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Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill, NC

Carolina Brewery

4.3
4.3
138 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Since 1995, we have been proudly serving the locals, students and visitors to Chapel Hill. A lot has changed in both our town and the craft beer industry since we opened our doors as the culmination of a business school plan I wrote my senior year at UNC. Today, we celebrate our North Carolina roots with a made-from-scratch menu focused on Carolina foods in a newly renovated building. I hope you enjoy a true Carolina experience here at Carolina Brewery and will look for our award winning beers on your travels throughout the Carolinas.
Cheers,
Robert Poitras
Owner/Founder

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 942-1800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We cater all types of events from small to large, casual to formal

  • Neighborhood

    Chapel Hill

  • Parking details

    We offer free parking for our patrons which is behind our building. Access is located on Rosemary St. We do offer free valet to our guests which can be accessed at 420 W Franklin St. There are also multiple metered parking lots within walking distance as well as street side parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Well it was my first time dining in at Carolina Brewery and I must say they are off the chain. Good food and drinks, everyone was nice and smiling I loved it. Hoping to be back very soon!
  2. G

    Green

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Fry cook was not there so fries and chips were overdone but… enjoyed the burgers and beers.
  3. P

    Paula

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server (155) was outstanding!!!! He made our evening very enjoyable
  4. V

    Vincent

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Waiter couldn't get food OR drink order right....which is tough for a burger and tea. Still, the place is great and one waiters mistakes don't diminish how good the place is.
  5. JS

    JoeyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleased- food was good. Service was better . We visit every time we visit NC
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Server tells is that a featured menu item is not available then 5 minimizes later we see a plate of that item going to another table. When we asked “the kitchen just didn’t feel like making anymore”.
  7. l

    lephysicist

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was slow (took 20 mins for us to get drinks ordered). The food was alright, fries were a little soggy, but the sandwich was great. Overall I would go again, but I would hope for better service.
  8. JP

    JanPowers

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Just that the Cordero brew was out so couldn’t get that with our beer flight but everything else great!
  9. SD

    SamD

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, and atmosphere. My husband and I enjoyed our meal here.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing, service was great , food/bev great. Just SUPER hot inside.
  11. CM

    CamiM

    West Virginia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great beer. The staff is friendly, and helpful. We really enjoyed our meal.
  12. AD

    AnniversaryDinnerOut

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Sat outside and enjoyed the food and beer.
  13. FW

    FWGirl29

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, really enjoyed. So much we went back a few days later!
  14. SS

    StarrS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Fun atmosphere. Easy to park right out front at lunchtime. Love the home made guacamole and chips. Excellent. Fresh food. I did not try the beer but a lady there told me she loves it. It was lunch so… and we were on road trip. No judging me;)
  15. RT

    RyanT

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Arrived about 10 minutes early for our brunch reservation. The restaurant was practically empty, but the hostess asked us to wait until our reservation time which was no big deal. After waiting a few minutes, a server saw us waiting by the door and asked if we would like to sit. After replying yes, she went and got the hostess who happily sat us. We all sat and ordered our meals. We asked about the free pastries and breads listed on the menu, but our server said he had no idea what we were talking about. He didn’t seem to even care to find out from someone who might know. Food came out correctly, but mine was a bit cold. It seemed as if it was sitting for a bit before being brought out. Overall a pretty mediocre meal. Everyone at the table felt the same. Not sure I would return.
  16. LJ

    LibbiJ

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They were having some staffing issues the morning that we went, but everyone there was working hard and doing so with a smile.
  17. C

    Chocolate

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal, server really busy so our drinks were empty,but no real worries. We were going to be late so I called. Since it was going to be past the 15 min grace period, they said they couldn’t hold it. BUT, I got a call 15 min after that saying they still had a spot. So off we went for a fun time! Thanks so much!
  18. FC

    FramedCooks

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We had high hopes for this fun-looking place in Chapel Hill, and the surroundings were very entertaining - a bar, hightops and tables in the midst of the beer making machinery and with an upbeat vibe. We had made reservations and were seated promptly (although at a high top, not a table)...but we thought okay, we can roll with a high top. Our very pleasant waiter gave us menus and then came to take our drink order - a pinot noir and a Chardonnay - while we checked out the menu. He came back with two glasses of red wine saying, here's your pinot and Chardonnay! We nicely explained that no, Chardonnay was a white wine, and off he went (I'm still wondering if what I got was really a pinot noir). This gave us extra time to make our dinner choice, and we both picked from the pretty extensive list of street tacos. I love a street taco. When the waiter returned with a glass of white wine (hopefully Chardonnay), we both ordered a different street taco...at which point he said they were all out of all the street tacos except one. REALLY? We were there at 7pm, not exactly late into the evening. Another hurried look at the menu to find a substitute, and the burger and quesadilla we ended up with was perfectly okay...but the whole experience put this place in the "not coming back" category. There are just too many fantastic other restaurants in the Triangle. Oh, and as we were leaving, we heard another waiter telling a table that they were all out of whatever beer that table wanted. At least it wasn't just us!
  19. SM

    SMSres

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    We were greeted and seated quickly once arriving for our reservation. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. Unfortunately my meal was cold and missing ingredients that were listed on the menu and my husbands meal was also cold and missing ingredients. We sent our food back and the manager came over to speak with us and apologize.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both excellent!!
  21. CW

    CalW

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Made a reservation and we were sat immediately where we requested. Sever came quick to take drink orders and appetizer. The cheeseburger egg rolls were fantastic. The server was patient with us while we decided what to order. His quesadilla came out great, my chicken strips were hard and tasted like they were sitting in the basket or under the heat lamp too long. Other than that issue everything was great. I will come back, I just wont order the strips.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Carolina Brewery for Sunday brunch consistently as it is the best deal around. Highly recommend to anyone.
  23. TC

    ThomasC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good variety of quality food served by personable and attentive staff.
  24. AG

    AshleyG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great beer! Easy to make reservations on a busy Friday night.
  25. b

    brenbarc65

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food - another server brought wrong order - our server fixed the issue and was very helpful and accommodating
  26. CC

    CandaceC

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband’s Birthday Brunch! Food was great and the drinks were bomb.
  27. ED

    EDon

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Good food and atmosphere. Service was awful- rarely checked on us to refill drinks and food took over an hour to arrive.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food was good but the wait staff was very inexperienced and very slow.
  29. MK

    MelissaK

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch !!! Chicken and waffles are fabulous! Look forward to my next visit!
  30. TW

    TracyW

    Greensboro

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Galentines Brunch! Table was ready upon arrival, waitress was super nice, food was delicious. I had the breakfast burrito with fresh fruit. Excellent Bloody Mary. Just a really fun, relaxed meal.
  31. M

    Mellisa

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty drinks and a large brunch menu. Bus service to the dean dome!
  32. C

    Chocolate

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely server and delicious food!
  33. P

    Pammyz

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to have lunch on a cold Sunday! Will be back.
  34. D

    David

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were great! It is a great place for either an out of town visitor or a regular.
  35. k

    kwaz

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the BBQ Bowl! And free bus rides to and from the Carolina bball games. Beer is delicious- something for everyone.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch with $1 mimosas!
  37. AD

    ADC055

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and al the staff was super nice!
  38. j

    jonathanb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place on Franklin Street...family friendly.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Definitely one of my go to’s in Chapel and that will not change. For the first time in a while I did notice deferred maintenance. I suspect there is a schedule for things like that. For the first time I can recall I had slow and not very attentive service. It was a basketball game night so I know the staff is working hard. However, we came when things were pretty cleared out so was a little frustrating. Not a huge deal as the food and beer was very good as usual!
  40. CB

    CynthiaB

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    None of the staff was friendly. Took forever to get our drinks to the table and little follow up to get ketchup, Mayo etc. will not be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Carolina Brewery using the Order Online button. Carolina Brewery also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Carolina Brewery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 942-1800.

Carolina Brewery is rated 4.3 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Carolina Brewery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Carolina Brewery

460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chapel Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer free parking for our patrons which is behind our building. Access is located on Rosemary St. We do offer free valet to our guests which can be accessed at 420 W Franklin St. There are also multiple metered parking lots within walking distance as well as street side parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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