The Newcomer's Guide to Franklin Street
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The Newcomer's Guide to Franklin Street

Tuesday, Aug 21 2018

When you’re sick of meal swipes or just new to the town, The Daily Tar Heel and Offline have you covered for navigating the wealth of restaurants on Franklin Street. From parent-friendly to game day ready, be prepared to get an on-campus job to subsidize your newest eating habits. 

The Go-Tos

TripAdvisor's Favorite Burger: Al's Burger Shack at Al's Burger Shack
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Al's Burger Shack

Chapel Hill is not short on burger spot, but this one continues to stay on top. Just take a look at the line to understand the hype.

TripAdvisor's Favorite Burger: Al's Burger Shack
$   .  Al's Burger Shack   .  Chapel Hill
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Steal a Slice of Deliciousness from Italian Pizzeria III at Italian Pizzeria III
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Steal a Slice of Deliciousness from Italian Pizzeria III

Pizza that will make you cry tears of happiness can be found right here in Chapel Hill. Oh sweet, cheesy joy. Pizza, pizza, pizza!

Steal a Slice of Deliciousness from Italian Pizzeria III
$   .  Italian Pizzeria III   .  Chapel Hill
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Chow Down at Med Deli at Mediterranean Deli
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Chow Down at Med Deli

Over the years Med Deli has risen from hole-in-the-wall to community gathering place. Why? A spectacular selection of mediterranean cuisine, from Moroccan to Lebanese, and atmosphere to match. Eat up.

Chow Down at Med Deli
$   .  Mediterranean Deli   .  Chapel Hill
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Caffeine Fix

Carolina Coffee Shop at Carolina Coffee Shop
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Carolina Coffee Shop

Chapel Hill's oldest restaurant is anything but old-fashioned. With trivia nights and southern favorites, this is a must for breakfast.

Carolina Coffee Shop
$   .  Carolina Coffee Shop   .  Chapel Hill
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Keep It Local at Perennial Cafe at Perennial
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Keep It Local at Perennial Cafe

With Franklin Street home to more and more chains, Perennial offers a peaceful, two-story independent coffee shop with gorgeous caffeinated offerings.

Keep It Local at Perennial Cafe
$   .  Perennial   .  Chapel Hill
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Game Day

Ultimate Gameday at Sup Dogs at Sup Dogs
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Ultimate gameday at Sup Dogs

There is always a game to watch at UNC. Sup Dogs is serving up bar food and drink specials perfect for Harking the Sound or bringing a night on the town to a close.

Ultimate Gameday at Sup Dogs
$   .  Sup Dogs   .  Chapel Hill
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Savor Chapel Hill's Best Drinks at TOPO at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
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Savor Chapel Hill's Best Drinks at TOPO

Where do you go in Chapel Hill to celebrate national championships, old friends, and everything in-between? Well, TOPO, of course!

Savor Chapel Hill's Best Drinks at TOPO
$   .  Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery   .  Chapel Hill
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Late Night Bites

Do Late Night at Linda's Bar and Grill at Linda's Bar & Grill
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Do late night at Linda's Bar and Grill

A true staple of the Chapel Hill bar scene, this two-tiered restaurant is just as good at noon as it is at midnight. New patrons are quick to become cult fans after one basket of cheesy fries.

Do Late Night at Linda's Bar and Grill
$   .  Linda's Bar & Grill   .  Chapel Hill
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Abduct an Outta-this-World Burrito at Cosmic Cantina
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Abduct an Outta-this-World Burrito

Just around the corner, there's a restaurant that is an intergalactic favorite for Mexican food, especially into the wee hours of the morning. Why else would they call it 'Cosmic'?

Abduct an Outta-this-World Burrito
$   .  Cosmic Cantina   .  Durham
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The Newcomer's Guide to Franklin Street
The Newcomer's Guide to Franklin Street