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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
+1 919-933-1324
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken biscuit” (44 reviews)
“biscuits” (197 reviews)
“hash browns” (20 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
American, Fast food
1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love SBK--best chicken biscuit ever. I just wish they would grow/expand to a larger place (with inside tables available) and where the drive-in line doesn't back up on the street for a 1/2 mile! The long lines are for a reason!

Thank RRRice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened to see this restaurant while driving around Chapel Hill. It is a very small place but the food was excellent. The cinnamon roll is soooo good. We had to go back the next day. The biscuits are huge and will definitely fill...More

Thank sidpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

All too often I read about a great place only to be disappointed once I visit. This is not the case with Sunrise Biscuits. This little restaurant serves delicious biscuits with a variety of fillings to satisfy any taste. Everything from the kitchen shows care...More

Thank eladd82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exactly what you're looking for if you want some good southern style biscuits and toppings. Fluffy, buttery, salty, and super fresh. Almost every Sunday, cars line up down the street, and nobody is too upset about it.

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter lives in the area and insisted we go here when we visited. I tasted the apple fritter, cream brûlée donut, egg and bacon biscuit and the hash brown. She was correct, everything was yummy (and the best apple fritter I've had).

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We are locals to Chapel Hill, but this is still about 12 mins from our house, so we only come here when on Franklin Street. I need to come here more!!!! This is our 3rd time here in the past year or so and it...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

These were absolutely the best biscuits I have ever had, but they are not cheap. We got three chicken and egg biscuits and a blueberry muffin and the bill was $21. That's steep for three biscuits and a muffin, but I will say...they were out...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The biscuits at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen are simply the best. It matters not what is between the top and bottom - it is consistently good. And the biscuits are so very good.

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

First I want to say don't let the line run you off because it is worth the wait! The biscuits are huge and fluffy with your choice of yummy inside. I love the pork chop but have had the bacon egg and cheese, chicken and...More

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

When a drive-through becomes an institution, you know you'll be enjoying your meal. Sunrise has been around at least as long as I've been in NC. Tried it first in 1999 and kept going back. Fresh biscuits and lots of delicious add-ins make this place...More

Thank David S
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13 April 2016|
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Response from Gretchen L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take credit cards
sondra r
26 June 2015|
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Response from TEntwistle | Reviewed this property |
It is less than 3 miles - left on MLK, left on North Estes and right on Franklin. Sunrise will be about 100 yds on the right
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-933-1324
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Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch! In brief, Sunrise was established in 1978 in Louisburg, NC (actually 1977 but that is a longer story) and has been responsible for providing Bigger Better Biscuits for Breakfast and Lunch ever since. Our biscuit recipe is based on my Grandmother's recipe. Her biscuits helped give her the stamina to give birth to 17 children and live to almost 100. Our Award-Winning Chapel Hill location is a Drive-Thru Only Restaurant for your convenience. The Louisburg location features a Drive-Thru option as well as seating. Our regular customers particularly value our great food and fast, friendly service. In addition to biscuits, we also serve hamburgers and hot dogs. Our sandwiches include barbecue, chicken salad and tuna salad (chicken and tuna salad in Chapel Hill only and made on-site). A real southern treat is our sweet tea. Come by soon! Our Chapel Hill restaurant is located at: 1305 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 933-1324 Our Louisburg restaurant is located at: 208 S. Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-2609
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