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Chapel Hill Munch Madness Champion: Top of the Hill!

 Chapel Hill Munch Madness Champion: Top of the Hill!

What’s the most popular restaurant, bar or casual dining spot in Chapel Hill? From the Franklin Street staples to the hidden gems, the Tar Heels Together Munch Madness tournament included all of the classics!

Congratulations to Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery for being voted the Munch Madness champion! Thank you to everyone who voted each round on the @HereAtUNC and @uncchapelhill Instagram Stories from March 1 – April 1 to ultimately name Top of the Hill supreme.

Final Bracket:

Munch Madness Competitors

Want to explore these local dining options and find out how to support them right now? Current information on the competitors is below, plus find up-to-date information about all local Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants at:

Bandido’s Mexican Cafe

Bandidos Store Front

“Home of the best Mexican food in the Triangle, Bandido’s offers delicious award winning Mexican favorites.”

Currently Offering Dine in & Take out

Phone: 919-967-5048


Buns serves burgers & fries made to order from the freshest ingredients with unique toppings and sauces. Voted best burger Chapel Hill, best veggie burger.”

Currently Offering Dine In & Take Out

Phone: 919-240-4746

Carolina Brewery

“Taste our fresh ingredients and get signature drafts of fine craft beer at Carolina Brewery. We have great catering menus and a beer van.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining, Curbside Pickup & Delivery

Phone: 919-942-1800

Carolina Coffee Shop

“North Carolina’s oldest restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks. “

Currently Offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining & Take Out

Phone: 919-942-6875

Cha House

“An Asian-inspired tea house, influenced by the tastes and traditions of Taiwan. At Cha House, we craft the richest flavors, spices, and aromas to blend the perfect cup of tea.”

Currently Offering Outside Dining & Take Out

Phone: 984-999-4580

CholaNad Restaurant & Bar

CholaNad is the collective outcome of authentic South Indian cuisine and the passion to create an exciting fine dining experience.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outside Dining & Curbside Pickup

Phone: 800-246-5262

Crook’s Corner

“Local artwork adorns this famed cafe serving Southern staples from shrimp & grits to cocktails.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining & Take Out on Wednesday and Thursday

Phone: 919-929-7643

Four Corners Grille

“At Four Corners we tip our hat to Dean Smith and serve as Franklin Street’s premier destination for casual dining and the Carolina sports experience. We are proud to serve house made dishes using only the freshest ingredients & locally sourced products.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Take Out & Delivery

Phone: 919-537-8230


“Rustic, easygoing hangout offering 65 varieties of beer.”

Phone: 919-960-8685

Currently Offering Take-out

He’s Not Here

He’s Not Here is Chapel Hill’s legendary bar. Home of the Blue Cup, enjoy beer specials every night of the week and live music on the weekends.”

Currently Offering Outdoor Drinking


Heavenly Buffaloes

“All the greatness of the original shack, but with indoor & outdoor searing, beer on tap, and plenty of screens.”

Currently offering Dine In, Outdoor Seating & Take Out

Phone: 919-914-6717

Italian Pizzeria III (IP3)

“The Italian Pizzeria III is a Chapel Hill tradition. Brothers Angelo and Vincenzo Marrone have been serving up authentic Italian pizza in Chapel Hill since 1980. IP3 has a full menu of fresh-dough pizza and other Italian specialties.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outside, Take out & Delivery

Phone: 919-968-4671


“Lantern is a marriage of Asian flavors and North Carolina ingredients sourced mainly from local farms and fisheries. It has been named one of “America’s Top 50 Restaurants” and “best farm-to-table restaurants” by Gourmet Magazine…”

Currently Offering Pop-up Meals – see website for info


Lime & Basil

“Triangle’s premier Vietnamese restaurant! We offer authentic Vietnamese dishes including a full vegetarian menu. We hope to see you soon!”

Currently Offering Take out & Delivery

Phone: 919-967-5055

Mama Dip’s Kitchen

“Longtime fixture serving Southern country cooking from breakfast to dinner plus Sunday brunch.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining, Take Out & Delivery


Mediterranean Deli

“We are a restaurant, a full service caterer, a market, and a bakery. Each piece is woven together to give you an experience full of abundance, variety, and clean, healthy food. We are so happy to be here serving YOU!”

Currently offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining, Delivery & Take Out

Phone: 919-967-2666

Merritt’s Grill

Merritt’s Grill, World-Famous for it’s BLT, has been a Chapel Hill favorite since 1992. Great food and relaxed atmosphere for eating and hanging-out!”

Currently offering Outdoor Dining & Curbside Pick Up

Phone: 919-942-4897

Might as Well Bar & Grill

“If you’re going to spend the night out in Chapel Hill having a good time, watching the game at the local bar and grill, you Might As Well do it with great food, friendly service, and the BEST DRINK SPECIALS IN TOWN!”

Currently offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining, Delivery & Take Out

Phone: 984-234-3333

Pantana Bob’s Chapel Hill

“Relaxed brewpub offering American comfort fare, daily drink deals, TV sports & a big outdoor patio.”

Phone: 919-942-7575

Spicy 9

“Chic outpost with an extensive menu of raw & cooked Asian fusion fare, plus sake & cocktails.”

Currently Offering Dine In,Take Out & Delivery

Phone: 919-903-9335

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

“No-frills drive-thru window serving sandwiches & country-style biscuits for breakfast & lunch.”

Currently Offering Take Out & Drive-Thru Service

Phone: 919-933-1324

Sup Dogs

“Ranked 15th Best Hot Dog In America by Business Insider! Sup Dogs Restaurant serves specialty all beef hot dogs along with the freshest made-from-scratch meals”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining & Take Out

Phone: 919-903-9566

Sutton’s Drug Store

“A Tar Heel Tradition! Hand-Crafted Burgers, Hot Dogs, Breakfast and More! is your home for all that’s great in Chapel Hill! Go Heels!”

Currently Offering Dine In & Take Out

Phone: 919-942-5161

Tandoor Indian Restaurant

“Tandoor Indian Restaurant on East Franklin Street has had a face-lift. For the past 30 years 1301 East Franklin Street has gone thru many reincarnations and this one is truly the most colorful and delicious.”

Currently Offering Take Out, Curbside & Delivery

Phone: 919-967-6622

Crossroads Chapel Hill

“Modern twists on Southern fare served all day in an elegant, historic Carolina Inn on the UNC campus.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outdoor Drining & Take Out

Phone: 919-918-2777

The Crunkleton

“Signature cocktails and an unrivaled collection of curated spirits are served with style and finesse at The Crunkleton.”

The Crunkleton is temporarily closed during the COVID-19 crisis.

Time-Out Restaurant

“We’re the only 24-hour restaurant with delivery in town that is open 7 days a week. We’re famous for our Chicken ‘n Cheddar Biscuit and Southern comfort food.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Take Out & Delivery

Phone: 919-929-2425

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

“Serving locally-sourced food, beer and spirits made from scratch, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery has long been recognized as the social crossroads of Chapel Hill.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Patio dining, Take Out

Phone: 919-929-8676

TRU Deli & Wine

“Build-your-own gourmet sandwiches & salads in relaxed environment with an outdoor patio & late hours.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining & Take Out

Phone: 919-240-7755

Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

“Cheery choice for farm-sourced Indian fare with vegan & gluten-free options & a late-night bar menu.”

Currently Offering Take Out, Curbside Pick Up, Order Hot or Ready to Heat Meals

Phone: 919-929-3833

Yogurt Pump

“”THE place to Chill on the Hill is tucked away in a cozy alcove where locals have enjoyed cool treats since 1982. Frozen yogurt is an art here, with truly remarkable flavors, updated daily.”

Currently Offering Take Out

Phone: 919-942-7867

411 West

“Our menu is inspired by the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean, with a healthy California twist. We make fresh pasta in house, and our delicious thin crust pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven imported from Italy.”

Currently Offering Dine In, Outdoor Dining, Take Out & Curbside Pick Up

Phone: 919-967-2782

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