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480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9935
+1 919-533-6303
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Apex, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oakleaf is a beautiful restaurant with attentive wait staff. The food is carefully prepared with flavors that are second to none. The portions of food are extremely small. I have been to several farm to table restaurants and did not expect Texas size dining but only having three oysters for a first course for $15 was disappointing. They should... More 

Thank willifordgordon
Leslie C, Owner at Oakleaf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write! I think that there may have been an error with your oyster dish. The first course oyster dish should have had 6 oysters. There were several tables that chose to split the oyster appetizer (which would give 3 oysters to each person splitting the dish) and it's certainly within the... More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and food were exceptional. It's an amazing find in Pittsboro and if you haven't made it there then you need to try it, worth the trip! Kathy

Thank Sloan13
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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210 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here last week with friends. Everything from the wine-by-the-glass selections (I had a 2013 Chateau De Saint Cosme), to the appetizers, to the entrees were flavorful and delicious. While having desert, I noticed that they offered a local Pittsboro Apple Brandy which I tried for the first time. It was so good, i acquired a bottle for my... More 

Thank Scotch27
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oakleaf was a pleasant surprise in many ways: the look and atmosphere , great food, somewhat high prices but with tiny portions. I had the Monkfish with mussels and it came with two tiny pieces of fish not much larger than large grapes (smaller than an egg) and four mussels. That was my entree', price about $30. So load up... More 

Thank Fred12354
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great place to do lunch. The menu had several choices of farm to table items. I had the Hanger Steak which was outstanding. The overall noise level was down so we were able to have great conversation.

Thank dggeiser
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

OakLeaf is without question one of if not the best cuisine available within the Research Triangle! The entrees are impeccably prepared and served with accompaniments that tantalize. The staff loves their job and you feel welcomed and comfortable. Take the ride its scenic and less traveled. OakLeaf never disappoints.

Thank Wayne W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I recently hit the Oakleaf with some colleagues after hearing about the place for months. It was billed by numerous folks as an out of the way place (Pittsboro isn't exactly on everyone's radar) but worth the adventure to get out there and try it. It's a foodie destination. So after months of talking about it we headed out. It... More 

Thank Tomas M
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Simply world class dining at reasonable pricing , excellent menu with creativity and imagination Our favorite hidden gem for any occasion

Thank handzen
Clayton, North Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Cannot say enough about the unique menu with quality cooking and great specials. We went with a group and we received great attention. The choices were varied and we all appreciated the attention to detail. This place is very popular locally and it is understandable

Thank inequity
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Wonderful, attentive service, fabulous food, great atmosphere. Cozy atmosphere in a restored warehouse south of Chapel Hill in Pittsboro. Extensive wine list. Very fresh, locally sourced produce used in the dishes that were very creative and beautifully presented. Highly recommend Oakleaf!

Thank sduronio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9935
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pittsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-533-6303

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Siler City, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?