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About Carolina 1663

Carolina 1663 is a fresh, modern approach to classic Southern dishes; preparations are sodium and fat sensitive so that the true freshness of the flavors takes center stage. Our seasonal menus reflect the freshest local produce available as well as selected locally raised meat and poultry. We feature fresh fish sourced from the Atlantic and prepared in a way that highlights its freshness. Our lounge features creatively crafted cocktails, premium wines by the glass or bottle as well as locally brewed draft beers. All of our desserts are hand made in house such as our signature Grandma's Banana Pudding, as well as other unique offerings such as Lemon Cheese Cake and the Pillow.

One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Weekdays: 6:30am - 10:00am
Breakfast Weekends: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
15/501

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 969-2157

Website:
http://www.carolina1663.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary

Executive Chef:
Chef Jermaine Penny

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From social events to business functions, Carolina 1663's three private dining rooms offer flexible meeting space with excellent service.

Carolina 1663 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.8

ambience

3.4

value

3.0

Noise

Moderate

66% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (53)
Special Occasion (53)
Great for Lunch (32)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Romantic (19)
Kid-friendly (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Scenic View (5)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Cozy (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Open table did not make it clear that this "restaurant" is inside the Sheraton. We made reservations for the breakfast buffet expecting something more than below standard fare that hotel guests receive for free. By the time we arrived The coffee was cold, the bins were almost empty and the food was stale. It was just bad. Very bad.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food, exceptional service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 15, 2017

There was no one else in the restaurant besides our group of 8...and it took forever.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Although this is in a Sheraton, the food was worth coming for, even though none of us were staying at the hotel. It must have been a slow night as our party of 8 were the only ones there. But our server Jordan was terrific. Shrimp and grits were very good as was the cream of spinach soup. Hamburgers got high marks as did the salad. Pork nachos, not so much and the bbq sandwich was cold
We loved our server and the diningroom is very pretty

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I absolutely loved the food and service. I was able to get my free desert even though I did not have my coupon feom Open Table. The manager was wonderful. I ended up dining here both nights of my stay. The bar was great and the service qas excellent. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 13, 2017

My wife and were there for an overnight stay. We decided to eat at the restaurant and made reservations. We arrived at 1830 hours and were quickly seated.
we ordered the fried mushroom appetizer,. My wife had a Margarita and we had the special, Seafood Pasta.
The service was prompt, all the food was delicious and filling. We finished with the Pillow for desert.
Thank you for a great dining experience. Were thoroughly nloyed it.
Kudos to Jamie. He is a charachter and a great asset in every wa y to your establishment. We enjoyed his attention and caring attitude.
We will see you again in October at our next scheduled meeting.
Thank you,
Lavick C. Williams, NCSTHL Delegate
Craven County, NC

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Service was slow. The food was really good and the staff checked on us . Waiter was kind and knowledgeable

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Service is good, but value is terrible. For an Easter Brunch, this is below my expectation for the money. I don't need to pay around $50 per person (including tips) to eat something less than what I could have found in a Golden Coral restaurant. Thumbs down on this one.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My wife and I decided to try somewhere new. The environment seemed nice but the employees seemed unprepared for opening. They were rolling silverware a few tables away when we arrived. We were the only two people there at 7:00pm. The music was extremely loud. Our appetizer was frozen, bland, and we even sent it back. I ordered an old fashioned and was told the bartender didn't know how to make it. The waiter seemed new, awkward, and improperly trained. My wife's shrimp n grits tasted bland. My porterhouse was ok except my sides were cold.
I would not recommend and won't be returning.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2017

UVA men's hoops wiped out their beer and food BUT we got a good meal. Strawberry salad good. Fried chix breast with gravy was delicious. Collards were a bit salty, mac and cheese was yummy. Wait staff was super nice. Pot de creme dessert was excellent.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went to this restaurant for Valentine's dinner (this was our third Valentine's dinner in a row at this restaurant).

They offered a special meal for $49 a person, with several attractive choices for appetizer, soup or salad, main entree, and desert. A complementary glass of champagne was included. There was also a red rose for each couple.

The food was excellent. We chose crab cakes (delicious), chickpea soup and salad (both very good), blackened ribeye, and banana pudding and a valentine-themed shortbread, all very enjoyable. All presentations were very nice.

The waiter was extremely courteous, helpful, and friendly.

On the negative side, there was, unexpectedly, live music. In principle this is fine, but this music was UNBELIEVABLY table-shaking LOUD, and made conversation totally impossible. We asked the waiter if we could be moved to a nearby separate room that we had seen on the way in. Luckily, the waiter did this, and we were very grateful. But even there, the noise level was barely tolerable. I hope the management reads this comment and makes an adjustment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The restaurant agreed to prepare a Valentine's meal prior to the 14th for us. Unfortunately the chef was not notified. I decided to dine there nonetheless and the staff was very apologetic and went overboard to accommodate us. We had a private room, complimentary drinks and complimentary dessert! They were very accommodating despite the snafu. My wife and I wanted to celebrate much earlier than normal because she was slated to be out of town during Valentine's day. Carolina 1663 took care of everything! Great food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2016

I should have listened to the reviews, but I wanted to try the fried chicken, only to learn it's a single breast. I was the only one dining in this space in the Sheraton Hotel. The staff was busy cleaning the picture frames, the floors, etc at 6:30 on a Wednesday night, while I was dining. The pop music overhead was too loud. I ended up with the chicken wings, which were OK. The pork chop was dry, the mac and cheese uninspired, and the collard greens had been sitting for a long time, as the bacon was so soggy. Much better options in the area.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We went for Mother's Day brunch. It was quite a haul for us, but that's what we got for waiting until the last minute and making arrangements only a few days before the holiday. Our reservation was for 1:00, and I expected it to be packed. The place was empty. I think there was one other table, maybe two, when we arrived. Therefore, the ambience was diminished right from the get-go, since it looked abandoned and not very festive. This also caused the servers to have a more lackadaisical attitude, walking around talking to each other, sharing videos on their iPhone, and talking like no one was there. Our server was good and the cook was also very nice, coming over to comment about the strawberry cheesecake he had made. My sister and my mother especially liked the shrimp cocktail, which was one of the things that sold me about this place. So that was good. Otherwise, it was overpriced and underwhelming, and I won't be back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 8, 2016

The live saxophone was too loud...even after several people asked to have it toned down.
Food was good. Service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Very expensive brunch for mothers day. Good spread of food choices but not worth the price you pay for it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2016

The service was horrendous. The food was average. If you want good food and good service, there are lots of much better places near.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Sh*tty food, didn't have most of items on menu for us and we came at 7 pm and no one was there. Very disappointed with everything

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Great Easter brunch. Second year we have been here and we will be back. They do a great job with large parties. The food options on the buffet were hot and really good.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 14, 2016

The Fried Chicken is great!!! Service was excellent. Order a few appetizers and share with the family - delish - I want to check it out for Brunch. Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 29, 2016

Don't eat here. It is never busy, I.e they have no way to move inventory and keep things fresh other than room service. You will find out quickly if you order a salad. It's a shame because if they could just drum up business it might be ok. They usually don't have multiple selections from the wine list. Only in business because it's the hotels food outlet. It would never survive on its own.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The service at this restaurant trumps anything else. The food is good, its quiet and peaceful, and the atmosphere makes you feel welcome.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Our server tried hard but was new, poorly trained and not prepared to be serving by himself. In our party of four, some of our food was good (fried chicken) and some was nearly inedible (steak?!?) and two of our four orders were wrong.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Often wondered why there are always tables available here. Now we know. Did was okay but staffing was a mess. It seemed like only one person in the place was working, and she was running around all night. All service was slow, though offered with great kindness.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2015

More like a beer and watch sports on tv kind of place .. Food was overpriced and so so .. Tv was super loud but at least waiter was very friendly .. If you are staying in hotel it is an ok place to grab a beer and a burger or something like that .. Don't recommend the expensive items on the menu

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Although the food was good, it wasn't special. It was served buffet-style, and unfortunately many of the sides were not hot, much less warm. It was advertised as having either a shrimp cocktail or oysters as an appetizer, and there were not any oysters at all. There were shrimp offered on a large serving dish mixed with small pieces of ice mixed in with the various sides as you walked through the buffet.

Although I made reservations days ahead of Thanksgiving for my daughter, 18-month-old grandson (in a high chair) and myself, we had to wait for a table; then were seated at a large banquet that could easily seat 7 or 8 adults.

I spent $80 for a special holiday meal, and left feeling disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We had reservations for Thanksgiving dinner and were seated at the time we requested. Unfortunately, our table was right in the way of everyone going in and out of the kitchen. We asked to move to another table but they told us it was "reserved." Not sure why one person's reserve was better than our reserve. The food was very good and certainly there was a great variety and generous supply. Our servicer was also lovely and tried to make up for the less than good table and the less than gracious manner of the manager. I will cut him some slack this time because they were very busy and it was a holiday. I will try on a regular lunch or dinner before I make a real determination as to whether to patronize this restaurant regularly.
It was definitely good value for the money.

Fran

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 15, 2015

This is part of a hotel, however the food is better than the typical hotel restaurants. The wait staff were very friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2015

First time at Carolina 1663 was perfect! Heads up...It is in the Sheraton Hotel, but it clearly shows to where the actual resturant is. After trying amazing apps, entrees, and dessert I wish this place was more recgonized! My favorite was the Spirachi Honey Shrimp..so yumm!! The only reason I gave service 4 stars was because it was a bit akward when we walked in..we weren't really impressed as we were not greeted even when the hostess saw us.. she had no idea what she was doing or even helped us till 10 mins after waiting in an empty place...but our Server was great very friendly!! They have beautiful fountains outside where seating is available too. I will say I will be back to try more!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2015

I realize this is "only" a hotel restaurant but I don't get why it's so under the radar in Chapel Hill. The food was great and the service was wonderful and friendly. We went with a large group (including 2 noisy young kids - they put us in a semi-private area) and they were beyond accommodating in every way. Everything we ordered was delicious. Some entree items are a bit expensive but by and large, prices are reasonable. There's plenty of parking and none of the woes of dining downtown. I will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 5, 2015

I was looking forward to trying this local produce restaurant for my friends birthday, but was very disappointed! The quality of the food was not good, and the service was even worse! I did not find it worthy of the high prices they charge. It was Applebee's quality food with high steak house prices. They server didn't come to check on us, and we needed drinks most of the meal. It took forever to get our food, drinks and check. Don't waste you time and money!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 10, 2015

We visited Carolina 1663 on Mother's Day, when they had a buffet that included both breakfast and lunch items. Everything that we tried was delicious and everyone in our party of 8 commented on how much their enjoyed their food. In addition, the hostesses and waitresses were all very friendly and helpful. We were actually there celebrating a college graduation and our table was in a semi-private room that allowed our group to talk freely without worrying about making too much noise. I look forward to visiting Carolina 1663 again when I can order from their regular menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 10, 2015

This was my first time eating at Carolina 1663. My daughter, my mother and I celebrated Mother's Day at this restaurant and it was very nice! The brunch was very good, the selections and variety were exceptional and the service was great. The atmosphere was inviting. I would definitely recommend it to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2015

When we made the reservation we did not realize this is in a hotel.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This Valentine's Day dinner was a wonderful treat. The restaurant is in the Sheraton so it's obscure from the outside, but inside it's very warm and has a rich ambiance, with dark cherry hardwood floors and perfect lighting. The Valentine's Day menu was delicious and my Filet Oscar was out of this world. The dinner menu was all delicious. The dark chocolate pot de creme dessert left a little to be desired. Our server was excellent - attentive without being overbearing.

In summary, we were very pleased with this meal and the cozy intimate setting of Carilina 1663.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2014

My husband and I went to Carolina 1963 for Christmas Day dinner. The restaurant was quiet, probably because there were so few people there. The waitress was extremely rude, even when spilling my coffee as she placed it on the table. I had to clean up the coffee from the saucer with water glass napkins myself. The vegetable order was switched, and my husband and I had to scrape vegetables from each other's plates. We were not offered any bread, and when we asked we were told that there hushpuppies, which we ordered. We were almost through eating when they arrived.
I was never offered a refill on coffee, so I had to request it each time. My pecan encrusted chicken and sweet potatoes were tasty, as was my husband's pork chop. He could hardly eat the turnip greens.

The meal was extremely overpriced for the service and food that we received. We were disappointed

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2014

Large, clean pretty area easily assessable to Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. The food was very good. We enjoyed having a quiet pleasant place to gather with our four small children and six adults.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 11, 2014

I have been here a few times and each time, it gets better. The servers are knowledgable and friendly. The food is delicious. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving buffet was straight-forward, traditional Thankgiving fare that was well-prepared. Roast beef, ham, turkey/dressing, greens, mashed potatoes, etc. Good salad bar, decent desserts. Very attentive service. Reservations were no-hassle and easy to get, even a couple of days in advance. Discounts for seniors and kids.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2014

Great for business lunch or group get together. Nice portions. All in group were complimentary

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