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Elaine's on Franklin

Neighborhoods: Downtown Chapel Hill
Cuisine: American, Lunch, Kid's Menu

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Rating:
14 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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August 18, 2010
 

Great, inventive food in a romantic setting

My boyfriend and I found Elaine's by accident when stopping in Chapel Hill for dinner on a recent cross-country road trip (check out our trip blog, "A Mini & A Map"), and what a happy accident it was! We ate there on a Thursday night…
April 20, 2010
 

Disappointing service and management

It took 3 hours to finish our dinner, with service that required we had to wave or actually ask for drinks to come, or the bill to arrive or be settled. The end was terrible -- with a major hassle over the bill because we had gift…
June 30, 2009
 

date night

We choose Elaine's for just about all of our special occasion dining. This was a dinner before the Bolshoi Ballet and therefore a special 'date night'. Elaine's never disappoints! Service is always friendly but professional and…

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Pros
The hashbrowns were fresh and hot.
Cons
The lady at the drive through could've had a better ambiance. I had to say thank you for her to say it, there were no napkins in the bag, received no receipt and wasn't asked if I needed any condiments.
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Pros
prime rib spectacular
4/13/2017

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Pros
Good food
3/31/2017

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3/21/2017

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Pros
A place the locals like me can treasure, not for the snooty or pretentious. Very southern.
3/19/2017

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Tags
American Outdoor seating Good For Kids
Tips
  • The bar lines one wall; the rest of the space is given over to a dining area accented with overhead lights and sconces covered in cloth, creating a shadowy, intimate effect at night.
  • Solo diners seem to be at ease here--and are welcomed.
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Hours
Tue-Thu 06:00PM - 09:30PM
Fri-Sat 06:00PM - 10:00PM
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