Best place to eat before the Michigan-UNC game tonight?

Submitted by God on November 29th, 2017 at 12:07 PM
Mgobloggers who live in or have been to Chapel Hill: whats the best place to eat thats not too fancy? Also not too expensive.



November 29th, 2017 at 12:13 PM ^

There are a few places off the top of my head. Med deli for middle eastern, kipos for greek, tallulas for turkish, q shack for quick bbq, old pit for fancy bbq (in Raleigh), viceroy for indian (great place in durham). Could give you a few more options if you're interested.


November 29th, 2017 at 12:17 PM ^

Only the best for God. Seriously though, why do people always say "the best"? Why not ask for recommended places or something? "What is the best" just seems like an absurd question when you're talking about something nonspecific and subjective.

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November 29th, 2017 at 1:00 PM ^

Is it still there? Former girlfriend was at UNC for Law school in mid 80's and was a cute waitress there. Made a bus trip there thru Toledo, Pittsburgh, Baltimore then Chapel Hill. Never again ...20 hrs on busses for a 10 hr trip.


November 29th, 2017 at 12:45 PM ^

In Raleigh, The Pit is awesome bbq. In Durham, Guglhupf is awesome. I thought Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill was decent. 

Overall, I would say Ann Arbor has better restaraunts than the Triangle. However, the floor is higher there than AA.


November 29th, 2017 at 1:55 PM ^

Durham food is better than Raleigh or Chapel Hill, and it's not close.

South Durham (15 minutes from Smith)

Kokyu Na-Mean (on NC55) -  Korean / Southern fusion - amazing and about $13.  Does not serve alcohol. $$

Bars: The Glass Jug on NC55.  Great selection + bottle shop.


Morrisville: (20 minutes from Smith)

Dharani (on NC54) - Indian and amazing $$


Downtown Durham: (20 min)

Dos Perros:  Upscale Mexican with a great bottled beer list ($$S)

The Durham Hotel: Best views, pricey, Beard watch list ($$$$)

M Kokko / M Sushi - Asian chicken / sushi - make a reservation now, it's incredible ($$$)

Bull City Burgers - Good beer (micro), better burgers, all locally sourced ($$)

Goorsha:  Ethiopian ($$) better than the Blue Nile  full bar


Chapel Hill:

Vimalas on Franklin (Indian)



Milltown - great bar great selection and great food - pretty close to the venue



Bond Brothers in Cary (#1 new brewery in US for 2016 per BA) or Durty Bull in Durham (#37 new brewery in US per BA).  Don't waste your time at Steel String.