Best of the East Coast: Chapel Hill, NC

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I’ve grown up around Chapel Hill my whole life. It was the place to go after high school days to hang out, it is the perfect spot for weekend plans, and I’m happy to call it my home. In case you’re visiting this summer, I’ve put together a list of where to eat and what to do while you’re here!

Where to Eat

Merritt’s ($)

(photo via) Merritt’s Grill is probably the most popular place on “The Hill.” Its homegrown, all original menu is to DIE for. Their BLT is a huge hit here and holds a big title up and down the East Coast! My personal favorite is their cajun chicken biscuit. You immediately get the small town, family vibe when you walk in. Good luck finding a parking spot! There are lots behind and across from the grill, but both get full fast. You might have to walk a ways to eat here, but its worth it.

Sup Dogs ($$)

(photos via) With over 20 all-beef hot dogs and 14 specialty burgers, Sup Dogs is the place to be for all things loud and crazy. After a Carolina game, you’ll find Franklin Street crowded and Sup Dogs at the epicenter. With sidewalk seating, plenty of room inside, and the perfect party menu, you’re guaranteed a good time. Prepare to fight for a table. It’s THAT good.

 Tallulah’s ($$$)

(photo via) If you were to come to Franklin Street (the street running through Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill, and really the greatest place on Earth), you probably wouldn’t get pointed in the direction of Tallulah’s Turkish Cuisine. Hidden in between more popular picks is the BEST restaurant I’ve ever been to, hands down. Its the food you never knew you loved. I first went to Tallulah’s after my graduation. You walk into a large room separated into smaller seating areas by beautiful embroidered tapestries and fabrics. It is dimly lit by candles and little lights here and there. Tallulah’s is romantic, adventurous, and private: the perfect place for a nice date!

Mixed ($$)

(photos via) If you’re a foodie like I am, I recommend eating at Mixed! It’s “casual Korean cuisine” is soooo yummy and makes for some super artsy pictures ;]

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen ($)

Have y’all seen Bad Grandpa? Yes? Remember this scene?

Well….this Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen is IN CHAPEL HILL! And home of the best biscuits. Ever. I’m serious. Don’t go anywhere else. If you do anything on this list, stop by Sunrise on your way out of the city. You won’t regret it.

What to Do

Well, there you have it! A guide to everything Chapel Hill. Have you ever been? Where are your favorite spots?

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  • All of these places look amazing! Thanks so much for hosting this link up and finally getting me to write/publish the Philly guide I’ve been thinking about doing for years lol.

    Kayla |

  • Awesome post! Thanks so much for hosting this link-up! It’s giving me so many ideas for summer road trips!


  • Bailey Humphrey

    I love Chapel Hil! There is much to do. Thanks for sharing these places!


  • Lovely post, Savannah! Definitely going to checkout the Biscuit Kitchen!

  • I’m from the East Coast too! I can’t wait to check some of these places this summer!

    x, Sam

  • Emily Gannon

    I’ve never been to South Carolina, but you have me wanting to make a trip to Chapel Hill! I finally got my travel guide to Newport, Rhode Island up! (My computer completely died on me so it took me awhile to get mine up!) Thanks for this link-up; I’ve had so much fun looking at all of the East Coast cities.

    xx emily

  • M Q

    Looks like such a fun place!

  • this post is seriously so helpful! that hot dog place looks so good! x, kenz

  • YUM, now I’m hungry!!


  • Shelby Howell

    What a fun post! Everything looks so good! 🙂
    Shelby //

  • We went there a while ago! Need to revisit it and go to these places!

    Alix |

  • Kennedy Skye

    I’ve never been to South Carolina but it looks really interesting in fun! Hopefully, when I’m able to travel more I can stop by Chapel Hill! xx

    Kennedy //

  • Alex Lo

    So many gray recommendations!!

  • If I ever go to Chapel Hill, I am totally going to hit up these places 🙂 Thank you for the recommendations.
    xoxo, Jenny

  • These look like awesome places and I’d totally visit them if I ever visit Chapel Hill! How fun!

  • Miss ALK

    Chapel Hill is one spot in NC that I have yet to visit- I’ll definitely be saving this list for when I do!

    xoxo A

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    Yummm this all looks so tasty!! I need to try Mixed that definitely looks like somewhere I’d like to go!

    Sara Kate Styling

  • Cat

    I have some friends that go to UNC that would love to check out this list!

  • Amy

    Need to visit Chapel Hill! If I ever do def adding these places to stop by on my list!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • adriana nudo

    I’ve never been to Chapel Hill but it looks gorgeous! These pics are so pretty!

  • I’ve been enjoying reading the posts in this link-up! Chapel Hill sounds great – I’ll have to go there sometime!

    Stephanie |

  • I don’t know how I missed this, but YES TO EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST!!! I love that I can call Chapel Hill home for a majority of the year and I can verify that Merritt’s BLTs are to die for. ugh this made my day 🙂