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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

) #4 of 214 Restaurants in Chapel Hill $$ - $$$ American, ,
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
+1 919-929-8676
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Busy Thursday early evening but no problem getting a table. Service was excellent, thank you Andrew! Food was well prepared and we appreciated being able to substitute salad for mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes fries for regular fries. House IPA very nice. A pleasant experience...More

Thank CaptMom08
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A pretzel and a cold beer. Service was quick and friendly we would return to try again beer cheese was Luke warm but tasty

Thank Gardner S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As someone who lives in the UK I only come here every couple of years... glad to see it is still fabulous food, the pretzels with cheese dip is highly recommended!! The goats cheese salad was also fab!!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here one night and enjoyed the food. Seating is hit or miss - there's some nice seats with views, but I had a table facing a wall where the waitstaff came out of the kitchen. Loved the lizard chips appetizer. Fantastic. Also tried a...More

Thank sausageballs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in during the afternoon and wasn't disappointed. There was a good amount of local beers on tap. We also got 2 appetizers and love them. Service was good. We would def stop in again if in town

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate dinner and tried the beer at TOPO on a Sat night. No reservations but were seated outside immediately. It was busy but about 5 tables left shortly after we were seated. We asked to move to table overlooking downtown and it was no...More

Thank cantravellor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the ahi tuna which was excellent! My dinner companion wanted her tuna cooked which our waiter obliged even though he did not recommend it prepared in this unorthodox way but was happy to honor her request. We sat outside overlooking the street on a...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indoor and outdoor seating with great views of downtown Chapel Hill. Great food and craft beers. Beautiful bar with food service. The Big Bertha French onion soup is a must try! Parking is tricky but well worth the effort. Enjoy!

Thank Ad E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was at 2pm on a summer Friday for lunch. Off season, quiet. Beer selections are decent. Good array of bar food plus substantial dinner options. Service was leisurely for us , not sure why but friendly and cheerful. Very happy with food choices....More

Thank marc W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for business dinner - no reservation but said would just be a few minutes. Gave name and stepped aside to wait. Checked in about 20 minutes later and they ask if I was on waiting list? Could not find my name. Decided to sit...More

Thank Craig B
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14 April 2017|
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Response from BB1019 | Reviewed this property |
It's a great walking area....walked from our hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Franklin St 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-8676
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Whether you live in Chapel Hill, are just visiting or are here to connect to your college roots, Top of the Hill – or TOPO as we have come to be known – is a destination spot. Our menu is loaded with locally-sourced ingredients, our acclaimed beer collection is brewed right on site, and our outdoor deck boasts a panoramic view of downtown.

Rounding out the offerings are our event spaces that can host any occasion you can dream up. And, oh yeah, did we mention we now make our own spirits? That's right. It's all here at the top. Come join us.
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