imagination Our favorite hidden gem for any occasion

Thank handzen
Clayton, North Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot say enough about the unique menu with quality cooking and great specials. We went with a group and we received great attention. The choices were varied and we all appreciated the attention to detail. This place is very popular locally and it is understandable

Thank inequity
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful, attentive service, fabulous food, great atmosphere. Cozy atmosphere in a restored warehouse south of Chapel Hill in Pittsboro. Extensive wine list. Very fresh, locally sourced produce used in the dishes that were very creative and beautifully presented. Highly recommend Oakleaf!

Thank sduronio
Raleigh, NC
Level Contributor
41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate at Oakleaf on a Tuesday night. It was actually quite busy, which was a great sign. As always, our meals were terrific. The mussels appetizer has to be one of the best I have ever had. The mussels were cooked to perfection and the broth was so good, they know to give you a soup spoon to enjoy... More 

Thank Evin4Me
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155 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I took my friend for a birthday dinner here. We ordered the cheese plate which was really delicious which had 4 different types of cheeses and 4 very thinly sliced apple pieces. I ordered the salmon dish and my friend ordered the pasta dish with sunchokes. The waitstaff put the wrong dish in front of me to begin with -... More 

Thank caribears
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were so pleased to have been given a gift certificate to Oakleaf! We enjoyed a wonderful meal, excellent service and atmosphere that reminded us a bit of our time in Europe--very relaxed atmosphere in an upscale restaurant. We are looking forward to returning again soon!

Thank Sharyn W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is pretty much my go to restaurant if I want to make sure I have a really good meal. The staff is always able to answer questions about the food and wine list. They are a fine dining establishment without acting pretentious.

Thank Paul A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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169 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My only complain should be that I needed exact directions to find this place. It's kind of tucked away & the sign ,attached to the post sits at such a low level that I initially missed it. There's a variety of other businesses around which added to my slight confusion.But anyways, the food was delicious & the staff attentive and... More 

Thank bubuli32
Naples, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Visited for first time. Liked the decor (old cotton mill). Had burata as an appetizer that was fresh and delicious. The Halibut was served with a Berkshire pancetta, tomatoes and was excellent. Did not have desert. My wife had NC snapper that she loved. We will go back again soon!

Thank Napleschris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9935
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pittsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-533-6303

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Siler City, North Carolina
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?