Crook's Corner

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Chapel Hill
610 W Franklin St (at Merritt Mill Rd.), Chapel Hill, NC 27516, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 85 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Will H.
    "It's been said ad nauseam, but the Shrimp and Grits is amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Howard W.
    "Try the frozen mint julep."(2 Tips)
    Roslyn F.
    "My favorites: Fried oysters and The shrimp n' grits"(4 Tips)
    Bobby H.
    "Took Megan's advice on the Eggs New Bern."(2 Tips)
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  • shrimp and grits
  • frozen mint julep
  • outdoor seating
  • sorbet
  • collard greens
  • banana pudding
  • brunch food
  • cozy
  • brioche French toast
  • french fries
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • gumbo
  • trendy
  • big portions
  • pies
  • dinner
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • sweetbreads
  • lemon lime
  • Roslyn F.

    My favorites: Fried oysters and The shrimp n' grits

    Roslyn Fulton-Dahlie · September 29
  • Brian D.

    Always a local classic, but after 20 years the food is getting a bit tired. Oh is also quite pricey.

    Brian Duncan · April 24
  • h d.

    Fries are amazing!! Always fresh never frozen makes a huge different. The fries are plump and not full of air

    h d · March 19
  • h d.

    Best french fries, always fresh not frozen

    h d · January 29
  • gulcin K.

    Shrimp & grits

    gulcin K · January 11
  • Amanda B.

    Sit outside and enjoy!

    Amanda Brazel · November 18, 2014
  • h d.

    Try the always fresh never frozen fries!! Best I ever had!!

    h d · November 17, 2014
  • J M.

    1 draft beer, one grit entree plus 20% tip... almost $37. Should have ordered a steak!

    J McGee · April 10, 2014
  • J M.

    Great, but think they are btr than they r. $22.50 shrimp and grits with poop vein still in them. Crunchy!

    J McGee · April 10, 2014
  • J M.

    They won't give you a table for 1 outside - even if they have 10 (not exagerating) tables open. Would love to like this expensive place ($22.50 for ahrimp and grits), bit have to rate it ok.

    J McGee · April 10, 2014
  • John S.

    If you're there for brunch - they have killer biscuits.

    John Spikula · September 1, 2013
  • John S.

    Opens at 10:30am for brunch on Sunday. Get there early of you want to sit in the patio.

    John Spikula · September 1, 2013
  • Trophy Cupcakes a.

    Atlantic lemon lime pie- Must Have!

    Trophy Cupcakes and Party · April 20, 2013
  • Charlie F.

    Fried oyster appetizer is amazing. $16 but big portion good for sharing and some of the best fried oysters I've ever had.

    Charlie Farris · February 7, 2013
  • Will H.

    It's been said ad nauseam, but the Shrimp and Grits is amazing! Their specials are great, too. Be sure to try the frozen mint julep.

    Will Harrison · July 15, 2012
  • The News & Observer

    Recommended: fried oysters, shrimp and grits, gumbo, sweetbreads, banana pudding, and homemade ice creams. Read more

    The News & Observer · July 9, 2012
  • Albert C.

    Weather permitting, the patio is great. It was my first time having brunch and they make probably the best pancakes I've had in a restaurant ever.

    Albert Chavarria · June 24, 2012
  • Cortland M.

    Hostess is pretty rude, and they are horrible at managing their tables. Food is good at least.

    Cortland Mercer · January 22, 2012
  • Dirk C.

    Baked brioche French toast to die for.

    Dirk Cotton · December 18, 2011
  • InsideCarolina

    Great place to eat before or after UNC games!

    InsideCarolina · November 15, 2011
  • Shahrzad A.

    Fresh & delicious food, great presentation.

    Shahrzad Afshinpour · August 30, 2011
  • Hungry Matt

    The collard greens sure are spicy!

    Hungry Matt · August 14, 2011
  • Roberto C.

    shrimp and grits...WOW! Read more

    Roberto Cerbino · August 8, 2011
  • Griffith K.

    Y'all gonna love the collard greens and heirloom tomatoes.

    Griffith Kundahl · July 30, 2011
  • Don B.

    Bring ear plugs, a megaphone, or sit outside. Great food.

    Don Bradley · July 23, 2011
  • Max L.

    Great patio to bring a big table and share food.

    Max Lloyd · May 23, 2011
  • Daniel K.

    All about the shrimp and grits!

    Daniel Kahn · March 27, 2011
  • Howard W.

    Try the frozen mint julep. Is a top notch drink.

    Howard Wood · May 10, 2010
  • Beatrice Y.

    When they have the honey suckle sorbet, it is wonderful!

    Beatrice Yaxley · April 29, 2010
  • Bobby H.

    Took Megan's advice on the Eggs New Bern. Nice!

    Bobby H · January 17, 2010
  • Chris M.

    The persimmon pudding is amazing.

    Chris Mildebrandt · November 30, 2009
  • Richard L.

    A chapel hill establishment. Great southern cooking. Try their house salad dressing. This simple item was my favorite part of dinner.

    Richard Liu · October 31, 2009
  • Megan E.

    Go for brunch. Order hush-puppies for an app. Ice tea comes with wonderful simple syrup. Eggs New Burn for main course. Reward yourself with a mimosa. Read more

    Megan Everett · October 19, 2009

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