Restaurants in Chapel Hill

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Property Location
A stay at The Franklin Hotel places you in the heart of Chapel Hill, convenient to Morehead Planetarium and University of North Carolina. This hotel is within close proximity of UNC Medical Center and Kenan Stadium.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 67 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private furnished balconies where you can take in city views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness facility. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Chapel Hill? This hotel has 2250 square feet (209 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.

311 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill,
NC
US

Tony, the owner of Bandido's Mexican Caf?

, learned the tricks of the trade while working at his family?s Mexican restaurant as a teenager. Today, he and his wife own and operate two Bandido?s locations, which serve sizzling fajitas, crisp tacos, and burritos stuffed with beef, chicken, pork, or saut?ed spinach. The Herald-Sun's readers praised Bandido's as the Best Mexican Restaurant in 2009, and the restaurant returns the favor by awarding individuals who finish the El Gigante burrito?a massive compilation of steak and chicken fajitas, rice, black beans, and shredded cheese?with a T-shirt and gentle pats on the back. The restaurant often hosts live entertainment, and the Hillsborough location supplements its selection of lunch and dinner fare with a Sunday brunch menu served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

159 1/2 E Franklin St.
Chapel Hill,
NC
US

Antique Turkish tapestries hang from Talulla’s deep red walls, beaming down on tabletops and ornate cushions. The restaurant’s plush decor and vibrant music creates a suiting backdrop for its menu of bold Turkish flavors. Talulla’s chefs draw from ancient Ottoman recipes to prepare small plates of hot and cold mezzes and exotic entrees of meats, vegetables, and seafood in traditionally healthy Mediterranean cooking methods. Meanwhile, bartenders dole out glasses of fine wine, imported beer, and seasonal cocktails. The restaurant even offers a complimentary valet service, conveniently parking customers’ cars or toy red wagons that customers like to pretend are their cars.

456 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill,
NC
US

The Tedesco family draws upon freshly sliced meats and ingredients from local producers in a kitchen that fills with a jangling symphony of pots and pans. As they work, scents roll into the dining room, hinting at lobster ravioli, blackened salmon, and thin-crust Brooklyn-style pizzas. Bartenders dole out cups of wine and imported beers from brands including Peroni, and delivery drivers rush past, bearing bruschetta and shrimp scampi to diners staying in for the evening or pretending that they aren’t stuck in a hammock.

1404 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill,
NC
US

Curating a menu that often shifts with the seasons to offer the freshest, locally sourced fare, Carolina 1663's executive chef Ches McClane has managed to add an air of refinement to contemporary Southern cuisine while keeping it casual. Highlights include fried chicken with collard greens, and creamy grits crowned with prawns and smoked sausage. You can enjoy dinner in the dining room, out by the Sheraton's pool, or inside your own brain by forging a profound connection with someone who's at the restaurant right now.

1 Europa Dr
Chapel Hill,
NC
US

The eclectic menu at Jujube features hybrid dishes sourced from a mixture of traditional Asian fare and contemporary western cuisine. The restaurant's welcoming atmosphere beckons diners to experiment with cross-culture culinary combinations, such as scallion calamari with three sauces ($9). Snag some pan-fried pork-and-cabbage dumplings ($5) to finally find out what meat-filled victory tastes like, or hang a fang on the most popular dinner entree: grilled lemongrass hanger steak with cucumber salad and spicy peanut sauce ($19). Faithful soup fanatics slurp spicy oyster mushroom curry soup, made with coconut milk, chili, lime, and cilantro ($5/$9) and Italiasians can feed their dual bellies with the Jujube Bolognese ($11 lunch/$15 dinner), which is an Asian take on classic Italian meat-sauce pasta. It is served in a rich sauce of braised pork, hoisin, and ginger skillfully harvested from wild gingerbread men.

1201 Raleigh Rd
Chapel Hill,
NC
US