The Oldest Restaurant In North Carolina Has A Truly Incredible History

For more than 85 years, the oldest restaurant in North Carolina has been a fundamental part of the Chapel Hill and UNC Community. On par with the Old Well, Bell Tower, and UNC basketball, Carolina Coffee Shop was established in 1922 and proudly serves the community, students, professors, and locals alike. It’s a beloved place.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

North Carolina has PLENTY of history…and the best part is that you can experience it for yourself. Have you dined here before or have fond memories of dining here in the past?

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