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Spanky's Restaurant

101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
+1 919-967-2678
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (12 reviews)
“burger” (40 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not want to have the old English fish and chips, so I opted for the sweet potato option. The chips were cubed and the fishes were beautifully cooked (not in a batter). The pudding ... was indescribable and just melts in your mouth....More

Thank Biafuru O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't go wrong with sweet tea & ribs that literally fall off the bone in the South! Had dinner here as a family after touring the Chapel Hill campus all day. Great southern hospitality. Everyone left satisfied. Mac & cheese was delish, but more for...More

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Had not eaten here for many years and wanted to try it again in a recent trip. Was relatively early dinner so no issues getting a table. Quickly greeted and served and nice choice of tasty beers. Ordered the corn bread muffins to start followed...More

Thank StuZLondon
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Place has classic pub feel and menu. We enjoyed all we had. Good wings, very good salad and burger. Server helpful and friendly. Totally felt the college town vibe here. Would definitely go again.

Thank gagrl2
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Had the fish and chips and my wife had fish tacos. We cleaned both plates. This was the second time we have eaten there.

Thank Clint M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ate dinner here on a quiet Sunday night (it was spring break for UNC) and loved it. Great dinner and great service, despite the entire lacrosse team for a FL college having a party upstairs. I'd definitely go back!

Thank MemphisLawyer
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place is always crowded. But the times I've been there the food has been mundane. But I guess that some people think it's good. I just cannot see why.

Thank SeanW301
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Everyone was out and about in Chapel Hill on the afternoon of the Duke-UNC basketball game. There was a short wait getting into Spanky's. Even the bar was packed with patrons watching basketball games on the multiple TVs. There were three of us and two...More

Thank practans
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

First time eating on Franklin. Had lunch here. Ordered a Classic Burger with cheddar cheese and fries. Burger very good...fries just OK. Daughter had Turkey Avacado Club and it was very good as well. Service was good. Had a table next to a window so...More

1  Thank Christina W
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. It wasn't busy at 5 p.m on a Tuesday evening in March. Our waiter (I wish I remembered his name) was so friendly and kind. We scored a window seat that offered lots of good...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-2678
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