We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spanky's Restaurant

101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
+1 919-967-2678
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (28 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (209)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An attractive place with plenty of tv’s but with an ambiance beyond a sports bar. Caricatures line the walls and make an attractive setting. Prices are very reasonable and portions are nice - adequate without being overwhelming and heavy. The food was good and the...More

Thank Turnturnturn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for a football game on Saturday. My husband had a fraternity party so I hung out at Spanky's for a while. Being 40+ years out of the college scene was not an issue. The hostesses and bartender were friendly and fun...More

Thank MBC-Coastal
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I don’t recommend visiting Spanky’s. Several items we tried to order weren’t available because “there was a game yesterday” — so no wings or tomatoes (who runs out of tomatoes?!!). Now keep in mind we ordered the salsa appetizer, so there were tomatoes somewhere (just...More

Thank KY-foodie7
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were in Chapel Hill for a football game. Found this restaurant on trip advisor. It was great. We had salads, along with cornbread, which we highly recommend. Server was very attentive.

Thank taskqueen
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Had an average meal. best aspact of this resteraunt is its location. better places to get a meal on this street.

Thank Mike_OCP
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Really good fish tacos and supper water melon and blueberries substituted for fries. Service was polite, efficient, and outstanding.

Thank CaptMom08
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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 29 July 2017 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
Nearby Restaurants
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
666 reviews
.04 km away
85 reviews
.04 km away
Sup Dogs
46 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
University of North Carolina
469 reviews
.46 km away
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
142 reviews
.37 km away
Ackland Art Museum
105 reviews
.13 km away
Coker Arboretum
56 reviews
.70 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Spanky's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing