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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken biscuit” (47 reviews)
“biscuits” (211 reviews)
“hash browns” (20 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
American, Fast food
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast spot for classic biscuit options. Country Ham is my favorite. This restaurant is up only.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good but overrated in my opinion. Rather greasy! You’ll be waiting in the street as this is a drive through place and very popular with the locals.

Thank travelfor4MebaneNC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best - worth coming to NC just for this. Biscuits melt in your mouth and it’s so fast and cheap that it should be illegal. We had a chicken biscuit (just buy it) and a BLT biscuit with an egg biscuit...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is a one of a kind find. I love this place for its big loaded biscuits. The chicken biscuit is my favorite. My son is a fan of the bacon n cheese. Drive thru and get some early morning goodness!

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This joint killed it. Great, greasy, unhealthy biscuit which is what you go to a place like this for. Either way, the woman was not very nice at the window and they forgot one of our biscuits. No “you’re welcome” or any response. Still if...More

Thank KnockInf
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Carolina is biscuit country, and if you’re in Chapel Hill, you must put Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen on your list. Friendly waitstaff and tasty treats await. Try ‘em!

Thank BobWoodbury
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Just go. You need to go. You’ll thank yourself. Just don’t expect anywhere to sit. Strictly drive through.

Thank housepower
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great biscuits. Perfect breakfast or lunch. Drive through or walk up if the line of cars is too long. Quintessential southern biscuit.

Thank lmfarm
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Excellent, freshly made biscuits as well as other breakfast items are dispensed from this drive thru only restaurant in Chapel Hill. Don't be fooled by the unassuming nature of this location as Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen is an institution. If you're looking for a cheap but...More

Thank vlblv
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I was looking for breakfast on Thanksgiving day and happened to remember Sunrise Biscuit from a visit a few years ago. They were open very early and I enjoyed a breaded chicken biscuit. The biscuit itself was very tasty and I could have eaten three...More

Thank Gene C
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13 April 2016|
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Response from Gretchen L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take credit cards
sondra r
26 June 2015|
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Response from TEntwistle | Reviewed this property |
It is less than 3 miles - left on MLK, left on North Estes and right on Franklin. Sunrise will be about 100 yds on the right
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-1324
  • E-mail
Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch! In brief, Sunrise was established in 1978 in Louisburg, NC (actually 1977 but that is a longer story) and has been responsible for providing Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch ever since. Our biscuit recipe is based on my Grandmother's recipe. Her biscuits helped give her the stamina to give birth to 17 children and live to almost 100. Our Award-Winning Chapel Hill location is a Drive-Thru Only Restaurant for your convenience. The Louisburg location features a Drive-Thru option as well as seating. Our regular customers particularly value our great food and fast, friendly service. In addition to biscuits, we also serve hamburgers and hot dogs. Our sandwiches include barbecue, chicken salad and tuna salad (chicken and tuna salad in Chapel Hill only and made on-site). A real southern treat is our sweet tea. Come by soon! Our Chapel Hill restaurant is located at: 1305 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 933-1324 Our Louisburg restaurant is located at: 208 S. Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-2609
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