Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Mariakakis Fine Food & Wine

    Large selection of Mediterranean specialties, including 1200 wines, with several tables for dining in delicatessen-style.

    Mariakakis Fine Food & Wine

  • Ram's Head Rathskeller

    Open since 1948. Full menu, moderately priced, with an easy going, comfortable atmosphere. Traditional menu: includes steaks, lasagna, roast beef, sandwiches and desserts.

    Ram's Head Rathskeller
  • Ham's of Chapel Hill

    Restaurant serves deli-style sandwiches and salads, plus homemade potato chips. Sports lovers' home away from home. Patio dining. Full-service bar. Two big-screen and nine other TVs.
    Ham's of Chapel Hill
  • Dry Dock Seafood

    Seafood restaurant. Steak, seafood, fried platters, and much more. Children's and Senior Citizens' platters. Specials Tues-Th and Sun. Two locations in Chatham County.

    Dry Dock Seafood

  • Jersey Mike's

    Submarine sandwiches and salads.

    Jersey Mike's

  • Granville Towers

    Private, air-conditioned, full-service residence hall and dining complex for students from late August until early May. Workshops, conferences and individual rooms available during the summer. Exerc...
    Granville Towers
  • Strayhorn's Pond

    Site of the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo.

    Strayhorn's Pond

  • Jersey Mike's

    Submarine sandwiches and salads.

    Jersey Mike's

  • China House

    Offers traditional Chinese specialties, including combination lunch and dinner plates.

    China House

  • J & J's Deli

    New York-style deli, offering breakfast specials, Boar's Head products, homemade salads and entrees, and an assortment of beverages.

    J & J's Deli

  • 35 Chinese

    Lunch and dinner buffet (more than 60 items) features a choice of traditional foods from China's 35 provinces, plus a fruit bar and kid's candy bar.

    35 Chinese

  • PlayMakers Repertory Company

    PlayMakers performs a five-show season in the Center for Dramatic Art on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. It's North Carolina's premier, professional, non-profit theatre company. For tickets call (919) 9...
    PlayMakers Repertory Company
  • Li'l Bar

    Light snack foods during the week. Chicken wings on Thur. Race cook-outs on Sun. Pool, darts and horseshoes. No cover.

    Li'l Bar

  • Mama Dip's Kitchen

    An abundance of traditional American food -- a real taste of the South--especially vegetables.

    Mama Dip's Kitchen

  • Pazzo! Trattoria and Pizzeria

    Regional Italian menu, including complete dinners with fish, steaks, gourmet salads, soup, pizza, stromboli, calzone, homemade desserts, espresso, cappucino and more.

    Pazzo! Trattoria and Pizzeria

  • Trilussa La Trattoria

    Cuisine is Mediterranean, mostly French and Italian, with some Spanish influences. Seafood, vegetarian and pasta.

    Trilussa La Trattoria

  • Dean Smith Center

    The Dean E. Smith Center is the third largest on-campus arena in the country, with a seating capacity of 21,750 for basketball games and 20,380 for concerts. Located on the second level of the Dean E...
    Dean Smith Center
  • Southern Village

    Southern Village features a movie theater, a farmers market, Weaver Street?s fresh food grocery, great restaurants, casual shops and service businesses ranging from dry cleaning to dentistry to hair s...
    Southern Village
  • Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

    Serves large biscuits, sandwiches, hamburgers, fries and more.

    Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

  • Quizno's Subs

    Open for lunch and dinner. Submarine sandwiches, salads, soups and sides.

    Quizno's Subs

  • Crook's Corner

    Fine seasonal Southern dining and fresh seafood specialties, inside and on patio. Menu changes daily. Home of shrimp and grits and vegetarian jambalaya. Casual lively atmosphere.
    Crook's Corner
  • Kurama Sushi & Noodle Express

    Japanese chefs prepare sushi in NC's first Kaiten sushi bar, also offering appetizers, dumplings, noodles and desserts.

    Kurama Sushi & Noodle Express

  • Foster's Market Chapel Hill

    A gourmet grocery store with brick pizza oven, coffee bar and patio dining, offering freshly baked pastries and homemade soups, salads and sandwiches.

    Foster's Market Chapel Hill

  • W.B. Yeats Irish Pub

    Chapel Hill's original Irish pub, featuring menu and lunch buffet of authentic Irish and American food. Outdoor patio. Tue. talent night; Wed. pub quiz (with prizes); Thu. - Sat. live Celtic, folk, ...
    W.B. Yeats Irish Pub
  • Ye Olde Waffle Shop

    For a food, old-fashioned breakfast. Serving Chapel Hill since 1972. Some of the best waffles, pancakes and omelets in town!

    Ye Olde Waffle Shop

  • Red Lotus Asian Kitchen & Bar

    Offers a wide choice of traditional and creative new dishes, including appetizers, soup, salad, entrees, Asian noodles, rice lo mein and more.

    Red Lotus Asian Kitchen & Bar

  • Sushi-Yoshi Japanese

    Serves sushi, tempura, teriyaki, noodles and other traditional Japanese dinners with soup and salad.

    Sushi-Yoshi Japanese

  • Thai Palace

    Has offered authentic Thai cuisine at this location since 1987.

    Thai Palace

  • Tsing Tao Chinese

    Authentic Chinese cuisine. Special-diet dishes with chef's special sauce. Traditional homemade noodles.

    Tsing Tao Chinese

  • Joe's Joint

    Burgers, hotdogs, burritos and nachos, plus late-night breakfast foods like biscuits and breakfast burritos. The restaurant will also offer daily lunchtime specials featuring meat and vegetables. ...
    Joe's Joint
  • Cup-A-Joe

    Coffee roasted on premises, plus espresso, cappuccino and latte drinks, smoothies and baked goods.


  • Agora at Granville Towers

    Offers cafeteria-style dining daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with well balanced, homestyle cooking.

    Agora at Granville Towers

  • Skylight Exchange & Bookstore

    Motto is 'the best old-fashioned milkshakes in town' to accompany sandwiches, vegetarian delights, desserts and fine coffees. Also offers used books, CDs and tapes for sale or exchange. Features loc...
    Skylight Exchange & Bookstore
  • Elaine's on Franklin

    Chef-owned restaurant offering changing menu of new American cuisine with regional influences. All homemade, including the wide choice of desserts.

    Elaine's on Franklin

  • La Residence

    Restaurant specializes in regional and seasonal foods combined with classical French techniques. Menu changes monthly. Extensive wine list. Patio dining in a Southern cottage garden.
    La Residence
  • Starbucks Coffee

    All kinds of wonderful coffee and coffee drinks, plus pastries and desserts. Favorites are cheesecake, chocolate cake and scones.

    Starbucks Coffee

  • Penang Malaysian & Thai

    Appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Sushi bar.

    Penang Malaysian & Thai

  • Caribou Coffee Company

    Serves fresh-roast coffee, specialty coffee drinks, teas, pastries and a whole line of merchandise (coffeemaking equipment, coffee beans, mugs, shirts and gift items).

    Caribou Coffee Company

  • Il Palio Ristorante

    Enjoy classic Italian cuisine in NC's only AAA Four-Diamond Italian restaurant. Restaurant located in The Siena Hotel. The chef prepares memorable Tuscan cuisine with an emphasis on flavorful infused...
    Il Palio Ristorante
  • India Palace

    Fine, but inexpensive, Indian cuisine. Complete meals. Tandoor vegetarian dishes and classic Indian breads. Buffets Fri. - Sun. Veg.

    India Palace

  • Sal's Ristorante

    Has served delicious meals in the community since 1982. Real Italian cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere, including speciality dishes, pastas, pizza calzone and sandwiches. Buffet every Thur. night....
    Sal's Ristorante
  • Italian Pizzeria III

    Serves pizza, pasta, subs, salads and traditional Italian dishes.

    Italian Pizzeria III

  • Cosmic Cantina

    This northern California-style taqueria serves healthy burritos, salads and quesadillas, among other specialities.

    Cosmic Cantina

  • Flying Burrito

    The best of southwestern food with a Carolina accent. Fresh coastal seafood a specialty. Home of Flounder Juice, consistently judged one of the best hot sauces in the U.S. Patio dining weather perm...
    Flying Burrito
  • La Hacienda

    Like coming to a little Mexico. Authentic cuisine in a spacious dining room. Daily dinner and drink specials.

    La Hacienda

  • El Patio Loco

    Features an exclusive menu of authentic Mexican and Latin American food made from scratch. Entertainment.

    El Patio Loco

  • The Cave

    Features live music seven nights a week from 10 pm, plus pool, pinball and video games. Serves beer only.

    The Cave

  • McAlister's Deli

    Upscale Southern-style deli offers hefty-portion sandwiches, soups, salads and "Texas-size spuds'. Kids menu. Veg.

    McAlister's Deli

  • Local 506

    One of the top venues for original live music in the Triangle, with performances ranging from local bands to national artists. Membership $3.

    Local 506

  • He's Not Here

    One of the oldest and well know night spots in Chapel Hill. Classic rock and blues. Known for big (33-oz.) Carolina blue cups of beer. Cover $2-$3 for live entertainment only.
    He's Not Here
  • Jimmy John's Sandwich Shoppe

    Chicago-based sandwich chain specializes in subs and clubs for the college crowd. All breads home-baked. Delivers till 3 am.

    Jimmy John's Sandwich Shoppe

  • Oscar's Q & Bar

    10 regulation billiards tables, as well as foosball, pinball, video games, CD jukebox with contemporary music, and sporting events on more than a half dozen televisions and big screens. Menu offers s...
    Oscar's Q & Bar
  • Chapel Hill North

    NC Highway 86 North, just south of Exit 266 on Interstate 40. This shopping center features several major national and regional stores, and service businesses.

    Chapel Hill North

  • Eastgate Shopping Center

    Intersection of US Highway 15-501, East Franklin St and Ephesus Church Rd. This bustling center offers a good selection of small art galleries, locally owned specialty shops and several nationally kno...
    Eastgate Shopping Center
  • The Galleria

    The Galleria offers upscale specialty businesses.

    The Galleria

  • Glen Lennox

    Northeast corner of Fordham Blvd (US Highway 15-501) and Raleigh Rd (NC Highway 54 East). Chapel Hill's first shopping center (1950), Glen Lennox recently underwent renovations to offer a better selec...
    Glen Lennox
  • Glenwood Square

    Southeast corner of Fordham Blvd (US Highway 15-501) and Raleigh Rd (NC Highway 54 East). Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Offers nine varied businesses. One mile from UNC campus and ...
    Glenwood Square
  • Rams Plaza

    North of Ephesus Church Rd between Fordham Blvd (US Highway 15-501) and American Legion Rd. This is a compact, but diverse shopping center.

    Rams Plaza

  • Timberlyne Shopping Center

    Off NC Highway 86 North at 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd. This is a good-size service shopping center that also features a post office and several movie theaters.

    Timberlyne Shopping Center

  • Village Plaza

    South Elliott Rd between East Franklin St and Fordham Blvd (US Highway 15-501 Bypass). This is a row of four separate centers that offer interesting specialty stores and service businesses, including ...
    Village Plaza
  • Caff? Driade

    Selection of coffees and teas with light fare, including pastries and baked goods. Beer and Wine. Cigars. Inviting outdoor terrace. Live music Wed, Fri and Sat.

    Caff? Driade

  • New Hope Camp & Conference Center

    Year round retreat & conference facility in a natural rustic settin. They host church retreats, business meetings, dance groups, family reunions, other non-profits, and everything in between. New Hop...
    New Hope Camp & Conference Center
  • Carolina Coffee Shop

    Daily chef specials, steaks, seafood, delicate pastas, homemade soups and sandwiches, espresso/cappuccino and coffee drinks. Breakfast every day till 2 pm. Upscale dinner menu served till 10 pm. Li...
    Carolina Coffee Shop
  • Horace Williams House

    The only historic home open to the public in Chapel Hill. The west element or farmhouse (c.1840) retains its original pine floorboards, mantel, and window surrounds. The house?s Octagon Room was bui...
    Horace Williams House
  • Charles Kuralt Learning Center

    The Charles Kuralt Learning Center is located in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism on the second floor of Carroll Hall. Much of Kuralt's TV works, including the f...
    Charles Kuralt Learning Center
  • Gateway Commons

    East Franklin Street between South Elliott Road and Eastgate Shopping Center. This new cluster of stores features a Staples store and adjacent specialty and service businesses.
    Gateway Commons
  • Breadmen's

    Breakfast served all day, with omelets a specialty. Serves grilled meats, sandwiches, burgers, fresh salads, and homemade soups and desserts. Patio dining weather permitting. Plenty of free parking...
  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    Traditional post 70s Buffalo (NY) foods, including spicy chicken wings, grilled sandwiches, salads and more. Full bar with satellite TVs, DSS Sports and interactive trivia.

    Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Margaret's Cantina

    Mexican with a twist: fresh, homemade, healthy, lots of vegetarian options. Grilled chicken & burgers; soups & salads, too. Margaritas from freshly squeezed lemons and limes. Casual, fun setting. ...
    Margaret's Cantina
  • West End Wine Bar

    Offering a nightly menu of light, wine-inspired fare. Perfect for appetizers orlate-night dining, the menu features gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads and tapas. All food is prepared to order and can be...
    West End Wine Bar
  • Four Corners Sport Bar

    Four Corners is a great place to root for the Heels or your favorite team, with 25 TV's and 10 satellites. Serves burgers and sandwiches.

    Four Corners Sport Bar

  • Zog's Pool

    Has four regulation pool tables - the only billiard tables in downtown - four TVs, couple of pinball machines and a great jukebox.

    Zog's Pool

  • Hill Hall Auditorium

    Various symphony, jazz, and more.

    Hill Hall Auditorium

Attractions and Upcoming Events

North Carolina Collection Gallery

The Gallery's holdings include antique furniture, portraits, statuary, UNC keepsakes, political memorabalia, ship models and Napoleon's death mask. Exhibits explore Sir Walter Raleigh and the English voyages to Roanoke Island, the North Carolina gold rush, 19

Chapel Hill, NC Museums

Sutton's Drug Store

A small counter and a few booths in an old drugstore, but Sutton'

Chapel Hill, NC Businesses

Bub O'Malley's

Has full bar and offers 30 beers on tap, plus 100

Chapel Hill, NC Businesses

Things to do near Chapel Hill, NC

The Village Inn Golf & Conference Center

Full service hotel with 145 sleeping rooms and over 15,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space. Crosby Restaurant & Spo...

Reed Gold Mine

Today, Reed Gold Mine is the only underground gold mind open to the public. There, visitors tour the tunnels dug by Reeds as ...

The Cave

Features live music seven nights a week from 10 pm, plus pool, pinball and video games. Serves beer only. ...