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501 Diner - CLOSED

1500 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5880
+1 919-933-3505
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
20 Oct 2013
4 Apr 2013
“Best Breakfast in town”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American
$$ - $$$
1500 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5880
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stopped there in Sept 2013 wanting to have breakfast and found it to be closed. Sorry that we didn't get this review out sooner to alert others.

1  Thank al73vw
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Great breakfast. Nothing fancy, just good bacon, sausage, eggs any way you wnat em, Omelettes, and a whold lot more. Service is great!

Thank bobwit
Reviewed 18 March 2013

I wonder how many people drive by and never see it? Really, really good food. It's almost always very busy. The wait staff are friendly and very helpful.

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 13 March 2013

501 Diner is a traditional diner with all the classic features you'd expect to find. The busy and noisy casual atmosphere matches the wonderful diner traditional menu resulting a fun place for lunch, time and time again. Great sandwiches, burgers, soups, and fries along with...More

Thank NickHeckel
Reviewed 26 January 2013

We have eaten Sunday brunch at 501 Diner on a couple of occasions. Both times the food has been good, the service very good, and the atmosphere fun. We will return.

Thank mooseehc
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Try to get to 501 Diner at least once a month. It's classic diner with good, fresh food and friendly waitstaff. Can't go wrong with their breakfast menu but also have terrific burgers. For a change of pace, I sometimes order one of their dinners....More

Thank jyl53
Reviewed 1 October 2012

The 501 Diner is located across the street from the University Inn hotel adjacent to a shopping mall. The restaurant was bigger than it looks, and the interior decor is definitely eclectic. There seemed to be a dog-related theme throughout, but wasn't overbearing. They had...More

1  Thank wbullseye
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Eat here when in town for business. Usually pretty dependable, whether it's lunch or breakfast. I usually eat breakfast here and always get the grits which are better than most. Good value for the food and the service is always good. Good central location so...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 16 May 2012 via mobile

Pancakes were chewy. Biscuits were from a can. Place was run down but service was good.

Thank Therrissa C
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Being a diner fan, I wanted to like this place. I've tried it 3 times and not once has food that should be served hot arrived reasonably warm. I mean, we're talking room temperature. Dishes included: a Reuben sandwich (around 1:30-2 pm post-lunch rush), an...More

Thank InTheleme
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  • Address: 1500 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5880
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-3505
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