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Best American Restaurants in Chapel Hill


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A photo of Tandem restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carrboro
Booked 30 times today
Located at the heart of Carrboro, Tandem prides itself on exceptional Contemporary American cuisine that leaves customers constantly yearning for more. With a menu that's exciting and diverse, it presents a unique combination of influences, including Asian, Indian, and Moroccan, with classic American fare. This mixture results in an array of unexpected yet pleasing flavors, as customers state, "Expecting the standard modern American fare, but we were very pleasantly surprised by the creativity and unusual flavors." A significant mention from the reviews is the restaurant's phenomenal food, excellent service, and a lively ambiance that makes every dining experience memorable. Whether it's the delicious chickpea fritters, the well-executed lamb shank, or the wildly caught salmon, Tandem ensures every dish is superb, tasty, and well-presented.
A photo of Jujube restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Chapel Hill
Booked 15 times today
Hidden in Glen Lennox, Jujube is an Asian fusion oasis offering an eclectic menu that continues to delight customers. This "gem of a restaurant" received commendations for its creatively designed space, exceptional service, and unique interpretations of Asian dishes. Items from the menu like Beef Bulgogi, Jujube Bolognese, and handmade dumplings are praised for their deliciousness, with customers noting the perfect amount of heat and variety. The sustainability ethos of the restaurant is also appreciated. Moreover, Jujube has been highlighted for its remarkable team approach, providing attentive, smart, and friendly service, making every guest feel special. As per a review, "Quality/$ is definitely best around."
A photo of Elements restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Chapel Hill
Booked 12 times today
Elements is an Asian Fusion restaurant, hailed as one of the best in the Triangle Area. According to customer reviews, the menu showcases inventive and creative dishes. The Walnut Prawns - a dish that's been on the menu for a decade - is described as wonderful in both taste and presentation. Other notable dishes include the Bison Ribeye, Chilian Sea Bass, and Calamari. The restaurant's ability to retain the authentic taste of Asian inspiration, coupled with a modern take on the dishes, is highly commended by customers from diverse backgrounds. Praise also extends to the competent and attentive staff, elevating the dining experience. The consistently excellent food and service at Elements make it highly recommended.
A photo of Carolina Brewery - Chapel Hill restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Chapel Hill
Booked 22 times today
Carolina Brewery is lauded as a wonderful choice for Southern cuisine in the heart of Franklin Street. According to enthusiastic reviews, this restaurant features an excellent selection of well-prepared meals, complemented by attentive and personable waitstaff. Many mention a variety of dishes, from Crispy Chicken Street Tacos to Fish and Chips and Chicken burrito bowls, all crafted superbly, setting it apart as more than just "bar food". The ambiance is regularly highlighted as a fun place to dine, with a fantastic atmosphere. Moreover, the mention of its beers shows Carolina Brewery to be a spot of great reputation among locals and out-of-town visitors, cementing its place as a Southern cuisine favorite.
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
Booked 64 times today
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham comes highly recommended for its excellent American cuisine and top-notch service. They consistently provide a pleasant and clean dining environment that dinnners love. Reviewers describe their menu items, like the center-cut sirloin, sesame encrusted salmon, and the prime rib, as "excellent", "unique and tasty", and "cooked perfectly". Patrons love their unique offerings such as crab cakes and eggs and the tenderloin burrito for brunch and the lobster spinach queso for dinner. The restaurant is also praised for its attentive and friendly staff. The combination of quality American cuisine, a warm atmosphere, and diligent service, makes Firebirds a must-visit for any food lover.
A photo of Fairview Dining Room restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Durham
Booked 11 times today
Fairview Dining Room is a beloved establishment praised for its exceptional American cuisine. The restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring dishes from hearty breakfasts to sweets and coffee for dessert. The main courses include classic American options such as 8oz Filet Mignon, Joyce Farms Chicken Breast, and Chesapeake Crabcake. Customers express appreciation for the restaurant's high-quality food, calling it "creative and delicious." Among the standout dishes are the southern biscuits loaded with blueberries and cream, the short rib dinner, and the Washington Duke Corn Chowder. The elegant and relaxing atmosphere, accompanied by attentive service and live piano music, further enhances the dining experience. The Fairview Dining Room is highly recommended for those seeking culinary excellence and a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Fearrington House Restaurant restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Chapel Hill
Booked 1 time today
Fearrington House Restaurant stands as a beacon of Contemporary American cuisine, receiving resounding approval from diners for its exceptional food, service, and ambiance. Patrons described dining at Fearrington House as one of their top five dinners of their lives and the best dining experience they have ever had. The quality of the food was noted as "excellent," with reviewers highlighting the creativity and unique taste sensations delivered in every dish. Coupled with impeccable and attentive service, it's no wonder one reviewer wondered why Fearrington House hadn't yet earned a Michelin star. From a special menu prepared for anniversary celebrations to the delight of small details like hand-painted chocolates and attentive staff, Fearrington House consistently exceeds expectations. With such high praise, it's established itself as a must-visit restaurant for those seeking a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Nasher Cafe at Duke University restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
Booked 15 times today
Nasher Cafe at Duke University is a place where contemporary American cuisine is celebrated. Reviewers rave about "great food" with a "nice variety" and dishes that taste "delicious," including the butternut squash salad and highly rated brunch options such as the salmon eggs Benedict. The cuisine is complimented by the "wonderful view" of Durham's wooded landscape and the contemporary architecture of the cafe's location. The setting is described as having an "excellent environment," and the service receives high marks for being "efficient and responsive." Whether you're enjoying a "relaxing lunch visit with friends" or a "lovely spot for a nice lunch," Nasher Cafe offers a top-notch contemporary American dining experience.
A photo of Maggiano's - Durham restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
Booked 53 times today
Join us for lunch or dinner at Maggiano's Durham and savor the rich flavors of Italian-American dishes inspired by Nonna’s traditional recipes. We are centrally located for UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State and NC Central, making us a great destination for visiting parents and students. The 17 theater cinema located at the Streets at Southpoint makes our location the perfect place for dinner and a movie. Visit us at 8030 Renaissance Pkwy or book your reservation today!
A photo of The Marketplace  at the JB Duke restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
The Marketplace at the JB Duke is a fantastic representation of good American cuisine. Based in Durham, the reviews attest to its excellence. Customers have extolled the amazing shrimp and grits, the crab bisque, and indulgent crème brûlée. The eclectic menu offers further proof of the restaurant's prowess in American cuisine with dishes like the soup and salad bar, paella, and chicken cacciatore standing out. The attentive, friendly staff have also been commended, contributing to the restaurant's relaxing and visually appealing decor. The overall sentiment from visitors is one of delight and a desire to return.
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