Crossroads Chapel Hill

4.6
1146 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Enjoy Southern Soul and Carolina Spirit on every plate! Nestled in the historic Carolina Inn you'll find the new Crossroads Chapel Hill, serving authentic Carolina cuisine prepared from regionally sourced ingredients. Relax at the expanded bar then enjoy dinner inside, or choose to dine outside near the fire pit, soothed by the soft music of a breeze slipping through the towering oak trees. Make a reservation now and get ready for a crafted dining experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(919) 918-2777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brandon Sharp
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Catering
The Carolina Inn has been helping brides and grooms fulfill their most cherished wedding dreams for generations. Our magic begins with a setting of historic Southern charm: Colonial architecture, immaculate lawns, and stately oaks and magnolias. Inside the Inn, the atmosphere of warmth and grace is accented by antiques and fresh flowers. We have intimate parlors, secluded garden courtyards, and expansive ballrooms. The Old Well Room, with its evocative 1920's décor, is especially popular for wedding events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Columbia Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is available for restaurant patrons. Crossroads Chapel Hill is located in the heart of Chapel Hill on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill - 1 block from Memorial Hall, 1 block from historic Franklin Street, 1 block from Ackland Art Museum, 2 blocks from Morehead Planetarium, and a 10 minute walk to Kenan Stadium.
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Special events & promotions
For special event information visit www.carolinainnevents.com or call 800.962.8519.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Crossroads Chapel Hill is an ideal setting for all occasions from special gatherings of family & friends, bridal luncheons, baby showers & birthdays to more formal rehearsal or graduation dinners & business meetings. Please let our professional staff assist in planning your next dining event.

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What 1146 People Are Saying
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WM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Very friendly, warm atmosphere.

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R
Jacksonville
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was not too impressive. I went to college at UNC. My fraternity was across the street. Wanted to just renew memories. The Inn is still very nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre wedding family dinner

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JV
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

My previous experience was so good here that I brought a friend who is new to the area to show off this lovely venue. We went for Sunday brunch. There was a huge crowd and the restaurant wasn't able to keep up with demand. Most buffet items were out and not quickly re-stocked. We waited for a good 20 minutes in a random crowd with our plates in hand to order an omelet. There weren't many other options. The poor man making the omelets was overwhelmed and horribly rushed. By the time we had our food, it was all cold. Overall, a terrible brunch experience. I know they can do better, so it was a shame. I won't go back again.

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S
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Italian sandwich--the broccoli rabe is a brilliant touch.

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AP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

An excellent choice for Sunday brunch. The buffet selection was great as were the cocktails.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch tray is a wonderful variety, experience, and bargain.

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SR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Brunch! Pastries exceptional! Love coming here. Enjoy this preserved and beautiful Inn.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

No ambience. Loud. Mediocre food. Less than great service. A really disappointing remodel.

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a
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Average meal, nice atmosphere . Service was fine.

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GK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service from Crossroad were excellent, however the experience was ruined to a degree, by the air conditioning - which was far too cold. When we asked for it to be temperature to be turned up nothing happened and on asking for a second time the waiter brought 2 tiles - which were placed over the vents - this was ineffective. All three of my guests were chilled like champagne bottles. One our group now has a chest cold. I wonder why a request to turn up the temperature couldn't be acted upon. Please sort out the AC Carolina Inn and give your customers a warm welcome.

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D
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I both had the snapper special which was honestly on of the most delicious fish dinners we have every had! We also started with the fried shrimp with fried lemon slices. Delicious!!

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The omelet station attendant was absent during the time my husband was visiting the buffet offerings. After waiting some time for the attendant's return, my husband mentioned his desire for an omelet to our server who was kind enough to bring his request to the kitchen for fulfillment.

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w
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is not wonderful but perfectly tasty. If you love the Carolina Inn, this is a fun place to go. We took my Mother, who went to Carolina decades ago - she LOVED it. Very pleasant.

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JO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated a birthday at Crossroads and it was out first time dining there. The food was just lovely, and the service was excellent as well. We had strip steak and scallops, and both were cooked perfectly. We are looking forward to going back and trying additonal menu items.

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JJ
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had the grilled halloumi salad with fried green tomatoes and it was delicious. perfect amount of food, not too much and artfully presented.

very pleasant and attentive staff

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r
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable, upscale yet casual. Always special, for locals AND our out of town guests.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

One of a kind restaurant that would please most. Only complaint is that vegetarian options were sparse and unimaginative

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D
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This used to be a destination a few years ago with a great chef and historic atmosphere. The chef left and the remodeling stinks. You feel like you are eating at a Hampton Inn. There is no reason to go to this restaurant, it is just there to serve ok food to the guests staying at the hotel. Some corporate guy probably got their financial numbers up, but they sold their soul.

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B
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive food combinations, well presented. Service was outstanding.

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HH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food, which can be characterized by the adjectives innovative, and creative. We had an exceptional experience.

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MM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible. We enjoyed our visit immensely, and can not wait for an excuse to return.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group of colleagues for dinner and had a wonderful experience. Enjoyed the mini chive and cheddar muffins pre-meal. The fried shrimp appetizer and scallop and saffron rice was amazing. Generous portions. Would definitely go again when in town.

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VB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top ten restaurants in the whole Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), and the only one I know of where brunch offers much more than variations on common breakfast dishes. And the desserts are fantastic--not cloyingly sweet, as so many American desserts are. They source their ingredients locally; I wish they would emphasize more organic produce (hard to do if you're trying to stay local), but at least their meats and fish are wild caught or from good local farms. For dinner, their fish is always beautifully executed.

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BC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I have had in a long time! Shrimp bisque... followed by bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, which melted in my mouth. Responsive wait staff and chef. Prices reasonable for value. Highly recommended!

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DG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE eating at crossroads. Food is consistently outstanding and portions are generous and reasonably priced. Our family is vegetarian and the menu has plenty of options for everyone. One of our favorite places to bring guests when they come to visit.

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Went for Sunday brunch. The prices are a little steep, but not much worse than other good options in Chapel Hill. Definitely a great spot for a special occasion.

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GH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal- excellent service. The menu emphasized food in season. Lovely wine list and cocktails.

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LG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was looking forward to having dinner here but the experience was just underwhelming. Slow service, mediocre food, and the menu choices just weren’t exciting. It wasn’t bad—- just not great.

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MS
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious Sunday brunch at Crossroads as a birthday celebration. Beautiful setting, great service (in the restaurant and all over the hotel), and delicious food. The kids loved it just as much as the adults. Definitely not a cheap option, but worth the splurge every once in a while-- especially for a special occasion. Highly recommend.

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DM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal, drink and atmosphere as always.
The shrimp appetizer with fried lemon was so good, and who knew fried lemon would taste so good! The chicken with whipped potatoes and black truffle was very good, I’m not usually one to order chicken when there are so many great options, but I couldn’t pass up the black truffle potatoes.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Far too noisy for an enjoyable lunch experience, seems as everyone is shouting

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

テーブル担当者がとても良い雰囲気の方でバースデーディナーを家族で楽しめました。

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BT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we first entered, we had to walk through the bar area, where it was very loud! I was worried that we would be listening to that during our meal. We had a 7:30 reservation and after about 20 minutes, the noise was not so loud as folks cleared out of the bar. The meal was wonderful. We had great appetizer, excellent steak with cartelized onions, and a wonderful dessert coffee. The service was fabulous and I would like to visit there again.

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TD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Brandon Sharp has made Crossroads my favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill. He interprets local and traditional dishes through the lens of a variety of cuisines to create a unique culinary experience.

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T
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, a bit overpriced. Eleven bucks for a Manhattan and $25 for 4 scallops......a bit over the top.

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EH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to Crossroads for dinner in the past, but never for lunch. It was a great experience. My friends and I were treated so nicely by our server, the food was great, desserts great, and we stayed for three and a half hours without getting evicted!!
Will try to come again soon. Thanks, Eva

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ST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The complimentary amuse-gueule biscuits and the Calabash Shrimp and fried lemons were excellent appetizers and the pappardelle a la chasseur was perfection. The restaurant is quiet with many seating options and the service is most attentive. Highly recommend !

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S
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another good meal at the Carolina Inn but this time I wanted to highlight the customer service of the chef himself. I emailed ahead because the guest I was having lunch with told me she has a fructose allergy. I emailed the Crossroads restaurant to see if this was going to be a problem and/or to see if they could accommodate my guest, and I received a reply the same day from the chef. It's these details that make me appreciate Crossroads. And FYI if anyone has a fructose allergy they can totally accommodate you!

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AC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

While some of the main foods were very good (smoked salmon, omelette bar), the buffet lacked anything special typically seen in a $30 brunch and some foods were outright awful to the taste (the "flourless chocolate torte" tasted only of overpowering black licorice and no one in my party was able to finish a single dessert due to them being "worse than box-cake quality"). The service, however, was certainty the worst aspect of this brunch. At about two servers per table, one would expect attentive service but our biscuits (which should have come at the beginning of the meal) got to us 30 minutes in, our server rolled his eyes when we asked for coffee and we ended up having to go up to the bar and ask for everything we needed after that (to pay the bill, etc.). Worse still, the staff was shutting down the buffet the entire meal (despite our 1:00 reservation) and it was terribly loud (buckets being washed out, plates clanging) throughout the whole meal. Overall, please stay away from this place, there are better brunches for far less money.

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