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Crook's Corner

610 W Franklin St, Intersection: W. Franklin Street , E. Main Street & Merritt Mill Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
+1 919-929-7643
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (109 reviews)
“sorbet” (20 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
610 W Franklin St, Intersection: W. Franklin Street , E. Main Street & Merritt Mill Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always have shrimp and grits when I'm in town so I've had my fair share of different styles. This one was one of the best I've had. Scallions, mushrooms and lots of shrimp made this particularly tasty. Service was a little slow and inattentive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crooks in an institution and as we have lived here for over 30 years, it used to be almost the only place with character and good food in town. I love the building with it's old Pig on top and I love the funky garden...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here with friends on a recommendation from a coworker. A cold Saturday night, a not full restaurant and we got seated by the door, so every cold draft hit us dead on. We had the jalapeno hush puppies--could not tell there was jalapeno...More

Thank ElaineMI
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I had them both. A classic Southern cocktail and the entre that made this place famous. Or, was it the art in the bathroom. Or the hustling waiter with the accent. Or the Carolina football game before the dinner. Or the Elvis on the bookshelf...More

Thank Agman1114
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I had the fried oyster appetizer and the Cajun rib eye steak. The oysters were great and the steak I ordered it rare and it came out medium rarish ( I like mine bloody when I order rare) Also in the group were the bay...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Have had dinner there a few times....food is ok...menue changes with the season. We enjoy the outdoor courtyard seating and it's heated in colder months. Most of the food served is locally grown and raised in the area and served fresh daily.

Thank ldyangler
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Crooks Corner is an unpretentious jewel of a restaurant, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, a creative Southern menu, and a laid back atmosphere. We go there often and always enjoy our meal!

Thank macmac114
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I've been to Crook's Corner many times and have never been disappointed. It's awesome! Don't let the outside fool you (hub caps, tons of plants, folk artsy look), come on in or better yet make a reservation. You will not be disappointed. They have inside...More

Thank Scarlettsville
Reviewed 16 October 2017

As a 1990's UNC grad, Crook's was THE go-to place for good, upscale Southern food. My how times have changed. Don't bother. The Luck Plate proved unlucky indeed. The only bright spot was our wonderful server. But, not even he could redeem cold burgers. Who...More

Thank GHO104
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We went there this evening after the football I have never been but others in our party had so I was excited to try the famous Crook Corner. Not sure what the hostess at door problem was but when e told her we had a...More

Thank ktd81
kwalton, Public Relations Manager at Crook's Corner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hi, Thank you for writing about this - we would love to have you eat at Crook's. Walk-ins are always welcome. Of course, on in-town football or basketball nights in Chapel Hill, we usually have lots of reservations, when the game times sync with dinners....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Franklin St, Intersection: W. Franklin Street , E. Main Street & Merritt Mill Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2318
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-7643
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