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Thursday May 26th

Al’s Burger Shack: The best burger in Chapel Hill


Chapel Hill - Downtown: 516 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill - Southern Village: 708 Market Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Chapel Hill - Governor’s Village: 50050 Governor’s Village, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Hours: Monday - Saturday 12 - 8pm




Al’s Burger Shack serves up incredible burgers, dogs and shakes combined with a healthy portion of good old southern hospitality. And it’s the spot where you can find the best burger in town, according to DTH readers.

The shack pride itself on using local, sustainably-sourced ingredients. Its famous beef, free from hormones and antibiotics, comes from pasture-raised cattle roaming the fields of North Carolina. Local farmers supply the produce. 

And after all that, why not wash your meal down with a craft beer brewed right here in our state? 

Even the physical space itself is made from reclaimed wood and 200-year-old bricks. If all of that isn’t enough, TripAdvisor named Al’s the best burger in America in 2018. This burger shack is inseparable from the community it serves, and it strives to provide high quality food with an extra helping of fun.

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