At some point during the semester, you're bound to get sick of dining hall food and dorm room ramen and, in your search for decent takeout, you'll end up on downtown Chapel Hill's main thoroughfare.
Welcome to Franklin Street.
From cheese fries to churros, this street has almost everything you could ever want for any meal — and nearly every UNC student has a Franklin Street favorite.
Here's a list of a few iconic stops. Make sure to call ahead or check social media pages to confirm opening hours!
1. Located right next to the pathway that connects Franklin Street with UNC's campus, Carolina Coffee Shop prides itself on being the oldest restaurant in the state and a go-to brunch option for students and families. Come for the convenient location, stay for the cheese grits.
“Carolina Coffee Shop has heard some of my deepest confessions and has the best hot chocolate of all time,” said Serena Dalsimer, a class of 2020 graduate.
2. Sutton's Drug Store is another go-to spot among some students. This restaurant's familial atmosphere has kept many students flocking to Sutton’s over the years, such as Alyson Nelson, a rising senior.
“My roommate since freshman year and I are both from really small towns, so Sutton’s has always reminded us of home,” Nelson said. “Whenever we start to feel stressed and homesick, we go to get breakfast together! It’s become a tradition and we go at least a few times every semester."
3. Linda's Bar and Grill has been around since 1976 and is best known for late-night munchies. If you want something fried and dripping in cheese, this Chapel Hill classic is hard to beat.