Crossroads Chapel Hill

4.4
1402 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Experiences

  • Classic Afternoon Tea

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Includes assorted savories, sweets, confections & house-made scones with spreads
  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Sunday Brunch Buffet: 8:00am - 1:00pm. $30 for Adults, $25 for Seniors (ages 60+), $17 for Children (ages 6-12). Free for Children 5 and under. To ensure freshness and variety, our Sunday Brunch Buffet will have selections that will appear each week as well as delicious selections that will change regularly.
  • Christmas Brunch 2021

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    The Carolina Inn invites the entire family to indulge in a special Christmas Day Brunch Buffet. Feast on a seasonal spread presented by Executive Chef Jeremy Blankenship an assortment of fresh salads, carving stations, seafood, seasonal sides and more! Brunch will be held in our Ballroom space from 10:30am-3:00pm. This brunch will be pre-paid and will be charged on December 22, 2021. $80 Adults, $75 Seniors (60+), $30 Children (6-12) & Complimentary for Children 5 & under. Tax & 20% gratuity are automatically added to each check. Cancellations occurring December 22-25 will incur a charge of $40 per person to the credit card on file.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1402 people are saying
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vipMarionM
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great location. Yummy shrimp and pimento cheese appetizers. Loved the risotto.

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CJC84
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We made a reservation at 7:30 and told our server we needed to leave by 8:40 to make a basketball game. We hadn’t gotten our entrees by 8:40 so we asked for our check. The waitress said the food was almost ready, did we want to have it boxed up for us and then tried to charge us. We left it there. Service was very slow. Don’t plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible slow service

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vipNancia
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I am happy to hear that the restaurant is going to be remodeled. The stark modern atmosphere is not a reflection of the classic historic hotel. Outside fire pit area was very nice.

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BillB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Miss the ambiance of Old Classic room. Food was pricey and mediocre. Service was fine, a bit slow. Small burger and fires around $16.00. Little value anywhere for lunch in Chapel Hill.

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Angel
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Holiday Tea. It was so much fun! There were 3 of us, so we each chose a different te and shared. All of the teas we chose were delicious and so were the scones, finger sandwiches and desserts. I would definitely recommend this and would do it again!

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Tracy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I had been looking forward to the Holiday Tea for several weeks and invited two close friends. Upon entering the hotel lobby (which was deserted), we had no idea where to go. No signage or employees in sight. We went into the restaurant to find an employee who directed us down the hall to one of the tea rooms. After waiting around several minutes, we were finally led to the correct room. It was a nice quiet room decorated with a Christmas tree. Several tables were set for tea and we were the first ones there (2 pm reservation on Sunday). I had anticipated a more lively and festive atmosphere. There were lots of tea choices and we each chose a different one - all were very good. The food was pretty and tasty. Our service was extremely slow, especially when we were ready to leave. One of my friends actually had to leave the room in search of our server to get the bill. After receiving the bill, we then waited for it to be picked up with my credit card. The server never returned, so we finally left the room and tried to pay in the restaurant. At that point, the server appeared and completed the process. All in all, it was a very disappointing and underwhelming experience.

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vipNipper
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Room was much too noisy because of how it is designed. Waiter was good but he was serving too many tables, perhaps because there was a wedding going on. Hotel should have had more servers in dining room.

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Livetoeat
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

For the money you charged for the Thanksgiving Brunch it was a big thumbs DOWN. The trays of food were always empty (you had to circle the room twice awaiting a new tray); the turkey wasn’t a turkey, rather a turkey breast so no dark meat available; the slices of turkey and beef were soooooo thin it was like deli meat. VERY, very disappointing. I’d say our meal was worth $12 each, tops, certainly not the $75 you charged. This was cafeteria food, not Crossroad worthy.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Thanksgiving brunch was delicious. Everything was very tasty and the variety was perfect. The staff was very kind and helpful. I will go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Thanksgiving buffet. Beautiful place, mediocre food so thus way overpriced.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful thanksgiving. This is our 2nd year and it is soon to become a tradition as one of the party has food allergies the selections available were great

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Very underwhelmed by thanksgiving brunch given it’s price tag. The only dish I truly enjoyed is mash potato, which is a tad sad. Waitress is very inattentive to the point that another table and we needed to go get our own coffee.. understood why 20% gratuity was charged upfront because i would have never tipped this amount based on the service. Overall a disappointment so won’t be returning.

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GaryBD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time. The atmosphere is exceptional. The prime rib was tough, which lowered the food rating. Everything else was super.

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MargueriteL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First, the welcome by the hostess and the waitress's pleasant and efficient service more than met my expectation.
The Pasta dish was very tasty, and the French red wine quite good.

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MelodyeB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Overpriced, horrible service with gratuity included.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the creamy grits during Sunday Brunch. The service was attentive.

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ElizaW
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent, but the bread seemed stale and tough. The coffee was tepid. The salad was skimpy.

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Norman
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Pheron's fried chicken sandwich was excellent! Paired with sweet potato fries made for the perfect lunch!

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Sperry
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We attended a Harry Potter tea but the only thing differentiating it from the everyday tea was a couple quizzes. The music was not Harry Potter themed, the food was autumnal not necessarily Harry Potter themed, decor was lack luster, people attending the daily tea were in our room. Grape jelly does not pair well with pumpkin. $48+ and no goodie bag? I would recommend attending a tea, just not a themed one. Value for price is lacking. At least my tea had a color this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for Wizard’s tea. VERY disappointing. Hardly decorated. Understaffed and staff couldn’t identify menu items. I understand staffing is an issue nationwide but perhaps this was a year to cancel the experience if you could not deliver. Not at all on par with previous year photos. Not catered toward kids in ambiance or food. Food was really not up to par with other afternoon tea services at similar establishments. Very disappointed!

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JudyL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and was great for sharing a conversation. Unfortunately, the food was ordinary and not very appealing. My shrimp and grits dish was heavy on grits and very light on the shrimp. A friend ordered the tuna tartar and she said the tuna was not the best quality. However, I did enjoy my pumpkin tarte.

You need to be patient with the servers. They are young, college students with not a great deal of experience. Like most restaurants, Crossroads is experiencing issues with staffing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. A nice selection of sandwiches, scones and sweets.
Service was slow. We sat there for 30 minutes with just water.
When tea arrives with food, mine was lukewarm.
Would’ve been nice to have tea from the beginning to enjoy the experience more.

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NicoleC
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Service was excellent. Food Choices were mediocre and most of the buffet choices were lukewarm, especially the entrees.

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vipHeardMD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for cocktails and celebrating

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WAC3
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was new for us there. Very nice ambiance and service. Food always good. Favorite place when we’re in Chapel Hill.

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rickk
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We bring many of our out of town visitors here too! Great way to see downtown, campus, and get a little local "flavor" too. Always great food and great fun.

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Erich
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Menu said bacon in shrimp and grits. No sure I tasted bacon.

JM
JasonM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall everything was as expected and went really well. Description for Sunday brunch said there would be an omelette station, we never saw one. The rest of the food was beautiful and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. People were watching a UNC football game so it was loud in front so they seated us in the back where it was quiet which was perfect for us

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular and the service is superb. Love this place !!!!

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carol
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a really lovely afternoon, delicious with perfect service! thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was great!

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RobR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch, and the food was delicious! The buffet was kept full and hot the entire time we were there (about an hour). Our server was very attentive and kept our drinks filled. I don’t often give rave reviews for restaurants, but we will be back to Crossroads.

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FumiU
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

No welcome greeting or smile at the hostess stand, all of us got two menus, one for dinner and another for drinks, one of us got two drink menus. Wrong drink order how one person, forgot about another person. No smiles during the service. When main dish was brought to table, appetizer/bread plate was in front of me. Rather than using her hand to take the plate away or move to the side, she punches the dish with the main dish plate to make space for it😱. Never seen anyone do that at the restaurant. I ordered salmon because I wanted to try caramelized cauliflower comes with it. Salmon was moist and nice, but the cauliflower that I was looking forward to taste was more like burnt beyond caramelized, charred and bitter😮. Fried shrimp was good and beef dish was also nice.
There was no “thank you” or “how is everything?” By our waitress. Though their manager stopped earlier before the meal to check on us.
Staff were young and under trained for this type of restaurant. Well-trained staff will elevate the reputation of this restaurant.

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vipWashingtons
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at Crossroads at the Carolina Inn. Really enjoyed the starters of pimento cheese/flatbread crackers, homemade chips and dip, and family favorite fried shrimp and lemons. Dinner entrees were also delicious- with a few of us dining from items on the bar menu (burgers, pulled pork sandwich) and a few from the dinner menu (salmon, shrimp). Altogether, another wonderful family get-together at a charming bar and restaurant.

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vipCaseyA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great service (thanks James!) with fantastic recommendations. Definitely get the fois gras. Best I've ever had.

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AmandaPasko
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our three courses were excellent, the service was prompt, and the atmosphere was relaxed. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a restaurant in Chapel Hill on the fancier side.

MJ
MatthewJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've taken my daughters to afternoon tea on their birthdays for 8 years now. There's no end in sight. We love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The brunch was pretty sparse for the price and at our seating anyway (11:30) was largely picked over. There was no sliced bread or meat and a few triangles of cooling waffle. No berries. No bagels.

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Crossroads Chapel Hill is rated 4.4 stars by 1402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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