The Best Cheap Eats in Chapel Hill, NC

When the weekend arrives and your appetite calls, but your wallet needs a budget-friendly restaurant, don't fret. There are plenty of options in Chapel Hill to satisfy both. Our apartments near University of North Carolina are within a short distance of several great dining spots that won't break the bank.

Our favorite cheap eats include:


If you haven't heard of Al's Burger Shack, you've been missing out. Trust us, for amazingly tasty burgers and dogs, with unique toppings, in a cool and casual setting, you can't beat this place. Enjoy great people-watching on the patio, or join the happy crowd at the counter inside. This place is a local legend for a reason!


Breadmen's is another long-running and favorite local establishment that is wallet-friendly. If you're missing mom's home-cooking, this is the next best place to go. Breadmen's is known for its deliciously filling breakfast, and their omelets are out of this world! One bite of their decadent and generous portions, and you'll see why this place has been an essential part of Chapel Hill's dining scene for several decades.


When the craving for Mexican food hits, look no further than Carrburritos. You'll find fast, fresh, and delicious food at this popular casual restaurant. Huge, made-to-order burritos and house-made salsa and sauces will satisfy the hungriest bellies. The festive vibe and funky decor make it extra fun. Fill your stomach without emptying your wallet!

These are a few of the affordable, but still tasty, dining options around our student housing in Chapel Hill, NC. If you're looking for a new place to call home, contact us for more information!