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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (106 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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit. Crook's Corner had been built up in my mind over the years. It's the one restaurant in Chapel Hill that you keep hearing about - on the radio, in print. So, I expected stuffy and fussy, which it was certainly not. Pretty casual,...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a weekend of touring colleges in the Durham & Chapel Hill area, a friend recommended we finish our trip with Sun Brunch at The Crook's Corner. After a short wait, we seated in the eclectic patio area next to the bamboo stalks. We were...More

Thank Mythreesonsnj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to drop into for a quick beer or a great meal,were here last night and the servers were very good,although we didn't have a meal the food looked and smelled delicious.

Thank frankandviv
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The menu is simple - cornbread is the staple. Try the specialties pork chops, BBQ and veggies. Great service, reasonable price and proven.

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

A new taste combination. Caught them at a slow time of day. Chicken livers with avocado were delicious. Service almost over attentive. Parking hard to find. Was full when we left. Had a northerner with us who required a little training, but he loved his...More

Thank 577gordonj
Reviewed 17 July 2017

It's been 10 years or so since our last visit. Seemed like yesterday. Squeezed the car in the back lot and were seated right away. Tomato plate and deviled eggs were outstanding! Had the shrimp and grits and scallops which were both great. The lemon...More

Thank lcretina
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place has been around forever with their intentional dumpy diner decor (which oddly bothered some folks in our party). We were invited to go when another couple in the group backed out a couple of hours before the reservation. I was told they were...More

Thank Jim N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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